With Winter Village activities in full swing, your family might be stopping in to Evergreen Brick Works for a skate, a bike ride, or an activity in the Children’s Garden—whatever it is you choose to do on site you’re bound to work up an appetite. To help you navigate the best food options for you and your family—we’ve put together some of our favourite February Evergreen Brick Works food offerings. Let's eat!
Popular local chefs are filling the village with the aromas of a diverse selection of street food prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. They're coming in food trucks, taking space in shipping container kitchens, or just popping up their equipment in the space around the Kilns. Here are our top three recommendations to try this month.
An innovative Toronto business that prepares healthy plant-based food (vegan and gluten-free) in tandem with the Ontario growing season.Warm up with their hot vegan chili and then grab a macaroon as a treat for later. Salted Maple, Vanilla, and Cacao are all available.
A Toronto-based food truck all about providing local and sustainable food. They work strictly with local farmers to build knowledge about local food within the community. Their specialties include the pulled pork sandwich, deep fried Brussel sprouts, the poutine (the best bang for your buck in the market) and the duck confit grilled cheese that people have literally travelled for. If you're craving good hearty food, this is the place to try.
TC Tibetan Momo
A small family-run business selling traditional Momos (Tibetan dumplings). The Momos are made with ingredients sourced entirely from Ontario farmers and have been described as “delicious bundles of joy”. TC Tibetan Momo also does a weekly surprise feature, in the past butter coffee has been on the menu. Right now you are more likely to find a delicious homemade soup to pair with your momos.
The notoriously famous and well established Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market is always in full swing. Every Saturday from November to April 25 join us inside for a wide selection of local, farm-fresh food farmers, producers and chefs. Here are three delicious unique finds that you may have not known you could eat at the Saturday farmers market this February.
To eat while at the market: My Little Dumplings’
My Little Dumplings serves up marvellous organic, locally-sourced food creations inspired by cuisines from around the world. Handmade and always delicious, My Little Dumplings brings the world of exotic flavours to our local market! If you’re having trouble picking out what you might want to eat, the Caribbean Bajan Beef Cheek Steam Bun comes highly recommended.
To snack on while browsing the market: Chocosol
ChocoSol considers themselves slow food chocolate makers. Their whole food chocolate is made in small batches on site at their St Clair West location in Toronto. Their chocolate is dairy, gluten, soy, nut, preservative and additive free. In February, Chocosol is introducing four beautiful Valentine’s bars with their favourite classic flavours —Luscious Coconut, Sinfully Raw Vanilla, Darkness and Five Chili. Get them for that special someone while you can!
To take home: Pyramid Ferments
Pyramid Ferments artfully combines two things we love: innovation and fermentation. Their incredible products showcase seasonal ingredients and distinct flavour profiles, with the added bonus of being great for your digestive and immune systems. A must try is the Old Smoky Sauerkraut made with triple hickory smoked garlic, jalapeño, garlic scapes & Sea Salt.
Located at the Evergreen Brick Works, Chef Owner Brad Long's Cafe Belong offers grab & go, table service dining and catering. Open seven days a week.
New Mongolian Menu—Yurt This!
Hey they have a yurt! That’s right, a yurt—from their friends at Céilí Cottage in Leslieville. And there’s no better way to celebrate than a special menu: Yurt This! Come and sample some Mongolian style dishes in this intimate, unique room.