Toronto and upcoming restaurant openings: July 30-August. 6
The Haifa room offers Middle Eastern cuisine at 224 Ossington. Managed by a group of Palestinian and Israeli partners from the Trinity-Bellwoods community, including Fadi Hakim, Waseem Dabdoub, Joseph Eastwood, Mark Kupfert and Daniel Suss, the restaurant is named after the city of Haifa where both Israelis and the Palestinians. work side by side. While they function as a take-out window for the time being, Haifa Room plans to expand its menu and renovate the indoor dining space this fall. For now, think about staples, including falafel, sabich, and zaatar fries.
Brazil Box serves authentic Latin American street food in the kitchen at Loch and Quay’s Harbourfront (390 Queens Quay West). Owner / chef Alex Baracat (formerly of Hotel X) has created a menu of familiar favorites (beef, jerk chicken or mushroom empanadas, mini churros) and soon favorites like pão de queijo (cheese buns), the brigadeiro (big chocolate balls mouth) and tapioca pancakes.
the Crave 6ix Charcuterie opened its first storefront at 2220A Queen Street East. The boards are divided into “moods” ranging from breakfast, lunch and dinner to meeting, party, sugar and candy. While most boards include traditional snacks like macaroons, crackers, breads, dips, cheeses, meats, fresh and dried fruits and vegetables, sugar and candy boards contain an assortment of your chocolates. , gummy candies and favorite lollipops.
Friggitello, named after the mild Italian pepper, is officially open at Kensington Market (181 Baldwin Street). Specializing in grilled chicken, the small but tasty menu includes wraps, skewers, donair and poutine.
dairy dairy serves Insta-worthy ice cream cones at 2157-8339 Kennedy Road. The flavors of the ice cream change every two weeks, but recurring favorites include mango, passion fruit, and raspberry. In addition to their sweet service, Milkman also offers floats, sundaes, lattes, hojicha, and juices.
Homemade Thai Desserts from Patchmon moved to 283 Dundas West. Favorites include Thai curry puffs, steamed cassava cakes, Thai taro egg custard, and assorted cookies including fish, Thai shells, pineapple, and pork. Patchmon’s also has an upscale dessert menu, available only for pre-order, including luk chup (faux mung fruit) and bouquets of edible flowers made with coconut jelly.
Disco Spaghetti Sprezzatura makes fresh pasta at 216 Ossington. Inspired by the Italo Disco of the late 1970s and named after the sprezzatura, a kind of effortless cool, the full experience includes traditional antipasti, followed by fresh pasta and finally a meat dish accompanied by local vegetables. Start with the ultimate antipasto salad (arugula, romaine, grilled radicchio, cucumber, fresh and sundried tomatoes, grilled peppers, eggplant, zucchini, olives, artichokes, salami, provolone, Parmigiana Reggiano, chickpeas, lemon-olive oil vinaigrette. ‘olive), then try the fettuccine brisket sugo (fettuccine mixed with hand-minced, slow-cooked beef brisket and classic tomato sauce).