Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub
Alo Food Group is back yet again with another neighbourhood hit—and, this time, you can bring it home. From the group behind Yokville’s Alobar and Alo comes a pandemic-inspired restaurant almost exclusively dedicated to takeout and delivery. Aloette Liberty Village serves all the favourites from the French bistro, including the fried chicken and namesake Beaufort-cheese-topped
Burger joints may not be hard to come by in Toronto, but there’s nothing quite like Aunty Lucy’s Burgers. Now located at the Annex Hotel, Aunty Lucy’s began as a pop-up shop to honour the culture and cuisine from the streets of Ghana. The joint is known for their Kumasi Burger, a 4oz patty with
For a corporate, fast-casual food counter that has aggressively expanded (five locations in the GTA opened in just two years), b.good is not afraid to show their patrons how the proverbial sausage is made. Portraits of smiling farmers in lush fields hang on the wall in their Yonge and Eglinton outpost.
If you’ve never heard of Bingz, you’ve probably never been to China. The burger joint first opened in Beijing before quickly becoming a prominent fast food chain with locations across the country. Now, Bingz has brought its specialty crispy LiberTerre pork burger to Markham with its first Canadian location. Also on the menu are classic
What do you get when you team up two local bagel shop owners with a South African barbecue chef? In this case, you get Boneyard Grill. Owners Ephraim Dloomy and Michael Sherkin are the team behind Bagel World, while chef-owner David Badler comes from Al’s Grillhouse in South Africa. The three of them teamed up to bring barbecued meals to Thornhill, something they thought the area was missing.
This Ossington burger joint is serving up some sweet two-handed sandwiches and wants you to come take a bite. After travelling abroad and eating his way through a number of countries, owner Jamil Bhuya decided he wanted a way to decorate his favourite canvas, burgers and fries, with the multicultural ingredients and flavour profiles he
North York restaurant Burgers Park draws inspiration from US burger joints like Shake Shack for its classic smash burgers. Meats are locally-raised and halal, plus free of hormones and antibiotics. Their namesake Park Burger features an Angus beef smash patty served on a sesame brioche with sauteed onions and American cheese. Other menu items include
Cabano’s Comfort Food is an old-school sandwich and burger shop decorated with exposed brick and a sleek, modern design. Cabano’s is proud to serve beef that is never frozen, and is raised here in Ontario. The restaurant is known for its Cabano Burger, a double burger with cheese on the bottom, served on a bun
Between writing two cookbooks, starting a seafood company and running the now-closed restaurant chain Rock Lobster, well-known celebrity chef Matt Dean Pettit has his hands full. Next on the resume is a delivery-only turf-and-surf restaurant located across Toronto. Favourites at Coast by MDP include the PEI Lobster Roll, made with fresh sustainable PEI lobster, special
This North York steak house promises an unforgettable experience that combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Located on 4.25 acres of land near the corner of York Mills Road and Don Mills Road, diners have the choice of eating on a scenic outdoor patio, inside the restored
The term "food court" does not traditionally conjure up favourable mental images. Prompting memories of greasy fast-food fare consumed under dingy lighting and a seemingly perpetual lack of seating, the food court, along with the high-school lunchroom and the prison cafeteria, has always been on par with some of the least glamorous forms of institutional dining. Yorkdale Shopping Centre's Dine on 3 food collection aims to change that.
Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen does it all: coffee and food that are both high quality and inventive. Early Bird is known within the scene of Toronto cafés as being one of the original purveyors of specialty coffee, now almost expected in every independent café. Early Bird pays close attention to where its beans are
East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen bills itself as an inviting and social neighbourhood spot where everyone can feel at home. There is an extensive beer selection, with 24 craft beers on tap and over 20 bottles in the fridge. For food, there are daily specials as well as a kids menu, and there is
“It’s not exactly like a dive bar, but it's got that kind of dive bar aesthetic,” says Sean Young, one of the owners of the upcoming El Furniture Warehouse restaurant opening on July 1 in the Annex at Bloor and Bathurst. “It’s just a really fun environment, the music is great, all rock and punk and hip hop, and all the items on the menu are $4.95 — pastas, burgers, quesadillas, desserts, everything is $4.95.”
The Elm Street Italian Deli is unlike any other sandwich shop in the city. They are pumping out Italian cold cut sandwiches all day every day, and that’s about it. Opened by the team behind Cherry Street Bar-B-Que, all the meats here are prepared at the central kitchen location. Find two-handers like the Sergio Leone
Blame Escape Goat for nothing but a full stomach and good times. This gastropub in the heart of Parkdale is serving up next level pub fare making all its food from scratch with ingredients that have been locally sourced. One menu favourite is the original G.O.A.T. burger that, beyond the one-third of a pound patty
You’re supposed to fuel up for a workout and replenish calories after, so if shopping is a workout, then the Vaughan Mills location of Evviva Breakfast & Lunch is where to eat before and after. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in a plushy seat and eat the food that is as good as you hoped it
In a city awash with gourmet this and fusion that, Extra Burger keeps it simple. It does burgers and fries, and that’s pretty much it. Sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel if it was invented right the first time. And burger-loving night owls can rejoice, as Extra Burger is open until 3