Dave and Blake, the trained chefs who left the kitchen for the cold bar, want to bring people the freshest and highest quality seafood from Canada and around the world with their store, De La Mer. All locations offer a large selection of organic, naturally raised, sustainably caught and farmed fresh seafood and fish choices
For some of the freshest oysters in the city, it’s worth making the trek out to Lawrence and Warden to visit Diana’s Seafood Delight. Though it may seem unlikely that some of the best oysters and seafood in the city can be found in Scarborough (spoken like a true downtowner), Diana’s Seafood has been supplying some of the city’s top restaurants for years.
A bar on one side and a dining room on the other, Eastside Social is the radical and nautical seafood restaurant that Leslieville locals are loving. It’s one of those great spaces where the decor matches the culinary theme. Dark wood finishings, a navy accent wall and light fixtures that look like (and could very
If there ever were a seafood heaven, Fishman Lobster Club House is where you’ll find those Pearly Gates. The moment you walk in, you’re surrounded by mouthwatering crustaceans — tanks full of mostly crab and lobster but also a rotating cast of seasonal fish, such as Green Bass and Flounder. The Scarborough hotspot has long
Downtown Markham is getting pretty fishy with Good Catch Boil House. Toronto restaurateur Patrick McMurray is responsible for bringing one of the first raw seafood bars to the area in addition to the freshest daily seafood catches that are served. Good Catch Boil House is not serving up just your average seafood favourites, though its
If you peer through the front window of the Junction’s newest butcher shop, Gourmeats, you’ll see barn beam table with three stools. No, this little nook isn’t for munching on your prepared foods (they aren’t making any, at least not yet) — it’s the meal-planning table.
The only scales Honest Weight cares about are the ones on its fish. The New England–style restaurant and fishmonger have made a name for themselves in the Junction as being a top-notch seafood restaurant and retailer as well as a wholesale destination for other Toronto restaurants and caterers. Depending on what Honest Weight has in
Kristin and Dan Donovan’s Leslieville seafood shop, Hooked, has been keeping east-enders up to their ears in sustainable fish since March of last year. Tapping into Toronto’s desire for ethically-sourced products ensured the duo’s runaway success, and they’ve already embarked on the next step, opening up a “wee shop” in Kensington Market.
Chef Dan Donovan, formerly of Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, opened Hooked, “the knowledgeable fish store,” around four weeks ago, and the hook is sustainability. The sign is merely a banner in the window; its website is a one-page, text-only intro with a link to its Facebook page. Donovan says Hooked has such a strong community
Fat Tuesday (otherwise known as Mardi Gras) is today, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a hefty, overindulgent, trashy-good Southern sandwich known as the po’ boy? While an authentic New Orleans po’ boy is hard to find in Toronto, various takes on the sandwich are popping up on menus across the city. Herewith, four po’ boy-esque creations from around the GTA.
Of all the places to eat in Toronto, why do people still flock to Joso’s? It’s sure not because of the old school decor, the red tablecloths, incredibly cramped tables and ubiquitous chatchkas. Or the faintly ridiculous paintings and sculptures of large-breasted women… But the fish is superb. There is no better grilled octopus in
For over 40 years, Mike’s Fish Market has been in business at the historic St. Lawrence Market. Mike’s specializes in frozen and fresh seafood, smoked fish, caviar and other prepared value-added items, plus so much more. At Mike’s, when they say fresh, they means it: select as many oysters as you want from the wide
Though a product of trial and error, the menu at Off the Hook, the Danforth’s newest fish fry joint, aims to impress the most diehard a-fish-ionados. Prior to its grand opening earlier this month, 22-year-old — and first time restaurant owner — Steven Karataglidis spent days in a test kitchen mixing together what he calls his “all-time favourite flavours.”
“Mollusks for the masses” is the motto at this Queen West seafood restaurant. Oysters arrive regularly from both the east and west coasts, and are served raw or cooked as part of a menu that changes daily. Besides oysters, Oyster Boy also offers other shellfish as well as a selection of salads, steak frites, desserts
What do Rihanna’s zodiac sign and Rosedale’s best fish monger have in common? They are both called pisces. Pisces Gourmet is nestled amongst other fine food retailers along a busy yet community-oriented stretch of Yonge. Pisces offers an extensive selection of fresh fish and seafood for customers to take home and prepare in addition to