Great places to eat in Toronto malls, mid-shopping spree

Shopping is a tiring business. Whether you’re buying a whole new wardrobe or Christmas shopping for the family presents, everyone needs a place to stop and recharge. Here are some fantastic foodie-friendly options that'll help keep you going next time you're at the mall.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

4-3401R Dufferin St, North York, ON M6A 2T9

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria in Yorkdale Mall will provide the perfect sustenance for those on a long haul shopping spree. With an incredible array of delectable Neapolitan pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers, you will walk away ready to take on the world. Or the stores, at least.

Espressamente Illy

3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON M6A 2T9

Espressamente Illy which is also in Yorkdale Mall, is a great place for a mid-morning or late afternoon recharge. There are classic espresso drinks, as well as some more unusual ones, and a whole counter of sweet Italian and French pastries to help keep up your energy, if it’s waning.

Mercatto Restaurant

220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

Trattoria Mercatto in the Eaton Centre, does Italian, and it does Italian well. Whether you’re craving panini, pizza or pasta, or just some antipasti, you will find what you’re looking for here. Bring on the carb-loading! You’ll need the energy to get you through this massive mall.


107 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G6

Origin North at Bayview Village takes mall dining to a whole new level, which shouldn’t be surprising, given its location. Offering high end, globally-inspired cuisine to match the high end stores, your best bet is to head there for their delicious weekend brunch and fuel up for a day of spending your hard earned cash.

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

2901 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2K 1E6

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill is another dining option at Bayview Village, and you can’t really go wrong here. The food choices cover everything, but if you want a nice treat, the Mac & Cheese is incredible. That should keep you going, mid-spree!

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