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Toronto's Best Meals For Mother's Day

Toronto's Best Meals For Mother's Day

Toronto's Best Meals For Mother's Day

It's the time of year to ponder how best to fête the woman you call "mom." Whether she gave you life, improved your life, or is your life, we're willing to bet that one of Toronto's best meals for Mother's Day will go a long way to warming her spirit and making her feel loved.

Though most moms deserve a month of Mother's Days, Sunday, May 8th is what they get. So make it count. Whether she's an early riser, prefers to dress to the nines for dinner, or would rather putter around the house on her special day in a terry cloth robe, finally giving that hair mask the time it needs to soak in, there's a meal tailor-made to suit her needs. Surprise her with seafood! Invite her to Italian! Ask her to afternoon tea! Or pamper her with plant-based delights! With menus this diverse, for eat-in or to enjoy at home, you'll find the perfect fit.

Reserve your table or place your order early and ensure you impress come May 8th. A time to thank mom for everything she's done, Mother's Day only comes once a year. Treat her to one of Toronto's best meals for Mother's Day and let your gratitude shine.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

Between May 5th and 8th treat mom to a giddy assortment of bite-sized delights from Phancy's. Opt for a Brunch or Afternoon Tea box, available for pre-paid pickup or delivery, and before you know it, mom will be nibbling on finger sandwiches, scones and shortbread fit for a queen.

181 Wellington St W

TOCA

TOCA

Go all out this year with Mother's Day brunch at TOCA. Located at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, TOCA is where you'll find a buffet brimming with a wealth of opulent dishes. Think mom might enjoy a mobile risotto station, prime rib, and dessert room? Then look no further.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake

The Drake

Head to The Drake for a brunch that everyone can enjoy. On the prix fixe menu for adults are assorted pastries for the table, and options ranging from French toast and Drake Benedict to huevos rancheros. Perfect for tots, the Little Drake menu delivers either French toast or traditional eggs with sausage or bacon, plus ice cream for a sweet finish.

77 Portland St

Shook

Shook

Enjoy every minute with mom with a 3-course brunch at Shook, available on May 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the menu, find an assortment of plant-based, Middle Eastern-inspired fare, from labneh parfait and green shakshouka to coconut malabi.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Whether she prefers to indulge at home or venture out to the restaurant, Richmond Station's Mother's Day Brunch lets mom feast her way. Reserve your spot on-site or order a kit for pickup or delivery. Either way, you can look forward to a three-course standard or vegetarian menu featuring Richmond Station favourites like duck confit crepes, wild leek and mushroom quiche and spring-inspired rhubarb trifle.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Mom might want to wear her roomy pants to Reign's extravagant Mother's Day Brunch. A buffet featuring myriad sweet and savoury stations, along with a choice of main and optional cocktails, Reign is the perfect place for a memorable Mother's Day.

461 King St W

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

If mom dreams of being whisked away somewhere warm and sunny, invite her to the next best thing -- brunch at Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! On the three-course menu, you'll find jalapeño cheddar scones, huevos rancheros, croque monsieur enchiladas, brown sugar churros, and enough margaritas to put her in mini-vacay mode.

1539 Avenue Rd

Pusateri’s Fine Foods

Pusateri’s Fine Foods

Treat mom to breakfast in bed, with a little help from the crew at Pusateri's Fine Foods. Each Mother's Day Brunch box includes market green salad, quiche, hash browns, smoked salmon, pastries and freshly-squeezed juice -- plus, the added bonus of not making a terrifying mess of the kitchen.

480 King St W

Pink Sky

Pink Sky

Few things feel as luxe as fresh seafood served in sumptuous surroundings. Invite mom to lunch at Pink Sky this Mother's Day, and there's no telling what will impress more -- the gorgeous menu or your impeccable taste.

478 King St W

Patria

Patria

Reserve early to secure your spot at Patria's Mother's Day lunch, taking place between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8th. Between the authentic Spanish tapas, the paella, the churros, sangria, and sultry space, mom won't ever want to leave.

550 Wellington St W

1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen

This year, spoil mom with farm-to-table fare at 1 Kitchen, in 1 Hotel Toronto. Included in the seasonal lunch menu, are shareable hummus and harvest vegetables, chia pudding, mini croissants with maple butter, and mini avocado tartine. Mom can then opt for the entrée that suits her best, from a selection that includes eggs Benedict, house granola, sweet potato waffles with fried chicken, and more.

85 Hanna Ave #104

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Though you can't reserve Mother's Day Brunch at Mildred's, we guarantee mom will relish the time spent together waiting for a coveted table. Once inside, she'll be spoilt for choice with a prix fixe menu that includes Mildred's famous scone, and a choice of brunch faves, from huevos Monty and Wally's cheesy savoury Tart to Ms. Biederhof's blueberry buttermilk pancakes.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Sure, you're probably tolerable now but, trust us, all kids are brats. Make up for some of the tribulations you put mom through with a glorious brunch or dinner at Marben. Treat early-risers to a menu featuring a granola bowl, John's burger, The Fry Up, grilled pancakes, and more. At dinner, settle in for a Sunday Roast dinner that mom, for once, didn't have to cook.

