Organic Pop-Up Restos Land on Toronto’s Waterfront


TORONTO — There’s a trio of new pop-up restaurants on Toronto’s waterfront, serving healthy, organic fare from reclaimed shipping containers.


Blue Goose, Sully’s Honest Dogs and Lobster Roll’s ingredients are free from antibiotics, steroids, pesticides and animal by-products. “We are cooking honest ingredients that taste great. We are offering something for everyone,” says chef David Chrystian, who oversees the three concepts. For example, Blue Goose’s menu offers organic wraps made of beef, roasted chicken or baked rainbow trout, with heirloom tomato, creamy apple and fennel slaw and chimi churri ($3 each).

The project also gives young chefs a leg up in the industry. “This project, for me, is about giving students a first job, in a very fast-paced atmosphere, whereby they will be better suited to the growing restaurant industry in Toronto,” Chrystian says.

The crates used for the pop-up restaurants are from Montreal-based Muvbox, which are sourced from sustainable materials, are recyclable and run on solar power.

The concepts will be open until October at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre at 235 Queen Quay West.


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