b.good is a new fast casual restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market area with a mission to bring good food with locally sourced ingredients to Canada. Already successful in the USA, this is the chain’s first Toronto location. It gets its name from the founder’s Uncle, who would always tell everyone to “Be good,” before they left the house.
The menu includes house-ground burgers, hand-cut fries, smoothies and salads and bowls that feature fresh, healthy ingredients such as kale and quinoa.
I knew I had to try a burger. The burgers are made from beef from Tweed, Ontario and are fresh ground daily in house.
I had the West Side burger with avocado, cilantro, fresh salsa, lime and chipotle puree. I also added cheese, because I couldn’t resist. This messy burger was delicious with a nice hint of spice to it from the chipolte puree.
The fries were unexpectedly AMAZING. B.good fries are flash fried and then baked in an oven. They are thick cut and crispy with a delicious seasoning.
Now onto drinks! You may be surprised to find nary a Coca Cola product in sight. “We source our own drinks,” Todd told me proudly.
Drinks include fresh lemonade and Maine Root pop. There’s also an assortment of crafted smoothies and milkshakes made with Greg’s ice cream.
I was a little reluctant to try the Kale Crush smoothie, but I was glad I did. Fresh kale, banana apple, pineapple juice make up this drink. It doesn’t taste like kale at all. Rather, the pineapple and apple juice flavors come out in the taste.
Greg’s ice cream is some of my favourite ice cream in Toronto, so I couldn’t resist trying the creamy vanilla milkshake.
During my visit, I met with owner Todd Brooks and was impressed with his love and passion for local food. He personally helped to source local vendors for b.good.
b.good has sourced ingredients from Ontario farms and producers, including:
- Bright Cheese & Butter of Bright for cheddar cheese.
- Silverstein’s Bakery of Toronto for our breads.
- Enright Cattle Co. in Tweed, for all-natural beef for our house-ground burgers.
- Gwillimdale Farms, a fourth generation farm in Bradford, for potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.
- Barrie Hill Farms of Barrie, for fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Greg’s Ice Cream of Toronto, super-premium ice cream for our shakes.
This information is prominently displayed at the restaurant, which I think is pretty cool.
Another cool thing about b.good is their Family program. Sign up and you will get great deals all year round. I already got an email for a free soup and fries.
What do you think? Would you check out b.good?
b.good is at 100 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1.