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:
- CXBO (Chocolates by Brandon Olsen) has officially relocated from College Street to Kensington Market. The retail outlet at 193 Baldwin Street replaces J&Js Bar-B-Que.
- The Drake Commissary, a bakery, bar, and larder, is now open at 128 Sterling Road and is serving up scratch-made everything for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
- Elchi Chai Shop is finally open and is slinging tea and pimped-out parothas at 130 Harbord Street.
- The Goodman Pub & Kitchen is now open at 207 Queens Quay West. The new lakeside spot boasts panoramic views of the Toronto Islands, two dozen beers on tap, and a menu of familiar pub grub.
- Pi Co. opens its second outpost a t2177 Yonge Street. According to the pizzeria’s website, there’s already a third outpost in the works–due for a 2019 opening at 8 Eglinton Avenue East.
- Amsterdam Brewery has confirmed the opening of Barrel House, a new brewpub opening this fall in Leaside at 87 Laird Drive.
- FARMR, a new eatery and catering operational 140 The Esplanade, Unit A is set to open mid-July offering customizable salads, sandwiches, and plates.
- Gou Bu Li already operates a location in Richmond Hill but now the makers of fresh bao are opening a spot in Chinatown downtown at 270 Spadina Avenue.
- Soon to join the just opened Goodman Pub and Kitchen (see above) at 207 Queens Quay West, The Fix Ice Cream Bar along with a chicken joint called Joe Bird and pizzeria called Pie Bar.
- According to Retail Insider, Palm Lane a new full-service concept from The Chase Hospitality Group is joining a slew of newly announced retailers slated for Yorkville Village at 55 Avenue Road.
- Rita’s Italian Ice is opening its first Toronto location soon at 347 College Street in Little Italy.
- Seoul Shakers is taking over the former address of Holy Oak at 1241 Bloor Street West.