This Asian-influenced eatery transforms into a nightclub and live music venue once the sun goes down, but also offers an al fresco dining option for earlier outings in Kensington Market. Here, customers can choose from a full bar menu and nosh on tapas-style small plates.
Best Summertime Experiences near Kensington Market
June 13, 2014
As you explore one of Toronto's most colorfully captivating neighborhoods, stop by these bars and eateries to refuel and enjoy the summer weather.
Asian Chinatown-KensingtonxFood20 Decor11 Service17 Cost$36
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This compact tapas joint in Kensington Market comes into full bloom each summer with its pair of patios, one covered, one open air. A sustainably sourced menu includes a bevy of Spanish-inspired small plates, sangria and avocado fries.
French Grange ParkxFood20 Decor19 Service20 Cost$53
A decades-old standby for Mediterranean bistro-style dining, this Baldwin Village classic is just a short walk from Kensington Market's center. It switches out white tablecloths for a more laidback atmosphere on its spacious patio, where diners can relax in the garden shade.
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When the weather is warm, the front windows at this Spadina Avenue joint retract, opening up its casually hip interior to its bustling Chinatown locale. A menu of shareable snacks incorporates traditional Asian flavors with Israeli accents - utensils optional - all for less than $10.
Sandwich Shop College StreetxFood- Decor- Service- CostI
Make a quick stop at this College Street shop for picnic fare that’s a cut above the standard. Forget cold cuts - the sandwiches on this menu come stacked with buttermilk-fried turkey, smoked chicken and grilled flank steak.