If you’re looking for either a sunny, stylish cafe to dine in for lunch, or a nice place to go for date night, Away Kitchen’s new Queen Street location will fit perfectly for either. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the beautiful artwork and living gardens on the walls, and how big the space was with a full dining room.

But of course, a restaurant needs to not only look good but serve delicious food, and this place certainly blew me away.

I had been to Away’s College Street location before and enjoyed the refreshing sandwiches and soups. I had come to Queen Street to try something unique at this location: their pizza.

It was some of the best pizza I’ve had in the city (or ever?!). The crust was light yet crispy, and held up well considering the fact that the pizzas were loaded with their unique toppings. This ain’t your Italian grandma’s pizza.

My partner and I shared the Mediterranean which was topped with their own homemade cashew mozarella cheese, a balsamic reduction, and artichokes. The Romana was a burst of different flavours and textures, including a cauliflower cream sauce, grilled veggies, and salty olives and tapenade.

Before our pizza arrived at the table though, we indulged in the best sourdough garlic bread you can imagine. It was buttered on both sides of the crispy sourdough toast, and sliced thin enough that the delicious garlic buttery spread was in perfect proportion to the crunchy, golden bread.

We had visited on a Sunday afternoon, and I can’t wait go to back for dinner to try out other dishes like lasagna in bechamel, corn tamales, and pot pie!

Discount: 10% off

Veg Status: All vegan

Where: 536 Queen Street West (they also have a location at 680 College Street, but the pizza is currently only available on Queen)