Look Local Magazine recently published an article in their latest issue highlighting foodie hidden gems throughout Burlington & Oakville. Check out 3 businesses in downtown Burlington that were featured!
Fun Finds For Foodies – Hidden Gems That Will Delight Your Senses
– Becky Dumais, October 2017
When you think of the word ‘gem’ you probably picture a precious commodity that should be kept safe. But we also use the term to describe something truly rare and special, including food shops and restaurants. These are the places that may be a little “off the beaten path”, perhaps not so well known, but where your culinary experience is going to be extraordinary. As these hidden gems are often tucked away in the most unassuming places, it’s all the more rewarding to discover them.
Block Co., Burlington
A simple showcase of two beloved foods: cheese and charcuterie, curated by two former chefs. It’s a warm and cozy space in Downtown Burlington where you can find a wide selection of the world’s best cheese and charcuterie products. They also carry a large selection of locally made cheese boards and other artisan, hand-made products designed to entertain with.
The Sunshine Doughnut Company, Burlington
Gourmet doughnuts made using fresh, local ingredients. Did we mention they’re also gigantic? The selection varies frequently, but they’re all fluffy, sweet and fresh. Keep an eye on their Instagram to see what flavours are on the baker’s racks each day, such as fresh seasonal fritters using local Ontario peaches. Care for a coffee with that crueler? From classic cuppas to Vietnamese coffee and lattes, they’ve got that too.
What’s better than a little bourbon (or tequila) with your tacos? Burro says “…tacos are a dish best served fun, with a side of liquor.” Sounds like the right ingredients for a good time, right? The “unique and boozy cocktail menu” aside, lunch and late-night tacos created by chef Matt Kershaw are twists on your favourite flavours – but the classic Mexican-style tacos are on the menu too, including vegetarian and vegan options.