Before or after a performance at The Sony Centre check out Barsa Taberna for a tasty tapas meal. It can be found just down the street from the Sony Centre for Performing Arts – think Spanish, relaxed and delicious. Be sure to grab a special discount off your food/drink receipt when you show your Sony Centre for Performing Arts ticket before or after your show! A perfect way to stretch your dollar, feed you and your guests and keep the good energy flowing!
Bar Cru takes its name from the French word for “raw,” and they’re paying homage to three main raw seafood dishes: sushi, poke and ceviche.
The minimal little restaurant is tucked away on Market Street opposite the St. Lawrence Market.
Photos by Hector Vasquez
Serving up lunch, dinner and weekend brunches, Barsa Taberna has Spanish inspired dishes that are to die for. No matter your tastes, you’re sure to find something at this restaurant that will satisfy and have you craving more. Plus, who doesn’t love a good pitcher of sangria?
While Yashy and I are not shy about taking the kids to a nice restaurant, on many occasions, we are eager to have a night to ourselves. Following a recent Travel Massive meet-up near St. Lawrence Market, we seized the opportunity to discover a new restaurant. Naturally, we conducted some quick research at the meet-up, and the place that we found most intriguing was named Barsa Taberna, which had some solid online reviews and was described as a “bright, artsy Spanish eatery serving Barcelona-inspired tapas”, exactly the type of place we sought. This spot is by far one of Toronto’s coziest restaurants!
Bindia aims to serve Indian food within an airy brightly lit bistro. Their dining room doesn’t have an ounce of red or gold, instead there are calming blues and warm wood tones. The well ventilated restaurant means you can even go out afterwards without being perfumed with the aromatic aromas.
Always a sucker for markets, I often find myself looking for excuses to venture to St. Lawrence to peruse the aisles and explore the area. In recent years, there has been a bit of resurgence, with new restaurants setting up shop along the Market St. strip. One of those restaurants is Bindia, a modern Indian restaurant serving some delicious gluten-free eats. Indian cuisine is typically gluten-free friendly, which is awesome because I love the bold and spicy flavours.
Every year, Canada’s National Trust publishes a “Worst Losses” list – a heartbreaking enumeration of historic buildings wiped from our landscape. From lighthouses to churches to architecturally and culturally significant houses, most are neglected beyond repair, then demolished – often for condo development. And as the only G7 country without laws in place to protect federal-government-owned historic properties, Canada continues to accumulate new losses every year.
We’re off to an early start to patio season in the city (yippee!) and as the weeks continue to hopefully heat up we want to take full advantage of being outdoors. Dining under the open skies is what we love best so here are a few great patios in the city where you can not just have fun with friends but you can also take your kids too. Slap on your shades and sunscreen and let’s go!
Charming heritage buildings, sun-soaked patios and fresh, international cuisine — that’s what you’ll find on the newly restored Market St. What was once a mundane alley nestled beside St. Lawrence Market, is now a street boasting with restaurants and cafes that reflect Toronto’s diverse culinary scene. From Spanish tapas and Italian fare to fresh seafood and modern Indian cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate. And for those who get hangry before, during or after a trip to the market (or all three like me), the foodie hub is a godsend. A refuge from the hustle and bustle of the busy market, it’s the perfect place to unwind and fuel up. Here’s a glimpse inside the vibrant establishments that line the street…