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Sorella Toronto / Sandwiches

2763 Dundas St. West 647.773.2582 Website
Sorella Toronto

Sorella Toronto in the Junction keeps things super simple - the shop's main purpose is to offer up traditional, homemade, Italian sausages. Owner Mario Garisto makes them from scratch, from...


Raw Chemist Juice Bar / Juice Bar

2984 Dundas St. West 647.350.0729 Website
Raw Chemist Juice Bar

The Raw Chemist Juice Bar recently set up its first shop in the Junction, and judging by the comments from locals who stop in while I'm there, it's a welcome...


Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon / Seafood

235 Queen St. East 416.261.5890 Website
Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon

Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon is an working man's canteen situated at the corner of Queen and Sherbourne. Despite being just a block from the newly minted food...


Bacon Nation / Burgers

170 Spadina Ave. 416.435.0800 Website
Bacon Nation

Bacon Nation. That's it. That's the review. That name alone should be enough to tell you if this is the type of establishment you would like to patronize. Any additional...



Pai / Thai

18 Duncan St. 416.901.4724 Website
Pai

Pai is the latest restaurant from Nuit and Jeff Regular, the duo also behind Sabai Sabai and Sukhothai, who named their newest spot after a town in northern Thailand. Located a...


El Furniture Warehouse / Pub Food

410 Bloor St. 778.938.7077 Website
El Furniture Warehouse

El Furniture Warehouse in the Annex is the tenth outpost of this Canadawide purveyor of cheap eats, where every item on the menu is priced at just $4.95. Originally from...


The Ossington Stop / Sandwiches

1164 Dundas St. West 416.537.3535 Website
The Ossington Stop

The Ossington Stop has taken over the space formerly occupied by The Arrow, and according to owner William Tavares (of Fishbar and Salt), its aim is to be a cool,...


Little Sister / Asian

2031 Yonge St. 416.488.2031 Website
Little Sister

Little Sister is a new addition to the stretch of Yonge between Davisville and Eglinton. The food bar, created by Jennifer Gittins and Michael van den Winkel, the owners of...



Eastside Social / Seafood

1008 Queen St. East 416.461.5663
Eastside Social

Eastside Social is a neighbourly new spot from Joey Skeir, formerly of Ruby Watchco, and HGTV personality Cherie Stinson. The duo hails from the east coast, and aims to introduce...


Duffy's Diner / Brunch

1236 Bloor St. West 416.628.0330 Website
Duffy's Diner

Duffy's Diner is right next door to Bloordale dive bar institution Duffy's Tavern (a big, red, rusty "DINER" metal arrow indicates this outside to clear up any confusion). The...


Patois / Asian

794 Dundas St. West 647.350.8999 Website
Patois

Patois is an entirely novel restaurant - a place where every dish is a mash-up of cultural influences. The Dundas West kitchen is a mix of chef/owner Craig Wong's Chinese-Jamaican...


Tilde / Mexican

699 Danforth Ave. 416.469.8226 Website
Tilde

Tilde on the Danforth is a colourful taqueria - though hardly a Mexican joint. Owner and first-time restaurateur Gauravi Shah takes a novel approach to the genre; tacos are treated...



Fat Phill's / Burgers

1921 Yonge St. 647.347.7445 Website
Fat Phill's

Fat Phill's is back. After a couple of moves from the original Marlee Ave. location, and a short hiatus, Fat Phill's has re-surfaced in Midtown. And yes, it's still the...


Mr. Ciao / Pizza

598 Gerrard St. East 416.901.8711 Website
Mr. Ciao

Mr. Ciao on Gerrard at Broadview is a newly opened pizza bar from Racquel Youtzy and Tiziano Pivetta, the same folks behind Triple A Bar. What sets this place apart...


Lucky Red / Asian

318 Spadina Ave. 416.792.8628 Website
Lucky Red

Lucky Red is a bao-centric sandwich shop in Chinatown from the Banh Mi Boys, brothers David, Phil and Peter Chau. Channeling a similar experience as their cult Vietnamese sub shops,...


La Libre / Mexican

14 Dupont St. 416.929.3911 Website
La Libre

La Libre is the 90-seat backyard patio joining the Playa Cabana family of Mexican cantinas. It's found behind Playa Cabana Hacienda, the two-storey taqueria on Dupont at Avenue, and while...



Mata Petisco Bar / Brazilian

1690 Queen St. West 416.627.6460 Website
Mata Petisco Bar

Mata Petisco Bar is situated in Parkdale, taking up the former address of Keriwa Cafe. The new spot is the brainchild of Felipe Faccioli, Patrick Fraser, Tulio Lessa, Steve Fernandes,...


Smith / Eclectic

553 Church St. 416.926.2501 Website
Smith

Smith has been open for three years on Church Street, carefully rebranding itself to serve a more diverse clientele than its predecessor, the disco nightclub cheekily dubbed "Straight". Owner Renda...


