488 Wellington St W | marben.caNewly certified Feast On restaurant, Marben is an incredible stop to make if you’re looking to shake the salt on your boots and stay awhile. Marben boasts a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and dishes that please the eye. Stop in for elevated British-inspired dishes and local brews. If you’re not ready to leave after dinner, head downstairs to their speakeasy for delicious cocktails at The Cloak.
849 Dundas St W | lapalma.caWith it’s large windows, beautifully crafted plates, and this restaurant’s well-designed aesthetic, La Palma takes you out of the grey outdoors and into a refined, yet comforting, dining experience. From Italian comfort food to california-style favourites, this is the quality of respite you’ll need to forget about a slow-coming spring.
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Tuk Tuk Canteen
397 Roncesvalles Ave | tuktukroncy.comThis Cambodian snack bar is a bit of magic on Roncy. You immediately walk into a warm and laid-back atmosphere that takes you back to the smells of a Southeast Asian night market – fish sauce, chillies, lime, and seasoned chicken cooked in hot oil. Pair this with a warm welcome from Mike Tan, chef and owner, standing by the door in the front of house kitchen, and you’re set for a relaxing evening chatting with friends over Tuk Tuk Wings and cold beer.
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The Green Wood
1402 Queen St E | eatgreenwood.caWhat’s not to love about The Green Wood? It’s quaint, bright and the food is delicious. The veggie options are just as drool-worthy as their beef burgers, and the cocktails are great. Please, get me there stat while I wait for balmy weather.
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419 College St | quetzaltoronto.comLooking for wood fired ovens in a modern space that’s procuring incredibly curated mexican fare? Quetzal is back and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Each dish has been crafted with a purpose to showcase the warm flavours of Mexico. We can’t wait to get back in there to experience the work their team has put into this dining opportunity.
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Yueh Tung Restaurant
126 Elizabeth St | yuehtungrestaurant.comYueh Tung Restaurant is an institution here in Toronto. It’s a family-run Hakka Chinese restaurant that was taken over by the Liu family some 32 -33 years ago. You’ll want to try their hakka noodles and chilli chicken for an experience that marries sweet chinese flavours with the spice and heat of India. But even more, you’ll keep coming back for the warmth and incredible dedication the Liu’s have for their customers.
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1120 College St. | pomegranaterestaurant.caStart your day off on the right foot with a deliciously seasoned persian breakfast. Takht-e Tavoos creates a beautiful space with not only the smells of middle-eastern fare, but also grants you the chance to experience tea, from the floor, surrounded by beautiful textiles and happy patrons.
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