Open/Closed: week of March 8-14, 2018


How great is our city? Introducing eight destinations for Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, fusion and healthy fare, in addition to coffee, and cocktails.

Here’s the very latest:


The 60th location of The Chopped Leaf opened Monday in Mississauga’s Heartland Centre (5019 Spectrum Way). The healthy chain specializes in salads and wraps, sandwiches and quesadillas, and brown basmati rice bowls.

Ethiopian “fusion café” Enat Buna (175 Queen St. E.) in Moss Park offers vegan, meat, and gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner options, alongside Ethiopian coffee and tea.

From Mulligatawny Soup ($6.50) to Goan Fish ($17.55), uptown’s Khau Gully (1991 Yonge St.) features mostly Indian fare. But the Indian “resto-bar” offers a few international dishes, including Greek Avocado Salad ($9.55) and Basil Pesto Chicken Tikka ($14.55).

Ramen lovers unite - Kinton Ramen Kennedy (1 William Kitchen Rd., Unit A4) in Scarborough is now open.

Lab-themed tea café, Labothéry (717 Bay St.), opened Saturday, with soy milk in pill bottles, powdered tea in vials, and employees donning lab coats.

Grab a Vietnamese coffee and breakfast sando during the day at Mum’s The Word (567 College St.). Come evening, enjoy “fusion style snack food” and signature cocktails.

In the mood for Italian? From the folks behind Trattoria Taverniti (591 College St.) comes Ristorante Rosina (740A King St. W.) with Pasta e Fagioli, Spaghetti Con Polpette, and Calabrese Pizza with hot soppressata, n’duja, black olives, and honey.

Formerly known as Sushi Nomi on Roncesvalles, the sushi bar and restaurant launches today as Shunoko (1201 St Clair Ave. W.).


Sugar Shack TO, Presented by Redpath takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Sugar Beach (11 Dockside Dr.).  

The 10th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off is happening Sunday at The Glass Factory (99 Sudbury)

This Sunday, take the whole family to Taste of Regent Park Presents Winterfest for games and fresh baked cornbread, chili, hot chocolate, and apple cider.

Ten chefs will be battling it out in the boxing ring in six matches starting Monday for FoodFight! Presented by The Chef Collective, in support of Second Harvest’s food rescue program. Participating boxers include: Second Harvest Chef Ambassador Michael Hunter from Antler, Mike Ramos of Likos Hawaiian BBQ, and Nature’s Emporium Stephanie Tucci. Fifty percent of all ticket sales will be donated to Second Harvest.


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