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Best Summer Spots Near Kensington Market

As you explore one of Toronto's most colorfully captivating neighborhoods, stop by these bars and eateries to refuel and enjoy the summer weather.

  • Supermarket
    • Chinatown-Kensington
    Food
    20
    Decor
    11
    Service
    17
    Cost
    $36

    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.

  • Torito Tapas Bar
    • Bar
    • Chinatown-Kensington
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    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.

  • Bodega
    • French
    • Grange Park
    Food
    20
    Decor
    19
    Service
    20
    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.

  • The Clubhouse Sandwich Shop
    • Sandwich Shop
    • College Street
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    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.

  • Grasshopper Restaurant
    • Vegetarian
    • College Street
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Even without outdoor seating, this College Street Vegetarian radiates a sunny disposition. Stop in for salads, rice bowls, meat-free banh mi sandwiches and fresh juice blends.

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