Toronto restaurants doing New Year’s Day brunch for takeout or delivery
In less than a week, we get to say so long to this garbage fire of a year. Ring in a new (and hopefully much improved) one with one of these fabulous brunch boxes, available for preorder. There’s something for every craving—from bagels and stuffed French toast to osechi and dan-dan noodles—along with some of the obligatory booze (because it’s not like it’s all just going to change overnight).
This 24-hour mainstay (though takeout is only a 10 a.m.-to-midnight deal during Covid) is serving up a hefty portion of French toast stuffed with peameal bacon and havarti cheese. The meal, which comes with a side of fruit and either home fries or salad, is dubbed “Freedom from 2020 Toast.” Amen. Pre-order online through their website, and if you’re in the mood for bubbly, place your order through SkiptheDishes. $19. thelakeviewrestaurant.ca
A very festive Osechi New Year’s Day bento is on offer at this Little Portugal sake bar. This symbolic Japanese New Year offering includes traditional ingredients like dashi maki (a rolled omelette), duck breast, rainbow trout, chestnuts and head-on tiger prawns with long whiskers to symbolize long life. If there was ever a year to start with a gorgeous box of good luck charms, this is it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order for pickup. $180 for 2, $70 for 1. @sakaibarto