For the love of food and London’s finest…
Here at LondonFuse, we love food. Like, REALLY love food. And what do we love even more? Delicious, interesting, unexplored, brand new food options! And the best part is, we’re all in luck because there have been some incredible establishments opening their doors as of late and we’ve been on the move trying any and all of them.
We’ve also taken the liberty of compiling your resto to-do list so that you’re in the know and can get on trying each and every one of these. Here goes!
1- Aroma of India
In our humble opinion, London’s got some killer Indian restaurants, especially in the downtown core. So, we’re extremely excited to add another one to the list! Aroma of India opened it’s doors at 350 Dundas Street a few months back and people have come in droves.
This new London gem “encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India [and] combines the ancient with the modern and take you down the path to losing yourself in the exotic flavours of India.” And we’re really happy they do! Get goin’ citizens!
2- Roli Poli
Starting as a food truck (and garnering rave reviews), Roli Poli opened its doors at 484 Richmond Street in May 2017 and is London’s first “hand rolled” ice cream shop.
If you haven’t been there yet… go! Because you can be sure, all those photos your friends are posting on Instagram and Snapchat, yeah, it tastes as good as it looks.
3- Korean Express
It feels like this little nugget popped up out of nowhere… and we couldn’t be happier it did! Korean Express is pleasing even the toughest critics at its 346 Richmond Street location serving up the finest in traditional Korean and Japanese cuisine.
You may not expect to find samosas under that description but they sure are there, and we highly recommend you snag one. Get it while it’s hot, Londy!
Having taken over the space from one of London’s longest running restaurants, The Toddle Inn, Renato’s is definitely living up to the standard. Bringing you classic Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, only happy campers depart from their 640 Richmond Street establishment.
And by the way, if you’re looking for a new brunch spot, look no further than Renato’s!
5- Haven’s Creamery
Yes, it’s true! More new, delicious, locally made ice cream just in time for summer… score. The verdict on Haven’s Creamery? It’s amazing. Word has traveled fast around town that this “handmade, batch-by-batch” ice cream is exactly what you need in your life. Get down to 226 Piccadilly Street, fast.
Btw, the rumours are true: They do in fact have cereal milk flavoured ice cream. Mmmhmmm.
6- Growing Chefs! Ontario HQ
You’ve known and loved Growing Chefs! Ontario for many years. But, what some of you may not know is that the GC Crew moved into the old Auberge du Petit Prince location at 458-460 King Street at the beginning of this year. Although they are still first and foremost a training facility, they also offer monthly events such as Sunday Dinners (last Sunday of the month), outdoor barbecues, venue rentals with catering and more!
Stay tuned to their event calendar for details and get yourself to this beautiful location for some of the most scrumptious food in London!
7- So Inviting
Yes, you’re friends, parents, cousins, teachers, spouses… anyone who has tried So Inviting is exactly correct… IT’S INCREDIBLE! The first of its kind in London, this Chinese bakery and dumpling house opened a mere two weeks ago in the Old East Village at 876 Dundas Street. Word spread fast and now people near and far are hooked.
Get on over there and enjoy several different kinds of dumplings and potstickers, a plethora of Chinese baked goods, as well as two of the nicest shop owners you’ll ever meet in your life. Also, if you’re on the run, pick up a few bags of their frozen dumplings and you’ll eat like royalty all week.
Who’s hungry? Let’s get out there and support new local businesses because this city’s full of them.
Psst! Have you been somewhere amazing that has opened up in the last few months in London? Let us know in the comments because we want to try your future suggestion already.
Feature photo (of delicious dumplings, sesame balls, wontons, and special sauce from So Inviting) by Nicki Borland