Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week

Here are the local restaurants, bars and cafes that opened and closed between October 13-20


As the weather dips and November looms, more Toronto restaurants are relying on take out and delivery to keep them afloat.

The province has urged delivery and pick-up apps like Ritual, DoorDash and Uber Eats to cut commissions to support the industry, but the response so far has been mixed.

If you’re not in the mood to bundle up on an outdoor patio but you want to help out small businesses, check out our list of restaurants offering fantastic takeout.

Restaurants are still opening every week and they need support, too.

Here are the Toronto restaurants that opened and closed between October 13-20.

CLOSED

Pete’s Corner Grill

We reported on Pete’s closing back in September when the Parkdale diner’s landlord sold the building without telling the family. On October 18, they said goodbye to their restaurant, a community hub with affordable prices, after 10 years in business.

Natalia Manzocco

Torteria San Cosme

The Kensington Market torteria closed their brick and mortar location and are now doing a pop-up at Milagro on Mercer Street. Their Mexican griddled sandwiches are available for delivery and pick up.

OPENED

Coco Fresh Tea

The bubble tea chain with over 20 locations in Ontario just opened two more in Toronto: one in Leslieville and one near Scarborough Town Centre.

Fall n’ Leaves

The fall-themed pop-up experience at Bathurst and Richmond has been extended until October 31.

Jian Bing Club Street Food

Chinese crepes, or jianbing, are they main attraction at this street food restaurant that opened recently on Spadina. They also opened in Richmond Hill earlier this year.

Lyfe Café

This new cafe opened over the weekend inside of Leslieville meditation studio Lyfe. They serve coffee, smoothies and smoothie bowls, loaded toast and other health-nut favourites.

Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club

Matty Matheson and Pat Tenore launched a Toronto location of their pop-up burger club on October 17. The Trinity Bellwoods location, unlike the one in Hawaii, is permanent. Greasy double cheeseburgers on sesame buns are their specialty (there’s also a vegetarian option). Orders are made in advance and have been selling out daily since they opened.

Mas E Mo by Paramount

Italy and Lebanon come together at this new venture between chef Massimo Capra and Paramount CEO Mohamad Fakih. It’s a pizza joint with a twist: expect chicken shawarma and beef basterma as unconventional toppings.

North Kabab

This Afghani restaurant in Scarborough had their grand opening over the weekend. Offering authentic Afghan cuisine, their menu includes ozbaki palaw, the national dish of Afghanistan.

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Tapi Go! Tapioca

This spot at Bloor and Ossington serves sweet and savoury Brazilian tapioca crepes, which are folded over like omelettes.

Yo Tea!

Another tea spot, because we can’t seem to get enough, opened near St. Lawrence Market.

If an exciting new restaurant is opening in your hood or your local fave is saying goodbye, please send tips to food [at] nowtoronto.com.

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