The best food courts in Toronto distinguish themselves from the status quo by offering an abundance of quick service options all in one place. These food halls hawk more than your typical fast food fare; there's steaming bowls of pho, tacos, bao, noodles, burgers, all day breakfasts and more.
Here are the best food courts in Toronto.
Urban Eatery (Eaton Centre) - 220 Yonge Street, North side, lower level
The swanky food court in the lower level of the Eaton Centre is populated with vendors like Liberty Noodle, Urban Herbivore, and Big Smoke Burger. Atypical to most mall food courts, this eatery is outfitted with real cutlery, reusable dishes, and sleek Danish-designed furniture.
Dine on 3 (Yorkdale) - 3401 Dufferin Street
Fuel your next shopping trip at Yorkdale Mall's sunny, third floor food court and adjacent patio. Almost twenty vendors include big chains like Subway, Chiptole and KFC along with a few local gems like Mii Sandwich Co., Big Smoke Burger and Shanghai 360.
Village by the Grange - 53 McCaul Street
With few exceptions, the food court positioned across the street from the AGO is inhabited by indie vendors that serve up a range of cheap and cheerful international delicacies. Standout eateries include the Mean Bao, Karine's (a haven for all day breakfast), and the incredibly wholesome menu (thick quiches and casseroles) served by Helena's Magic Kitchen.
First Canadian Place - 130 King Street West
In the heart of the Financial District, First Canadian Place boasts a concourse level marketplace as well as above ground dining options on the upper level terrace. Favourites for dining downstairs include the Kupfert & Kim, Brick Street Bakery, Greenleafs, and Naturally Yours, while up a few escalators you'll find Maman, Ruby Thai and Amaya Express.
Pacific Mall - 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
The massive Asian mall located at the city limits is home to a wide range of regional specialties. Highlights include bento boxes packed with popcorn chicken from Papa Chang's, numbingly spicy hot pots from KS Spicy Legend, skewered curry fish balls from the Fish Ball Place, and all the sushi, bubble tea, and egg waffle ice cream sandwiches you could hope for.
TD Centre - 66 Wellington Street West
Conveniently located within the PATH Network, this Financial District food court offers over 35 dining destinations including quick service eateries, specialty food shops and restaurants. Standouts in this food court include grab and go sushi at Umi, customizable sandwiches at Fast Fresh Foods, and the fresh boxed lunches at Crave Healthy Habits.
Sherway Gardens -25 The West Mall
Familiar food court favourites including Chipotle, New York Fries and Szachuan Express are all present in the food court of this upscale Etobicoke mall. The shopping centre is also home to Toronto's first Pinkberry and the roster of sit-down restaurants continues to expand with Joey's and Cactus Club on the way.
Metro Square - 3636 Steeles Ave East, Markham
The first floor of this Asian mall near Steeles and the 404 is dotted with vendors that dish out everything from BBQ and noodle soups to dim sum, stir-fries, and bubble teas. Among the popular vendors, you'll find Pho King Vietnamese Cuisine, Chinese Dumpling House, and the Lucky Curry House.
Plaza Latina - 9 Milvan Drive
The food court is the standout attraction inside this Latino mall near Finch and Weston Road. The hidden gem is home to an array of vendors dishing out empanadas, pupusas, tacos, churros and various other delicacies from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and beyond.
Lead photo of Plaza Latina.
by Liora Ipsum via blogTO