5 must-visit Toronto restaurants that champion local provisions

Jul 20 2020, 7:42 pm

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Not only is eating locally-grown food good for the environment, it’s also incredibly delicious.

Just think — enjoying a meal in the city under the warm summer sun, tucking into farm-fresh asparagus and chicken raised in rural Ontario. You’d feel doubly-good to know that not only was your meal seasonal and full of flavour, but it was sustainable too.

If the idea of supporting local purveyors suits your fancy, hit up these Toronto restaurants, which are championing regional growers, farmers, and producers from purchase to plate:



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Simple done right. This restaurantā€™s tagline is one we ought to adopt across many areas of our lives, especially at mealtimes. The experience you have at Union will be one of quality, as the Paris-inspired spot serves contemporary takes on traditional dishes using organic, farm fresh, and locally-grown provisions.

Address:Ā 72 Ossington Avenue
Phone:Ā 416-850-0093




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This heavy-hitter champions local provisions, with a whole webpage dedicated to who supplies their ingredients. On top of the food being made up of regional products, the menu here is entirely indulgent. It’s an ideal place to hit after a late night of beers or for a celebratory meal.

Address: 96 Tecumseth
Phone:Ā 647-352-6000


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Cooking “farm-driven food” and “Ontario drink,” this is the place to hit for local eats and refreshments. In terms of meal suggestions, the burger is wild, made with homemade bacon, goat cheese, and special sauce, plus the finishing touch of a fried duck egg. Make sure you enjoy some Toronto-brewed beer or Ontario wine while you dine.

Address:Ā 1627 Dupont Street
Phone:Ā 416-561-9114




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Marben is self-described as “one of Torontoā€™s very first farm-to-table restaurants.” The establishment sources local ingredients and has prioritized sustainability for more than 13 years. Stop by for a mouthwatering and seasonal meal, schmancy cocktails, and juicy vino.

Address:Ā 488 Wellington Street West
Phone:Ā 416-979-1990




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Antler serves up meat-focused dishes that aim to connect Canadians with the great outdoors. Self-described as a “celebration of regional ingredients,” the spot’s goal is to highlight local, seasonal, and wild foods. Foraged sides complement protein-packed mains, now served on an impromptu patio through the CafeTO program.

Address:Ā 1453 Dundas Street West
Phone:Ā 647-345-8300


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