I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend! I was fortunate to be able to get together with my mom, sister and brother-in-law to celebrate Thanksgiving at Taylors Landing at Shops at Don Mills. We booked lunch for Thanksgiving Monday and were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t busier, but we realized that the stores at this Toronto outdoor shopping mall were closed because it was a statutory holiday.
One thing I enjoy about the restaurants at Shops at Don Mills is they are generally more spacious than restaurants in downtown Toronto. As a result, dining is more pleasurable since you aren’t sitting right beside your neighbour.
The decor at Taylors Landing is decidedly industrial, but the space is warmed by the addition of chocolate brown and mustard leather banquettes, faux brick wall coverings, dark wood trim and floorboards and an eye-catching light fixture.
We were quickly seated at a comfy leather booth facing two large TV screens so that my brother-in-law could watch football or golf! Our friendly server greeted us and took our drinks order. We all ordered water except my mother, who requested a glass of Pinot Grigio.
This is the first time I had been to Taylors Landing so I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of the quality of food since it’s part of a small chain of restaurants in Toronto and the GTA. I have to admit I liked the varied menu and there were a lot of healthy options available.
Having said that, I was craving beef so I ordered a Landing Burger, $18.75 (a hamburger with cheddar cheese, pickle, mixed greens and tomato) although I asked them to omit the cheese. The Landing Burger comes with fries, but I upgraded the fries to a Landing Salad for an extra $2 so I didn’t feel so guilty about ordering a hamburger.
Our server told me that the Landing Salad was a typical mixed green salad, but it turned out to be much more than that. It does contain mixed greens, but it also has sliced apple, chopped walnut, spiced sunflower seeds, grapes and cheddar cheese. The dressing pulled all of these flavours together beautifully.
My burger was juicy and delicious and really hit the spot. It was fairly large, but I polished it off because I was hangry!
My sister was more virtuous and ordered a healthier option: the Togarashi Power Bowl, $18.75, which includes crispy tofu, red rice, quinoa, avocado, edamame, radish, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, pineapple and sriracha emulsion. She really enjoyed the power bowl – all of the vegetables were fresh and the rice was cooked perfectly – and liked that the tofu arrived warm.
@loribosworth We visited Taylor’s Landing at Shops at Don Mills in Toronto on Oct. 10, 2022. The Food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. #taylorslanding #shopsatdonmills #torontorestaurants #tofood #tofoodies #torontofoodie #torontofood #torontolife #torontostyle #imalwayseating #nomnomnomnom #getinmybelly #yummyfoodliver #torontoblogger #yyzblogger #isitdinnertimeyet ♬ Delicious Food – Mdstocksound
My brother-in-law ordered the Turkey Burger, $17.75, which was made with ground turkey, apple, and dijon and served with tomato, feta cheese, red cabbage slaw and chipotle aioli. He loved the burger! Period!
My mother ordered the Naan Chicken Club, $17.75, a marinated chicken breast with bacon, tomato, cucumber, arugula, raita with Blue Agave vinaigrette served on naan bread. The chicken club came with fries. She enjoyed her club sandwich and found the chicken particularly flavourful. The naan bread, which was soft as opposed to crisp, was a bit too filling. Her fries arrived warm – four stars for that! – although she would have preferred them to be crispier.
My mother and sister felt like something sweet to top of their meal so they ordered the Peanut Crumble Chocolate Mousse, $7, to share. The delicious dessert features a chocolate mousse with a base of blueberry compote topped with a peanut & brown butter crumble. They both loved the contrast of textures between the crunchy topping and the silky smooth chocolate. The blueberry base was a gustatory surprise!
We were all impressed with the quality of food at Taylors Landing and would definitely return!
Taylors Landing is located at 10 O’Neill Road, Shops at Don Mills, 647-943-6318
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The food looks good and I love the ambiance. When I am in ON I will check the out.
Hi Lois, Yes, I definitely recommend visiting Taylors Landing the next time you’re in Ontario. Cheers, Lori
That salad!! WOW! I don’t think I could share that Peanut Crumble Chocolate Mousse. 😉 Looks like an amazing place to dine.
Hi Shelley, The salad was amazing! So many surprising ingredients! And yes, I’m surprised my mom and sister were able to share that dessert lol. Cheers, Lori
That’s a nice looking salad that you upgraded too!! That’s a meal in itself!
Hi Rosey, I’m so glad I upgraded the fries to that salad. It was a delicious combination of ingredients! Cheers, Lori
Taylors Landing Restaurant at Shops at Don Mills has a great atmosphere, and the food looks truly amazing!
Yes, the atmosphere is wonderful…perfect for a party!…and the food was really delicious! Cheers, Lori
I will love to try peanut Crumble Chocolate Mousse. Relish sweets.
Hi Indu, My sister and mom said the Peanut Crumble Chocolate Mousse was absolutely delicious! Cheers, Lori
The turkey burger sounds interesting, I love that it has chipotle and aioli those can add so much flavour. The landing salad sounds great, tasty and healthy x
Hi Melanie, I love chipotle and aioli too! And yes, the Landing Salad had so many healthy ingredients in it! Cheers, Lori
the food looks delicious! and the prices are not too big. I think I’d give it a try if I were around for sure. The dessert for some reason got me most curious.
Hi Lyosha, Yes, the prices at Taylors Landing are reasonable. My mom and sister loved that dessert! Cheers, Lori
that power bowl and that dessert look oh so awesome.. hope you had a great Thanksgiving… we are waiting for ours here in the US.. but until then, I need to go look for a recipe for my sweet tooth
Hi Vidya, Yes, the power bowl was delicious (according to my sister!) I had a good Thanksgiving, thanks. I always feel our Canadian Thanksgiving is too early. I would prefer it to be at the end of October. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too! Cheers, Lori
Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I am always a bit jealous that Canadians get to celebrate Thanksgiving before those of us on the United States.
Taylors Landing looks like it has amazing food and the way you described the food, it has my stomach growling. I think it so cool that you had a burger compared to our traditional turkey and such that we do here in the United States. I love learning what other people in other countries do for their holidays.
If I ever get the chance to visit Toronto, I will go to the Shops at Don Mills and eat at Taylors Landing. Going to Canada is definitely on my list of places to travel to.
Hi Jessica, When we have a Thanksgiving meal at home, we definitely prepare a turkey! I am jealous that you guys have your Thanksgiving in November; I find ours is way too early! Fall has hardly begun! I hope you get a chance to visit Canada and yes, I’m sure you would enjoy the Shops at Don Mills! Cheers, Lori
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