955 Gerrard St E

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

Head to Leslieville's Maple Leaf Tavern for a special brunch menu created with mom in mind. The three course menu includes seasonal delights such as chocolate pancakes, bavette with fried egg and chimichurri, lemon pavlova and rhubarb strawberry crepes. Sip something splendid as you mull over your options and chat about everything under the sun.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

From the minute she steps onto the elevator whisking her to the 31st floor of Toronto's St. Regis Hotel, mom will thrill at what's in store. This year's brunch at Louix Louis includes a range of dishes meant to sate each and every one of her cravings. From mushroom toast with herbed ricotta to lobster vol-au-vent Benedict and the restaurant's 14-layer Queen's Cake, mom is guaranteed to adore each luxurious bite.

4 Avenue Rd

Joni Restaurant

Joni Restaurant

Featuring a range of thoughtful dishes presented in a calming, elegant space, Mother's Day Brunch at Joni promises to be a grand affair. From challah French toast and quiche with braised leeks and aged gouda, mom will find plenty of sweet and savoury flavours to savour on Joni's tempting menu.

585 College St

Il Covo

Il Covo

Il Covo's four-course Mother's Day dinner puts mom in charge, with options at every turn. Chef Ryan Campbell's delectable menu includes ricotta in brodo, taglietelle con astice, pollo arosto, and other authentic Italian eats guaranteed to impress even the fussiest mamma.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

This year, invite mom to a fresh, plant-based feast she's sure to love, at Gia. No matter what time she's ready to dine, enjoy specials all day, from brunch to dinner. On the restaurant's prix fixe menu, available for groups of four or more, find options from focaccia and meatballs, to porcini agnolotti, risotto of the day, and more.

4 Front St E

Biff's Bistro

Biff's Bistro

If it's serenity that mom craves, she'll love Biff's Bistro's peaceful Parisian vibe. Brunch includes a tempting list of options featuring an abundance of French flair, from croissants and sourdough waffles with roasted rhubarb, to asparagus omelette with Gruyère.

96 Ossington Ave

Azhar Kitchen & Bar

Azhar Kitchen & Bar

Bringing brunch to mom, instead of mom to brunch, means she can linger in her loungewear as long as she pleases. Each Mother's Day Brunch Kit from Azhar includes a selection of Middle-Eastern dishes, from babaganoush with date molasses to muhammara with walnuts and pomegranate and giant chocolate and date cookies.

4150 Yonge St

Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier

On Sunday, May 8th, treat mom to an exquisite brunch at one of the city's swankiest spots. Dishes on the four-course brunch include poached duck eggs with smoked salmon and béarnaise, roasted monkfish with Champagne beurre blanc, and French cheese or chocolate hazelnut cake, for dessert. Moms will also receive a fresh bouquet to take home, meaning you'll look like the day's MVP.

163 Spadina Ave

Alo

Alo

Impress mom this Mother's Day with some of the best takeout there is. Always an inspired choice, Alo at Home Mother's Day edition is a seafood-focused feast featuring lobster, smoked salmon, oysters, and shrimp, along with burrata, pain au lait, and lemon posset to gild the culinary lily.

1543 Dupont St

ALMA+GIL

ALMA+GIL

With two menus on offer, Alma y Gil has a Mother's Day meal sure to suit any mom. Available for pre-order pickup or delivery, each menu for one, two, four or more, includes afternoon tea favourites or delights she can dive into at brunch time or dinner. From savoury tea sandwiches, sweets and scones to a meal featuring seafood fregola, green goddess salad, and more, she'll be thrilled whichever menu you send her way.

80 Blue Jays Way

Akira Back

Akira Back

Impress mom with something completely novel at Akira Back this Mother's Day. Make reservations for dinner, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and try the NAZO 9. The restaurant's newest menu addition, the NAZO 9 is a mystery box featuring nine secret items chosen by the chef. Enjoyed in Akira Back's sleek, dynamic room, this promises to be a Mother's Day meal to remember.

Toronto's Best Meals For Mother's Day

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Toronto's Best Meals For Mother's Day

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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It's the time of year to ponder how best to fête the woman you call "mom." Whether she gave you life, improved your life, or is your life, we're willing to bet that one of Toronto's best meals for Mother's Day will go a long way to warming her spirit and making her feel loved.

Though most moms deserve a month of Mother's Days, Sunday, May 8th is what they get. So make it count. Whether she's an early riser, prefers to dress to the nines for dinner, or would rather putter around the house on her special day in a terry cloth robe, finally giving that hair mask the time it needs to soak in, there's a meal tailor-made to suit her needs. Surprise her with seafood! Invite her to Italian! Ask her to afternoon tea! Or pamper her with plant-based delights! With menus this diverse, for eat-in or to enjoy at home, you'll find the perfect fit.

