Fusaro’s Italian Kitchen is an immensely popular lunch destination on Spadina Ave. and Richmond St. but just recently they opened up their new location on Richmond and Sherbourne St.
Before we get into the food I have to give a warning… their food is packed with garlic, so if you’re not a garlic lover – don’t go there.
Gilead Cafe is one of the many hidden gems in Toronto and treasured by the locals.
It is owned by Toronto chef, Jamie Kennedy. Located in an alley way and not easy to find but once you do – it’s worth it.
Nadège is by far my favourite place to grab a sandwich or a mouth-watering pastry. The store itself is visually appealing. Clean, white and fresh that exposes a rainbow of colours coming from behind the counter from the pastries and sandwiches.
Nadège was opened by a French chef Nadège Nourian. She is a game changer in Toronto’s pastry scene and her creations are to diet for!
From her authentically French croissants to state-of-the-art sandwiches, teas, coffees, macarons, chocolates, brioches, tarts, mini-cakes, and other delicious treats – you just have to try them all!
My favourite by far is the almond chocolate croissant and the smoked salmon croissant with cucumber, dill and cream cheese.
Clearily Nadège is a neighbourhood favourite with throngs of people coming in for either a quick bite inside or enjoying the sun on the patio. While it is definately not the cheapest, it is one of the best in the city.
780 Queen St. W.
1099 Yonge St.
So continuing with the trend of visiting places barely out of infancy, we visited Osteria Dei Ganzi. It was its fourth evening being open.
Ganzi took over what used to be the Hive. While we never visited the Hive it had always had mixed reviews and we were always more comfortable just going to the Blake House or the Keg Mansion.
The restaurant is in a 120 year old home formerly owned by the Gooderham family. It appears that all the original architecture is in place and Ganzi has dressed the decor up with some chic Italian inspired art work. Think Andy Warhol meets Betty Page.