Madame Marie’s Weekly Roundup: Toronto’s Best Takeout, Delivery and Dining During COVID-19 – April 8, 2021
Well, just when we thought we were getting closer to reopening our city, we’ve hit another disheartening milestone. On Thursday, April 8, as of 12:01 a.m., Ontario entered its third stay-at-home order for four weeks.
Please continue supporting your local restaurants during this challenging time, and ordering directly through the business if that’s an option. Here are this week’s takeout picks.
Pizzeria Libretto – Junction
3011 Dundas Street West
Did someone say pizza? Great news for pie lovers in the Toronto’s west end, because Pizzeria Libretto recently opened its fifth location in the historical Junction neighbourhood. Like its other locations across the city, the new Libretto restaurant has the same, much-adored menu, including expertly charred Neapolitan pizzas, a variety of insalatas, and Italian wines. You certainly can’t go wrong with the Diavola pizza—a spice lover’s dream—topped with salami, San Marzano tomato, olives, onion, fior di latte mozzarella, crema di pepperoncino and fresh basil. For a white pizza, try the Funghi. The savoury combination of cremini mushroom, gorgonzola crema, garlic, thyme, rosemary, fior di latte mozzarella and pecorino cheese always hits the spot. Make your takeout night at home a true pizza party with one of four cocktail kits (hello, Negroni!).
494 Front Street East
If you’ve been to Tabule’s two other locations in the city, you’ll adore takeout from Souk Tabule. The chain’s newest outpost in the Canary District offers the same healthy and flavourful Middle Eastern cuisine that you know and love. The hummus, baba ghanoush and beet mutable are the perfect pairings for pita, and the arnabeet (flash fried cauliflower drizzled with tahini) is incredibly satisfying. A variety of soups, salads, wraps and larger meals are also on the menu, and portions are generous! Some crowd pleasers include the falafel and tender shish tawuk.
324 College Street
Perhaps my favourite newcomer to a rather sleepy stretch of College Street is Found. When I stumbled upon this adorable shop, it was love at first sight. Both the storefront and atmosphere are equally dreamy, with plenty of lush greenery on the patio and overall vibes that make you feel like you’ve escaped life’s stresses—even for a brief moment. Aside from the warm and relaxing ambiance, the fair trade espresso-based bevvies are expertly crafted. The baristas are friendly, and definitely know their stuff. There’s also a large selection of light bites, including smashed avo toast, berry-topped sourdough, scones, muffins, croissants and stuffed cookies from Courage Cookies. Whether you’re a coffee purist or a latte lover, stop into Found the next time you need a caffeinated pick-me-up. Peep their online shop for beans and other unique merchandise as well.
Mme. M. xoxo
Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.