Stage 3 was recently announced here in Toronto of slowly opening back up to the new norm amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. After exhausting every home cook meal, Tik tok recipes, and food hacks, I am ready to treat myself to a nice restaurant meal. We’ve all had a solid 4 months indoors, and that gave me 4 months to gather a list of spots I want to hit up post-pandemic (or in this case in the middle of the pandemic as long as it’s safe). Below are my top 5 spots on my post-quarantine restaurant bucket list.
- Casa Mezcal | 291 King St W, Toronto
Have you ever heard of Mexican sushi? A friend of mine sent this recommendation to me a few weeks ago and i decided to add this on my list. There’s something about fusion food that makes a dish special and unique but you’re telling me you’re fusing sushi and Mexican food together? Talk about a party in my mouth!
- The BarBQ Factory | 1559 O’Connor Dr, East York
Now I’ve had my eye on this spot for a longtime. I love a good barbecue spot, basically a meat fest. The platters look so appetizing and they have my favourite cornbread. I’ve heard some good reviews. Great meal for the summertime.
- HotHouse | 35 Church St, Toronto
Don’t we all just miss brunch! So I think the most appropriate to get back to brunch is to attend an all-you-can-eat brunch spot. I’m actually not a big fan of all-you-can-eat restaurants because I must finish everything and make my money worth it which results in me being super full, BUT i must try an all-you-can-eat brunch spot at least once.
- By CHLOE. | 3401 Dufferin St unit 601 b, North York
This vegan spot located inside Yorkdale mall was on my friend’s and I to go to list right before the pandemic. A vegan poutine? You finna tell me there’s a healthier poutine? I must try.
- Afro Continental Restaurant | 849 Albion Rd, Etobicoke
Unlike the other restaurants on the list, I’ve actually been to this spot once, and have been wanting to go back ever since. Authentic Ghanaian cuisine in Toronto. I regretted not trying their waakye, a national dish. Once I get the chance that is definitely what i will be going for.