What to eat this week in Toronto, November 28 to December 4

Nov 28 2016, 12:58 pm

You may feel unrelenting pangs to just stay in and hibernate at this time of year, but Toronto’s food scene shows no signs of slowing down.

This week there’s a new spot for ceviche, promises of cheap drinks, and the chance to shop cookies, pies, cakes and other confections from the best of Toronto’s bakery-less bakers.

Here’s where you should be eating this week in Toronto.


Basil Box

The fast casual concept already deals in customizable noodle and rice bowls at locations in Mississauga Square One and at the Ryerson Student Learning Centre. This third location is newly opened at the corner of Queen and Spadina.

Address: 441 Queen Street West
Instagram: @thebasilbox

Seven Lives Ceviche

The seafood taco specialists in Kensington Market has re-opened their summery paleteria  as a ceviche counter.

Address: 72 Kensington Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @sevenlivesto

Bodega Henriette

This compact new market and eatery in the Upper Beaches is serving up week-round brunches along with an opening menu featuring winter squash bruschetta, smoked chicken livers, bone marrow, and more.

Address: 1801 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @bodegahenriette

Montreal Bar & Grill

Lunch, brunch, dinner and cheap drinks are all on the menu at this newly opened bar and grill. Buy ten shots, get three free.

Address: 382 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @montrealbarandgrill


Food in Film: Frankie & Johnny at The Revue

Doors open at 6 pm for this screening starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino in the 1991 comedy set in a short order kitchen. Enjoy food pairings from Mamakas Taverna while you watch.

When: Monday, November 28, 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Price: $17 to $20

Jiggle Ball

This two-stage jello-shot competition will feature a blind tasting followed by a cocktail-making round where competitors will have to create their very own gelatin-based bevy. In addition to tasting and voting on the favourite Jello shot, attendees can expect DJs, kitschy ’50s style canapés, cheap drinks, raffles and prizes. 

When: Tuesday, November 29, 8 pm
Where: Apt 200., 1034 Queen Street West, Toronto

Unforked Salon

Join Toronto food writer, Suresh Doss as he discusses how Toronto’s suburbs are defining our food culture. Guests will engage in the lively discussion while enjoying a three-course set menu served family style with copious amounts of wine.

When: Sunday, December 4 at 6 pm
Where: Banu, 777 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $75

Toronto Bakers Market

The massive bake sale returns to the west side this weekend bringing together bakers and their goods from across the GTA.

When: Sunday, December 4, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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