Downtown Toronto Lunch Spots for Every Day of the Week

As Toronto’s downtown core once again bustles with busy office-dwellers, the midday dilemma of where to grab lunch can easily become a daily occurrence. Throw in group dining requirements, dietary restrictions and endless options to sift through, and it can become downright overwhelming.

To help ease the lunchtime decision conundrum, we’ve rounded up a selection of downtown restaurants offering midday meals for the lunch crowd.

 

 

Albacore Tuna Poke Bowl with snap peas, radish, soybeans, sprouts, shredded nori, house pickles, sesame soy dressing and togarashi aïoli in a white bowl on a light wood table

Jump

Find it at: Wellington between Yonge & Bay

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

A pillar in the downtown dining scene and pioneer restaurant in the Financial District, Jump offers North American cuisine with Italian influences and reinvented classics. A busy hub for business lunches that will have diners feeling as if they’ve touched down in Manhattan, experience Jump’s irresistible energy and don’t forget to visit the hidden-gem courtyard terrace while you’re at it. Need something quick? For just $29, enjoy a weekly inspired sandwich, soup and salad combo for dine-in or takeout.


A multi-level patio with tons of flower pots outside The Rabbit Hole.

The Rabbit Hole

Find it at: Bay & Adelaide

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

You may lose track of time at this wild and whimsical gastropub, where British-inspired cuisine is served with a side of Canadian hospitality. When the weather cooperates, The Rabbit Hole‘s three-level outdoor patio is the perfect location for a mid-afternoon bite with colleagues. Sample a ‘sarnie’ served with chunky chips or green salad and stick around for happy hour specials and scrumptious snacks. In the colder months, cozy up indoors where classic British comforts keep diners warm.


Grain bowl with lots of lentils and vegetables topped with a dressing in a white bowl on a wood table

Sap Canadian Comfort Food

Find it at: Queen & Bay

Visit for lunch on: Wed–Fri

Please even the pickiest diners with Sap’s honest approach to food, rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients. Conveniently located kitty-corner to the city’s famed Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square, Sap serves up dishes reflective of Canada’s rich regional and cultural diversity delivered in an innovative and playful way. For a quick bite during business hours, ditch the food court or last night’s leftovers and explore its flavourful options that pack a punch for lunch.


Leña Restaurant Interior

Leña

Find it at: Yonge & Richmond

Visit for lunch on: Tue–Fri

Experience the vibrant essence of South American cuisine while taking in Leña’s stunning interior. Pull up a seat at the bar or grab a table with your group and enjoy unique and imaginative dishes rooted in tradition. Sample small plates and apps, try a handheld Spanish-inspired sándwich, or choose from a variety of tasty entrées where flavour is always on offer.


Canoe Dining Room

Canoe

Find it at: Bay & Wellington

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

Celebrating something special? Looking to impress a client? Or just feeling fancy? Visit Canoe, one of Canada’s most iconic restaurants, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower. With over 25 years of culinary history, enjoy artfully crafted dishes inspired by Canada’s diverse landscape and featuring some of the finest ingredients from farmers and suppliers across the nation.