Mike’s Fish and Chips ~ 2162 Danforth Ave ~ 416-429-4665

Just east of Woodbine Station, 2162 Danforth Avenue has been a Fish & Chip restaurant for over 75 years. Nick Benakis (the fifth owner) took over Mike’s Fish & Chips from his parents-in-law a couple of years back and has rejigged the menu to focus primarily on both Burgers & Fish and Chips. The burgers…

Danforth Roti Shop ~ 2844 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 690-1308

If you are looking for T&T food in Toronto’s east-end, Danforth Roti Shop is the spot. The hand-drawn menu focuses on the classics: doubles, polourie, saheena and mauby (my personal favourite to wash everything down). Be sure to ask for condiments, hot sauces and chutney, as they’re hidden away in the back and aren’t to…

Joe’s Wings + Burgers ~ 2825 Danforth Ave ~ (647) 340-5500

Joe’s Wings + Burgers has recently opened in a gutsy/progressive spot on Danforth between Dawes and Victoria Park. This family-run joint is equipped for dining in, taking out or for delivery, and is just what this neighbourhood needed. I am pleased to say Joe’s is within walking distance of our place. It’s really nice to be able to get…

Eating in the Upper Beach (Kingston Road)

Ever taken a walk through the Upper Beach? The stretch of Kingston Road between Woodbine and Victoria Park (accessible via the 502 & 503 Streetcars) is home to a growing group of businesses who pride themselves on shopping and dining locally. Next time you’re taking a stroll in the Beach proper, walk north from Queen St….

Cool Runnings ~ 146 Main St. ~ 416-693-8724

Tucked away amongst the up-and-coming shops at Main & Gerrard is Cool Runnings, a family-owned-and-operated Caribbean spot that’s full of young families from the neighbourhood on this Thursday night. And though the name might be reminiscent of the John Candy classic, the food is far from anything Canadiana. “So, you like taking pictures?” the lady at the…

Su-Good Chinese Restaurant ~ 2626 Danforth ~ (416) 691-8828

We recently ran into one of my wife’s friends at our local Target. Turns out that we both moved into the same neighbourhood not so long ago. We began exchanging stories, mostly about being new parents:) Anyways, the conversation meandered into the realms of food, and then local food. And though neither of us have lived in the hood…