New Thing #241: The Urban Eatery

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Let’s start by admitting that calling your new mall food court an “Urban Eatery” is pretentious as all get out.

So it’s lucky for them that the new food court layout at the Toronto Eaton Centre is so damned awesome.

And huge. Absolutely ginormous, really.

Gone are the decrepit little counters from before, replaced by elegantly designed, open concept proprietors of every cuisine imaginable.

Shauna and I grabbed crêpes, but we could have eaten sushi, Indian, burgers, sandwiches, Thai or Vegan food just to name a few.

There’s washing stations where you can rinse your hands in a raised basin. Employees man the waste stations, eagerly shuttling used plates to be cleaned. Food is served on china with real cutlery and there’s seating everywhere. There were hundreds of people eating at lunch, yet we had no trouble finding a place to sit.

I never thought I’d be excited about a food court before, but they’ve really outdone themselves on this one. it almost makes going to the mall palatable.

Almost.

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