Locals like to keep the community suppers at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral a secret. The reason? The queues, forming well before its 5pm opening on the first Friday of every month, are long enough already. It's worth the wait for home-cooked pierogi, borscht and bulging cabbage rolls. Budget for $17 and you won't need to eat for days.
- Coffee Shops Locals spend more time hunched over laptops in cafes here than anywhere else in the city. Join them for a glimpse of what makes the area tick at Gene Cafe.
- Nightlife From cocktail bars to microbrewery tasting rooms, Main is dripping with brilliant independent watering holes. Start or end your evening at Key Party, hidden behind a fake accountancy office.
- Indie Shopping The last place any major big box retailer would move to. Browsing the surfeit of one-of-a-kind boutiques, bookstores and record shops keeps locals happily occupied. First stop? Try Mintage Mall.
- Vegetarian Dining Main offers a meat-free cornucopia of amazing veggie options, including city favorite Acorn.