Take a Lunch Break During the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside

The Beaches Int’l Jazz Festival is back in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood with The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside BLOCK PARTY on July 5-7th!! Make sure to take a lunch break while you take in the festivities!

Lunch can either be a 1- 2 hour social with friends or a quick grab and go. Riverside has many great spots to have a delicious lunch, especially if you are here to check out the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Jazz Fest! 


The Opera House Grill 
737 Queen Street East
Open from 11:30am – 9pm (Closed Sunday)

Offers a casual atmosphere with a fully licensed patio. The grill is the only restaurant to offer Greek cuisine in the neighbourhood. House specialties include souvlaki, gyros, and more menu items!Opera House Grill

Nomad’s Restobar
701 Queen Street East
Open 10am-2am

The menu is globally-inspired, offering a broad range of items to appeal to every tastebud. A visit here is like a quick culinary trip around the world. Explore the menu here!Nomad's

Eastbound Brewing Co. 
700 Queen Street East
Open from 11am – 12pm

Good beer, paired with good food! It is a casual, dark-hued brewpub offering a diverse selection of snacks plus upscale sandwiches & mains.Eastbound Brewing Co.

Peasant Table 
782 Queen Street East
Open from 11am – 11pm on Saturday, and 11am – 9pm on Sunday

A Germanic-Italian restaurant where the chefs truly cook with love. Some of the highlights for lunch here are the burrata and the beef carpaccio!

The Peasant Table

Bonjour Brioche 
812 Queen Street East
Open 8am – 4pm 

A popular French bakery known for making some of the best baguettes, croissants, quiche, all-day breakfast and brunch in the city. Look at the menu to see all the foods they serve!

Bonjour Brioche


711 Queen Street East
Open 7am – 8pm

A Latin American term referring to a social gathering of artists and like-minded socialites. This coffee shop is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in Riverside, they have sweets, sandwiches, coffees, and more!


Animal Liberation Kitchen (ALK)
717 Queen Street East
Open 11am – 4pm 

A Toronto based business inspired by animal rights and social justice. They offer an affordable, tasty, and healthy plant-based menu!


Good Karma
689 Queen Street East
Open 11am – 10pm 

A new take-out Indian restaurant. Their mission is to inspire mindful eating and connecting people to real food. If you’re looking for a healthy meal, check out the menuGood Karma

Beer and Quality Meets (BQM)
688 Queen Street East
Open 11am – 10pm on Saturday, and 12pm – 9pm on Sunday 

Self-described as a “champion of handcrafted burgers, bourbon and craft beer.” With over 30 uniques beers, curated and selection of bourbons and spirits and an exciting menu they certainly have the skills to pair your burger, sandwich or salad with the perfect drink.BQM

With all these great options (and SO MUCH MORE!) available during The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside, it’s definitely hard to pick just one, but not to worry, you’re always welcome back for more! Be sure to snap and share a picture of your experience in any of our neighbourhood spots with hashtag #‎RiversideTO.