How to celebrate a fierce foodie Father's Day in Toronto this year

Jun 16 2020, 8:50 pm

So, it’s official: you won’t be visiting a Toronto patio for Father’s Day this year.

But don’t be glum, chum! Despite the ongoing restrictions regarding restaurants, there are still plenty of ways you can get dad some fierce food for his special day, June 21.

Take a gander through the local spots below, which are all serving up something extra delicious for all the dads out there this weekend:

The Parlour


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The Parlour is offering up a Father’s Day day package that’s set to feed the whole fam this weekend. The Surf & Turf BBQ Kit includes 45-day-aged, grass-fed, bone-in ribeye steak, salmon, grilled potatoes, asparagus, oyster mushrooms, sweet pickle dill tartare and steak seasoning, and a 750 ml bottle of JP Wiser’s Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail. The package, meant to serve four, goes for a grand total of $129. All orders can be made on the spot’s online webstore through to Wednesday night, and packs will be ready for pickup on Saturday afternoon. Order cut off time is this Wednesday night and orders will be ready to be picked up Saturday afternoon.

Address: 642 King Street West
Phone: 416-583-2642


The Green Wood


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This year, you can bring home the bacon for dad from The Green Wood, regardless of whether you live on the east or west side of town. One mouthwatering option is the Piquillo Pepper Shakshuka Kit, which feeds two, for $28. Featuring eggs, feta, and sourdough, the kit comes with everything you need to assemble the dip-able brekky at home. On top of that, the spot’s whole brunch menu will be available to bring home, so you can go for BLTs, bagels with lox, a mezze platter, or anything that piques your fancy. Order your choices online or go through Uber Eats, Ritual, or DoorDash.

Address: 1402 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-778-4343

Address: 461 King Street West
Phone: 416-365-5314




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If you’re thinking of treating dad for dinner this weekend, the offerings from Pusateri’s are on lock. You can choose from a selection of platters including seafood, veggies, cheeses and more, plus select fresh sides, pastas, and beef tenderloin, ham, or salmon packages. Preorder in advance for Father’s Day delivery — the website will accept new orders up until Thursday.

Address: 57 Yorkville Avenue; Hudson’s Bay Queen Street — 176 Yonge Street




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Dad deserves a fancy treat for Father’s Day, and the Gentleman’s Night In package from Kost fits the bill. Available to feed two or four, the kit includes short ribs, cauliflower, fudge cake, and a choice of cognac, single malt Scotch whiskey, or Bourbon whiskey. Already prepared and portioned, all you have to do is heat in the oven for 15 minutes, plate up the meal, and offer your dad some great company.

Packages start at $150 and tax, and orders can be placed by emailing [email protected] by Thursday, June 18. Meals will be ready for pick up on Saturday, June 20.

Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel
Phone: 437-800-5938


Auberge avec Canoe


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You don’t want to miss this at-home tasting menu collab, launching this weekend. The chefs of Auberge du Pommier and Canoe restaurants are teaming up to offer a multi-course tasting menu for delivery or takeout. Anticipate a mashup of French techniques with seasonal Canadian ingredients like lobster, elk, and asparagus. If this funky and fresh offering sounds like dad, place your order here — the goods will be coming out of the Auberge du Pommier kitchen (address below).

If the collab doesn’t quite hit home for you, Oliver & Bonacini is offering other mouthwatering meal kits, like Maison Selby French Onion Burgers, Striploin Steaks, and Surf and Turf, as well as fun cocktail kits — browsable here — in addition to their normal (!!) offerings including Miami Ribs and Octopus Tacos. Surf the selection here at your leisure.

Address: 4150 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-222-2220


Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto’s B-Wall

From June 19 to 21, you’ll be able to get mouthwatering BBQ Boxes to go from the Shangri-La Hotel. The kits will feature house-made steak seasoning and the hotel’s house-made honey BBQ sauce, with honey that comes from their urban beehive. These tasty accompaniments pair a 5oz New York strip loin, jerk chicken, pork and maple sausage, seasonal vegetables, freshly baked focaccia with B-Wall honey brown butter, salad and dessert. Talk about a feast for father.

Each box serves two people for $120, and you can opt for add-ons including corn on the cob, scallops and chorizo skewers, or beef short ribs. To place an order for pick-up, call the number below, or order delivery through Uber Eats or Door Dash from 11 am to 11 pm, June 19 to 21.

Address: 188 University Avenue
Phone: 647-788-8888




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If dad is one to appreciate an elevated dining experience, Miku will serve that up on Sunday. On June 20 and 21, the restaurant is teaming up with Legent Bourbon to offer a fierce Aburi sushi feast alongside the refined flavours of Japanese liquor. You can place your order through Uber Eats, or opt for pickup through Ritual, TOCK, or the spot’s standard website.

Address: 105-10 Bay Street
Phone: 647-347-7347


Maple Leaf Tavern


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If you’d prefer to enjoy a meal at home but you don’t want to worry about the cooking, Maple Leaf Tavern has got you covered with grill-ready cheeseburgers, pastrami prime rib, fettuccine alfredo, sausage samplers, and — if brunch is dad’s beat — a waffle brunch box. Place your order online or send an email to .

Address: 955 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-415-0955


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