Green Wood Toronto

The Green Wood

The Green Wood has a motto, and that’s “eat goods well.” They’re serving the community with super long hours starting at 8 a.m., going til late night on weekends.

The concept is sort of ethical bar food, with sourcing from 100km Foods, Hooked, Fisherfolk, Olliffe, Gerber Meats, King Cole Ducks and Grain Process.

It’s owned by the team behind Distrikt 461 who also owns SPiN, a Toronto extension of a ping pong bar concept, who's joined by head chef Elisa Corrigan. Ping pong is bit of a far cry from local gastronomy, but Corrigan also had a hand in opening the Urban Herbivore Eaton Centre location.

The Green Wood Toronto

The interior is long and industrial with a sort of cage-like element as you enter and plenty of metal and brick. It’s a few steps down from the street and mostly tiled.

The Green Wood Toronto

Appetizer plate Issy’s Nosh ($12) can be made vegan, although my favourite thing on there is the Fisher Folk smoked salmon. Marinated olives, grilled veggies, hummus, cheeses, beets and a cucumber salad ring very firm and crunchy crostini.

The Green Wood Toronto

You can’t have nibbles without a drink, so we go for the Ivy Ave ($12), a twist on a bourbon sour made with maple syrup and rosemary named after a local street. You can also put together your own drink right at your table for $8, with options like spring water and pear for mix.

The Green Wood Toronto

The Greens ($12) is a zanier cocktail, a combination of gin, apple cider, kale juice, lemon and ginger garnished with a huge frilly kale leaf. I can moreso see myself getting this virgin for breakfast, but you’ll love it if you enjoy pairing naughty with nice.

The Green Wood Toronto

Souk fries ($12) are hand cut and topped with grilled eggplant, the same cucumber salad (interesting), fried halloumi, a fried egg and a drizzle of spicy tahini.

The Green Wood Toronto

Just like mom, they remind you to “Eat Your Greens” ($8), a salad of every vegetable they have tossed in a simple vinaigrette, which is actually clean and not too much of a hodge podge.

The Green Wood Toronto

I recommend the celeriac root schnitzel sandwich ($12) to all vegetarians and people. The braised cabbage on top sweetens it and you get a ton of crunch and clean celery flavour.

The Green Wood Toronto

TGWB (I know you can figure it out) goes for $15 and is a whopper of house ground chuck and sirloin with their house mac sauce and ketchup, plus all the standard toppings, on a milk bun.

The Green Wood Toronto

Delicious apple fritters are stuffed to bursting with Ontario imperial apples and pastry cream, with a Norfolk county maple syrup glaze.

The Green Wood Toronto

There’s table seating with pleasantly light wooden chairs on one side, and bar seating on the other. There’s also a table where the big front window is, and a spacious patio for summer.The Green Wood Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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