Made simply, from-scratch recipes, and all the carbs!
These Toronto restaurants slave away in the kitchen on your behalf so that wholesome and heartwarming comfort foods, family-style meals, and homestyle favourites are on the table even when you’re too time-strapped to cook.
The Italian grocer makes pasta, sauces, and bread from scratch and while all the ingredients for a simple supper are available for DIY, you can also get the kitchen to cook up Nonna-approved classics like the supremely satisfying Cacio e pepe.
Address: 325 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Bobbie Sue’sis home to an all-mac ‘n cheese menu that is sure to hit the spot. Satisfy nostalgic cravings here for cheese elbow noodles done like a tuna casserole, or Hamburger helper-style.
Address: 162 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Wholesome comfort food just like Grandma used to make–that’s what Buna’s Kitchen is all about. With specials that change daily, this place only uses fresh seasonal ingredients and also offers lots of vegetarian options that are sure to soothe the soul.
Address: 388 Richmond Street West Unit 5B, Toronto
Slow roasted meats served fast! This takeout sandwich slow roasts porchetta and chicken for hours on end so that diners can devour tender, mouth-watering pork and chicken sandwiches and plates in an instant.
Address: 101 Peter Street, Toronto
Affordable, made-from-scratch with only fresh local ingredients is what this St. Lawrence Market eatery is known for. Here, mix and match proteins, salads, and sides for homestyle suppers without the hassle.
Address: 140A The Esplanade, Toronto
The neighbourhood grocery boasts a pretty awesome selection of prepared foods. Sold by weight, find an every-changing assortment of salads, grains, proteins and more Ottolenghi-like selections.
Address: 327 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Home to some of Toronto’s biggest slices and wackiest pizza toppings, this Italian bakery in Scarborough also deals in homestyle faves like lasagna, homemade pizzas, deli sandwiches, and traditional Italian treats.
Address: 6758 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Roasted chicken dinners, crispy, fried brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, sandwiches, and more! This chicken joint has got everything you could ask for from a take-home, home-style supper.
Address: 1588 Dupont Street, Toronto
At Mary Be Kitchen, customize the menu to your liking by choosing between a variety of protein options along with warm and cool sides for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This place even does brunch on weekends featuring a menu of toasted coconut spelt waffles, and a breakfast kale and red cabbage caesar.
Address: 21B St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Two Toronto locations are fronts for The Food Dudes’ massive catering operations. Here the menu includes mix-and-match meats and side dishes including options like meatballs, Andouille sausage, and jerk chicken thighs accompanied by selections of fried rice, roasted potatoes, tahini cauliflower and more.
Address: 24 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Address: 1094 Yonge Street, Toronto
This sprawling Italian bakery in Etobicoke is home to an abundance of fresh baked goods, deli sandwiches, and a hot counter that is easily among the best in the city. Head here to satisfy cravings for saucy veal on a bun, pasta, pizza, arancini, and so much more.
Address: 374 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
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