Best restaurants in Kensington Market

Kensington Market is a vibrant, and diverse Toronto neighbourhood, popular with tourists and locals alike. Not only is it home to fruit markets and shops, but it’s full of restaurants serving up some of the city’s best food. There are coffee shops to sit and people watch, and Mezcal bars to kick back with your friends. Here are the best options in Kensington Market. [Photo of Otto's Doner]

Seven Lives

1
69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2

Tacos are on the menu at Seven Lives and the specialty is Baja-style. The fish tacos are so popular that there is usually a line-up out the door! Everything is made in house, including spicy salsas you can add to your taco.

Otto's Doner

2
256 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

Otto’s Berlin Doner brought a classic German street food to Canada. Selling mainly kebab sandwiches, the menu is simple with only a few items. This spot is licensed, so the doner is best accompanied with a German beer.

Grey Gardens

3
199 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Toronto restaurateur Jenn Agg has been making headlines over the past year and one of those reasons is located in Kensington Market! Her third restaurant endeavor, Grey Gardens, is a wine bar that marries a special occasion venue with a casual drop-in. You can expect Agg’s signature no nonsense menu.

Torteria San Cosme

4
181 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L9

Torteria San Cosme transports you to Mexico City with its take on a Mexican street food stand. There is no taco in sight because it only serves tortas, sandwiches served in soft telera bread. You can also grab churros, antojitos and more.

Hibiscus Cafe

5
238 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L7

Vegan friendly and delicious, Hibiscus is a small restaurant located in the heart of Kensington Market. Its small space is part of the charm that comes with the neighbourhood, and the food keeps people coming back for more! Try the 42-ingredient salad that includes quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, tofu, beans and okra.

Moonbean Coffee Company

6
30 St Andrew St, Scarborough, ON M1M 3H2

Moonbean Coffee is one of the more well known coffee spots in Kensington Market. Part of its draw is the fact that it’s the type of place where everyone knows your name. The staff knows that great service and selection of coffee is key in running the perfect local coffee shop.

El Rey Mezcal Bar

7
2A Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2J7

A Mezcal bar at its finest, El Rey Mezcal serves authentic cocktails and Latin American cuisine. A Grant van Gameren spot, the venue brings all the colour of Kensington Market into the decor. The brightly coloured walls and vibrant atmosphere is all part of the charm at El Rey.

Toronto Popcorn Company

8
147 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L9

A quick snack is a necessity while you’re walking through the streets of Kensington Market, and what better snack is there than popcorn? The Toronto Popcorn Company has brought popcorn to a new level of sophistication, offering loads of unique and seasonal flavours. You can grab a small bag or a bucket to share.

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
Being a vegetarian isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to grabbing a quick and affordable meal. Luckily, many vegetarian and vegan restaurants have made it their mission to provide Toronto’s vegetarians with quick nutritious meals. From a vegan breakfast and lunch spot to a vegan burger spot, here are the best quick-service vegetarian spots in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
Whether you prefer fruit or vegetables, there are lots of places to grab a freshly made smoothie in Toronto. Establishments across the city are making delicious blends with unique and tasty flavour combinations and energizing proteins. Here are the best smoothies in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
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