When you live in a cultural hotbed like King West
, you’re just steps away from discovering some of Toronto’s newest and most talked about additions to the culinary and entertainment worlds. It’s one of the things we love best about King Blue’
s home – there’s always something new to experience and enjoy right outside your front door. As this bustling end of Toronto continues to grow and take shape, here are some of the most trending new spots we’ll be savouring this summer and beyond.
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Top Chef Canada alum Steve Gonzalez
has chosen King West for the location of his first restaurant, the Latin American-inspired Valdez down the street from King Blue. As a first generation Colombian-Canadian, Gonzalez bring inspiration from his heritage to create Latin street fare creations. We already can’t get enough of their Marga’rica cocktail and 5 kinds of ceviche. 606 King Street W. valdezrestaurant.com
If you’re walking down King West on your way to work and smell something absolutely delightful, it’s probably coming from inside the doors of this new Italian bakery. Owner Andrea Mastrandrea
bases menu items on old family recipes, and is serving up delectable biscotti, dozens of breads, focaccia and more. It’s the place to go for a quick espresso and bite to eat before heading out for a day in the neighbourhood. 609 King St. W. fornocultura.com
Barcelona-style tapas comes to the Entertainment District at the latest establishment created by restaurateur Charles Khabouth
. Get together with friends and enjoy the authentically Spanish, imported ingredients that make dishes like jamón ibérico de bellota, patatas bravas
, seafood paella and sugary churros with dulce de leche. 480 King St. W. patriatoronto.com
Belly Buster Submarines
Is it the bread? The lettuce? The special sauces? Whatever it is that makes Belly Buster Submarines
’ sandwiches so good, you’ll have to find out at their new downtown Toronto location. They’re nothing fancy, but their specialty subs, and hot and cold sandwiches with roast beef, salami and more have been a favourite place for lunch, dinner and late night snacks since the 1970s. 389 King Street W., bellybustersub.com
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