The patio days are upon us and it’s time to get out and enjoy that warm sun on your back while you sip drinks and share snacks. Dining outdoors with good food and great friends - that’s what summer days are all about! There are delicious restaurants scattered all over the Greater Golden Horseshoe, but some neighbourhoods just seem to KNOW food. If you’re a self-described foodie and you’re looking for some new flavours, we can help you find the best areas to visit that are accessible by GO Transit. When you leave the driving to us, you can just eat, drink, and be merry!
When you head out for dinner on the weekends, be sure to use our Weekend Passes. At only $10, our One-Day pass gives you unlimited GO travel on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Are you planning to dine out on both days? The $15 Weekend Pass is perfect, giving you unlimited GO travel all weekend long, including holiday weekends. And, if you’re bringing the kids out for a meal, remember that kids 12 and under always ride free on GO. We’re helping you save money on transportation so you can splurge on dessert!
James St. North in Hamilton
James St. North in downtown Hamilton is a foodie’s dream destination. The stretch between King St. and Murray St. is filled with fantastic dining options. From vegan fare at Green Bar to Charred’s mouth-watering rotisserie chicken, there’s something to satisfy every eater. For a focus on sourcing seasonal ingredients, try Earth to Table: Bread Bar. The Wild Orchid Restaurant, a local favourite, serves up traditional Portuguese dishes in a casual atmosphere. There are so many more restaurants waiting for you to discover on James Street North in Hamilton!
Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West line to West Harbour GO Station and then walk south along James St. North.
Distillery District in Toronto
Just walking around the pedestrian-only brick streets in the Distillery District is a fun adventure. You’ll find one-of-a-kind shops and galleries amidst the stunning architecture. But it’s also home to some amazing restaurants, bars, and bakeries so bring your appetite! Try authentic Mexican cuisine at El Catrin Destileria, East Asian fine dining at Boku, or handcrafted beer and elevated pub fare at the Mill St. Brew Pub. These are only a few of the tasty options waiting for you in the Distillery District.
Get There With GO: TTravel by GO bus or train to Union Station and connect to the TTC, or take a 30-minute walk east along The Esplanade.
Queen St. West & King St. West in Toronto
The only problem you’ll have finding a great foodie experience along Queen St. West or King St. West in Toronto is deciding which restaurant to choose. Try thin crust pizza from Terroni or spicy Thai food from Nana, both on Queen St. West. On King St. West, head to Patria for tapas or Kinoya for sushi. With so many great options in one neighbourhood, you could have drinks and appetizers at one restaurant, head to another for your main course, and a third one for dessert. Create your own foodie tour!
Get There With GO: Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station and then connect to the TTC or walk north up University Ave. and then turn west onto King St. West or Queen St. West.
Port Credit in Mississauga
In the picturesque Port Credit neighbourhood of Mississauga, you’ll find flavours to suit everyone in the family. Stroll along the Lakeshore between Hurontario St. and Mississauga Rd. and try to choose just one restaurant. Nomads Restobar takes inspiration from around the world, Roc’N Doc’s has tasty pub eats, and Raw Aura Organic Cuisine uses only completely raw ingredients. They all have patios for outdoor dining. You’ll also find tacos, souvlaki, Indian food, and more - and it’s all just a short walk from Port Credit GO Station!
Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West line to Port Credit GO Station then walk south down Helene St. North to get to the Lakeshore.