Around the World in 48 Hours–A Weekend of Flavours in New West

Global flavours and local talent–New West has an incredible variety of restaurants serving up specialties from around the world. Eat your way through the city (and around the globe) in 48 hours.

Day 1


Start your day “down under” with artisanal coffee and baked treats at Delicia, an Aussie-inspired cafe with carefully-selected roasts, handcrafted brews and in-house freshly baked goods.

📍: 656 Columbia Street


Take a trip over to South America for lunch next, and sample authentic Brazilian street food at Whatafood. Chow down on savoury bites or filling pasteles (large hand pies filled with pulled chicken, ground beef or veggies), and grab churros for your sweet tooth as well–delicioso!

📍: 800 Carnarvon Street

Wander along the Westminster Quay and head inside River Market, where you can pick up an afternoon treat inspired by Asia while you explore. For a little extra energy, order a drink at Ninja Bubble Tea. Their menu features fresh fruit teas, classic milk teas, and even extra healthy green ones with kale or avocado if you’re craving a dose of veggies.

📍: #131 – 810 Quayside Drive


Settle in for an Indian feast as dinner. Your last stop for the day is at  Kalash Indian Kitchen, where you’ll find a menu packed with traditional curries and Indo-Machurian dishes lovingly crafted by chefs who’ve cooked all over the world. 

📍: Queensborough Market, #102 – 1102 Ewen Avenue

Day 2


Wake up in Amsterdam with breakfast at Angelina’s Dutch Corner, where you can start your day with french toast, traditional (and delectable) savoury and sweet pannekoeken or a Dutch-style omelette with a cappuccino or fresh-squeezed orange juice to wash it down.

📍: #112-810 Quayside Drive 


Warming spices and fresh flavours are part of your next must-visit destination. The menu at Thai New West features classic Thai restaurant dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup along with other exciting harder-to-find dishes with bright flavours–perfect for a cozy meal on a cold day.

📍: 424 East Columbia Street

Ciao! Step into an Italian oasis at Gastronomia Italia for an afternoon snack, an all-in-one stop for authentic Italian delicacies and cooking staples. Sip on a European style coffee and munch on freshly baked Italian pastries. Grab a charcuterie board or a hearty sandwich (and a few ingredients for pasta at home!)

📍: 601 Columbia Street


The last stop of your global tastebud tour is Mexico! At El Santo, you’ll find incredible contemporary Mexican cuisine and a celebrated cocktail list to match. A warm and welcoming space that’s equal parts trendy and authentic, enjoy inventive Mexican dishes and mezcal drinks with your travel companion.

📍: 680 Columbia Street

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