Hidden Gems in Trinity Bellwoods for Eating, Drinking, and Everything In Between
by Piotr Golinski
With COVID restrictions easing more and more, there is hope again (and spaces for lease) for new or old businesses to set up shop again. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some local businesses in the Trinity Bellwoods area that are absolutely fantastic at what they offer and should be tried by you too!
Pinky’s is a Vietnamese restaurant with a variety of salads, sandwiches and bowls each with Interesting and flavourful combinations. My favourite is the Banh Xeo Broccoli and the So Fly Rice.
Bar Vendetta is a wine bar serving a variety of Italian inspired foods in a fresh 70’s atmosphere. Wines and other merch also available for purchase. Although I haven’t tried them specifically, I’m a firm believer that you can never go wrong with a Burrato and the strawberry tiramisu looks undeniably amazing.
If you love Korean food, then look no farther than Té. Owners/chefs blend Korean heritage flavours with Canadian comfort foods to bring wonderful combinations such as kimchi devilled eggs, toasted kimchi ravioli, or pizza tteokbokki.
Zane Aburaneh started this accessory shop as an online venture but has since branched out to a physical presence on Queen Street West. Unique quality shoes, bags, sunglasses and jewellery can be found here with an emphasis on Canadian designers. If you want something different or looking for gift ideas, this is a great place to start.
Does the idea of browsing through a bookstore sound like your cup of tea? Find Type Books at 883 Queen Street West and make sure you leave yourself enough time to get a little lost in the world of the written world. This independent bookstore offers small press books as well as classics and fantastic design and art books. Also great place to shop for gifts or if you’re looking to spruce up your coffee table decor.
Almost hidden in plain site, look for the arrow! This gallery is ever adapting and open for anyone to walk in and peruse local artist’s work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or talk to the curator as they’ll be happy to discuss what’s on display, maybe the artists may even present for you to meet them yourselves. This is one of my favourite and easy to visit galleries. Also provides great opportunities if you are looking for somewhere to showcase your own work.
Trinity Bellwoods has really great eats, drinks and entertainment to offer with a cool laid back vibe for anyone to enjoy! So whether you’re hungry, curious, or just bored, walk -don’t run- and take a stroll through the streets as you’ll never know what fun surprises you would otherwise miss.