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If you’re a downtowner, going north of Bloor is not ideal but a trek up to Eglinton? Well, it better be for a good reason. In a city that’s constantly expanding and growing, some of Toronto’s best restaurants aren’t located in the downtown core anymore and us downtowners have to adapt to longer Uber rides and subway fares in order to check them out. If you’re not so sure about venturing up to midtown, just take a look at the menus from these north of Eglinton restaurants!
Here are 7 restaurants worth the trek up to Yonge & Eglinton!
New to the area is Stock T.C. and it’s the brainchild of Terroni and Cumbrae’s so in a nutshell, it’s foodie heaven. You can find everything here from ready-made foods, quality grocery, baked goods, and much more. The goal here was to open a one-stop-shop that’s accessible for everyone whether you’re after a quick slice of pizza or are looking to drop big bucks on a gorgeous hunk of meat!
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In the mood for tasty Indonesian food? Look no further than Little Sister that’s located just barely south of Eglinton near Manor Road. The menu here consists of street food-inspired favourites like grilled shrimp, fried cauliflower salad, and Balinese chicken tacos. Don’t forget to save room for dessert because you’ll definitely want to dig into the coconut pudding!
Uncle Betty’s Diner
If you’re craving diner classics with a twist, then head up to Uncle Betty’s Diner for an unforgettable breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The resto has been featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! so if you weren’t sure it would be up to par, now you know. Dive into dishes like The Breakfast Dog, Meatloaf Sandwich, or the Ultimate Grilled Cheese — whichever one you choose, you’re sure to leave with a smile and full belly!
Sip Wine Bar
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Fancy a glass of wine accompanied by a legit Neopolitan pizza? Sip Wine Bar has all of that and more. The wine selection here is top-notch as they’re always rotating and are from high-quality Italian vendors. Did we mention the Neopolitan pizza? The resto’s pizza chef hails from Italy and can crank out delectable pies in 90 seconds flat!
Auberge Du Pommier
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If you’re looking to splurge on the meal of a lifetime, Auberge Du Pommier is the place to go. Located at Yonge and York Mills, this 5-star restaurant has a menu that’ll knock your socks off. Known for its ultra-sophisticated French dishes and stellar wine list, this spot is highly revered as one of TO’s most romantic restaurants.
Can’t decide between Thai, Japanese, or Chinese food? Riz is the answer. Situated near Yonge and Lawrence, this restaurant serves up all the faves you love but even better because they only use the freshest ingredients around. Expect the crunchiest Sweet & Sour Chicken, delectable Pad Thai, and nice hunks of fresh tuna in the Spicy Tuna Roll. Plus, if you’re gluten-free, you need to know that Riz takes it super seriously and has a whole separate menu just for you!
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Got Southern BBQ on the brain? Then Stack is the place to be. This resto is known for serving up some of Toronto’s best ribs, smoked meat, brisket, mac & cheese and much more. Basically you name it, they’ve got it and it’ll be the best you’ve ever had. Also, make sure you try the fish tacos!
(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)