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The Best Places to Eat Around the Distillery District

The Best Places to Eat Around the Distillery District

The Best Places to Eat Around the Distillery District

The twinkling lights and giant Christmas tree are brightening up the Distillery Winter Village once again. The yearly tradition was rebranded last season and is now focused on getting visitors to shop and eat at the abundance of local businesses along the historic cobbled streets. Be aware tickets are required if you plan on heading there on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, plus from December 27-31 after 4 p.m.

There are plenty of amazing places right in the Distillery District, plus a few gems within walking distance once you work up an appetite after all that mulled wine and hot chocolate.

573 King St E

Impact Kitchen

Impact Kitchen

This 100% gluten-free kitchen puts out healthy salads and bowls packed with nutrients that will appeal to any diet restriction. Whether it is vegan, paleo or keto, breakfast, lunch or dinner, Impact Kitchen is fuel for the body and the mind. 

275 Cherry St

Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

Pit smoked meats are prepared over live oak fires at this BBQ restaurant in the Port Lands. There is melt in your mouth brisket, smoked juicy chicken plus all the classic sides such as mac & cheese and baked beans. They also have dozens of local beers to wash it all down.

82 Ontario St

Mengrai Thai

Mengrai Thai

This family-run Thai restaurant just off Richmond Street has been open for more than 10 years and is run by a former Iron Chef winner. It's not just pad thai and red curry, order from Sasi's Royal Cuisine menu for an authentic taste of Thailand.

362 King St E

Roselle Desserts

Roselle Desserts

Uber-popular bakery Roselle often sees lineups down the street on the weekends for their specialty cakes, cookies and other French-inspired desserts. There is the option to pre-order 24 hours ahead of time to ensure you secure the goodies. 

354 King St E

Reyna on King

Reyna on King

Another east-end version of a popular restaurant has settled well into the quickly changing scene in Corktown. Reyna on King does innovative Mediterranean share plates, plus weekend brunch all beneath a hanging leaf ceiling that will transport you away from the freezing temperatures outside.

484 A Front St E

The Aviary

The Aviary

This casual sports bar attached to Longslice Brewery has plenty of televisions to catch a game. Aviary does pub classics very well with a crispy and juicy smash burger as well as chicken wings that come in 9 different flavours, including an extremely spicy Tonawanda Fire Sauce.

501 King St E

Gusto 501

Gusto 501

The four storey King East version of the original Gusto 101 is as beautiful as the food is tasty. The sky high terra cotta wall gives warmth and light to the airy design. Mushroom pasta, kale salad and wood-oven pizzas will satisfy any Italian craving.

22 Sackville St

Spaccio

Spaccio

The east-end outpost from the group behind Terroni features a large production kitchen, churning out fresh pasta, marinated meats and pre-made sauces. There is also a small dining area where you can indulge in stuffed ravioli or a classic Margherita pizza.

494 Front St E

Souk Tabule

Souk Tabule

Tabule has several locations across the city, with the one in the Canary District leaning more towards a quick and casual bite, rather than a lengthy sit down dinner. You can still expect the same quality Tabule is known for, including a variety of mezze with their signature Saj pita. 

16 Trinity St

SpiritHouse Toronto

SpiritHouse Toronto

Date nights are a breeze at Pure Spirits with a seafood focused menu and classy cocktails. The oysters are freshly shucked and come in nearly 10 varieties. There is also the option to build you own caesar, with add-ons like a shrimp or a beef jerky slice. 

The Best Places to Eat Around the Distillery District

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The Best Places to Eat Around the Distillery District

Brianne Shuhany

Brianne Shuhany

The twinkling lights and giant Christmas tree are brightening up the Distillery Winter Village once again. The yearly tradition was rebranded last season and is now focused on getting visitors to shop and eat at the abundance of local businesses along the historic cobbled streets. Be aware tickets are required if you plan on heading there on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, plus from December 27-31 after 4 p.m.

There are plenty of amazing places right in the Distillery District, plus a few gems within walking distance once you work up an appetite after all that mulled wine and hot chocolate.