June is my favourite month of the year because of two reasons; it is the start of summer and also the month of my birthday (yay).
I am one of those people that lets my iPhone eat before I let myself eat. I need it for my Instagram, DUH! No matter how starved I am, I am always courteous to my beloved phone 😀
So for the month of June, I have been trying restaurants I haven’t ate at before. Yelp is a wonderful app that often decides my fate since I can never make up my mind when it comes to where and what to eat. I’m officially making Yelp a verb. example: “just yelp it”.
So here are some places I went to for the month of June that I find palatable:
School Bakery & Cafe
70 Fraser Ave. Toronto, ON
I went here for brunch because everyone has been talking about their fluffy pancakes! Now whenever I eat out, I like to order something that has variety, you will never see me order something that only has one item on it (hence why I never order pancakes, or waffles), but I made an exception here and thank goodness my risk-taking paid off! These pancakes were so delicious and stacked so high I could call this the CN Tower of all pancakes (that was lame).
So yeah… get the pancakes, but everything else seemed delicious too! I overheard conversations about maple syrup sausages and bacon. YUMMM
4 Temperance St. Toronto, ON
Tucked away in the financial district, I thought this was going to be some fancy seafood restaurant that charges $16 for JUST a lobster roll. And I was kind of right. Here at Little Fin, they charge $16 for a lobster roll… BUT with the choice of TWO sides! Helloooooo #dealz
Honestly the reason why I wanted to check this place out was because of their store design. I loved their outdoor patio with the bright blue tables! I didn’t even get their lobster roll to be honest! Instead I opted for their Mahi Mahi sandwich with the seaweed salad and potato wedges and everything about it was AMAZING!
The best part? They had cucumber water. OMG
The Hot House Restaurant & Bar
35 Church St. Toronto, ON
I live right around the corner from this place and I’ve never checked it out until they recently opened up the patio again for the summer season. This restaurant serves your typical American/Canadian/Comfort/Whatever you want to call it type of food and they do it WELL. I am so PICKY with pastas because I make my favourite kind of pasta right at home without paying ridiculous amounts of money. I ordered the lobster and snow peas fettuccine and it was creamy, tasty, and most importantly, there were more than two pieces of lobster in a lobster-centric entree! WOW. You don’t always get that in Toronto!
20 Charles St E, Toronto, ON
(They do not have a website so check out their yelp page!)
Who doesn’t like somewhat overpriced Japanese food? I don’t… But I also don’t have a choice, so if I’m paying for this, I might as well find a place with good food! I ordered the Chicken Curry Katsu and everything about it was just right. The right amount of crispiness, juiciness, and curry…ness (?). They also had bento box specials and it came with ALOT of food, don’t you hate it when your friends order something and it looks SO much better? UGH!
So those are my picks for this month! All mouthwatering and delicious, prices are affordable since you see me as a patron there! Definitely check these restaurants out whenever you are in Toronto!