Cabin Fever? Need to Get Out? Tired of cooking? Not ready to Dine In? Sudbury has an abundance of good restaurants who have worked really hard to keep a float, so why not support them by visiting their patios this summer. Alternatively many of them also have takeout services. Remember to check Facebook, Instagram and sign up for emails to keep in the loop. This list is not exhaustive, I will keep adding and please email me if you have any suggestions! Let’s keep our restaurants open so we get to enjoy delicious food in all seasons, year after year.
Bella Vita Cucina
Patios In The City
Oh for the love of pasta, all of them are fabulous but my all-time favourites, for the appetizer is the calamari followed with any of the gnocchi. Actually there isn’t a thing I wouldn’t eat here, so go back many times to try it all! Don’t forget to have cheesecake.
Cedar Nest Café
It’s just so quaint here. Sue is wonderful as is her front of house manager Ainsley. It’s a real treat getting to enjoy the Cedar Nest. They have soups, Salad, Quiche, Flatbread, daily specials and much more. My personal favourite is the mushroom flatbread with one of the many delicious desserts. Also watch out for the cocktail creations, I can attest to them! Rain or shine they have you covered with ponchos and umbrellas
Cross Cut Distillery
Sign up for their emails for all the latest news. This local distillery has just opened a patio for a light bite and cocktails. It’s modern and a little edgy, just like the distiIlery itself. I saw it recently when I did a curbside pic- up of the Barrelled Mocha Liquor - yum. If you are a caesar fan, then the peppered bacon vodka limited edition is worth picking up. Oh and the best thing is that my friend Darlene works here - she’s a ray of sunshine.
The Buddha has always been known for its hip bohemian style, great food and arguably by some the prettiest patio in town especially in the evenings. My choice here varies as there’s so much I love, sweet potato fries with Spicy banana ketchup (my step daughter Ali tries to convert me to The truffle fries), the feisty feta dip, anything falafel sign me up, and the Leo Luigi pizza. After reading the menu recently I now have to try the fried Brussel sprouts - mmmm Brussels!
Another great downtown spot, and a go to lunch spot when the office was open. They are across the street from BMO. A good selection of items from appetizers, salads and mains even though the menu has been pared down. May I suggest the duck wings (sweet chilli for me, buffalo for others) and the best fries ever. There have vegetarian options as well, the charred vegetable pita was a favourite in our office (you can change it for a ciabatta bun and we suggest you add extra mayo) and if you get the veggie burger, ask for some spicy mayo or hot sauce to give it a punch. Alternatively if you want to keep it simple the cumin soup is tasty.
Known primarily for their local beer, expansion (sour beer) being my first choice always, they have a great smokehouse restaurant and patio at their Falconbridge location. Why not try their brisket, ribs, and a local brew. Best to check social media for what they have come up with next like the beef or falafel tacos.
What can I say, Verdicchio has been around for many many years. Want something a little bit different and out of the ordinary, then this is the place for you. The patio is adorable and that outside pizza oven smells so good - classic margherita for me or ravioli. They also do a great rack of lamb if that is your cup of tea.