February 10, 2020

Spanish Tapas Vancouver | Como Taperia | Spotlight Series

According to Justin Witcher of Como Taperia, there was really no place to get great authentic Spanish Tapas in Vancouver. That is until he brought his […]
January 13, 2020

Sprezzatura Italian Restaurant | Spotlight

Sprezzatura makes delicious Italian fare nonchalantly. The owner, Michael Parker, achieves this through decades of experience in the foodservice industry that has taken him all over […]
December 9, 2019

Welcome Parlour | Econolease Spotlight Series

When Welcome Parlour opened its doors in North Vancouver a few years ago it was a re-opening of sorts. When Ian Widgery sought to bring his […]
November 11, 2019

JamJar Folk Lebanese Restaurant | Econolease Spotlight

Econolease is Canada’s leader in foodservice financing for a reason. Great customer service and of course the best rates in the industry. But, we are Canada’s […]
July 29, 2019

Oliva | Spotlight Series

When your life is busy, it’s hard to eat well. You want quick and convenient and that usually comes at a cost to your wallet and […]
June 19, 2019

Secret Lands Farm | Econolease Spotlight Series

In 2013, the Burovs decided it was time for a change of pace. They wanted out of the city life. So, of course, they bought a […]
June 19, 2019

Tony & Claudia’s Market | Econolease Spotlight Series

After working at a supermarket chain for years Tony Cornacchia knew what customers wanted when they were grocery shopping. On a trip to San Francisco with […]
June 19, 2019

Magen Meats | Econolease Spotlight Series

With expanded global commerce and economies of scale at grocery stores, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get meat and poultry when and how they […]
June 19, 2019

Rag Doll Eatery | Spotlight Series

She started as a bus girl in the industry 25 years ago. Since then, she has filled every role from bartending to management. Now pushing 50 […]
June 19, 2019

Wilson’s Haus Of Lechon | Spotlight Series

The dream was realized in Cebu, a province in the Philippines where Wilson Martinito worked with his siblings at a restaurant called Four Brothers. They served a local […]
June 19, 2019

Blondies Pizza | Spotlight Series

A little pink box-shaped building sticks out like a sore thumb on Dundas street east in Toronto. But unlike a sore thumb, it’s all good times […]
June 19, 2019

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads | Spotlight Series

A shoebox closet, a three foot counter, a toy cash register and an IKEA fridge. That’s all Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe had when they started Mandy’s […]
June 19, 2019

Hale Coffee Roasters | Spotlight Series

In English, hale means strong, robust, vigorous, and bouncy. In Arabic, it means cardamom, which is added to coffee as a cultural practice that is synonymous […]
June 19, 2019

Blazing Kitchen | Spotlight Series

Lights. Camera. Eat! Blazing Kitchen has been feeding the people that make your favourite movies and tv shows since the 1990’s. Donny Blais, the chef and […]
June 19, 2019

Beach Hill Smokehouse | Spotlight Series

Meat-eaters rejoice! There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to barbecue and it’s Beach Hill Smokehouse. Their style is influenced by central-Texas where the […]
June 19, 2019

Das Brezel Haus | Spotlight Series

Das Brezel Haus in Downtown Brampton wants to redefine what you know about pretzels. Dirk opened the shop with his wife Yvette to share their wide […]
June 19, 2019

KOA Natural Foods | Econolease Spotlight Series

While on one of her morning jogs, Mariam Ekram wanted to power up with a snack. She wasunsatisfied with her options and had a burning desire […]
June 19, 2019

Birch Bistro | Econolease Spotlight Series

Beef Bourguignon, Fresh fish, and Mussels are just a few of the classic French dishes that can accompany your delicious glass of wine at Birch Bistro. […]
June 19, 2019

Nomad Chef Food Truck | Econolease Spotlight Series

Chef Rabih Abouhalka travelled the world for 15 years gathering spices, flavours, and aromas. His nomadic lifestyle coined him the name the nomad chef and there’s […]
June 19, 2019

Dunk’n Dip | Econolease Spotlight Series

Dunk’N Dip restaurant and chocolate lounge was a concept dreamed by Moutaz Al Khatib. It all started with the chocolate fountain “the idea was a dessert […]
June 19, 2019

CASA Manila | Econolease Spotlight Series

“The Filipino’s are the third largest ethnic group in the GTA. But, try and think of a good Filipino restaurant with authentic cuisine that’s made with […]
June 19, 2019

Eva’s Original Chimneys | Econolease Spotlight Series

Toronto’s food scene has exploded in recent years with the help of social media. No one knows this better than Justin Butler, the owner of Eva’s […]
June 18, 2019

CREPE T.O. | Econolease Spotlight Series

Crepe T.O. is a gourmet Creperie in Toronto that aims to bolster the city’s crepe scene. As owner, Reza Zarafshan says “We noticed a lack of […]
June 18, 2019

Ah-So Sushi | Econolease Spotlight Series

Ah-So Fine Foods or “Ah-So Sushi” is a family operated business that thinks globally. After providing delicious sushi in a sit-down restaurant setting for decades they […]
June 18, 2019

ZB Hospitality Group | Econolease Spotlight Series

ZB Hospitality Group is a leading foodservice provider in the city of Toronto. They operate banquet halls, conference centres, cafes, and cafeterias. They have seen tremendous […]