SO I recently had the chance to visit Scarborough Town Centre’s TASTE MRKT for the first time, and thought I’d share my experience with you! Because let’s face it, I share almost everything on here with you guys!
Cleverly named, TASTE MRKT, the first phase of Scarborough Town Centre’s dining area features 22 vendors with flavours from around the world!
I brought S along with me for the visit, and together we enjoyed ourselves a cute little date night. Felt like I was 17 again hanging out at the mall lol! This time however, in the TASTE MRKT, the increased seating and full scullery service made the dining experience much more sophisticated!
It also happened to be a great time to visit when we did, as Scarborough Town Centre recently renovated the space and just launched an entirely new culinary experience that really took us by surprise!
We had such a great time that I thought I’d share three reasons on why YOU should check it out!
1. Food from around the world!
Like I said, S and I got to sample different tastes from vendors from all over the world. We had Vietnamese baos (which were to die for) from Mii Sandwich. A couple of delicious smoothies from Real Fruit, as well as assorted sushi from Wasabi Grill, and the veggie-works poutine from New York Fries! That last one really took S by surprise since he’s normally such a carnivore, but he loved it!
A lot of you know that I’ve been trying my hands at some vegan and vegetarian dishes/recipes lately. I think this is really the direction I’m headed in, at least in the long run, so I was happy to see all of the vegan and vegetarian options available at TASTE MRKT! And to S’ surprise, he liked the taste of a lot of them, too! 🙂
2. A newly renovated space will full scullery service.
The dining space, seriously is gorgeous. A truly upscaled dining experience for a mall’s foodcourt. From brand new subway tiles on the walls, to elevated booths that seat four, you really don’t feel like you’re eating in a run of the mill food court.
S and I were chatting about how the booth we were in made for a great date night spot, given that you find the right food of course… which shouldn’t be too hard with over 20 restaurants to choose from!
3. Over 1 million square feet of shopping!
And yes, that’s right. Did you know Scarborough Town Centre boasts over 1M sq ft of shopping space? I sure didn’t! After dinner, we explored almost the entire mall. From Sephora, to Zara, Brown’s, Calvin Klein and more, I was really surprised to see that STC had all of these retailers under their hood!
The TASTE MRKT is what drew us in (naturally I gravitate to food), but with all three reasons I mentioned, PLUS a full-sized movie theater, how could we not explore the rest of the mall?
Another nice touch that made the experience even better: we visited while the Rio Olympics were still running, and got to see the games on their HUGE screens! Scarborough Town Centre had an incredible space at the centre of the mall, dedicated to the Olympic Games. I always love watching and cheering on Canada when I can, so this was certainly a nice touch to the overall STC experience.
I guess now you know where to go when you’re looking for a great shopping AND dining experience, right? And I found out that early next year we can expect an entirely NEW, second floor to the TASTE MRKT, filled with more culinary tastes from around the world as the STC TASTE MRKT expands! Stay tuned for that around May of next year!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick