Just like mom used to make

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On Sunday, many families gathered to celebrate Mother’s Day. This special occasion, always designated on the second Sunday of May, is a time to honour and remember those women who influenced our lives. For some, those memories are tied to food and the kitchen. That’s also definitely the case at the newest addition to downtown dining, Mother’s Kitchen.

The new home of Mother's Kitchen at 19 King Street West.

The aptly-named restaurant opened its doors on April 27. While this is their first location, the owners are dreaming big of creating a series of chains if popularity grows.
Though named for it’s homey Canadian home feel, the menu is not strictly traditional North American.
“It’s kind of a mix of Indian food and Canadian,” explains Brittni Hart, a friendly server of the eatery.
The menu setup in their storefront window informs potential customers of all things interesting, where dishes such as falafels, crispy spring rolls, shrimp and calamari share the pages with more traditional fare like pastas and pizza. Vegetarians can choose from a large variety of offerings or can also ask for alterations to suit their diet. For the young of heart, there’s a hearty kid’s menu offering classics like chicken fingers and fries.
Mother’s Kitchen can be found across from the Bargain Shop on King Street West serving up grub just like your mom used to make from breakfast through dinner.
Story and image by Hillary DiMenna