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What’s on the menu at Fabbrica’s new grab-and-go location in the PATH

By Caroline Aksich| Photography by Caroline Aksich
What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH

Name: Fabbrica Contact: TD Centre, Concourse Level, 66 Wellington St. W.., 416-214-0320, fabbrica.mcewangroup.ca
Neighbourhood: Financial District Owners: Mark McEwan Chefs: Head chef Justin Graham (One), Brooke McDougall (Bymark) and Drew Ellerby (One, Bymark)

The food

Hot and cold dishes from all over the Italian boot, everything from Roman pizza to Tuscan bruschetta and Sicilian arancini. There are always at least a dozen dishes on the hot table including meatballs, chicken cacciatore and gnocchi bolognese, all sold by weight, in addition to sandwiches and a 26-item antipasto bar.

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Let’s take a look at some of the items you’ll find at the antipasto and hot tables.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Mixed olives.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Caprese salad.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Baby gem lettuce topped with pickled onions and a buttermilk-avocado dressing—the most popular salad of the bar.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Pomodoro crostini.

 

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What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Roasted carrots with ricotta and spiced honey.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Veggies, like these beans here, and shrimp.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Porchetta!

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Roasted seasonal veggies tossed in balsamic. (Hi, Drew!)

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
The veal parm sandwich comes with a deep-fried cutlet slathered in tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella ($12). Additional ingredients (pickled eggplant, provolone, roasted peppers) cost an extra $0.75 each.

 

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What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
The porchetta sandwich is topped with salsa verde (parsley, shallots, garlic, capers, olive oil), sautéed rapini, preserved chilies and a smear of garlic aïoli. $12.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
It took months to perfect the pizza dough. They tried dozens of flours, and mixed and matched blends from various grains. They ended up with an Italian product (made from Canadian wheat) that’s high in protein. The resulting 72-hour-proofed dough has a crispy bottom, but a super-fluffy crust that’s both chewy and airy.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
A square of pepperoni pizza with a side of preserved chilies. $5.50.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
The eggplant pizza is topped with fried eggplant, semi-dried cherry tomatoes, fior di latte and mozzarella. $6.50.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
The porchetta pizza is topped with mustard-truffle sauce, garlic rapini, preserved chilies, mozzarella and ricotta salata. $6.50.

 

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What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
A bowl of beef bolognese spaghetti. $16.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Just in case you don’t want to DIY it up at the hot table, there are some prepackaged meals, as well.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
And prepared sauces to-go.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
And cheese and meat from the Cheese Boutique, too.

 

The drinks

There are all the usual soft drinks on offer, along with some harder-to-find Italian pops like Lemoncoco and Limonata.

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What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
The space

The 2,900-square-foot space is jam-packed with food. There’s a take-out counter, an antipasti bar, a hot table and fridges packed with grab-and-go dishes, sauces and charcuterie board staples. And in the nooks, where there wasn’t room to stuff a fridge, there are shelves stocked with imported Italian goods like dried pasta, oils and balsamic vinegars.

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
There’s no seating in Fabbrica, but a clutch of nine communal tables in the hallway are reserved for McEwan customers.

 

What's on the menu at Fabbrica's new grab-and-go location in the PATH
Fabbrica’s new grab-and-go location, below the TD Centre. Photo by Suresh Doss

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