Tuk Tuk Thai
A tuk tuk is a 3-wheeled Thai taxi, and you’ll find them now cleverly put to use as fridges at the new 17th Avenue SW take-out spot, Tuk Tuk Thai from the Thai Sa On family. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, you’ll find all your favourite Thai dishes here, most including coconut or jasmine rice, and served in the most beautiful little take away cartons – at very reasonable prices!
Eighth Avenue Trattoria
Teatro Group have been very busy this summer! After a few months’ refurbishment, newly reopened Vendome Café in Sunnyside has a fresh bright look, and now they’ve opened the doors to a beautiful new breakfast and lunch location for downtown diners, Eighth Avenue Trattoria – E.A.T for short! This open-concept space offers a multitude of choices to eat in or take away; there’s a breakfast buffet from 6:00am, then after 10:00am you can choose Chef Romuald Coladon’s daily soups and hot plated meals, paninis, quiche, pizzas, and a fully stocked salad bar, or help yourself to one of Karen Kong’s pastries. There’s a grab-and-go section too, as well as Italian ingredients to purchase, and Adrian Martinus cutting boards and rolling pins made from broken skateboards!
Native Tongues Taqueria
The wait is over…but it was worth it! The new Native Tongues Taqueria from BMeX Restaurant Group (Ox & Angela and Una) is going to great lengths for an authentic experience; bringing in heirloom, non-GMO, single-source corn from Mexico, milling it onsite and making masa for their homemade tacos – and they’re getting through 1,000-1,200 of those tasty tacos a day! We loved Chef Cody Willis’ little tacos, and traditional antojitos (street food), and their mains are grilled over wood, yum! There’s a choice of 18 mezcals by the ounce, and it’s the focus of Sam Casuga’s cocktail list too. And did we mention the Tres Leches Cake? Don’t leave without trying it!
Spot On Kitchen & Bar
Neighbourhood kitchen and bar, Spot On, snuck in under our radar and are open in Garrison Green, serving up rib-sticking comfort food every bit as good as big sister restaurant 4th Spot, and with cheeky names for even more fun. ‘Ain’t No Thing But A Chicken Wing’ has 12 choices – who can resist an order of ‘Cheesy Pick Up Lime’, and don’t forget the Spicy Balls. And when you’re really hungry, the lip-smacking Maple Canuck Burger really hits the spot – right on!