North of Brooklyn (Church) / Pizza

469 Church St. 647.980.7990 Website
North of Brooklyn (Church)

North of Brooklyn opened a second spot in the Village a couple months back - until the location was forced to shut down suddenly after oven woes. After a temporary...


Cluny / French

35 Tank House Ln. 416.203.2632 Website
Cluny

Cluny is a modern French restaurant brimming with all the hallmarks of a classic Parisian bistro and a whole lot of joie de vivre. It just opened last week down...



Nam Sandwich Shop / Sandwiches

874 Queen St. West 416.551.0625
Nam Sandwich Shop

Nam Sandwich Shop is a clean and contemporary 20-seat joint that aims to introduce speedy, affordable and take-away-friendly Vietnamese street foods to the west side of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Located...


Copacabana Restaurant (Adelaide) / Brazilian

230 Adelaide St. West 647.748.3211 Website
Copacabana Restaurant (Adelaide)

Copacabana is a lively, 320-seat Brazilian rodizio split over two floors. While it's not exactly the first of its kind (there's one on Eglinton West and another in Niagara Falls),...


Rock Lobster (Leslieville) / Seafood

1192 Queen St. East 416.850.2805 Website
Rock Lobster (Leslieville)

Rock Lobster has a new Leslieville location and, as they say, good things come in threes. The new outpost is the third in the fleet of seafood restaurants from chef...


Shibui Robata Bar / Japanese

230 Adelaide St. West 647.748.3211 Website
Shibui Robata Bar

Shibui Robata Bar, situated on the lower level of the flamboyant Copacabana, shares a common address, and even a hostess station. When entering from Adelaide, you'll be forced to choose...



The Good Son / Italian

1096 Queen St. West 416.551.0589 Website
The Good Son

The Good Son restaurant, from chef Vittorio Colacitti (of Top Chef Canada fame), is now open at Queen and Dovercourt at the address formerly inhabited by the clubby Nyood. Enter through...


Los Colibris / Mexican

220 King St. West 416.979.7717 Website
Los Colibris

Los Colibris is perched on top of sister restaurant El Caballito at the same address on King West. The top tier restaurant is more refined than the downstairs, focused less...


Yauca's Lounge / Eclectic

755 Dovercourt Rd. 416.536.3535 Website
Yauca's Lounge

Yauca's Lounge is a new Bloorcourt spot cooking up dishes with roots in Angola, Senegal and Cameroon. The owners also run the Churasquerria Nova Lisboa next door, where they serve...


Patties Express / Caribbean

4 Elm St. 647.350.0111 Website
Patties Express

Patties Express is a tiny Jamaican patty takeaway outlet situated on Elm off Yonge in near proximity to the Ryerson campus. Owner Daniel Cheng learned the trade from his parents'...



Brownstone Bistro / Pub Food

601 Yonge Street 416.920.6288 Website
Brownstone Bistro

Brownstone Bistro has been on the corner of Yonge and Gloucester for 15 years, making it somewhat of a landmark in the ever-changing landscape on the country's longest street. After...


Evolution Food Co. / Juice Bar

12 Market St. 416.214.1234 Website
Evolution Food Co.

Evolution Food Co. is located midway down Market Street, neighboured by a row of burgeoning restaurants and the St. Lawrence Market. Owner Ian Paech, a former banker and triathlete, wanted...


TLP Sandwich Co. / Sandwiches

15 Elm St.
TLP Sandwich Co.

TLP is a sandwich shop masterminded by the same team as Barberian's. Arron Barberian, Pat Orgera and Jon Andrews took over the long-vacant space a few doors down from the...


Marben / Eclectic

488 Wellington Street West 416.979.1990 Website
Marben

Marben on Wellington at Portland is a restaurant constantly in flux, reinventing itself every couple of years with a cosmetic reno and evolving menu. In its current incarnation, a street-side...



Barsa Taberna / Spanish

26 Market St. 647.341.3642 Website
Barsa Taberna

Barsa Taberna sits at the north tip of Market Street's restaurant row that now runs down the west side of the old St. Lawrence Market building. The 85-seat restaurant inhabits...


Chino Locos (Broadview Ave.) / Burritos

368 Broadview Ave. 647.349.3888 Website
Chino Locos (Broadview Ave.)

Chino Locos, the popular burrito joint, has shuffled up locations, closing their Church St. outlet and opening up a new spot in East Chinatown at the corner of Broadview and...


Kanga / Pub Food

65 Duncan St. 416.324.9174 Website
Kanga

Kanga Aussie meat pies were, until now, only available at a handful of retailers or at the occasional food fest or pop-up market. Now with a bricks and mortar address...


The Forth / Eclectic

629 Danforth Ave. 416.465.8368
The Forth

The Forth, as in The Danforth from former Brassaii chef Chris Kalisperas, is a space with narrow frontage that leads to expansive second and third floor dining rooms with room...



Bywoods / Mediterranean

760 St. Clair Ave West 416.658.0460 Website
Bywoods

Bywoods on St. Clair is a new Mediterranean restaurant from Tony Cappellano of Boom, the popular brunch chain. The service industry veteran took a hiatus to focus on his daytime...


