Best of Thornhill & Richmond Hill 2014 - Restaurants & Gourmet Food
Where to head for the most scrumptious food in our area
STEVE’S RESTAURANT, 8100 Yonge St.
George and his family have been pleasing patrons and serving up classic egg breakfasts for over 25 years.
BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD ITALIAN
CITRO ITALIAN, 10123 Yonge St.
Chef-owner Johnny gives you a true taste of Italia, in his made-from-scratch classics, with a touch of modern flair.
BEST PEKING DUCK
DAYALI, 20 Gibson Dr.
Our critic Joanne Kates is a huge fan of the crispy duck skin dipped in sugar or salt — sure to satisfy even the most discriminating of palates.
BEST AFTERNOON TEA
THE VICTORIAN TEA ROOM, 7713 Yonge St.
The ideal place to catch up with friends. Not complete without one of their delicious homemade scones.
BEST OLD SCHOOL DINER
THREE COINS, 10140 Yonge St.
Classic homespun fare that is sure to hit the spot and make health nuts want to swap their spinach and kale in for some peameal bacon and home fries.
BEST WINE SELECTION
MARLOWE RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR, 155 York Blvd.
Marlowe offers an extensive list of fine wines with creative late night entertainment. Cheers!
DANTE’S PIZZA, 8707 Dufferin St.
They source the best cured meats, make their own sauce and aren’t afraid to mix things up.
BEST DIM SUM
CASA VICTORIA, 8601 Warden Ave., #4
Top notch cuisine with seriously succulent hai gaw.
BEST TWIST ON FISH
ST. JACOBS FARMERS’ MARKET, 390 Steeles Ave. W.
This small Russian deli has the most luscious lox. Pair it with a bagel and cream cheese and you have the ideal self-contained meal.
THE INDIAN CUISINE, 398 Steeles Ave. W.
With a variety of bold flavours, textures and aromas, this authentic Indian buffet will get your taste buds jumping — plus, they deliver.
RESTORAN MALAYSIA, 815 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.
One of the only Malaysian restaurants in the city and arguably the best.
RUELO, 550 Hwy. 7 E., # C73
This Chinese bakery has perfectly executed macarons. Don’t leave without trying their signature flavour, chocolate praline.
BEST MIDDLE EASTERN
BA LI LAFFA, 7117 Bathurst St.
This year, we’ve decided to award them the title, for the “foreshpice” they give you before each meal — an added bonus!
BEST KOREAN BBQ
SARIWON KOREAN BBQ, 7388 Yonge St.
The best tabletop grilling spot and quality cuts of meat.
BEST ITALIAN SANDWICH
ABRUZZO, 9010 Yonge St.
A hefty sandwich filled with salami, ham and capicollo. It’s a meat lover’s paradise.
BEST WONTON SOUP
JIM CHAI KEE, 270 W. Beaver Creek Rd.
Locals everywhere will vouch for this little basic eatery, well known for its hearty bowls of wonton soup.
BEST TABLE FOR TWO
MI-NE SUSHI, 8865 Woodbine Ave.
With their latest location now open, couples can enjoy an intimate “lover’s course”, and chow down on an assortment of tasty tempura, sashimi, and seafood.
BEST NEW FOOD ADDITION
THE BELLY BUSTER SUBMARINES, 555 N. Rivermede Rd.
Nothing about this place has changed from its original location in North York, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Welcome to the neighbourhood.
ARCHIBALD’S PUB, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
The oldest pub in Richmond Hill is still the best in our opinion.
BEST AUTHENTIC ATMOSPHERE
SARPA, 13311 Yonge St.
With a venue that reflects the true Italian spirit, we can’t help but fall in love with the authentic food, music and hospitality.
BEST ORGANIC DELI
REESOR’S, YORK FARMERS’ MARKET, 7509 Yonge St.
We look forward to our fresh, local, organic turkey from Reesor’s. Thanksgiving would not be the same without them.
BEST PAN ASIAN
PHUCKET PARADISE, 7771 Yonge St.
Delivered to your door or enjoyed in-house, be sure to try the hot and sour soup and crispy ginger beef.
BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE
ORGANIC GARAGE, 8020 Bathurst St.
One-stop shop for the healthy minded. Stock up on organic groceries, bulk food, vitamins, natural body products and more.
CONCORD MARKET, 1438 Centre St.
Consistently (and sometime freakishly) the largest and loveliest produce around.
BEST INDIE COFFEE SHOP
COVER NOTES TEA AND COFFEE LOUNGE, 10268 Yonge St.
We love the artistic vibe to this gem of a coffee shop, as well as their roasted beans and made-from-scratch pastries.
BEST CREME BRULEE
THE OCTAGON, 7529 Yonge St.
Never mess with a classic. This vanilla bean crème brûlée is perfection on a plate.
STUART CARROLL, 7509 Yonge St.
Head here for a wide array of locally sourced, naturally raised meats butchered with precision and care, including: fresh Ontario pork and free run chicken.
BAGEL WORLD, 10 Disera Dr.
Hand-rolled and kettle-boiled, these bagels are prepped in the traditional way, made fresh daily with natural ingredients for the perfect chew.
LE DELICE, 7355 Bayview Ave.
Thank goodness the summer is over. How much more La Paloma gelato can we eat? We thank this fine bakery for bringing the best of St. Clair West up to our neck of the woods.
BEST LUNCH COUNTER
MIMI GOURMET BY CAMARRA’S, 8700 Dufferin St., #18
Delicious comfort foods, soups, handmade pastas and award-winning pizza to chow down on.
BEST FISH MARKET
T&T, 1 Promenade Cir.
High-quality whole fish, live lobster and crabs, oysters, shrimp and more.
YUMMY GRILL, 531 Atkinson Ave.
Deliciously spiced meat is mixed with your choice of toppings and rolled into a laffa or pita. Be prepared to feast.