When it come to fresh, succulent seafood, Fredie's Fantastic Fish is unparalleled by most other restaurant in the neighborhood. Intimate, rustic and cozy, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a casual meal with friends and family. Only the freshest possible ingredients go into the food served here, so expect you meal to be nothing short of truly enjoyable. Walk in for a bite of the signature Fredie's Fantastic Seafood Chowder, Fish Burger and Chips and Lobster Roll, which never fails to be an absolutely delectable treat.
The alluring aroma of freshly roasted beans is what invites you into this cozy coffee shop. Java Blend Coffee Roasters take their coffees seriously, as one can see from their dedication to brew freshly pressed pots, and serve premium blends. The top notch coffee is not the only attraction here, as the attentive staff and stellar service also manages to keep you hooked. Not to mention that the coffees are extremely well-priced and reasonable. Alongside their brews, Java Blend Coffee Roasters also serve a smattering of baked goods like muffins, cinnamon buns and gluten-free snacks.
If you are a fan of cheesecakes, Sweet Hereafter a must-visit. This dessert shop specializes in different varieties of cheesecake which are served both whole and by the slice. Along with classic flavors like chocolate chip, coffee, salted caramel and black forest, the cafe also serves unusual varieties like Coconut Lime, Candied Bacon and S'mores. Seasonal varieties as well as vegan and gluten-free options are also on offer here. Milk, tea, hot chocolate and sodas are some of the drinks which you can get to balance the flavor of the cheesecake. So drop by with friends or family, sit in the plush velvet seats and indulge your sweet tooth to the fullest.
GECKO BUS has carved a niche of its own within a short span of hitting the streets in 2014. Set in a former school bus, this neon green-hued food truck with its distinct gecko shaped design is a much anticipated sight for Clayton Park residents. Their innovative Mexican fare is made from scratch daily and you can catch a glimpse of their creativity in process through their open-kitchen. Dig into their fresh tacos with fillings like spiced Fajita chicken, Bombay vegan lentil curry, pulled pork and spiced ground beef. They also have a choice of sour cream toppings such as lime and cilantro, and mango. Their burritos and burrito bowls are equally noteworthy. Their dishes are made as per order to retain its freshness. The huge line bears testimony to its popularity, so try to come a bit early as chances are they might run out of stock. Piquant and cheap, your meal at GECKO BUS is surely worth the wait.
Tako Sushi & Ramen is a great place if you are craving Japanese food. As the name suggests, the restaurant is mainly known for its assorted sushi platters and delicious ramen dishes. Several other traditional Japanese entrees such as the Teriyaki Dinner and Grilled Tofu Steak as well as a number of traditional curries are also available here. The Hokkaido Ramen and Tonkotsu Ramen come highly recommended as do the sashimi sharing platters. With a modern interior tastefully decorated with Japanese nick-nacks, the restaurant has a cozy and welcoming ambiance which is perfect for a family meal.
After a night of partying, there is nothing like a hearty burger or some classic Canadian poutine, and this restaurant is happy to oblige. Open into the early morning hours, Willy’s is considered to be one of the best late night restaurants in town. The menu is simple and short but each item, whether it is the Veggie Burger, the Cheesesteak and Fries or the Large Poutine, is cooked to perfection. If you've got a hankering for midnight munches, this is definitely the place to come to.
Opened in 1999, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen has been growing strong with each passing year with their delectable Lebanese fare. Owned and run by the Nahas family, it has become a local staple for Downtown residents for shawarmas, falafels and Lebanese pizzas. Emphasizing on using local products to retain freshness, their street food fare scores high on flavor, texture and deliciousness. Dig into their beef donair, falafel, shawarma, souvlaki, Donair Pizza and Chicken Shawarma Pizza. Don't be surprised if this late-night diner becomes a regular haunt for your shawarma indulgence.
Burrito Jax is known among the locals for their budget-friendly and healthy food. They have taken the quintessential burrito and woven a delectable story around this Mexican dish to impress your palate in more than one way. All you have to do is: select your filling, choose the salsa, then the sauce and the extras and you have got yourself a delicious treat without burning a hole in your wallet. This is a perfect place for a lunch detour during your escapade through the city.
Smoke's Poutinerie! is a chain of fast food restaurant which specializes in poutines which is a traditional Canadian fast food dish. The dish consists of french fries with delicious toppings. Smoke's serves the traditional curds, gravy and cheese toppings as well a rage of innovative toppings like chicken, steak, sauteed mushrooms, cheese steaks with red chili peppers and so on. Open till the early hours of the morning, this is a great place to stop in for a bite after a night of partying.
Established in 2012 by the enterprising and renowned French pastry chef, Geoffry Chevallier, Le French Fix Pâtisserie one of the best french dessert places and cafes in the city. Each handmade dessert is a culinary masterpiece in itself. Macaroons, quiches, croissants and chocolate eclairs are some of the delicacies to be found here. The cafe also offers strong and flavorful coffee from the local Pig Iron coffee roasters. The cozy cafe, with its open-brick walls, ornamental plants and woven cane furniture, is perfect for a coffee date or to catch up with a friend over coffee and sweet treats. You can also sign up for special pastry-making classes wherein the chef himself will teach you the art of making dessert.
Serving up steaming hot dim sum lunches and fiery Sze-chuan and Cantonese delights to the folks at Downtown Halifax, the Great Wall Restaurant has created quite a stir since its opening in 1990. Halifax's eminent weekly news magazine The Coast declared this iconic Chinese restaurant the winner of Best Chinese Food and Dim Sums, an honor that owners Patrick and Long Wong continue to uphold. Combo lunches with Egg Rolls, Chicken Fried Rice and Vegetable Chow Mein provide a quick fix for mid-day hunger, while bowls such as Shrimp with Vegetable Ding and Mongolian Beef are served with steamed rice, lulling you into an instant food coma. Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. The Great Wall Restaurant also delivers to your doorstep.