Calling all foodies!
Living in The Junction invites you to explore a multi-cultural culinary experience that serves up an incredible mix of decades-old family favourites to new funky fusion restaurants, cafés and patios to share a sip on. Here are just a few of our top places to wet your whistle and spark an appetite.
HOTSPOTS TO LUNCH & DINE
Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken A local fave for an authentic experience in Nashville spicy fried chicken! All the chicken is organic and free-run and seasoned with secret homemade spices and comes with a side of coleslaw or corn salad, bread, pickles, and buttermilk ranch dip. When the Pig Came Home A modern twist on old-school Eastern European delis, find some of the highest quality, naturally raised, grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free meats available - all cured, seasoned, smoked, or roasted in house fresh daily. Famous for their $5 peameal bacon sandwiches, the house’s porchetta, crispy pork shoulder stuffed with fresh rapini, provolone, truffle sauce, chili sauce and grainy mustard is a contender for one of Toronto’s best sandwiches . Nodo An authentic Italian restaurant serving a wide range of classic, regional dishes prepared against traditional standards in a cozy space with salvaged décor items. Playa Cabana Cantina Experience the next level of tacos, burritos, and Mexicanstyle tapas in a cozy spot with a funky, rustic vibe offering modern Mexican fare & a range of tequilas. Honest Weight Part-fishmonger, part-local lunch and dinner spot. Try the daily selection of oysters, smoked or cured fish and seafood-centric plates. Roux Chic, cozy and full of funky flair! This hotspot Creole restaurant serves up comfort foods from hush puppies and gumbo to catfish and jambalaya. Be sure to sit bar side for a large oyster bed and top selection of bourbons. Farmhouse Tavern Rooted in the charming influences of a rural Ontario farmhouse, this hip bistro serves up hearty farm-to-table gourmet meals made from farm-fresh Ontario-sourced ingredients along
FOR THE LOVE OF JAVA
The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar A welcoming, artsy, airy space with exposed brick walls and plenty of different sized tables and nooks for sitting. Enjoy a variety of pastries and desserts with their swoon-worthy coffee. UB Social Café & Gourmet Shop Located in the heart of The Junction, UB Social Café & Gourmet Shop offers exceptional coffees, delicious treats and healthy, gourmet foods to take home or eat on the run.
MISSED BREAKY? GRAB BRUNCH
Dirty Food A comfy spot with comfort brunch fare including the likes of the Basics, Eggs Jenny, Lemon Blueberry Johnny Cakes and Chicken & Waffles… everything made from scratch. Must try the “dirty” Caesar, made with in-house beet juice. Baddies Home to everyone’s staple smashed avocado toast, the menu expands the realm of creativity with their most popular Bad Bikkies - paprika buttermilk biscuit, Japanese cheese omelet, chimichurri, and red pepper sauce with the option of a pork and fennel sausage on top.