TORONTO — Blondies and Pantry are opening on the concourse level of Commerce Court West in Toronto’s PATH.
Both concepts have recently established themselves within Toronto’s competitive foodscape. Blondies has been bringing pizza dreams to life at its iconic Leslieville flagship since last summer, while Pantry’s combo-driven menus have gained a following since its 2016 expansion from the city’s east end to Rosedale.
Now joining forces, the two brands will showcase inspired creations from the team behind The Food Dudes — one of the city’s hospitality leaders. Blondies features a new express menu of eight-inch personal pizzas, while Pantry’s custom combos allow guests to mix and match a selection of eight proteins and 16 sides.
“Toronto’s appetite for great food that’s healthy, fresh and locally made is at an all-time high,” says Derek Wasser, the chef behind Pantry. “We set out to design a menu that’s creative, delicious and easy to serve quickly, while featuring something for everyone.”
With quick service in mind, Pantry’s menu was designed collaboratively by Wasser and The Food Dudes founder and executive chef Adrian Niman. Consisting of grab-and-go breakfast, combo-driven lunches and dinner options, the menu focuses on their mantra: from scratch to go.
“We’ve been looking to find a home in a food court and we feel very fortunate to now be a part of the underground PATH neighbourhood,” says Niman. “We see these concepts as the next frontier of retail food franchising and we believe Blondies and Pantry fulfill a desire within the downtown community for easy dining options with top-quality menus.”
Both Blondies and Pantry intend to offer catering out of the production kitchen backing the two restaurants. Pantry catering from The Food Dudes commissary is already popular with many corporate clients in the financial district, who will soon be able to order directly from the new Commerce-Court location.