Cheap Eat of the Week: Aroma Espresso Bar’s shakshuka


Published:

Everything — even tomato stew— is better with eggs (Image: Gizelle Lau)

While spring has begun to show its colours, winter still taunts us and patio season is weeks away. So we can still sneak in a few more warming stews.

Hearty and homey, shakshuka is like a Mediterranean version of tomato soup, with elements of Mexican-style huevos rancheros and American beef chili stew. The dish, which refers to “mixture” in Tunisian, is usually associated with Sephardic Jews.

As part of the breakfast menu, Aroma Espresso Bar’s shakshuka ($9.60) is a bowl of hearty tomato stew topped with two eggs (because everything tastes better when you put eggs on top) and a bread basket on the side.

Aroma has new locations on King West, just east of Spadina, and Queen West, at the corner of Augusta, so don’t miss out on the equally warming mocha with real chocolate at the bottom of the cup (so make sure you stir!).

Aroma Espresso Bar, various locations around Toronto

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

For more cheap eats from Toronto, check out our Pinterest page

 

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Restaurant Update: Otto's Doner, Smoke's Weinerie, Maman, Union outdoor market extended

Restaurant Update: Otto's Doner, Smoke's Weinerie, Maman, Union outdoor market extended

As the summer heat kicks in and with the Pan Am games still in session, the Toronto dining scene has seen a fairly quiet week. Street food is the main focus at two new restaurants that opened up shop.
Posted 4 days ago
Preview of Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival this August

Preview of Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival this August

This summer, we’re celebrating August by having even more fun than usual. Post City has partnered with Estrella Damm, the well-known beer of Barcelona, to act as exclusive media partner for Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival.
Posted 5 days ago
Lunch Pick: Against the Grain's organic burger

Lunch Pick: Against the Grain's organic burger

With the Pan Am Games in full swing, there’s no better time to take in T.O. in all her summer glory. Those who haven’t checked out at least something pertaining to the sports affair — be it free concert, artsy installation or event itself — now is the chance. Uninterested in navigating a swarm of crowds? Head over to the Sugar Beach environs and seat yourself down on Against the Grain’s patio where water-side events can be taken in at a more leisurely pace.
Posted 6 days ago
First Draught: Rainhard Brewery's True Grit Farmhouse Ale

First Draught: Rainhard Brewery's True Grit Farmhouse Ale

This week, we head west to Rainhard Brewery for their True Grit Farmhouse Ale.
Posted 6 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module