Starting March 1, dozens of Toronto’s finest restaurants unite once again for Stop for Food, a culinary celebration that raises funds for The Stop Community Food Centre, a unique anti-poverty organization in the city’s west end.

Throughout the month of March, each participating restaurant—see list below—will offer a special prix fixe menu priced at both $50 and $35 per person, with $10 or $5 respectively, per meal, being donated directly to The Stop. These menus will be prepared in each restaurant’s distinctive style, using exclusively Ontario-grown, sustainable ingredients—further strengthening the bonds between local farmers and artisanal producers, restaurants and the community.

Stop for Food is a special opportunity to invest in the local community and economy while enjoying some of the city’s most remarkable cuisine. To live well, one must eat well.

Participating restaurants:

Amaya The Indian Room, 1701 Bayview Ave.

Amaya’s Bread Bar, 3305 Yonge St.

Amuse-Bouche Restaurant, 96 Tecumseth St.

Blacktree Restaurant, 3029 New St., Burlington

C5, 100 Queen’s Park

Cowbell, 1564 Queen St. West

Crush Wine Bar, 455 King St. West

Frank, 317 Dundas St. West

Frida, 999 Eglinton Ave. West

Gilead Bistro, 4 Gilead Place

Hank’s, 9 Church St.

Marben, 488 Wellington St. West

Niagara Street Cafe, 169 Niagara St.

Pangaea, 1221 Bay St.

Reds Bistro and Wine Bar, 77 Adelaide St. West

Roosevelt Room, 2 Drummond Place

Table 17, 782 Queen St. East

The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West

The Harbord Room, 89 Harbord St.

The Wine Bar, 9 Church St.

Torito Tapas Bar, 276 Augusta Ave.

Trevor Kitchen & Bar, 38 Wellington St. East

Universal Grill, 1071 Shaw St.

Veritas Local Fare, 234 King St. East

Vertical Restaurant, 100 King St. West

Via Allegro Ristorante, 1750 The Queensway West

Zucca Trattoria, 2150 Yonge St.

About Cross Town Kitchens: Cross Town Kitchens is a group of Toronto chefs who have come together to promote awareness surrounding issues that affect food in our community. CTK is comprised of the chefs from Amuse-Bouche Restaurant (Bertrand Alépée, Jason Inniss and Sarah Lyons), C5 (Ted Corrado), The Stop (Chris Brown) and Torito Tapas Bar (Luis Valenzuela). Through collaboration and the exchange of ideas in dining rooms and kitchens across the city, the goal is to raise money for a variety of food-centric charities, and to build a strong food community with Torontonians, farmers, markets and each other.

About The Stop: Located in Toronto’s west end, The Stop Community Food Centre works to increase access to food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality. From its origins as one of Canada’s first food banks, The Stop has blossomed into a thriving community hub where neighbours participate in a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, as well as foster social connections, build food skills and promote engagement in civic issues. Underlying all of The Stop’s efforts is the view that food should be a basic human right.

For more information, please go here.