Reserve your table or place your order early and ensure you impress come May 8th. A time to thank mom for everything she's done, Mother's Day only comes once a year. Treat her to one of Toronto's best meals for Mother's Day and let your gratitude shine.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

Between May 5th and 8th treat mom to a giddy assortment of bite-sized delights from Phancy's. Opt for a Brunch or Afternoon Tea box, available for pre-paid pickup or delivery, and before you know it, mom will be nibbling on finger sandwiches, scones and shortbread fit for a queen.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake

The Drake

Head to The Drake for a brunch that everyone can enjoy. On the prix fixe menu for adults are assorted pastries for the table, and options ranging from French toast and Drake Benedict to huevos rancheros. Perfect for tots, the Little Drake menu delivers either French toast or traditional eggs with sausage or bacon, plus ice cream for a sweet finish.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Whether she prefers to indulge at home or venture out to the restaurant, Richmond Station's Mother's Day Brunch lets mom feast her way. Reserve your spot on-site or order a kit for pickup or delivery. Either way, you can look forward to a three-course standard or vegetarian menu featuring Richmond Station favourites like duck confit crepes, wild leek and mushroom quiche and spring-inspired rhubarb trifle.

550 Wellington St W

1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen

This year, spoil mom with farm-to-table fare at 1 Kitchen, in 1 Hotel Toronto. Included in the seasonal lunch menu, are shareable hummus and harvest vegetables, chia pudding, mini croissants with maple butter, and mini avocado tartine. Mom can then opt for the entrée that suits her best, from a selection that includes eggs Benedict, house granola, sweet potato waffles with fried chicken, and more.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Sure, you're probably tolerable now but, trust us, all kids are brats. Make up for some of the tribulations you put mom through with a glorious brunch or dinner at Marben. Treat early-risers to a menu featuring a granola bowl, John's burger, The Fry Up, grilled pancakes, and more. At dinner, settle in for a Sunday Roast dinner that mom, for once, didn't have to cook.

955 Gerrard St E

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

Head to Leslieville's Maple Leaf Tavern for a special brunch menu created with mom in mind. The three course menu includes seasonal delights such as chocolate pancakes, bavette with fried egg and chimichurri, lemon pavlova and rhubarb strawberry crepes. Sip something splendid as you mull over your options and chat about everything under the sun.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

From the minute she steps onto the elevator whisking her to the 31st floor of Toronto's St. Regis Hotel, mom will thrill at what's in store. This year's brunch at Louix Louis includes a range of dishes meant to sate each and every one of her cravings. From mushroom toast with herbed ricotta to lobster vol-au-vent Benedict and the restaurant's 14-layer Queen's Cake, mom is guaranteed to adore each luxurious bite.

4 Avenue Rd

Joni Restaurant

Joni Restaurant

Featuring a range of thoughtful dishes presented in a calming, elegant space, Mother's Day Brunch at Joni promises to be a grand affair. From challah French toast and quiche with braised leeks and aged gouda, mom will find plenty of sweet and savoury flavours to savour on Joni's tempting menu.

585 College St

Il Covo

Il Covo

Il Covo's four-course Mother's Day dinner puts mom in charge, with options at every turn. Chef Ryan Campbell's delectable menu includes ricotta in brodo, taglietelle con astice, pollo arosto, and other authentic Italian eats guaranteed to impress even the fussiest mamma.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

This year, invite mom to a fresh, plant-based feast she's sure to love, at Gia. No matter what time she's ready to dine, enjoy specials all day, from brunch to dinner. On the restaurant's prix fixe menu, available for groups of four or more, find options from focaccia and meatballs, to porcini agnolotti, risotto of the day, and more.

4150 Yonge St

Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier

On Sunday, May 8th, treat mom to an exquisite brunch at one of the city's swankiest spots. Dishes on the four-course brunch include poached duck eggs with smoked salmon and béarnaise, roasted monkfish with Champagne beurre blanc, and French cheese or chocolate hazelnut cake, for dessert. Moms will also receive a fresh bouquet to take home, meaning you'll look like the day's MVP.

163 Spadina Ave

Alo

Alo

Impress mom this Mother's Day with some of the best takeout there is. Always an inspired choice, Alo at Home Mother's Day edition is a seafood-focused feast featuring lobster, smoked salmon, oysters, and shrimp, along with burrata, pain au lait, and lemon posset to gild the culinary lily.

1543 Dupont St

ALMA+GIL

ALMA+GIL

With two menus on offer, Alma y Gil has a Mother's Day meal sure to suit any mom. Available for pre-order pickup or delivery, each menu for one, two, four or more, includes afternoon tea favourites or delights she can dive into at brunch time or dinner. From savoury tea sandwiches, sweets and scones to a meal featuring seafood fregola, green goddess salad, and more, she'll be thrilled whichever menu you send her way.

80 Blue Jays Way

Akira Back

Akira Back

Impress mom with something completely novel at Akira Back this Mother's Day. Make reservations for dinner, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and try the NAZO 9. The restaurant's newest menu addition, the NAZO 9 is a mystery box featuring nine secret items chosen by the chef. Enjoyed in Akira Back's sleek, dynamic room, this promises to be a Mother's Day meal to remember.