›› Lauren Gaultier

Many Fernwood residents are surprised to learn that our community borders extend as far east as Fort Street. Enter Stadacona Centre located between Fort, Pandora, ­Belmont, and Stadacona. With a multitude of businesses, over the next several articles we will be showcasing the restaurants that are tucked away in this pocket of our humble ‘hood.

Located on the Pandora side of Stadacona Centre, you may have very well walked past The Tartan Toque and never noticed it. This unassuming spot is a ­proverbial ­hidden gem. Open for nearly a decade, you may be surprised to find out that The ­Tartan Toque is neither ­Scottish, nor a place where you can buy a warm ­winter hat. It is however, one of the undisputed best places in town to get chicken wings. They have been ­honoured with people’s choice awards for best wings more than a handful of times over the last decade. If you don’t know where to start when deciding which of their 20 plus ­flavours to choose from, we suggest the classic favourite ­Buffalo Blue and the more unique Creamy Dill to get you started.

Like many businesses, over the last 18 months, The Tartan Toque was not immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the strain of this has led to the business being put up for sale. This tight knit crew of energetic staff are trying to ensure The Tartan Toque lives on as they work towards the purchase of the business to keep it in the family. They are so ­grateful to their regulars who have kept them afloat during this time so if you have yet to visit, make haste and maybe you too, will become a regular. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm to 9pm for dine-in and take-out.

Follow them at @tartantoque.