Everything from Chef Jesse Griffiths' unassuming hotspot is local, even the tea. Expect the choicest cuts of meat, just out of the water seafood, and barely harvested vegetables. The service is as adept as the kitchen.
This Manor Road pub is geared toward sandwich-loving beer drinkers, and claims fame for fantastic poutine, a Canadian dish featuring french fries topped with cheese curds and drenched in gravy.
This locally sourced grocer and cafe is drawing a lot of new fans. Try their Raw Bar for their fresh oysters, or go with their daily specials for ingredients in season.
Dishing out huge portions of Southern-style home cooking including jerk pork ribs, pork chops, and amazing sides, Hoover Alexander's neighborhood mainstay still draws crowds.
This is everyone's favorite neighbourhood spot; rock the sake kamikazes here while digging into a bowl of popcorn.
Appropriately, Pad Thai has pad thai on the menu, as well as traditional curries. A bright interior, large portions, and friendly service add up to make this a regular stop.
There are still some eclectic grocery items here, but the real story is 24 local and craft beer taps and a collection of small plates for happy hour and late-night foragers alike. Breakfast tacos emerge at 7am on weekdays here with a sassy sweet potato option, before the sandwiches steal the spotlight. Wine alternatives include three whites, three reds, a sparkling, as well as a rose by the glass. We wonder if we can still get a Slushie...
Creativity is fueled by serious coffee here, including a robust 16-hour cold brew. It's perfect for pairing with their selection of Rosen's bagels. Japanese-style toast anchors most of the food offerings, whether as the main event or a side. The toast forms the foundation to everything from grilled vegetables (yasai) to egg spread (nori tama).
Walking the line between kitschy and nostalgic, this old house plays host with a draft list heavy on dark malts. The options in bottles, bombers, and cans make up the difference.
"You will experience sushi from the mind of a craftsman and understand what nigiri sushi means to him. This is more than food, this is the chef's emotions and journey put onto a plate."
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