FUN FACT | Did you know that 100% of the tomatoes grown for processing in Canada are produced in Ontario?
From tart to sweet, Tomberry to Beefsteak, the tomato is such a common yet versatile and flavourful fruit that we wanted to celebrate it, with its own food holiday! From topping a burger to being blended into your sauces or soups, almost every restaurant in Canada features tomatoes on their menu, including many of your favourite neighbourhood eateries.
Join Canada Takeout this Wednesday for Tomato Day, by digging into a tasty Tomato takeout dish! We’ve rounded up a few favourite Ontario options to try.
What started as a simple Mediterannean restaurant on Dupont has moved and evolved into a global flavour hotspot on Toronto’s busy St. Clair strip, and the use of tomatoes is no exception to their growth.
This Tomato Day, take your taste buds on a trip with their Tomato Stew; 2 poached eggs in a sauce of tomato, olive oil, onion, and garlic, served with homemade flatbread.
Address: 779 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON.
Open for 43 years, Valentino’s specializes in authentic made-in-house Italian cuisine, and they know their way around a tomato.
From Mussels served in a spicy tomato sauce, to Prosciutto Sandwiches and Panzarottis, there are plenty of tomato options to choose from!
Address: 824 King Street West, Hamilton, ON. @valentinosrestaurant
Serving up fast comforting Indian food, Kwality Sweets has two delicious picks for Tomato Day!
Try their Mysore Masala Dosa, made of tomato, onion, garlic, jeera, coriander, red chilli and coriander paste. Also available is their Butter Chicken, which features boneless pieces of chicken cooked in a creamy butter tomato sauce; yum!
Address: 2150 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON.
Combining local tomatoes with Afro-Caribbean cooking, the menu at SKCOOOKKS is inspired by the homemade meals of Nigeria.
Indulge in tasty tomato sauce selections like Peppered Beef (pictured), Jollof Rice, and Peppered Turkey.
Address: 109 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON. @skcookks
Whether you’re looking for takeout, or items you can prepare at home, Trecce has you covered this Tomato Day.
Enjoy their ready-to-eat Italian pasta options, topped with fresh tomato sauce, or pick up a jar of their Matriciana Sauce to enjoy with your favourite pasta at home. This traditional sauce is made with pancetta, onions, tomatoes, garlic in a white wine tomato sauce. Mmmmm!
Address: 1792 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON. @trecce1792