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Hooked set to take over Sanagan’s old Kensington Market space later this summer

Hooked’s original Leslieville location (Image: Gabriel Li from the Flickr pool)

Since it opened shop in Leslieville last year, home cooks and chefs alike have lauded Hooked for its resolutely sustainable approach to fish sourcing (a rarity in this non-coastal city) and its friendly and utterly unpretentious service. Now, seafood lovers unwilling to venture quite so far east are in luck: according to Toronto Life writer Denise Balkissoon, Hooked with be taking over the tiny Sanagan’s Meat Locker space on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market later this summer (Sanagan’s, meanwhile, is moving to the much larger space vacated by European Quality Meats and Sausages). [Twitter]

  • Betina

    Great news!

  • A Leslievillian

    Wonderful news … as long as they’re keeping their Leslieville location! ;-)

  • Mike

    By my count that will make 4 independent seafood shops within a 75ft radius. I’m all for competition, but someone is going to lose this war.

  • walking

    That is true, but none offer much sustainable or hardly any wild choice, the one that has a few items has the worst person working the counter who tries to offload mushy or old fish on you. The area really needs a “sanagan’s-does-fish” desperately. Don’t forget there are 3-4 butchers in the area too and sanagan’s still became hugely popular instantly, it’s not how many it’s what they sell.

  • Jimmy Simpson

    Dark horse, Burger’s Priest, Leslieville Cheese Market, and now Hooked. Is there no end to the east end foodie invasion of Toronto?

    I hope not!

    : )