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With so many diverse and delicious restaurants, there’s something for every kind of eater in Hamilton.
Located in downtown Hamilton, you'll find this small cantina-inspired shop serving up a variety of tacos and 100% agave tequilas. Mezcal Tacos & Tequila is headed by Chef Manny Ferreira, a recent champ of Chopped Canada. This spot isn't going to break the bank, with tacos at $6.75 each or any 3 for $18. Fan favourites include the Bang Bang Shrimp, Baja Fish and No Choking Around.
Feeling fancy? This contemporary bistro and wine bar is cooking up French food with an international twist. The French's famed ricotta gnocchi is pan-fried with earthy mushrooms and drizzled with truffle sauce, creating the perfect umami flavour. Other dishes with global flavours include Shakshouka, Paella and Falafel.
Opened in 2015, Pokeh is considered the first poke eatery ever in Canada, serving up fresh Hawaiian inspired poke bowls at two locations in Hamilton. What is poke? It's a often referred to as deconstructed sushi bowl: a cold dish served on a bed of rice with diced raw fish (usually marinated) and topped with veggies like cucumbers, avocado, edamame, onions and seaweed.
Soup's up. Seriously. Soup restaurant The Burnt Tongue is dishing out delectable bowls that change on the daily across two locations in Hamilton. Featured on 'You Gotta Eat Here!', take your elevated soup game to the next level!
This small industrial-chic eatery was mentioned in the New York Times as one of the five places to visit in Hamilton. Saint James Espresso Bar & Eatery is dishing out Insta-worthy brunch items such as avocado tartine with a fried egg or fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with house-made compotes and jams.
Written by Candy Chou