A bakery outlet for Canada Bread Company Limited, McGavin's offers rows of loaves at wholesale prices. Fill bare cupboards or secret floorboard compartments with discount bread facing a dwindling shelf life, surplus bread from overzealous production lines, and fresh bread from local bakeries. McGavin's white or 100 per cent whole-wheat loaves (five loaves for $10.49) prove eminently slatherable. Other yeasty feasts include Dempster's Bagel six packs (three packs for $8.99), english muffin six packs (three packages for $6.99), and tortillas (three packages for $8.25). The popular discount special section, meanwhile, invites gluten gourmands to mix and match an ever-changing cast of short-dated dough bookends: every product, regardless of size, grain, or resemblance to Winston Churchill costs $1.39, and shoppers can mix and match an assortment of ten loaves for $12. Discount selections change daily and vary by location.
Bacchus Cafe & Wine Bar's rotating menu complements the freshness of ingredients used, many of which are sourced from local suppliers. Visitors rest in a vibrant, art-filled space, lounging like child princes on couches and stools while enjoying delectably prepared tapas. Evening diners nosh on light items, such as an herb-crusted, Italian-style sardine ($6), oven-baked between crusty bruschetta and melty mozzarella, or a truffle oil-kissed mushroom and spinach crostini ($13). Meat-seeking taste buds pen four-verse love-raps for the calamari, prawn, and chorizo, served with sautéed onion, garlic, and peppers ($15), or the spice-marinated bison meatballs, bursting with mozzarella and baked in tomato sauce ($17).
Decorated with white linens and elegant statues, Haweli's two locations transplant India's varied, spicy dishes to an eatery emulating the opulence of a haweli —a place where ancient Indian royalty met to indulge in fine dining. In each kitchen, native Indian chefs fuse the rich spices and flavours of North Indian cuisine into authentic curries, rice-based biryanis, and clay-oven-baked tandoori entrees.
What began as a single store with a single recipe in 1983 has since expanded to coat tongues across Canada with its handcrafted, always-fresh repertoire of premium ice cream. The aroma of freshly baked waffle cones roams freely throughout each Marble Slab Creamery location, luring customers counterside to watch staff members blend nuts, fruits, and candies into a variety of ice-cream flavours atop a frozen slab. Ultra-fresh ingredients, including dairy products from local farms, vanilla from Madagascar, and fine European chocolates with up-to-date passports join forces to infuse each bite with an extra punch of sweetness. In addition to standard cones, Marble Slab Creamery's daily-made ice cream can also be savoured in the form of ice-cream cakes, milkshakes, and floats, and low-fat yogurts offer a lighter, equally delicious alternative.
Eschewing the dainty portions that some steak houses try to pass off as meals, Campbell’s Restaurant and Steakhouse prides itself on pairing hearty plates of steak-house and comfort fare with a low-key, neighbourly vibe. Though the restaurant’s all-day menu harbours dishes that range from omelettes to full racks of ribs, these generous portions serve as the common thread that unites the diverse elements and keeps guests returning throughout the day for more. After the sun sets on breakfast and lunch, soft lights illuminate the expansive dining room, where families and groups share platters of dry ribs and sizzling cheese toast and lone fishermen dangle baited hooks over plates of salmon salad.
The cooks at Duke's Bar and Grill prepare bar favourites that range from triple-pepperoni pizzas to cordon-bleu burgers and creole shrimp. Diners and sports revellers can grab pints and watch games on the TVs indoors or step outside to grab a meal on the patio.