Grub hub: 5 new restaurants to check out in Toronto right now

Jul 17 2019, 12:29 am

This bi-weekly roundup highlights recently-opened restaurants that you’ve got to get into.

With so many spots to hit across Toronto, it can be difficult to decide where to head for that date night, after-work drink, birthday dinner, or just-because meal.

So we’re here to help.

From pub bites to cocktails to seriously slurpable noodles, here’s what’s calling your name in the city right now.

Elayna’s Joint


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In the northern pocket of the Yorkville neighbourhood now sits Elayna’s Joint, and the spot is slingin’ ideal lunch grub. From sammies to dumplings to wings, you can count on your comfort food cravings being satisfied here.

Address: 16 Dupont Street
Phone: 416-920-1800


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Veggie Crush


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New to the strip of Spadina Avenue between Queen and Dundas is Veggie Crush, serving up all the freshness your summertime self can handle. Juices, ice cream, and cold, icy treats reminiscent of slushies (but way healthier) are on deck at this grab-and-go eatery.

Where: 186 Spadina Avenue
Phone: 416-956-1111


Songsten Cafe


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Another Tibetan restaurant hits Parkdale as Songsten opens its doors. The cafe’s breakfast combo (pictured above) goes for $6.99, and includes a butter tea on the house! What a way to start the day.

Address: 1504 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-533-9778


Storm Crow Patio


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Is this eatery new? No. Is their massive patio new? Yes! Get your nerd on in the summer sun on Storm Crow’s recently-opened huge outdoor space. You’ll get the chance to indulge in delicious bites and savour over-the-top drinks under the shining sun. If you’re secretly a vampire or a werewolf, you may prefer the glowing moon. Arh-wooooooo!

Address: 580 Church Street
Phone: 416-367-2769




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MAIZ is now open and slingin’ fresh latin eats to the Queen West crowd, and it’s the perfect time of year for it. Enjoy tacos and arepas of all sorts as the sun peeks in the window of this spot to escape from the crowds on the shopping-heavy strip.

Address: 490 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-Maiz362-4111


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