After COVID-19 took over the world, making summer plans with friends and family quickly came to a halt. While we were forced to say goodbye to sports games, concerts, and all sorts of summer events, it slowly became impossible to find fun things to do with friends.
Thankfully, as things slowly start to open up and the world collectively assimilates to the “new normal,” people are finding new ways to incorporate social distancing into their regular lives.
With that being said, Toronto has officially opened up the first “Outdoor, food pop-up, CARRY OUT” in the Leslieville neighbourhood of Toronto. El Mercado @ Barrio located at 884 Queen St. East offers a variety of patio-perfect food and drinks from tacos and beer, to fried snickers and pickle lemonade (yes, you read that right. PICKLE lemonade).
The market strives to give people a foodie experience while ensuring the safety of its customers. Not only are hand sanitation stations placed around the market, but a socially distant six-foot gap is mandatory among all parties and staff. Masks will also be required to be worn by anyone who enters. The new process requires a maximum of 5 people entering the market at once, travelling in only one direction, and a cashless payment method to avoid unnecessary cash contact.
The market is open 7 days a week and provides food-lovers with an excellent reason to get out of the house, enjoy the fresh air and indulge in delicious food.
Check out the El Mercardo menu HERE.