DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: For more than a decade, Urban Pantry has been providing the community with contemporary cuisine, with an emphasis on local farm-to-table offerings. Their hard work has not gone unnoticed having recently been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants with Healthy Bites, by the website OpenTable.
According to OpenTable, the Top 100 list was gathered from analyzing more than 1 million reviews and metrics, including ratings and the percentage of restaurant reviews, which had been tagged “healthy”.
“Fifty-five per cent of Canadians surveyed say their resolution is to eat healthier in 2024, but 62 percent find it difficult to discover healthy restaurants,” Matt Davis, country director of OpenTable Canada, said in a press release.
Urban Pantry is a second-generation restaurant, located at 4 Toronto Street North. For decades, it was known as Texas Burger, under the stewardship of John Pagidas. In 2011, his daughter Niki took the reins of the renovated space, under the new name of Urban Pantry. They are renowned for their efforts to collaborate with local farmers, breweries, and cideries to create a unique blend of locally sourced, sustainable dishes.