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The Best Patios for Farm-To-Table Dining in Toronto

The Best Patios for Farm-To-Table Dining in Toronto

The Best Patios for Farm-To-Table Dining in Toronto

If you're looking for the best patios in Toronto that offer locally sourced dining, we've got you covered!

There is something special about eating at a restaurant with locally sourced food that focuses on a farm-to-table dining concept. Chefs at these restaurants get the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy and turn them into unbelievably creative and delicious plates. For the past several years, there has been a shift to farm-to-table dining. Thankfully Toronto is surrounded by small farming towns that provide home-grown food for their communities and the entire country. Consumer awareness of where food is coming from is a hot topic. Sustainable farming is frequently discussed and advocated for. Ethically sourced meats and dairy products now play an essential role in deciding where or what to eat.

There has been an emphasis on supporting local restaurants due to extended periods of restaurant closures due to the pandemic. By extension, supporting these local restaurants also supports the local producers who supply the restaurants. Several of the restaurants on this list have daily rotating menus based on the availability of ingredients. The restaurants on this list also focus on locally sourced alcoholic beverages like beers, wines, ciders and spirits from local wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries.

If you want phenomenal local food from some of the city's best restaurants, check out this list.

7

299 Adelaide St W

Montecito Restaurant

Montecito Restaurant

Montecito offers local food but thinks global -- serving up farm-to-table inspired California cuisine in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. This restaurant is a collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality, and it is a dining experience you won't forget.

5

730 Queen St E

Ruby Watchco

Ruby Watchco

This restaurant is brought to you by award-winning Food Network Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk, located in Toronto's Riverside. The chefs conceive and execute new menus daily and they are passionate about supporting local.

3

96 Tecumseth St

Beast

Beast

Beast focuses on local food and ingredients with an emphasis on the preparation of meats from local farmers. Local wines, spirits and beers are sourced from areas like Niagara-on-the-Lake or Prince Edward County, to name a few.

1

1454 Dundas St W

Antler

Antler

Antler celebrates regional ingredients and aims to define Canadian cuisine highlighting local seasonal and wild foods. They have a ton of game meats on the menu but also carry a good selection of vegetarian options. 

The Best Patios for Farm-To-Table Dining in Toronto

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The Best Patios for Farm-To-Table Dining in Toronto

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If you're looking for the best patios in Toronto that offer locally sourced dining, we've got you covered!

There is something special about eating at a restaurant with locally sourced food that focuses on a farm-to-table dining concept. Chefs at these restaurants get the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy and turn them into unbelievably creative and delicious plates. For the past several years, there has been a shift to farm-to-table dining. Thankfully Toronto is surrounded by small farming towns that provide home-grown food for their communities and the entire country. Consumer awareness of where food is coming from is a hot topic. Sustainable farming is frequently discussed and advocated for. Ethically sourced meats and dairy products now play an essential role in deciding where or what to eat.

There has been an emphasis on supporting local restaurants due to extended periods of restaurant closures due to the pandemic. By extension, supporting these local restaurants also supports the local producers who supply the restaurants. Several of the restaurants on this list have daily rotating menus based on the availability of ingredients. The restaurants on this list also focus on locally sourced alcoholic beverages like beers, wines, ciders and spirits from local wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries.

If you want phenomenal local food from some of the city's best restaurants, check out this list.