Best Bits Of: South Oshawa

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Step into the spotlight, south Oshawa! Here are your best bits…

What do you love about South Oshawa?  Plenty!  And yes, while the south/north Oshawa border is traditionally King Street, we focused our hunt for fantastic destinations and restaurants south of the 401.  So head towards Lake Ontario, and check out these best bits, picked by you:

For the days you’ve said to heck with clean eating, local diner Lakeview Burger is the Oshawa home of deep fried poutine, as well as – you guessed it – burgers and fries.  No quinoa or kale in sight. 1076 Cedar Street, Oshawa   

South Patch Neighbourhood Garden in Cordova Park has gardeners of all ages and abilities working this unique urban farm. Grassroots community building at its best, spearheaded by local group We Grow Food 865 Glen St., Oshawa

Dee’s Catering on Bloor Street, just east of Simcoe, is a full service caterer, but also offers delicious Caribbean fare for take out. Try the jerk chicken, only $2.89 on Tuesdays, or one of their well-priced daily specials.  Open Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. 1 Bloor Street East, Oshawa

Try Rachel’s Chips & Cones (the orange food truck parked on the side of Simcoe Street South), for tasty fries, deep fried dill pickles, poutine, ice cream, hot dogs and the ever-popular Extreme Fries. 1188 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 

What’s not to love about Oshawa’s Lakeview Park? Pack a picnic, swim, canoe, paddleboard, kayak, do yoga at sunset, bike along the Waterfront Trail, or build castles in the sand.  Kids can burn off energy at the playground, while grown ups enjoy the unspoiled views of Lake Ontario.  End of Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 

Explore Oshawa’s wetlands and discover unique plant and bird species at Pumphouse Marsh, Oshawa Second Marsh, McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve.  Serene, quiet, and open 365 days a year, visit one of the city’s protected wetland areas to unplug and recharge in the great outdoors.

Fancy something sweet?  Eat My Shortbread had us at the words “buttery” and “made every day.” Head to Eat My Shortbread’s beautiful bakery and cafe for your sugar fix, plus they serve light lunch, too! 1077 Boundary Road South, Unit # 109, Oshawa. 

Did we miss your favourite south Oshawa spot? Share in the comments! 

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