Foodie Fun


Starving Artist, Richtree Eaton Cente Market, Leslieville Pumps

Don’t dread dining out en famille—embrace it with these three perfect pit stops east, west and smack dab in the middle of our fair city.

We (well, our kids) subscribe to the theory that waffles make everything better. That’s not a problem at Starving Artist on Lansdowne, where everything on the menu—from Eggs Benedict to smoked salmon, has a waffle component. And yes, we might try our kid’s dessert s’mores waffle. Just a bite.

When shopping at the Eaton Centre, we head to a food court that’s more fun than frenzied. Located by the Queen subway, the new Richtree Market has absolutely every food type that our family could crave, from the best burgers, Asian stir fry bowls and burritos to sushi and awesome turkey quinoa soup. ‘Play’ soccer with the projected images on the ground and be sure to try one of the many cake samples often on offer.

Leslieville Pumps is the most eclectic restaurant we’ve visited in a while. The working gas station out front, the general store-esque interior, and the gourmet BBQ, coffee, and baked goods are an unusual but winning combo. The smoked hickory chicken delights, as does the monster grilled cheese, and grabbing a coffee and butter tart to go is a grand idea.

There are lots of good eats in the T-Dot your kids will approve of. Start with these 15 Fun Family Food Joints in Toronto.


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