Sunday, June 21, 2009

Toronto: Hank's

We spent Saturday shopping in the rain around King St. E. Around 2 p.m., we were both ready for lunch. Looking for something that wouldn't take too long but would warm us up, we headed to Hank's.

Hank's is named after Jamie Kennedy, Toronto's famed chef -- his full name is Henry James Kennedy. Like Jamie's other locations, Hank's is known for unpretentious, fresh, local food. It's a wonderful spot to grab a coffee or glass of wine along with a light meal. Menu items included a soup and two stews of the day as well as a few different sandwiches.

For lunch, Jay enjoyed a meatloaf sandwich and I devoured a bowl of chicken and mushroom soup. The soup was rounded out with chunks of carrot and parsnips as well as sauteed scapes (ingredient de jour!)

If you're in the area, be sure to pop by Hank's for a shopping break or an afternoon tea.