Taste your way thru Newmarket

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: December 23, 2021

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

For today’s adventure, all you need to bring is your appetite – and your wallet! Jump in the car and head to Main Street Newmarket, to explore this trendy street, lined with unique retail shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés and more.

Begin with a stop at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar. With a warm latte in hand, venture up the street to the Elman W. Campbell Museum to learn a bit about Newmarket’s rich history. Be sure to stop in at any shops along the way that catch your eye, or make a mental note to pop in as you make your way back down.


Next, it’s 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 as HBH offers an extensive selection of some of Ontario’s finest microbrews on their rotating taps.  Or even better, did you know that Newmarket is home to three craft breweries? Old Flame Brewing Co. and The George both also conveniently located on Main Street, and Market Brewing Co. just a short drive away*.  Stop in at one or all and grab some beers to go. Be sure to visit The Maids’ Cottage for their award-winning butter tarts, before departing Main Street.

Market St. Brewing

Want to make for a longer day, pack your skates, mitts and toques and head to Riverwalk Commons Outdoor Ice Rink for some fun gliding across the ice. Or just sit back and enjoy the cold crisp air at the adjacent Newmarket Ice Lounge, complete with modern outdoor lounge furniture. Once you’re ready to thaw out, warm up with some poutine at Ground Burger Bar or if you’re appetite has grown, a mouth-watering classic burger – with multiple patty, gluten-free and vegan options, you won’t be disappointed.


*Be sure to drink responsibly or travel with a designated driver.