What to eat this week in Toronto, November 21 to 28

Nov 21 2016, 1:00 pm

This week in Toronto food openings and events, chef Grant Van Gameren and company open a cocktail bar, Toronto’s locally famous fine foods market opens a full-service Italian restaurant, AND there’s tap take-over, massive bake sale and there’s a ticket dinner featuring food a chai pairings to check out.

See what else is new and notable in Toronto’s food scene this week.


Pretty Ugly

The new cocktail bar from Grant Van Gameren, Mike Webster, Robin Goodfellow and Evelyn Chick is now open nightly from 8 pm to 2 am in Parkdale.

Address: 1237 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @prettyuglybar

Safehouse Coffee

This new cafe on DuWest is pulling espressos from Pilot beans, brewing teas from Honest Leaf and pouring beers from Ace Hill.

Address: 1615 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-456-5467
Instagram: @safehousecoffeeto


The self proclaimed craft kitchen and bar in Toronto’s east end has opened this second outpost in the address formerly home to PO Box 1192. On the “fresh obsessed” menu, find nibbles like oysters, steak frites, salads, burgers and more.

Address: 1192 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-2004
Instagram: @skwishbar

Pusateri’s Avenue Road

The flagship fine food market is now reopened following the devastating fire last summer. In the new and improved grocery store, find a roticceria, cafe, and cold press juice shop in addition to a full-service Italian restaurant on the second floor.

Address: 1539 Avenue Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-785-9100
Instagram @pusaterisfood


MistleTea: A Festive Holiday Chai Tasting

Bombay Street Food Co./Facebook

Bombay Street Food Co./Facebook

Enjoy a three-course meal with tea pairings while certified tea specialist, Sonya Singh speaks on the background and tea etiquette of chai and techniques to maximize flavour.

When: Wednesday, November 23
Where: Bombay Street Food Co., 828 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: $35

Keeping it Veal

Chef Noah Goldberg teams up with Montpak for a six-course feast featuring milk-fed veal with Ontario wines from Henry of Pelham. Ticket holders can look forward to dishes like bone marrow pizza, veal tongue fettucini, sweetbreads, and more.

When: Thursday, November 24
Where: Peter Pan Bistro, 373 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $60

Beaus Tap Takeover at The Antler Room

Sample from two dozen beers from Beau’s line-up at this basement bar where French onion poutine and macaroni grilled cheese sandwiches are on the menu.

When: Friday, November 25
Where: The Antler Room, 146 Front Street West, Toronto
Price: Early bird ticket is $10

Toronto Bakers Market

The monthly market returns to the east side this week. Look forward to vendors like Pate a Choux, Clarke’s Bread, Sweet Hart Kitchen, and more.

When: Sunday, November 27, 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Ralph Thorton Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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