Name: Grasslands Neighbourhood: Queen West Contact info: 478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127, grasslands.to, @GrasslandsTO Owner and chef: Stephen Gardner (Urban Herbivore, Fressen) The food: Vegan dishes inspired by Northern Mediterranean cuisine, including several hold-overs from Fressen days.
Monday, March 12 Society for American Wines: Cabernet blends formal tasting. University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., 416-978-6325. Find out more » 86’D: Join Ivy Knight for the premiere of Top Chef Canada 2012. With special guest chef Todd Perrin from season one. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more… Read more »
Trying to choose a selection of our favourite lunch picks from the last year proved too much like choosing a selection of our favourite children. So instead we present a complete year of lunch picks, ranked by price, from a humble porchetta sandwich (a reasonable $6.75) to a somewhat less humble five-course feast (treat yourself… Read more »
Some things you don’t expect to find in a food court: reusable dishware, stainless steel cutlery, a vegan restaurant. The new Urban Eatery at the Eaton Centre has all three. The shiny outpost of Kensington Market vegan mecca Urban Herbivore in the food court has a short yet highly customizable menu with five vegan sandwiches,… Read more »
The food court experience is a notoriously horrible one. The ambiance is nonexistent, the options are limited to the typical fast-food chains, and the waste produced is enormous. For years, the Eaton Centre food court has been no exception—that is, until Cadillac-Fairview embarked on creating Canada’s first “destination food court” there. It took $48 million… Read more »
This raw food café brings fresh life to St. Lawrence Market with dishes even a carnivore will love The place: The two-month-old raw food joint (“cruda” is Spanish for “raw”) is the brainchild of chef Claudia Gaviria, who proudly offers mostly uncooked options to office dwellers who work too far from Rawlicious or Urban Herbivore…. Read more »
When it comes to flouting moderation at the dinner table, Toronto may not be Texas, but it definitely has its share of big food. Vegetarians have a few outsize items to choose from—Urban Herbivore’s mega-muffins, the three-inch falafel balls at Tov-Li—but it is meat eaters who have most of the opportunities to attack large portions… Read more »