Living in Toronto for most of my life, I had never really explored the city; MY city. But when my friend came to visit me over the holidays, we decided to make the trip downtown to the Distillery District. To our dismay, we were thoroughly disappointed with what we found and decided to head back to Eaton's Centre for some more shopping and a bite to eat. As we were walking back, we stumbled across the St. Lawrence Market. I have heard the name through random conversations over the past years but had never checked it out for myself. There was no better time than now, as we were wandering the streets of Downtown Toronto. St. Lawrence market is a lively two level building housing a variety of fresh small fruit/vegetable, butcher, cheese, baked goods and fish shops. It was clear that all the desserts were freshly baked, all the fish was just very recently caught, and all the meat was clearly of high end cuts and of top quality. After doing a quick search on our phones for the best places to eat, we decided on two places: Busters Sea Cove and Carousel Bakery.
Busters Sea Cove
|The Salmon Sandwich with Coleslaw at Busters Sea Cove|
Service was also excellent as it took no more than 5-10 minutes from the time of order until we got our food and cooks seemed cheerful. Sandwiches are served with coleslaw; for an additional charge, customers can choose to add either salad or freshly cut skinny fries. We decided to stick with the coleslaw, made up of carrots, shredded raw and red cabbage and mixed with a light milk (possibly buttermilk), vinegar, and black pepper dressing. This was the only thing we were disappointed with as the coleslaw seemed very flavorless. There was hardly any taste, but at least it was light and added a fresh, clean element to accompany the sandwich. Busters, like all the places at St. Lawrence, is more of a casual fast food, sit wherever you can type of restaurant, which is great!
4/5 Erics for Busters Sea Cove
|The Peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery|
4/5 Erics for Carousel Bakery
5/5 Erics for St. Lawrence Market