Market 707, the open air pedestrian mall populated by up-cycled shipping containers, is one of Toronto's top spots for street eats. Lining the perimeter of Scadding Court Community Centre, it's market is home to a diverse lineup of start-ups, offering everything from precious French macarons to down and dirty BBQ, hair stylists, bike mechanics, and more.
This shipping container houses a sweet little selection of cakes, macarons, crème puffs, and espresso. Inside is standing room only, but out front you'll find cafe tables to sit and enjoy macarons ($2) in seasonal flavours like black sesame, sake peach blossom, and milky earl grey.
The menu at Cookie's bills savoury Latin street foods like empanadas and stuffed arepas, alongside sweet tooth-satisfying summer treats like ice cream sammies (including vegan and gluten-free options) and affogatos.
Karaage is the star on the menu of this Japanese street food hawker helmed by market manager Shinji Yamaguchi. Order hearty combos with three pieces of Gushi's signature deep fried chicken over purple rice with Japanese pickles, or have it skewered as a handheld snack.
Nom Nom Nom Crepes
As you'd guess from it's name, sweet and savoury crepes are specialties from this French-style street food vendor, but it's actually the poutine that steals the show. Topping our list of the best poutine in Toronto, the iconic Canadian street food starts with a base of deliciously crisp fries that's then loaded with house-made cheese curds and smothered in rich gravy.
This sandwich shop deals in massive creations that require two hands to consume. Highlights on the menu include the Pulled Pork Bun crafted with slow roasted pork torn to bits and dressed with house-made BBQ sauce and slaw.
Kanto by Tita Flips
This is the retail outlet for a full-service catering option that makes traditional Filipino foods. Specialties include sisig fries and lechon kawali (pan fried pork belly), but for the most impressive value, stop in on Thursdays in the summer to enjoy ihaw ihaw, authentic Filipino BBQ served with pickles and AYCE garlic rice.
Cupbop & Sushi
Available weekday afternoons, this shipping container specializes in Korean and Japanese cuisine including easy-to-eat Korean BBQ in a cup featuring a choice of beef or chicken on rice for just $5. Select sushi rolls are available too.
Oh My Lard
The scent of BBQ wafting from this stall is undeniably alluring and it's not uncommon for the meat-centric menu to sell out. Look forward to summer essentials like slow smoked chicken, pulled pork on a bun, burgers, and corn on the cob.
Hand crafted soups are the specialty at this walk up window and can be easily be enjoyed sipped from a cup while strolling through the open air market. The menu, tailored to the seasons, bills hearty hot soups in the winter, while refreshing gazpacho and vichyssoise make appearances in the summer months. Look forward to the launch of savoury pop tarts joining the menu soon.
The Original One
Quench your thirst with above average bubble teas at this food stand where signature drinks include the Mango Smoothie Bubble Tea ($5) made with freshly blended fruit. Enjoy an assortment of snacks too, including classic dim sum like BBQ pork buns and succulent sui mai.
Off the Grid
This barber shop in a refurbished cargo container rents out three chairs to a rotating crew of local stylists. Catch them open 10am to 8pm six days a week.
This bike mechanic is perfect for on the go repairs, small parts, oil and air, as well as tube fixes. The outdoor bike stand tends to draw a casual crowd of onlookers.
This eclectic shop stocks handmade products including unique jewelry, fashion accessories, musical instruments, decor and gift items.
This fashion start-up tailors its selection to petite women. Pop in to shop a colourful mix of clothing options ranging in size from 00 to 14.
Find Samsung and Apple products for sale along with accessories at this shipping container shop. SellTeck also does repairs and will unlock your phone for a fraction of what most places charge.