Let your palate be your guide and make food the theme of the day.
Head to Main Street Newmarket, lined with unique retail shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés and more, and discover why it was named the 2016 ‘People’s Choice’ best street in the Canadian Planners Institute’s Greatest Places in Canada contest.
Grab a coffee at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar, then walk up the street to learn a bit about Newmarket’s rich history with a stop at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. From there, stroll Main Street to visit the shops. Pop into Good Vibes on Main and check out their selection of Life is Good apparel for the whole the family, including the dog, as well as their assortment of locally made products.
Next, its time to get those taste buds working at Made in Mexico with some authentic Mexican cuisine. Start with an appetizer and, perhaps, pair it with a margarita or two! Then head over to the acclaimed Hungry Brew Hops, with its unique spin on traditional pub food, for your main course. And if beer is more your thing, you are in luck, HBH features 37 rotating taps of the finest microbrews and wines. Curious to learn about the brewing process, take a short drive over to Market Brewing Co., Newmarket’s newest brewery, featuring a 3,000 square-foot Taproom, for a tour of their brewing facility – reserve a Tour and Tasting before you go. But first, a stop at The Maids’ Cottage, for their award-winning butter tarts, is in order.
Take a break from Main Street and head to Market & Co., Newmarket’s newest indoor fresh food market. Market & Co. combines your local baker, butcher, seafood market, produce, flower shop and restaurants all under one roof. Stroll the aisles and check out the artisanal merchants, smell the aromas and taste the freshness – and satisfy that sweet (or savory) tooth while you’re at it. Cooking classes are also offered on site, so plan ahead and get hands-on during your visit.
Head back to Main Street Newmarket and enjoy a mini pit stop at the Newmarket Ice Lounge, complete with modern outdoor lounge furniture, before finishing off the night with dinner at Ground Burger Bar. Build your own burger, or try one of their mouth-watering classics – with multiple patty, gluten-free and vegan options, you won’t be disappointed.