Posted : January 8, 2020
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.
Perhaps you’ve lived in York-Durham-Headwaters region for your entire life, or maybe you’ve never even heard of the area before this very moment. Today, I will share six spots for delicious food & drink that will help you to try something new, or maybe remind you of something you haven’t enjoyed in a while. So here it goes – breakfast, coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Located in the heart of downtown Uxbridge you will find Navarra’s Eatery. What caught my eye here were the blueberry banana buttermilk waffles topped with fresh blueberries and bananas. I’m a sucker for a sweet breakfast!! But don’t fret, if you’re a savoury lover, Navarra’s also boasts traditional dishes such as eggs benedict, omelettes, and bacon, eggs, and toast. For an extra boost, try their Green Wakeup Smoothie made with a delicious blend of avocado, spinach, kale, banana, fruit juice, coconut milk, and chia or flax seeds.
I don’t know about you, but I typically like another cup of coffee between breakfast and lunch, so I wanted to scope out a cute cafe for you as well. Conveniently located nearby the breakfast spot you just left, try out Nexus Coffee Company (there is actually a second location in Port Perry as well!). With a full range of coffees, lattes, teas, tea lattes, cold drinks, and smoothies, this is a great spot to stop in. Plus, it is very cute, and that is always important for taking lots of photos for the gram!
Okay I’m pretty excited to share this spot because it is the epitome of aesthetically-pleasing. NextDoor opened in Unionville in 2017 and is open for brunch, dinner, and drinks. I’m focusing on their brunch menu because it is well-balanced and sounds so incredibly delicious. My top three picks include the Shakshuka (featuring spiced tomato sauce, baked eggs, lamb sausage, cilantro, sesame seeds and grilled sourdough), the Matha Muesli Bowl (overnight oats, red wine poached pear, coconut whipped cream, trail mix, raw cacao nibs, and coconut shavings), and the Breakfast Board (choice of avocado toast, mushroom toast or super toast with pink chia pudding or matcha muesli bowl, plus a poached egg & seasonal pastry). Their juices are all freshly squeezed, with the option to make it a mimosa. Sign me up, please!
Head on down to historic downtown Orangeville and try RustiK Local Bistro for lunch! The menu is not overwhelmingly large, which I like because I am a very indecisive person. So if there are too many options I feel like I can’t choose and then I get hungrier and hungrier until I order something I regret. It’s a vicious cycle. Anyways, as I was saying, RustiK offers classics like soup & salad, hot roast beef sandwich, burgers, grilled cheese, paella, and spaghetti primavera as lunch options. Reasonably priced in the $10-$20 range for an entree, this taste of home cooking is sure to leave you (and your wallet) satisfied.
Also in Orangeville, I opted for a slightly more elevated dinner option: Steakhouse63 Restaurant. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 4pm, this dining room offers a dimly lit ambiance with a seasonally changing menu. I’m hungry as I’m writing this, so I am quite literally drooling over the menu options at this steakhouse. I’d start off with some Deep Sea Scallops in spicy harissa and orange butter sauce, and perhaps share the Prime Rib Yorkies with my husband (two Yorkshire puddings stuffed with shiny shaved prime rib). The real dilemma comes with the entree, because would I want the Black Truffle Ravioli in Gorgonzola cream sauce, or the 8oz Filet Mignon topped with crispy onions? Either way, I know I’d be finishing with the Bailey’s Cheesecake – that speaks for itself. Okay, I really need to stop staring at this menu now… Or just get over to the restaurant ASAP!
Finish off your day at lil’ brew hops in Newmarket which contains a Mixology Bar, featuring an extensive wine list and handcrafted, artisanal cocktails. Plus if you’re feeling munchy later on, they offer some yummy food options as well, including a raw bar!
Written by: Kristin Pitman
Kristin Pitman is a married 30-year old lifestyle blogger from Toronto, ON. Alongside being a stay-at-home mom to her 2-year old son Mason, Kristin is thrilled that The Delilah Blog – which started as a passion project – is now a growing business. Be sure to check her out on Instagram @thedelilahblog for more on motherhood, fashion, beauty, travel, and more!