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1 Love Kitchen / Caribbean

247 Queen St. West 647.350.5683 Website
1 Love Kitchen

1 Love Kitchen is a Caribbean takeaway counter taking over the former home of the Healthy Greek on Queen West. Like the fast food joint before it, the vision behind...

People's Eatery / Chinese

307 Spadina Ave. 416.792.1784 Website
People's Eatery

People's Eatery, formerly an unassuming spot in Chinatown, has been given a full makeover thanks to the folks behind the buzzy and busy 416 Snack Bar. Living up to its...

Mars Food / Diner

432 College St. 416.921.6332
Mars Food

Mars Food on College is a place I had previously written off. I had stopped in once, maybe a year ago, for a grilled cheese sandwich, only to be disappointed...

Tzatziki Restaurant / Greek

873 Pape Avenue 647.503.3162
Tzatziki Restaurant

Tzatziki is a sparkling-new family-run diner on Pape, about 500 metres north of the Danforth. Off the main drag and only in its third week, I'm surprised to find, when...

Mamakas / Greek

80 Ossington Ave. 416.519.5996 Website

Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington. Drawing on his heritage for inspiration, owner Thanos Tripi describes for me his childhood spent in kitchens while his mother and...

Sterling Social / Sandwiches

1421 Bloor St. West 647.978.3977
Sterling Social

Sterling Social is a cozy 20-seat sandwich shop and cafe located in the Junction Triangle, right next to Nonna's Place - and conveniently just doors down from Sanagan's wholesale operation. With...

Poutineville Toronto / Poutine

296 Brunswick Ave. 647.349.2345 Website
Poutineville Toronto

Poutineville has arrived in the Annex. This Montreal import specializing in that unhealthily irresistible French-Canadian combo of fries, cheese curds and gravy is taking things to another level. The main...

Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant / Chinese

195 Dundas St. West 416.977.3338 Website
Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant

Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant - a lunch spot for office workers and a late night eats staple for university students and weekend partiers in the downtown core since '95 -...

Dailo / Asian

503 College St. 647.341.8882 Website

Dailo is the hotly anticipated new creative outlet for the culinary stylings of chef Nick Liu, the once-transient chef behind a series of Gwailo pop-ups known for inventive east-meets-west hybrid...

Colette / French

550 Wellington St. West 647.348.7000 Website

Colette Grand Cafe is the newly-opened restaurant at the base of the Thompson Hotel. Taking over from Scarpetta, the new 150-seat restaurant operates independently from the hotel, helmed by the...

Greek Street / Greek

368 College St.
Greek Street

Greek Street is a compact lunch counter on College and as its name suggests, it specializes in fast, affordable Greek street foods. My preconceived notion assumes this means dubious gyros...

Kadbanu / Persian

771 Dundas St. West 416.366.2268

Kadbanu is a Persian cafe and takeout counter occupying a corner at Dundas and Markham. The Mohyeddin family, Salome, Amir and Samira, opened the store as an extension of the...

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 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 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 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 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 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'...

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  • St. Louis Bar & Grill (King West) Bottom line on St Louis nowadays is it really depends on the franchisee. Some do a great job day in day out like the location on King St E...
  • 1 Love Kitchen Educate him well. Or else we'll end up like that State where they passed a law calling pizza as a vegetable if it has a certain amount of veggies on...
  • Lucky Red Looks like the all-bao menu didn't last very long: they switched to the Banh Mi Boys lineup pretty quickly after opening. Kept the fried oyster and Spam bao options though.
  • Madras Dosa Hut Apologies that it has happened this you Nam...I was also equally surprised to see that without asking customers these days they have started included tips by default in the final...
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  • House Maison I second that Denise, I was just there yesterday. I don't mind paying for a great dinner, but this was anything but great and the service not even just okay......3...
  • Pamier Kabob I've enjoy the food at a number of Pamier Kabob locations that I've ordered from. Keep away from the salad though. When I order take-out, I ask them to pack...
  • 1 Love Kitchen Ray. It seems you've missed the important element of how they cook their food. I can cook rice, peas and chicken in gasoline oil and tear gas - which isn't only...
  • Completo The chain said that those ingredients are "currently unavoidable" but that it is "working hard" to eliminate them. Brenda's wishes were finally revealed two years later when the station brought...
  • Agave y Aguacate (Baldwin Village) Well said: He's too good to serve Taco's or nacho chips because he can't find a good locally made tortilla but he has no problem serving crackers out of a...
  • Darwin Bistro Bar This restaurant is closed for business. Another small business owner bites the dust. The College street neighbourhood never supports the new businesses. I have seen 25 plus restaurants come...
  • Red Sauce Red Sauce is now closed.
  • Ichimoto Japanese Restaurant It's the worst restaurant I have ever been! They never give you what you ordered but instead told you they are sold out! Misplace your order and told you to...
  • Paradise Farms Cafe Been going there every 3-4 months. Went tonight and doubt I'll return. The burger was no longer fresh. It was frozen (cookie cutter style) and VERY dry. When I place my...
  • Allwyn's Bakery Terrible jerk chicken. No flavour, very bland.
  • Rap's I love the jerk chicken here, always juice, tje flavour explode in your mouth. The service is always friendly...ah! try the chicken soup if you are "hanged over"
  • Hogtown Smoke "Hogtown Smoke is definitely a place to visit with family or just friends looking for something slightly out of the ordinary. We compared this place with one of our favourite...
  • 1 Love Kitchen would not say that Caribbean cooking is unheathly I think most times Caribbean cooking is already pretty healthy compared to many food options. Rice, Peas, Chicken, Pretty healthy standard...
  • 1 Love Kitchen Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man
  • 1 Love Kitchen Had the chicken curry roti. Not as bad as some of the neighbourhood options (Pat's), but dry and bland. Island Foods and Bacchus remain vastly superior options for Caribbean roti.
  • The Burger's Priest RIP OFF ALERT RIP OFF ALERT $9 for a bland and average taste but small sized cheeseburger and the cheese tasted like Walmart crap We almost walked across the street to Harvey's...
  • 1 Love Kitchen At least One Love on Bathurst is a real Jamaican spot with food cooked by actual Jamaicans. I'm so tired of non Jamaican people who co op Jamaican food just...
  • 1 Love Kitchen I'm confused. Is this another outpost of the fantastic Carribean takeaway place One Love on Bathurst?
  • 1 Love Kitchen I think everyone hates seeing pink in their chicken...Capt. Obvious. But love comfort food like this gonna check it out.
  • 1 Love Kitchen Seems good. How cooked is the chicken? I find that sometimes Jerk chicken is undercooked and I hate seeing pink on my chicken.
  • The Burger's Priest Tried it today for the first time in the Port Credit area. The burger was tiny but it was good but how can they not have relish as a...
  • Templeton's this place was UNREAL, real cool atmosphere, nice staff, fun patio, delicious sangria, would definitely recommend it!

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