Minerva’s Picks: Neighborhood Food Spots
Being situated between Seaton Village and The Annex means we have access to some of the best local food spots in all of Toronto. Though we are sure that each neighbourhood would boast that the best restaurants reside in theirs, we know foodies from far and wide will travel here to visit these restauants that feature unique dining options, flavours and more!
These are Minerva’s Picks for Neighbourhood Food Spots.
Emily Rose Cafe
721 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, ON MH9P25
Located at 721 Palmerston Ave, Emily Rose Cafe is the perfect neighborhood spot that offers coffee, handmade pastries, baked goods and more!
Being open for a little over two years now, this neighborhood spot is always finding ways to support the Seaton Village community through Food Drives, donations, vintage markets and carrying products from local Toronto artists.
On top of the great coffee, you can always be sure to find an assortment of unique pickled items, sauces (if you’re lucky to get your hands on one) and dips. Not to mention that it’s the perfect spot to relax outside and people watch!
Tiny Market Co
938 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON MH9PJR
What started out as a passion project has quickly turned into a busy production project!
Made up of a “tiny” team of 5, Tiny Market Co. opened its doors at the endof 2021 by chef Erich Mrak. Retail was the original concept behind this shop but quickly transitioned into a full kitchen offering fresh pasta and sauces, take out lunches, 7 course tasting nights, private cooking classes, wholesale and catering.
With quality at the forefront of Tiny Market, it’s no surprise that our community has become drawn to its assortment of offerings.
What are you doing for lunch this week?
1048 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G7
Located right next door to us and featuring authentic, overflowing Venezuelan comfort food, Gordo Ex is a must try in the neighborhood.
If you can eat more than just an Arepa you will be pleasantly surprised to find a maltitude of flavors across the menu that inlcude Tequeno’s, Ceeviche, Patacon, Empenada’s, Capacha + more.
Insider’s Tip: Ask to sit on the back patio
964 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5
Located just north of Barton right on Bathurst street, Napoli Centrale has been known to be a neighborhood staple for quite some time and has only aged like a fine wine.
Chef Alessandro Tarallo showcases authentic Neapolitan style Pizza along with a selection of Pastas, Salads, Desserts and apps, there is no better place to spend a night out for two, four or 20!
All of the dough used at Napoli Centrale is made in house using a traditional recipe, that same dough is served as an appetizer with their signature Pepper paste. If you find yourself finishing the bottle at the table like us, you can always ask for one to go.
El Pocho Antojitos Bar
2 Follis Ave
Toronto, ON M6G1S3
El Pocho, one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood that features quality Mexican food options and some of the best service in town.
They make everything in house from the tortillas to their sodas and curate a unique selection of cocktails and beers. On weekends, they are also open for brunch!
The interior is small and intimate with table and bar style seating while the patio is the main feature for seating that stays open eyar long as it has heaters and window coverings for the colder weather.
And in case you were wondering – the entire menu is Gluten Free!
Part 2 of our favorite local neighbourhood food spots to follow…