Sometimes it’s just too cold to go outside—at least too cold to go outside without a coat on. And for the people who work in the financial sector downtown in a building that is connected The Path, to get your lunch you don’t have to go outside. Or put a coat on. Even if it is minus 30 with the wind chill.
This week, I headed out on an insider’s food tour of The PATH with local foodie, Shazia McCormick. Shazia has worked downtown for a few years and has a few gems she likes. Here are her picks:
In First Canadian Place:
Naturally Yours: A health food store with a lunch counter
Kupfert and Kim: A vegan gluten free lunch counter she also says is good
In Scotia Plaza:
Mio Express: Italian food like veal and osso bucco to go
At street level, only a few steps from The Path:
Richmond Station: A nice restaurant with a $19 prix fixe. Make a reservation!
And her number one choice:
Touch: In the path below 1 Adelaide Street East, you will find this Indian food counter where they make naan fresh and have a variety of tasty curries.
Another place where you can get good food in the path (from a past column). I am waiting for them to open a location near my house:
De Kefir underneath the Bay Adelaide Centre has delightful kefir parfaits for breakfast, and waffles, smoothies and tasty frozen kefir for all times of day.