The Good Press / Juice Bar

87 Yorkville Ave. 416.962.4000 Website
The Good Press

The Good Press is quickly garnering a following in Yorkville for its fresh-pressed juices and smoothies. How else are you going to fit into all those posh clothes without keeping...


La MexiCanada / Mexican

32 Holland St. East, Bradford 905.775.5881 Website
La MexiCanada

La MexiCanada restaurant is absolutely not in Toronto. But don't let that stop you from veering off the 400 to Bradford, home of Gwilly, the giant carrot, and some of...


The Food Dudes Pantry / Sandwiches

24 Carlaw Ave. 647.340.3833 Website
The Food Dudes Pantry

The Food Dudes Pantry fronts the 10,000-square-foot production kitchen that supports the thriving catering outfit and food truck of the same name. Aside from the retail outlet, the behind-the-scenes facilities...



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  • Playa Cabana Food was flat. Service was slow. Too loud and cocktails lacked a kick. Totally disappointing and think this place may give the junction the wrong reputation
  • Roux This place was fantastic! The original blogto review says the cocktail menu is a work in progress but 1 year later this place has managed to obviously fix the cocktail...
  • The Corkscrew on College World Cup Party was awesome! This is THE party patio on College (if you want to get away from strollers and kids hovering over pitchers)
  • Scallywags Good central location, close to the subway and great for watching games. Sadly the food leaves a lot to be desired.
  • The Roti Hut Good god..this place is still around after all these years? this place has been at Pitfield rd near Sheppard since at least the late 70's. Back then it was a...
  • Little Sister As someone who grew up in South East Asia, I was very happy with the quality of the food at Little Sister. Authentic flavours although the food could be a...
  • O Sushi (Coxwell) O SUSHI, Great new food in our neighbourhood, finally sushi is here! Red dragon and tempura are my favorites and friendly staff make this a fine dining destination. P.S good...
  • Java House Serves Up Eclectic Cheap Eats Menu I've been putting off going to Java House for so long but last week I finally went! I really don't know what took me so long it's amazing. If your'e...
  • Cut The Cheese I'm surprised by all the comments in this thread after eating here last night for my husband's birthday. We had the best experience - great music playing, amazing customer service...
  • Sorella Toronto Thanks AV, glad you enjoyed the links. How did you prepare them? anything fancy or just good ol' fashioned sausage cooked on the Que. See you soon. Lunch today includes...
  • Sorella Toronto Thanks for the links last night, made a great dinner with them. Will come again Mario... cheers
  • Sorella Toronto Thx all for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed. All questions can be sent to sorella.toronto@gmail.com
  • Sorella Toronto Hours are 11-6pm tues-fri 11-330 sat/sun See you soon.
  • North of Brooklyn Pizzeria I saw Frank Pinello in a doc Vice News did on pizza in New York City and vowed to myself to try his pizza when I go out there next.....
  • Sorella Toronto I 'm sold!
  • SIP Wine Bar If you want to spend good money for bland food be my guest. Or you could spend $16 for pizza with zero toppings. They really just bring out thin pizza...
  • Sorella Toronto Put off by his political remarks on twitter. Not a great business plan to discuss war. Stick to the kitchen.
  • Khao San Road Unbelievable horrible service! they think they have a wonderful business so they can ignore customer feelings. We were 3 people walked in, the front girl want us to share a...
  • Tropical Joe's Awesome place but their jerk chicken was better when it was bone-in rather than what it is now (boneless). And they got rid of their vegetable side dish and...
  • Sorella Toronto darn, when did "The Junction" become the outskirts of the city? Wassamatta for you?
  • El Furniture Warehouse I went there twice, both times pretty excited, but both times they forgot half the order... first time called it off with the idea that hey they are new, they...
  • Sorella Toronto Stoked to try this place, and really happy they're stocking Bar Ape stuff! Will definitely check it out soon, great addition to the neighbourhood. Hey Mario, what are your hours...
  • Fat Pasha best chopped liver ever. don't get what the haters are hating on.
  • Sorella Toronto Junctionboy, Sausage on a bun is $6 with a water. That's it. That's all. If I have toppings they are included. Mario Garisto - Sorella Toronto
  • Golden Star (Finch and Weston) This is the cheapest chinese food restaurant for great tasting food down in toronto. I would recommend anyone to go try it out.
  • Grasslands I'm having a heck of a time reaching anyone at Grasslands to even make a reservation--I've left phone, email and Facebook messages but no response
  • Sorella Toronto Let's hope they dont charge $ 14 for a sausage like that grilled cheese place does for a grilled cheese
  • Sorella Toronto I have been going to Sorella Toronto from the time it opened, it's great and I enjoy every visit. This sure beats the hot dog carts! Great Service, Great Price...
  • Sorella Toronto My customers go crazy for these sausages it has the right amount of spice and when the fennel kicks in it gives the flavor profile a nice finishing touch... bravo...
  • Sorella Toronto Super, Mario ! Thanks.


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