Restaurants

I am by no means a professional restaurant reviewer, but I do love to dine out. Experiencing food the way the pros make it is what inspires me in my own kitchen. Here’s a collection of all the restaurants I’ve blogged about. Hopefully they inspire you as well, or at least work as a good recommendation while traveling!

Moncton:

Calactus – Vegetarian
Café Archbald – Crepes
Café Archbald 2 – Pizza
Cut Throat Pizza – Pizza
Pink Sushi – Sushi
Red Satay Grill – Vietnamese
Café Clementine – Café
The Old Triangle – Irish pub

Fredericton:

Relish – Burgers
Brewbakers – Fine dining
Brewbakers 2 – Fine dining
Isaac’s Way – New American
Cannon’s Cross Pub – Pub
Dimitri’s Souvlaki – Greek
The Lunar Rogue – Pub

Halifax:

The Wooden Monkey – Organic/Local

Toronto:

Breakfast/Brunch
Leslieville Diner – Greasy spoon
Free Times Cafe – Authentic Jewish
Calico Cafe – Vegan
Queen Mother Cafe – Asian fusion
Lady Marmalade – Brunch only
Cafe Crepe – Crepes
Pulp Kitchen – Vegetarian/Vegan
Frankly Eatery – Indian fusion
Mitzi’s on College – Brunch only
Bonjour Brioche – Bakery
Edward Levesque’s Kitchen – New American
Toast Restaurant – New American
School Bakery & Cafe – Brunch, dinner, bakery
Saving Grace – Brunch only
Auntie’s & Uncles – brunch only

Lunch/Supper
Ceili Cottage 1 – Irish
Ceili Cottage 2 – Irish
Stratengers – Pub
Fresh 1 – Vegetarian/Vegan
Fresh 2 – Vegetarian/Vegan
Fresh 3 – Vegetarian/Vegan
Fresh 4 – Vegetarian/Vegan
Lemongrass – Thai
Hibiscus Cafe – Vegan
Utopia – Burritos
Kyoto House – Sushi
Rawlicious – Raw vegan
Kale – Vegan buffet
W Burger Bar – Hamburgers
Smoke’s Poutinerie – Poutine
Pearl Court – Dim Sum
The Pickle Barrel – Family
Moti Mahal – Indian
Granite Brewery – Pub
Pizzeria Libretto – Pizza
Jaipur Grille – Indian
Sushi Marche – Sushi
The Burger’s Priest – Hamburgers
Tabule – Middle Eastern
Fressen – Vegetarian
Ravi Soups – Wraps & Soup
Commensal – Vegetarian buffet
Arepa Cafe – Arepas
Southern Accent – Cajun/Creole
Chino Locos – Burritos
The Queen & Beaver – British Gastropub
The Grilled Cheese – Grilled cheese sandwiches
Great Burger Kitchen – Hamburgers

Drinks & Dessert
Sin & Redemption – Bar

Bakeries & Cafes
Brick Street Bakery – Bread
Carousel Bakery – Sandwiches
St. Urbain Bagel – Bagels
Sweet Bliss Baking Company – Sweets
What A Bagel – Bagels
The Canadian Pie Company – Pie
Le Gourmand – Pastries, sweets, lunch
Le Gourmand 2 – Cookies
Dark Horse Espresso Bar – Coffee
Te Aro Roasted – Coffee
Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread – Cookies
Wanda’s Pie In The Sky – Sweets, lunch
Clafouti – French pastries

Ottawa:

The Atomic Rooster – Pub
Il Primo – Brunch/Italian
Elgin Street Diner – Greasy spoon
Bridgehead – Coffee
The Manx – Pub
Pancho Villa – Mexican
Pure Gelato – Gelato & Crepes
The Table – Vegetarian buffet
Oh So Good – Cake
Byward Cafe – Deli
Pho Bo Ga La – Vietnamese
The Scone Witch – Brunch/Bakery/Cafe

Calgary:

The Palamino – Smokehouse
Lounge Burger – Burgers/Pub

Banff:

The Rose & Crown – Pub
Banff Sweet Shoppe – Fudge & Candy
Evelyn’s Coffee – Cafe
Wild Flour – Bakery
Wild Flour 2 – Bakery
Cow’s – Ice cream
Banff Tea Company – Tea
Elk & Oarsman – Pub
The Bison – Bistro
The Fudgery – Fudge

Lake Louise:

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Fine dining

Chicago:

Lou Malnati’s – Pizza
Karyn’s on Green – Vegan

Buffalo:

Towne Restaurant – Greek
Mulligan’s Brick Bar – Bar

San Francisco:

Good Mong Kok Bakery – Dim Sum
Millenium – Vegetarian
Tartine – Bakery/Brunch
Hamburgers Sausalito – Burgers
Lappert’s Ice Cream – Ice cream
Cafe Gratitude – Raw/Vegan

  1. We need to get some Seattle restaurants on this list!

  2. Geneviève Hamelin

    I’ve been following your posts for almost 2 years now. Everytime I see pictures of you eating in restaurants, I’m craving! How do you manage to go to restaurants almost everyday ? (I’m talking money here…!!) I wish I could eat in restaurants several times a week and I’m wondering if you have tips for me.

    Hope to read your comment on that!

    @GeHamelin

    • Hey Geneviève! I ate out about twice a week while living in Toronto. About $30 a week. I lived VERY cheaply otherwise. Never bought much else apart from food splurges (I didn’t even buy shampoo – I used the stuff at the gym I worked at!). Tips for eating out cheaply though – only order a main dish and nothing else. No appetizer, dessert or drink. Go for lunch or brunch when menu items are cheaper. And subscribe to any newsletters, join facebook, etc of restaurants you like. They’ll promote specials, discounts and prix fixe stuff. It was pretty easy to eat cheaply in Toronto because of all the choice.

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