It may not be the season to sit outside by the lake, but restaurant options are still plentiful. Time to explore some Oakville town favourites, regardless of the weather!
Let’s start with two very important food groups: burgers and wings. For the former, head to The Works and for the latter, The Firehall is where you want to be. Stoney’s Bread Company—or Stoney’s, as the regulars call it (and there are many)—is the epitome of familiar, comfort food that also makes you feel good about the ingredients that are fueling you and your family. The sandwiches are hard to beat—try the slow roasted lamb one—and the pizzas are popular too.
No conversation about food in Oakville is complete without Cucci. Think live music in an elegant setting, with space for large groups and intimate corners near the fireplace for special occasions, too. While some items change with the seasons, the wild mushrooms on toast are available all year round, which is definitely a must. A notch more casual than Cucci: Trattoria Timone and JAC’s bistro are quainter, fine-dining options, which are both known for their seafood options.
Looking for great coffee, fresh, healthy meal options, and/or a place to work? Kerr Street Café is the casual, modern neighborhood spot for all. You’ll find classic dishes on their menu, but all their items are designed with thoughtful twists and additions like espresso spiced ricotta with their French toast and sweet lemon sabayon on the granola.
We saved one of the best for last: for the nights (or days) you just want to stay in, grab some fresh pasta and Italian sweets from Monastery Bakery & Delicatessen, and pair your dessert with this great eggnog recipe (the éclairs go especially well with it!). Oh, and definitely try their freshly baked bread. Their pizza is also a personal favourite. You really can’t go wrong at Monastery. PS: They also cater and make holiday baskets.
PPS: We’re having trouble ending this post since there are so many delicious things to eat. The last one (for now): The Danish Pastry house is a delicious little spot that’s unique to Oakville—try the “high snail with custard.” (No snails are involved in the making; it’s just the shape of the flaky, buttery pastry). Cheers!