Animal Liberation Kitchen ~ 100 Broadview Ave~ (647) 232-9790

Animal Liberation Kitchen is the newest addition to the Riverside lunch scene.  Tanja Spasic and her family have spent years operating as caterers while also selling their plant-based snacks at food festivals, events and farmer’s markets.  Their new bricks & mortar spot at Queen & Broadview proves that vegan eats can also be cheap eats…..

Best of 2018

Happy New Year!  2018 was a fantastic year for the Toronto Food Blog, filled with great meals avec friends and family.  We tried a number of wonderful restaurants for the very first time, many of which were worth writing home about.  Here’s a recap of some of the finer moments from the past year… BREAKFAST…

Hastings Snack Bar ~ (5 Hastings Ave) ~ (647) 850-9260

Happy Canada Day!  This long weekend always rekindles childhood memories of visiting my Granny’s house and enjoying a massive Polish meal, complete with all the fixins.  Frequenting the Hastings Snack Bar brings me right back…  Family run, Polish comforts with a throwback decor that feels just like home.  This Mom-and-Pop-and-Daughter in the heart of Leslieville is…

Caribbean Sunset ~ 753A Queen St E ~ (416) 320-8967

Caribbean Sunset is one of the newest additions to the Riverside food scene.  Owner Douglas Ling and head-chef Christopher Farquharson are churning out tropical favourites at all hours of the day, adding some much-needed variety and spice to the ‘hood. Mains range from $11 to $16 and come with your choice of any two sides….

Butchers of Distinction ~ 738 Queen St E. ~ (416) 466-9191

Butchers of Distinction is truly a hidden gem.  As the lone butcher shop in the quietly booming Riverside neighbourhood on Toronto’s lower east-side, they claim to be the first meat specialty shop to offer only Ontario grown, raised or made produce.  Their aim is to offer the very highest-quality products (free of hormones, antibiotics and…

Maha’s ~ 226 Greenwood Ave ~ (416) 462-2703

Maha’s is a happening Egyptian brunch spot on Greenwood Ave, just a quick walk from both the Gerrard India Bazarr and Leslieville. Maha Barsoom opened her eponymous cafe in late 2014 and, with the help of her kids Monika and Mark, has been filling the tables with aplomb ever since. It’s easy to see why…