Yum, yum: Fabarnak

We love good food, but good food for a good cause is even
better. Fabarnak, the restaurant inside the 519 Church Street Community Centre
at Church and Jarvis, knows how to get your taste buds excited. Besides serving delicious food, 100 per cent of the restaurant’s proceeds go back into the
community centre. This means you can sample multiple menu items and not feel
guilty about it (or at least feel less guilty). To top it off, at least 60 per cent
of everything on the menu is sourced from local farmers and producers. 
The inviting exterior lures you in for the goodness that awaits. 

If you can’t decide what to treat yourself with from Fabarnak’s extensive menu, then the Square Peg is for you. The Square Peg is four selections from the menu served in a bento box-like
tray. The selections changes fairly often; ours had a crab cake, a green salad
with buttermilk dressing, barbequed pork belly and bourbon chocolate cake. Everything was delicious and the perfect portion sizes to fill you up (but you’ll probably want to go back for more).

 The bento box-like Square Peg is the perfect solution for indecisive diners. 
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Along with the Square Peg, the menu
ranges from soups and sandwiches to gluten-free mac and cheese to
barbeque beef brisket. Oh, and did we mention Fabarnak also has a
Saturday brunch, beginning at 9 a.m.?
If you’re still not convinced, let us sweeten the deal: Fabarnak’s menu items range in price from
$4.00 to $12.00. We only wish this little
Church Street hot spot was closer to the fourth floor, otherwise you’d
catch us there daily.

 Gluten-free mac and cheese with cauliflower veloute, local cheese and tomato relish.

Insider’s tip: If the restaurant is too busy to sit in (as it very well
could be), take your food to go and sit in Cawthra Park behind 519.

Fabarnak is open
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Follow them on Twitter
@FABARNAKresto or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fabarnak