Seeking stomachs find solace from the hearty starters, sandwiches, and more studding Sports Garden Café's eclectic menu. Rev gastro-engines for the veggie & dip platter with ranch ($6), or an original café creation like the Canadian Angus cheese & peameal bacon burger ($11.25). Incisors sink into sweet potato fries ($6.25) as orb’s orient onto one of the twenty café TV screens, displaying the athleticisms of professionals and fugitive referees. The hat trick platter, a two-pound pile of buffalo wings, deep-fried pickle spears, three-cheese garlic bread and veggie sticks ($28.50), feeds groups of friends, family, and protesters, and pairs well with any of Sports Garden Café's eleven draught beers (prices vary). Your mini-me can enjoy kids' menu classics such as chicken tenders ($5.99) or the cheese quesadilla ($5.95).
Caribbean and Asian influences combine forces on Rotilicious's menu of roti, rice dishes, and meaty entrees. Classic West Indian roti, an unleavened bread also popular on the Indian subcontinent, delivers fillings of pumpkin ($5.25), chickpea ($4.79), and duck ($6.99) with sleek, aerodynamic ease. Rotilicious cooks simmering cauldrons of sauces, including spicy garlic, black bean, and oyster, to compete for a spot on the beef entree list ($9.95). Meanwhile, the large jerk chicken avenges itself of the abrasive misnomer with savoury spices ($7.25). Weary muscles can feast on a small order of curried chicken, goat, or beef, infusing their owners with enough protein to lift low spirits or entire rock collections ($7.49). Satisfy Chinese cravings with large orders of chow or lo mein, stocked full of vegetables ($6.95), chicken ($7.95), or shrimp ($8.95).
Yogurty's, a proudly Canadian company, claims that at their stores, no two customers have ever made the same exact treat twice. It would be nearly impossible—low- or no-fat, probiotic-rich frozen yogurt comes in more than 85 flavours, ranging from carmel latte to banana split to red velvet, and 65 toppings allow patrons to swirl, drizzle, and sprinkle tasty treats until they resemble works of icy art. Their gluten-free yogurt, a natural source of protein, calcium, and probiotics, is made from fresh milk right off of Canadian farms and supports healthy digestive systems and immunity. The cheerful stores showcase bright colors—nearly as bright as bubblegum and orange cream, topped with sour gummi worms, and rainbow sprinkles.
Crème Brûlée's boutique bakery and café offers a multifaceted menu of sweet and savoury eats and treats catering to various dietary restrictions, with an array of delectable dishes available in sugar-free, low-fat, organic, flour-less, gluten-free, and egg- and dairy-free formats. Striving for freshness and straying from preservatives, the organic jerk chicken quesadilla ($7.89 for a half order) and the spicy tuna melt crepe with jalapeños ($8.25) measure up to these standards with the eagerness of an overachieving sibling (but with none of the parental love-hogging). The Paris dessert crepe ($9.25), filled with hazelnut, banana, chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream, and a splash of Chanel No. 5, provides patrons with the crème de la crème, and a slew of hot drinks including espresso, café mocha, and cappuccino add an energetic jolt to a healthy meal à la mode.
A Canadian chicken depot for more than 40 years, Chick-N-Joy emphasizes fresh ingredients and a homemade approach to chicken dinners. All chicken is sourced from inspected farms, hand-processed (never frozen), lightly seasoned, tenderized with Shiatsu massage, and pressure-cooked in trans-fat-free Canola oil. The three-piece chicken dinner (a $7.90 value with tax) pairs pieces of rib, thigh, and leg with fresh-cut fries and gravy. A salad and buttermilk biscuit, both made fresh daily, complete the posse. A small soft drink (a $1.18 value including tax) seals victory over humanly hunger and thirst, freeing the sated to walk the streets without salivating on lampposts.