Comforting Vibes At Local Public Eatery In Liberty Village

King West / Niagara / Liberty Village, Restaurants

If you call Liberty Village home, you know that this dynamic area has been flourishing. The neighbourhood is becoming more diverse not only in terms of residential real estate but in terms of  new shops and eateries opening up in the area, increasing the pool of amenities – and the appeal!

One of the most popular spots is Local Public Eatery located at the corner of East Liberty Street and Hanna Avenue, in the former ‘Origin Liberty’ space. Why is it so popular? Well, for me, the main draw is that it’s comfort food done WELL; sometimes you want a meal that’s familiar and delicious – where you may know a few of the other patrons from around the neighbourhood!


*Photo courtesy @localpubliceatery


The Local is proof that ‘familiar’ doesn’t have to mean easy or bland. Burgers, tacos, fried chicken – you’ll find it all on their menu, but dressed to the nines, and often with unique twists to tickle your tastebuds!

Want to mix it up? They offer tried and true dishes that you may not expect as well, like Malaysian Curry, a Tuna Poke Rice Bowl, and Shrimp Dumplings! YUM!!


*Photo courtesy @localpubliceatery


Local Public Eatery is actually the eastern outpost of a Vancouver-based restaurant chain. One might think that in Toronto foodie culture, what seems to be a “big-box” restaurant would not have much of a chance, but with any establishment the recipe for success is simple – tasty food, attentive service and an engaging atmosphere. Local Public Eatery checks all these boxes, in our opinion.

Perfect for when you feel like this:



My friend and I were recently sauntering through Liberty Village, and when we found ourselves in need of mid-day sustenance, we popped over to the Local. The place buzzing with a lunchtime crowd. In fact, it was hopping!

(Have you seen the patio? It’s a perfect breezy hang out in nice weather!)



Despite the line up at the door, the staff was quickly able to accommodate us. The space fits right in with the industrial character of the hood with a large bar in the centre of the room surrounded with metal bar stools, with re-finished wood tables and comfy booths lining the walls. Much like a laid-back rec room, there are large screen TVs for the sports fans, while a split-flat display board (much like in a train station) advertises current brews on the seven rotating taps and updates the list each time a keg sells out! How neat is that? And for those that prefer something a little stronger, at least two kinds of whiskey are served from tap.



A bit early for taps and kegs, we chose the crispy chicken sandwich served on a Portuguese bun with coleslaw and BBQ mustard sauce, with a generous side of thin, crispy fries. Yummmmm!! We love that although this spot offers pub-favourites like hamburgers and fish n’ chips, there are also healthier options like a variety of well-crafted salads as well as small share plates.



This was a great experience.

It’s easy to see why this eatery is a popular spot in the neighbourhood. The friendly vibe, laid back atmosphere, and the delicious comfort food is all reflective of the name – “Local”. Definitely, a great place to meet up with old friends and make new ones, too!


Local Public Eatery
171 East Liberty Street

Sun-Thurs 11am-12am

Fri-Sat 11am-1am

**Big thanks to The Local Public Eatery for the use of a few photos (including the title image) from their Instagram account. Check it out – it will have your mouth watering!! @localpubliceatery



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