5 Best Restaurants to Eat at During TIFF 2016

5 Best Restaurants to Eat at During TIFF 2016

TIFF 2016 is starting this weekend, which means it’s time to get started on planning your film schedules. While you’re at it, you might as well plan where you want to go to eat during the festival, because it’s stressful as heck trying to find places to eat when you’ve got so many options.

Here are a few of my favourite places to eat around Toronto that you need to try during TIFF 2016.

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1. Little India

Little India

Indian food is always a good idea. If you’re catching an afternoon film, Little India’s got a $12.99 lunch buffet and you can get endless amounts of delicious butter chicken. It’s just north of TIFF, by Queen and John.

4 minutes from Scotiabank Theatre, 6 minutes from Princess of Wales Theatre, 7 minutes from TIFF Bell Lightbox, 8 minutes from Roy Thomson Hall, 11 minutes from Winter Garden Theatre

255 Queen St. West | Website


2. The Dime

The Dime - Jerk Chicken Taco

If you’re broke from spending money on tickets for films, pay a visit to The Dime for some cheap eats. Everything on their menu is $4.95 and their food is amazing. I also did a review.

12 minutes from Scotiabank Theatre, 16 minutes from TIFF Bell Lightbox, 17 minutes from Princess of Wales Theatre

538 Queen St. West | Website


3. Canteen

Canteen Toronto

If you’re too lazy to walk or commute anywhere, simply walk next door to TIFF Bell Lightbox and eat at Canteen. Any restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini is always delicious.

1 minute from TIFF Bell Lightbox and Princess of Wales Theatre, 5 minutes from Roy Thomson Hall and Scotiabank Theatre

330 King St. West | Website


4. The WORKS

The Works

If you’re feeling a burger, try the WORKS, one of my fave burger joints. They’ve got unlimited options and endless possibilities for burgers.

11 minutes from Winter Garden Theatre, 13 minutes from Roy Thomson Hall

60 Wellington St. East | Website


5. Fonda Lola

Fonda Lola

Fonda Lola is my most favourite Mexican spot ever, and their patio is the cutest place to hang out after a great film. On September 15th, they’re having a street-style celebration with food stands and everything, and you can grab tickets for that here. You can also check out my reviews of Fonda Lola here and here. It’s a bit of a walk from any of the theatres, but it’s so worth it.

27 minutes from Scotiabank Theatre, 30 minutes from TIFF Bell Lightbox

942 Queen St. West | Website


P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on the best and worst Toronto food apps.

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  • Emma S. Cheng

    Thanks for the suggestions, Jessica!

    • No problem, Emma! Let me know if you watch any good films at TIFF 😊