Going out in Toronto can typically end up being a last minute affair. And in all of the rush and hustle of finding somewhere to eat, it can be all too easy to forget your wallet at home and leave yourself awkwardly asking your friends (or even worse, your date) to foot the bill for you.
But now the city is home to a number of restaurants where you literally don’t need to worry about bringing anything with you – other than your phone. It’s all because of Glance Pay, a Canadian-made mobile payment app that allows you to pay your bill instantly.
This eliminates the awkwardness of the bill arriving when you’re taking someone out for a meal, too. Simply take a snap of the receipt, choose your tip, and boom, you’re done. No more waiting or trying to get the attention of a busy server.
It’s simple: All you’ve got to do is enjoy each bite of the food you’ve ordered, and then get on with your day. To help narrow your choices, we’ve rounded up four restaurants in the city where you can use your phone to foot the bill.
Award-winning chef Marco Ormonde mixes new and old-world traditions to create incredible signature dishes at The North. You’ll find all kinds of elevated fare on the menu from small plates to steaks, seafood, and a tasting menu that’s worth all of your time. The restaurant itself is fancy with a casual ambiance, making it the perfect place to impress a date.
Address: 49 Mary Street, Barrie
This trendy eatery was born from Toronto’s food truck, Buster’s Sea Cove, back in 2014. It brings everything you love about food truck dining inside with a maritime-themed menu packed full of fresh seafood eats like octopus tacos and lobster rolls. Fresh from the grill, fish fry, or a sandwich? It’s your choice – just don’t forget about the lobster poutine, okay?
Address: 14 Market Street
Located in the heart of Toronto, Swades serves up a wide range of mouth-watering Indian dishes that will make you swoon. Warning: You might get a little lost because they’ve got one long menu (60 items) filled with quality food. There’s something for everyone with meat, chicken, and vegetable curries, biryani, naan, and more on offer. Plus, you can save some money when you order the likes of the chicken makhani or lamb Rogan Josh during the daily lunch special.
Address: 208 Queens Quay West
Chicken lovers, raise your hands high; this could be your new favourite place. Chef Paul Marshall specializes in roasted and fried chicken, drinks, and weekend brunch. Enjoy your dish hot or cold, with a side of fried Brussels sprouts for your daily dose of greens. Don’t forget about the spiced chicken poutine with parmesan and ranch. Could this actually be Toronto’s best chicken joint? We’ll let you decide.
Address: 1588 Dupont Street
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