This weekly round-up spotlights new Toronto restaurants and bars plus incoming establishments that you should have on your radar.
Here are the newest places to eat in Toronto right now:
- Chop Chop has opened at 771 Dundas Street West, the address formerly home to Kad Banu. The new eatery is offering an 11-item menu featuring boiled and pan-fried dumplings, green onion pancakes, fried rice and noodle dishes.
- Hooked in Kensington Market might be papered over, but a new location at 1246 Danforth Avenue has just opened in place of defunct doner shop, The Fuzz Box.
- ihalo Krunch, is a Toronto first serving charcoal ice creams from its just-opened outlet across from Trinity Bellwoods Park at 915 Queen Street West.
- Jerk Paradise opened last week in Cabbagetown at 296 Gerrard Street East and is serving up a menu featuring soul foods: jerk chicken, mac ’n cheese, chicken & waffles, etc.
- Lit’s latest cafe and Neapolitan-style pizza bar is now open at 2196 Bloor Street West.
- Lox + Schmear, a new spot for bagels, cream cheese, and house-smoked fish is now in business at 1030 St. Clair Avenue West.
- Toronto’s newest cocktail, wine and craft beer bar opens tomorrow (June 23). Mulberry Bar is located at 828 Bloor Street West.
- The Saigon Hustle just opened at406 Queen Street West. The 15-seat Vietnamese eatery is the latest project from Quinten Tran (of Fresh Off The Boat) and his mom.
- Sejong Restaurant, a new Korean diner serving up fried chicken has opened at 658 Bloor Street West replacing Pho Rex in Seaton Village.
- Assembly Chef Hall opening this fall will bring over a dozen of Toronto’s top chefs to a single address at 111 Richmond Street West.
- Ding Dong Exotic Sweets is in the works in unit 7A of 160 Baldwin Street in Kensington Market.
- Dows Hot Pot Restaurant is coming soon to 3260 Midland Avenue in Scarborough.
- Ladurée Boutique and Tea Salon is opening its first Toronto location. Daily Hive reached out to the Canadian licensee and got the scoop on the space, the menu, and more.
- Oh My Gyro is opening soon at 155 John Street, formerly home to Osmow’s.
- Pho East is soon to replace The Pho House at 610 Gerrard Street East.
- Also going in on Gerrard, Soul Chocolate Roasters is opening its first retail shop this fall at 583 Gerrard Street East.