The Agora greek market is on Mamakas Food Group’s expanding list of restaurants. The Agora, meaning “assembly” or “gathering place,” was once a central public space in ancient Greece. Located on Queen Street West, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, this market is the perfect stop on the way to an afternoon feast in the sun.
The café and cafeteria-style restaurant has become extremely popular for its guilt-free take-away and delicious Israeli-style breakfast. The hearty and homey shakshuka, which originated in Tunisia and means "mixture," is usually associated with a dish belonging to the Sephardic Jewish people.
Imagine if Canada got the same sun as the Mediterranean all year round. At least we’re privy to Mediterranean food all year round in Toronto. And Aviv Restaurant is a great place to help with that. Located along the St. Clair West strip of the Wychwood area, Aviv Restaurant pulls from Spanish, Italian, Israeli and
Azkadenya has officially landed in Toronto. The popular Middle Eastern spot is serving up an array of dishes, from century-old favourites to modern eats, inside its bright Queen West outpost. The name Azkadenya translates to “delicious world,” and after opening in Jordan in 2011 and expanding with great success in Dubai, the powerhouse couple behind
At Bhoj Indian Cuisine, there’s no BS when it comes to good Indian food. The restaurant is small with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere, making it a great place to bring the whole family. The menu is pretty straightforward and allows you to choose your level of spice. If you can handle it, try some
Canada’s first fully automated restaurant, dubbed Box’d, is at 4 King St. W. in downtown Toronto and is a project by Paramount Fine Foods. At Box’d, patrons order in advance with a mobile app or at a digital kiosk at the location. Patrons are made aware of when their food is ready via a digital
Located right by the Distillery District’s front gates, the Brick Street Bakery has been wooing Torontonians since 2001. Known for its selection of baked treats, the homey space is filled with the scent of just-out-of-the-oven bread, which includes picks such as warm croissants and basil and parsley loaves. Although there are now four locations around
Cactus Club Café is all set to open its second location in the GTA at Etobicoke’s Sherway Gardens shopping centre this week. The new outpost will be unveiled on Oct. 24, after an intimate first-look tasting event held for local food media. On hand to mingle with the crowd at the event was Richard Jaffray,
Cafe Neon Queen is the third location in the Cafe Neon family. With one location in Bloordale and the other in the Junction Triangle, this spot is known amongst many Torontonians. This cosy cafe at Queen and Ossington has great breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings. The coffee is provided by Sam James Coffee bar and
Inspired by the café scenes in London and Paris, Café Plenty is a slice of Europe in the heart of Toronto. Owner Melissa Patterson’s charming spot aims to satiate lunchgoers’ craving for good, honest food, tempting the hungered with freshly made salads, tartes, galettes and sandwiches.
Inspired by Hawaiian breezes and the California sun, Calii Love is bringing brightly coloured, feel-good health food to Yorkville. Be it a poke bowl, smoothie bowl or salad bowl, this counter-serve eatery is inspiring everyone to eat a little cleaner, no matter what time of day it is or how much time you have. The
Right off of Queen Street East lies Completo, a cosy South American sandwich and snack shop. Completo is complete with a lot of outdoor seating in the front, tables and picnic benches both included. The menu is simple and to the point: some sandwiches, some meal boxes, some fries with add-ons available. One menu favourite
Crown & Dragon is a casual Yorkville sports bar known for making some of the best wings in the city. Wings come in over 20 bold flavours, ranging from a Japanese-influenced teriyaki sauce to the signature hot, peppery Dragon’s Breath marinade. Get them half price with the purchase of a beverage on Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Ferraro family’s restaurant features a wood-burning oven, which provides a variety of thin crust pizzas made to order. The menu also includes fresh salads and soups made on the premises daily. The daily specials are inspired by the family’s hometown of Altomonte, Cosenza, Italy, and include homemade gnocchi, eggplant and lasagna. The menu also
Starting as a stand-alone juice bar, Toronto’s first hot spot for stand-alone raw and cold pressed juices has become the city’s largest plant-based restaurant chain. Fresh on Eglinton is one of five locations from owners Ruth Tal, Barry Alper and Jennifer Huston. Starting as a juice company making small plant-based treats for an on-the-go crowd,
Fuel+ is a healthy food destination that specializes in juices, coffee but, most of all, smoothies. The smoothie menu boasts extensive 20 different flavour combinations, each packed with all the vitamins and nutrients needed for hours’ worth of productive energy. No smoothie has any gluten or added sweeteners and flavours and are served in jars
This cute takeout counter run by husband-and-wife team Sarah and Artin Davoodi, who moved to Toronto from Cologne in 2018, specializes in sandwiches and hot dogs. Their creative hot dogs feature toppings inspired by different nationalities, such as the French, which sees a classic grilled hot dog paired with brie cheese and jam and served
A makeover has slightly updated this local haunt that dates back to 1948. The menu has been given a face lift, as well, and now includes delish buttermilk and cinnamon pancakes served with real maple syrup and fresh fruit. The homemade cinnamon batter is flavourful, and the three misshapen pancakes only add to the charm