Chef Mark McEwan’s Fine Foods (McEwan’s) has opened its third location at Yonge & Bloor in the 1 Bloor Street East retail podium. The 17,000 square foot grocerant occupies the entire concourse level and anchors the intersection’s transformation. By blending the restaurant experience with the grocery experience, McEwan’s is refashioning food retail to become a culinary destination for local residents and visitors alike. From unparalleled products to refined prepared meals, McEwan’s Yonge & Bloor aims to be the area’s new haven for quality meals.
We bring our restaurant and catering knowledge into our stores,” says Chef Mark McEwan. “Our chefs make everything in-house from scratch, so why should a grocery store be any different? This will be a store with stories. Our Executive Chef Shen Ousmand will bring his global experience to our daily hot table and Chef de Cuisine Kris Topping brings his 20 years cooking experience to our prepared foods and so on,” states McEwan. “McEwan’s Yonge & Bloor will provide a diverse and complete food offering. Start the day with a cold-pressed juice and Lavazza coffee at our café, enjoy a custom salad for lunch and take home a handmade pasta for dinner. We have something for every taste.”
McEwan’s Yonge and Bloor features include:
McEwan’s Café: Coffee pioneer Lavazza brings its dedication to quality to McEwan’s. Our baristas pursue perfection in every artfully poured cup which can be accompanied by an organic cold-pressed juice by Refuel, a freshly blended protein smoothie, a house-made pastry or a full morning meal from our all-day breakfast menu.
Fabbrica Pizza: Fabbrica TD’s signature Pizza Romana will be served al taglio. The 72-hour protein-rich dough will be baked daily, topped with bold flavor combinations. From garden-grown vegetables and robust cheeses to ripe fruits and generous amounts of sausage or salumi, Fabbrica’s distinctive Roman-style pizza is more than your average slice.
Carving Station & Rotisserie: A state-of-the-art rotisserie will roast whole seasoned chicken throughout the day while the interactive carving station will offer a rotating menu of ribs, porchetta, prime rib, and brisket.
Sushi Bar: McEwan’s sushi chefs will prepare a variety maki, nigiri, sashimi, and poké either paired simply with rice and crisp vegetables or with innovative toppings.
Hot & Cold Table: The globally inspired hot table will include an array of flavourful curries, vegetarian and vegan dishes while the cold table will brim with varied antipasti.
Salad Bar & Sandwich Station: The made-to-order sandwich menu will feature Fabbrica favorites like the veal parmesan and eggplant grilled cheese while the a la carte salad bar will overflow with seasonal greens, McEwan’s dressings and a multitude of accompaniments.
Dry Ageing Room: Dry aging beef intensifies the flavor and improves texture. McEwan’s carefully controlled dry aging fridges allow our expert butchers to bring out the best taste and offer the most tender cuts to our customers.
Plus, the carefully curated aisles will offer a convenient place to shop for specialty ingredients and pantry staples. From the diverse cheese & deli program to daily seafood deliveries, market-fresh produce and unique provisions will all be at shoppers’ fingertips.
Launched in 2009, McEwan’s gourmet grocery stores are chef-led food halls that put ingredients first and offer the best available produce from local purveyors alongside unique international culinary finds. With the desire to offer more than a traditional grocery shopping experience, Chef Mark McEwan recreated the marketplaces of the world by incorporating an on-site butcher, bakery, patisserie, deli, produce section, grab-and-go counters, café, and dining area. At McEwan’s, shoppers are encouraged to indulge in house-made recipes by the renowned chef and take home inspiring goods. The new Yonge & Bloor store will offer ample parking and generous seating for guests wanting to dine-in. Opening from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, McEwan’s Yonge & Bloor will be the new one-stop-shop for Toronto’s busiest intersection