Best Toronto restaurants in Leslieville

Located in the East-End of the city, Leslieville is a unique neighbourhood, with loads of things to eat and things to do! From Pakistani restaurants to Parisian bakeries, it has a diverse selection of eateries. Here are the best spots to check out while you’re discovering Leslieville. [Photo credit: courtesy of Bobbette and Belle]

Starter & Main

913 Queen St E, Main, Toronto, ON M4M 1J4

A great way to start you exploration of Leslieville is with The Morning Classic, a fried egg with seasoned tomato and aged cheddar on a Golden Egg Bun. The only place to grab this delicious breakfast sandwich is Leslieville Pumps. In fact you can get many types of sandwiches at the counter, including The BLT, a Smoked Salmon Bagel and “The Pumps” Pulled Pork.

Maple Leaf Tavern

955 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z4

Maple Leaf Tavern opened a short while ago and people can’t stop talking about it. The upscale tavern is dedicated to serving local ingredients and craft brews. If you’re in the Leslieville neighbourhood on the weekends it offers a killer brunch!


980 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

A casual eatery, Skin + Bones is a favourite for the locals. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife duo, who decided to focus on making a community within their restaurant. The open space and complex menu are what have kept people coming back to Skin + Bones for the past six years.

Bobbette & Belle

3347 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6

If you’re strolling through Leslieville then a stop at Bobbette & Belle is mandatory. The cute Parisian-style bakery is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee and a slice of sticky toffee pudding cake. Don’t forget to get a bag of mini meringues on your way out!

Lahore Tika

1365 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z3

Leslieville is home to one of the best Pakistani restaurants in Toronto. Lahore Tikka House has gained a reputation for its dedication to creating authentic dishes as well as authentic experiences.

Eastside Social

1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

For a quick drink in the Leslieville neighbourhood, Eastside Social is a great option. The signature cocktails are always changing, but one thing that doesn’t change is the complex and balanced flavours. Eastside Social has daily specials, too.

Tori's Bakeshop

2188 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E6

You can get your sugar fix at Tori’s Bakeshop! The cupcakes and desserts are known throughout the city. Delicious, organic and all-natural, Tori’s Bakeshop serves up delectable treats seven days a week.

Merchants Of Green Coffee

2 Matilda St, Toronto, ON M4M 1L9

Merchants of Green Coffee is a cozy café serving up organic roasted coffee daily. While you’re drinking your cup of Joe, feel free to chat it up with the baristas who are experts in their field.

Ascari Enoteca

1111 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K7

Ascari is one of the best Italian restaurants in Leslieville. It offers seven pasta dishes on the menu and all of them are made in-house. The servers can help you decide the best pairing from the vast wine selection.

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]
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