Top 10 tried and true Winterlicious restaurants in Toronto

Everyone has their favourite go-to spots during Winterlicious, and it’s usually the restaurants known for their amazing deals, elegant cuisine and commitment to serving great food. For all of these reasons, Torontonians can’t seem to keep away from these tried and true Winterlicious participants. This year, try one (or more!) for yourself.[Photo courtesy of Lisa Marie]

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

2901 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2K 1E6

O&B has reached institution status among foodies in the city. You can always count on the Bayview location to offer amazing food for Winterlicious. Taking inspiration from the cuisine of Canada, the menu is a true testament to what our nation has to offer in terms of delicious food. Foodies flock to O&B during the Winterlicious season for gourmet food at a great price.

Sassafraz Restaurant

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Located in the heart of Yorkville, it’s easy to see why Sassafraz is the go-to when it comes to taking advantage of Winterlicious deals. The French bistro has been known to host the celebrity or two, who are drawn in by the fine dining cuisine. You can expect only the best of the best on Sassafraz’s prix-fixe menu this year.

Auberge du Pommier

4150 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2C6

The ultimate spot for ladies who lunch, Auberge du Pommier has quite a diverse crowd come Winterlicious time. During the dining event, the restaurant offers authentic French cuisine to the masses. Torontonians are always eager to try what Auberge on the prix-fixe menu.

Canoe Restaurant & Bar

66 Wellington St W, 54th Floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6

Perfect for the nine to five crowd, Canoe is located in the centre of the Financial District. The restaurant takes a contemporary approach to Canadian cuisine that Toronto can’t seem to get enough of. A table at Canoe is a hot commodity once Winterlicious reservations open, so it’s important to call right away to get a spot.


66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5K 1K2

Toronto’s celebrity chef, Mark McEwan wasn’t always a grocery store mogul. He started his rise to fame with fine dining establishments like Bymark. Located in the downtown core, Bymark is headed by Executive Chef Brooke McDougall, who creates a contemporary menu that is unique and made with care and a skill you can only find within the McEwan company.

Lee Restaurant

601 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Often touted as one of the best chefs in Toronto, Susur Lee’s flagship restaurant is a fan favourite among Winterlicious foodies. The restaurant has perfected fusion cuisine offering the famous Singapore Slaw. You can find these types of dishes and more on the prix-fixe menu this Winterlicous.

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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