Monday, May 25, 2015Partly Cloudy 24°C

New shop brings the best of Niagara artisans to Toronto

Posted by Lori Harito / May 25, 2015

Rowan HomespunThis new beaches shop is part design store, part apothecary, and part local market. Inspired by the artisans and producers of the Niagara region, owner Dominique Del Col's goal is to bring the best of the place where she grew up to the city in which she now resides.

Read my review of Rowan Homespun in the design section.

Just opened shop the perfect addition to Little Portugal

Posted by Lori Harito / May 25, 2015

Saudade TorontoOpened on the weekend, this new design shop fittingly calls Little Portugal home. A celebration of the "hidden gem" that Portugal is in the design world, the store is stock with bright and colourful objects that range from kitchen supplies to moisturizer to blankets and clothing. This little window to Portugal allows a brief escape from Toronto as you browse the immaculately displayed wares.

Read my review of Saudade in the design section.

New smokehouse does great BBQ on a bun

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 23, 2015

Markys BBQ TorontoFans of the now defunct Marky & Sparky's can rejoice - Marky is back in business serving up spectacular smoked meats by weight, in combos, and in sandwich form. Expect to find all your old favourites plus new additions such as a stellar Philly cheese steak, and an awesome chili cheese dog.

Read my profile of Marky's BBQ Smokehouse in the restaurants section.

Year old cupcakery does a delectable French Toast

Posted by Sami Elfar / May 22, 2015

Tripl3 BakedThis bakery has been open for just under a year and does some of the most delectable cupcakes I've had the pleasure of eating. From conventional offerings like salted caramel to the more novel creations like the French toast cupcake, the menu here is a sweet tooth's dream.

Read my review of Tripl3 Baked in the bakeries section.

Taiwanese bubble tea chain opens up next to Ryerson

Posted by Christina Cheung / May 21, 2015

sharetea torontoThis popular Taiwanese chain already has a few locations around the city, but now it's opened a spot by Ryerson's campus just east of Eaton Centre. With quality drinks like a Wintermelon Tea Creama and Taro Fresh Milk that uses real taro, there are also options galore, like choosing the level of sweetness and ice you want as well as extras like adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your beverage.

Read my profile of Sharetea in the cafes section.

New ice cream shop opens beside Trinity Bellwoods

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 21, 2015

Scoop Shop TorontoLook out Bang Bang, there's a new source for ice cream sandwiches ready to duel it out for summer line-ups. This all natural ice cream parlour just north of Trinity Bellwoods is scooping out flavours like Ontario strawberry and vegan cashew milk ice creams, which can be had in a cup, cone, cookie sandwich, and more.

Read my profile of Scoop Shop in the restaurants section.
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