There are always new spots popping up around the city, so much so that it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, we've found 12 spots around the city that have recently opened up in the city, from dessert spots and eccentric restaurants to breweries, that you need to check out!
Pablo Cheese Tart // 114 Dundas St W
Just 2 days old, the first location in the city for this franchise is already a massive hit. The opening day was swamped with a line of 150 people to check out the Japanese styled tarts!
Goose Island Brewhouse opening day!! Stoked to have a brewhouse within 5 min walking distance👍 • Tried a flight of Midnight Oil/Cult Classic/Quite A Thing/Allora & a pint of Mantis-Double IPA ABV 8.0% • Neat interior with merch store and growler station. Too bad they don't refill personal growlers but... allora🍺 • @goosetoronto @gooseisland #gooseislandtoronto #gooseislandbrewery #gooseislandbrewpub #usedtobe#craftbeer #doubleipa #instabeer
Goose Island Brewhouse // 70 The Esplanade
If you are looking for a new spot that specializes in comfort foods and beer- check out Goose Island! The spot has options ranging from charcuterie boards, sausages and Reuben sandwiches. The location boasts 12 taps as well as an in house brew offered to-go! Inside the brewery itself is exposed for customers to see which adds to the rustic ambience the space has. Paired with exposed wood and iron stools as well as an adorable patio, this place is a must-visit!
Eastbound Brewing Co. // 700 Queen St E
Eastbound Brewing Co. is another perfect spot if you are a beer lover. The spot offers a massive range of beers but also specializes in small plates. From homemade pretzels with beer mustard to duck liver paté, Eastbound combines staple and unique foods to make amazing creations. The space itself has a distinct Distillery District vibe to it with exposed wood and iron used throughout the space.
Uncle Mikey's // 1597 Dundas St W
This new Asian tapas spot is known not only for the loaded menu but also for the distinct flavours present in every dish. The snack bar styled space in Little Portugal offers a rustic vibe with exposed brick and dangling lights. The food itself features Asian cuisine with a French flare that is definitely worth checking out!
Skippa // 379 Harbord St
If you are looking for a new sushi and sake spot, Skippa is the place to go! The restaurant recently opened in Little Italy and features a market priced menu. From oysters and sushi to maitake salad, everything is made fresh and follows the small plates serving style. The venue itself hosts incredible thick wood tables and iron chairs for an earthy ambience.
Tabriz // 995 Bay Street
This new Persian cookhouse is the place to go if you are craving home made stews and grilled meats but want to avoid tourist traps. Located in the downtown core, the spot offers staple Persian dishes originating from the city of Tabriz. From saffron chicken to hearty beef stew, make sure to arrive with an empty stomach so you can get the most out of your visit!
King Taps // 100 King St W
This new restaurant offers beer and pizza, who doesn't love that?! With over 50 beer options on tap, your prospective drink pairing options are endless. In regards to the pizza, expect fresh cult favourites like Serrano styled pizza as well as more unique options such as the Stinging Bee, which is topped with salami and honey. Plus, they offer half priced pizza from 11pm till closing!
Gare de L'est // 1190 Dundas St E
This loft styled spot in Leslieville features French inspired eats that will make you feel like you've made the trip to Paris! The hearty French food ranges from steak tartar and beef briskets to traditional fish soup. The food isn't just limited to home-styled food as the spot also offers tartes and other French inspired pastries.
Tennessee Tavern // 1554 Queen St W
This new Parkdale bar has nailed the vintage vibe with an eccentric space featuring walls lined with picture frames, chandeliers and an LED Pac Man sign in the back patio. The menu includes staple bar eats from pretzels, pirogies, smoked fish and cabbage rolls. So if you are down for a killer patio ambiance, beer and great food- put this spot on your bucket list!
Estia // 90 Avenue Rd
From seafood to baked bread boards, this new Mediterranean spot features food inspired from places like Italy, Spain and Greece. Whether you visit for the anti pasto plates or seafood linguine you are guaranteed to have an authentic and delicious meal!
La Palma // 849 Dundas St W
This new spot features all day dining with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a bakery! The venue itself is an adorable space with gold metal finishing on pastel teal cushioned stools that compliment the teal wall art in the otherwise clean white space. From avocado crostini in the AM to grilled lamb plates in the PM, you are guaranteed to visit for the decor and stay for the great food.
NishDish // 690 Bloor Street West
This Anishinabe marketeria that opened a few months back in Korea Town offers a surplus of options and an all day weekend brunch menu! From hearty sweet potato and ginger soup to the three sister's stew, the space features staple home cooked meals inspired by indigenous culture.