Did you know that there is National Breakfast Month? Known as “the most important meal of the day,” breakfast is the perfect way to set yourself up for a successful day. Whether that means setting the tone for the weekend with a Saturday brunch, crafting a delicious homemade feast for the family, or simply getting a balanced meal in before a busy day of work or school, here are our top tips:
Treat yourself and dine out
If you aren’t a morning person, breakfast can seem like more of a chore than something to celebrate. Thankfully, Toronto is home to a wide variety of dine-in and take-away options for breakfast and brunch.
Heading out for breakfast or brunch certainly sets the mood for the weekend, no matter what vibe your crew is going for. For a luxurious dining experience, we recommend TOCA at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Serving breakfast daily from 7:00 am to 11:30 am, whether you’re celebrating someone or something special or just want to treat yourself, we definitely recommend checking this restaurant out at least once.
For those on the go or looking for a more casual breakfast/brunch experience that doesn’t compromise on presentation nor taste, Toronto is getting an exciting new spot this fall. Set for a timely September opening, we can’t wait to celebrate this National Breakfast Month at the first Canadian location of Ditta Artigianale, the Italian café and roastery known for introducing Florence to specialty coffee. Their expertise goes beyond coffee, and guests will be able to enjoy Italian-inspired breakfast and brunch seven days a week.
Flex your cooking skills at home
Whether you’re a breakfast beginner or master chef, making breakfast at home can be a great way to save money, eat better, and even share some quality time with loved ones.
Breakfast is important for keeping energy levels up ahead of a busy day of working or learning, even if we’re short on time in the morning. But who says breakfast needs to be hard? For an easy make-ahead option to feed a family (or freeze for later), Mazola’s Dish Ham and Egg Breakfast will blow typical weekday breakfasts out of the water. Alternatively, a breakfast sandwich is a classic for a reason, made even better with homemade bread!
If time permits, then the world is your breakfast oyster! Whether whipping up breakfast for one or many, one of the many joys of breakfast is that it can be sweet, savoury or both. Consider some plant-based butternut squash pancakes, or perhaps some belgian waffles with a homemade cherry and berry sauce. Looking for something extra special? Try a classic shakshouka or even breakfast pizza!
Breakfast truly is a versatile meal worth celebrating. Whether you prefer to let a professional do the cooking or enjoy the task of cooking and baking yourself, there’s no better time to embrace this morning meal than the present. So, how will you be celebrating?