Best Toronto Restaurants To Eat At On The Saddest Day Of The Year Have Just Been Revealed

These places are healthy and mood boosting!
Toronto Restaurants That Will Get You Through The Saddest Day Of They Year

We’ve officially survived another holiday season, which means it’s time to start bracing for the saddest day of the year.  “Blue Monday,” which occurs on January 20, is a date widely recognized as the most depressing day of the entire calendar year. If you’re a Torontonian looking for a way to beat those winter blues, then we might have the perfect Toronto restaurants for you.

OpenTable has released a list of restaurants that are supposed to help residents of the GTA stay in their happy place during these trying times. 

The online restaurant-reservation service has compiled a list of local eateries that serve delicious and nutritious meals that actually help shake off your seasonal sadness. The best part is all you have to do is eat.

According to OpenTable, around 15% of Canadians are affected by seasonal depression every year, with most being affected during the country’s long and cold winter months. 

However, OpenTable states that those Monday blues can be curbed with a little bit of healthy food. 

“There are ways to remedy these symptoms, and a healthy diet is one of them. Research has linked a healthy diet – including a high intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish – to a range of health benefits," the company told Narcity. 

“Toronto residents can enjoy high-quality, healthy meal options from the comfort of their home or office on even the dreariest of days,” it adds.

OpenTable informed Narcity that some of the best restaurants that are known to lift your spirits on the saddest day of the year include: 

  • Fresh on Front

  • Ufficio

  • Hello123 – Queen West

  • Planta Queen

  • FARMHOUSE Tavern

It’s worth noting that although the third Monday in January has become a symbol for winter awfulness, there is actually little to no scientific evidence to back up its accusations of being the saddest day of the year.

According to CTV, the idea of a “Blue Monday” was invented by Cliff Arnall, a life coach, after being asked to by a travel company.

He later apologized for coining the term, claiming he meant it to be inspirational.

However, it has now since become a known day across the country. 

Patrick John Gilson
Patrick John Gilson was a Creator with Narcity Media focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.