Two Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants have made it on OpenTable’s new list of the top restaurants in Canada where diners can eat healthy while still enjoying fine cuisine.
Masaki Sushi and Treadwell Cuisine are two of the 100 restaurants OpenTable selected for its “Healthy Bites in Canada 2024” list.
Masaki Sushi is NOTL’s only dine-in Japanese sushi restaurant, located on Picton Street in the Heritage District downtown. Less than a 10-minute walk away is Treadwell Cuisine, located on Queen Street, which serves classic Canadian fare.
This roundup of Canadian restaurants is capitalizing on new data from OpenData that shows that a third of Canadians it surveyed, 74 per cent, are likely to consider eating more healthily this year vs last year.
Masaki Sushi has been a part of the NOTL dining scene for nine years, opening at the Moffatt Inn in 2017. Treadwell, meanwhile, is coming up on almost two decades of existence since opening its doors in 2006.
Chef Jay Han runs the show at Masaki, helping his team serve diners a wide array of sushi, Japanese bistro dishes and appetizers, such as the blushing salmon or spicy scallop roll. They also serve takeout and have several vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free items on their menu.
Over at Treadwell, father-and-son duo chef Stephen Treadwell and sommelier James Treadwell focus on farm-to-table cuisine paired with wine from vineyards across the region.
These two restaurants are among 47 other restaurants in Ontario that OpenTable listed in the 2024 list. A few other spots in the Niagara region made the list, including The Good Earth Vineyard and Winery in Beamsville as well as Lake House Restaurant and Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant in Vineland.
Matt Davis, country director of OpenTable Canada says that according to the organization’s data, a little more than half of Canadians surveyed, 55 per cent, say their New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier this year, but 62 per cent of them find it hard to discover healthy restaurants.
“Many spots are offering lighter dishes, presented with expert technique and serious attention to flavour,” said Davis in a news release.
For more information and to see the full list of restaurants, visit opentable.ca/blog/en/opentable-top-100-restaurants-with-healthy-bites-ca.