Katie Bridges

Katie Bridges

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Katie Bridges is a cheese-loving, tea-guzzling Brit who moved to Toronto from London, England — and never left. When she's not checking out the best food spots across the city, you'll find her shaking up a cocktail with gin and egg whites at her home bar or bothering her dog.

Katie Bridges's articles

Shake Shack Toronto just opened its first Canadian location — here’s what’s on the menu

The popular U.S. burger brand has finally touched down in T.O. But does Shake Shack Toronto’s famous Angus beef patties and handmade milkshakes live up to the hype? We test it out.

This food hall is an all-day destination inside a Toronto tourist attraction

Whether you want coffee, cocktails, burgers or bao, Queen's Cross Food Hall is a sleek and affordable food court inside the CF Toronto Eaton Centre that's open every day of the week.

Bar Ardo slings cheeky Sicilian cocktails, mocktails and snacks on King East

Sister spot to Ardo restaurant, Bar Ardo is a Sicilian-inspired cocktail bar on King Street East with an entire drink menu that's a nod to the owners’ Southern Italian roots.

Ficoa, Little Italy's new tasting menu spot, serves warm and whimsical dishes

Tasting menus aren't always a friendly affair, but chef Gerry Quintero has created an intimate space and warm atmosphere at Ficoa that's full of nostalgic touches and bold flavours.

How White Lily Diner became the best brunch spot in Toronto

The inspiration for this Queen East brunch gem came from a surprising source. Today, White Lily Diner’s creative takes on classic dishes, homemade ingredients and fluffy doughnuts still turn heads.

How to plan your St. Lawrence Market visits this summer

Local chef and St. Lawrence Market aficionado, Matt Dean Pettit, tells us how to navigate the city's longest standing market, what the best St. Lawrence Market vendors are and when to visit.

The 5 best wineries in Beamsville, Niagara to visit this summer

Skip the crowds in Niagara-on-the-Lake and head to Beamsville's wineries instead. The town is adorable, closer to Toronto and home to some of the best wineries in the region.

Get fancy on a budget with this tasting menu on the Danforth

Treat your tastebuds and save your pennies at this Danforth destination for Mediterranean tasting menu bites.

Left Field Brewery has a new Liberty Village location

Left Field Brewery, Toronto’s baseball-inspired brewery has a new location in Liberty Village with a sprawling patio, game day-style bites and plenty of beer on tap. It’s already a home run.

The highly Instagrammable Doc’s Green Door Lounge is even better IRL

Yes, you've seen it all over your feed. No, that's not the full picture. Head to Doc’s Green Door Lounge in the Junction for charming service, local bites and perhaps a bottle to take home.

This east end joint for focaccia sandwiches is our go-to lunch spot

Move aside, subs. Leslie's Sandwich Room's pillowy focaccia sandwiches are lovingly home baked and stuffed with incredible fillings.

It's well worth the drive to this gorgeous bottomless brunch spot

Cambridge Mill is blessed with a stunning view of the Grand River, but the extensive bottomless brunch programme is worth the day trip alone.

The best wine bars Toronto has to offer for rare vino and small plates

Wine, whether natural or not, is in the limelight right now and these are the best wine bars in Toronto to find it at, along with tasty snack plates.

Tapas and wallet-friendly cocktails are on the menu at Lisbon Hotel

A team comprising some of the city's veteran bartenders and chefs has created Lisbon Hotel, a new bite-sized tapas concept in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood.

Take fancy dining to a whole new level at Aera inside The Well

O&B is back with Aera, a special occasion dining venue way up in the sky at The Well, with views to rival its cocktail program and sushi and steak menu.

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is the iconic spot that brought brunch to Toronto

Tucked away in Liberty Village but known across the city, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen was almost not a thing, but for a brave idea and two great founders.

We fire up the Ooni Karu 12G pizza oven to find out if it’s worth the hype

I took the portable Ooni pizza oven for a spin and made some almost restaurant-quality pizza — but not without burning my fingers. Here’s my honest experience with the Ooni Karu 12G.

Corktown wine bar, The Rosebud breathes new life into French fine dining

Closed for decades, this Corktown spot has been revitalized into The Rosebud by the team behind Mira Mira Diner with an eye-opening wine list and a menu that genuinely turns French fare on its head.

Chris Morocco on becoming a better homecook and his fave Toronto spots

The holidays don't need to be stressful. Chris Morocco, the host of Bon Appétit's Dinner SOS podcast, guides us through the season and explains why one should always have a personal cheese plate.

Discover Armenian food and incredible cocktails at this Summerhill gem

Taline, a new(ish) spot in Toronto's Summerhill hood, is a love letter to Armenia dreamed up by three brothers. Plus, their cocktail program was given a sprinkling of magic from a Netflix-famous bartender.