Madame Marie’s Weekly Roundup: Toronto’s Best Takeout, Delivery and Dining During COVID-19 – February 26, 2021

If you’re looking for the best takeout experiences in Toronto, look no further than my weekly roundup. Here are this week’s delicious picks.

Camp Smokehouse
300 College Street
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If you’re reminiscing about the good old days at camp, Camp Smokehouse, a new weekly pop-up on College Street, is selling a menu of comforting classics that will evoke plenty of nostalgia from the mess hall. Order a “Picnic for Two”, reasonably priced at $40. It includes a deliciously sloppy brisket sandwich (choose The Mess Hall or The Sleeping Giant), smoked fries, wieners and maple beans, coleslaw and bourbon s’mores. All items can be ordered individually as well. Camp Smokehouse is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., or until sold out. Pre-ordering this adult camp experience is highly recommended.

Photo: Camp Smokehouse.

3328 Yonge Street

At this refined and minimalist uptown Edomae sushi restaurant, diners can typically expect to spend upwards of $500 per person for an omakase menu. Over the years, Shoushin has received plenty of accolades, and for good reason. The restaurant uses original ingredients and imports the majority of its fish selection from Japan for its superior taste, excellent texture and authenticity. Great news for sushi devotees: Shoushin is now offering a la carte options as well as custom menus (two days advance notice required) via Tock. Allow the oro-Uni Don, premium wild caught bluefin tuna and Japanese sea urchin, to melt in your mouth. Or try the Japanese Crown Musk Melon. Bursting with refreshing juices, it’s the ideal way to end your Shoushin takeout experience.

1028 Shaw Street
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If you’re a long-time west end resident, you might not even know about Contra because it’s tucked away in a sleepy residential neighbourhood between Christie Street and Ossington Avenue, just south of Dupont Street. The quaint café is located in a converted corner house and has an open and minimalist vibe with plenty of exposed brick, black accents and marble. In addition to the shop’s stunning design (the owners are architects by trade), the coffee and baked goods are magnificent – especially when they can be enjoyed on the large wrap-around patio. Contra is the definition of fantastic coffee, and it’s the type of shop that you want in your ‘hood.

Bon appétit!


Mme. M. xoxo

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Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.