Oct 18

Tackle Toronto: Where to Eat.


I often get emails from readers asking for tips on where to find the best Toronto haunts. Whether it’s shopping, eating or simply something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon, I’ve put together a quick guide to Toronto from my eyes. Stay tuned the rest of the week where I’ll be sharing my “where to shop”, “what to do” and “must try” guides to tackling this wonderful city; I’ll be sharing many of my very favourite spots. And if you have any recommendations, feel free to chime in! I’m always on the hunt for a new stomping ground.

Today: Where to Eat!
{mildreds temple}

{osteria ciceri e tria}

For special occasions (pricy):
::Canoe: expensive but well worth the money. The view atop
this 54th floor restaurant is to die for
::Boehmer: for delicious food in what was once a mechanics garage
::Frank; located in the Art Gallery of Ontario (The AGO),
it’s beautifully designed and equally delicious
::Colborne Lane for an amazing dining experience
::Bistro 990 for consistently tasty food (and potential star spotting)
::Auberge du Pommier: tres romantique and the staff are over-the top nice
(and not that annoying nice – I hate that annoying nice. They seem genuine)

On a Saturday night (mid-range):
::Osteria Ciceri y Tria for authentic Italian,
and bread that’s served in folded paper bags
::Paradis for deliciously inexpensive French cuisine
::Foxley for tapas with your girlfriends
::The Black Hoof for their innovative charcuterie
(not for the faint of heart)
::The Nose (Gio Ranas) for delicious tapas in what was once an old bank.
Try to get a table in “the vault”
::Woodlot for their delicious local, Canadian
inspired food served on wooden planks
::Grace for a cute date night
(keep an eye out for Rachel McAdams, she’s rumored to be a regular)
::Banjara for authentic Indian food
::Pizzeria Libretto: it needs no introduction. Just go. Trust me.

Throughout the week (inexpensive):
::Golden Thai for the best Thai in the city
::Hanoi 3 Seasons for the most delicious pho
(try the lemongrass & basil version)
::Lil baci for wonderful, reasonably priced Italian food
(bonus: Ed’s ice cream is just down the street – dessert anyone?)
::La Societe for oysters and a great patio (fantastic people watching)
::Lee Garden for incredibly delicious Chinese food
::Khao San Road for authentic, inexpensive Thai food
::416 snack bar for late night tapas
::Paldo Gangsan for amazing Korean food
(ignore the decor, please. the food is worth it)

To-go (under $12):
::Delica Kitchen for hand-made, well thought out lunches
::Sukho Thai you may have to call 43 times to get through, but it’s worth it
::Black Camel for incredible sandwiches
::Agave y Aguacate for incredible mexican food

For Brunch:
::Mildreds Temple: equally good for dinner, but a lovely brunching experience
::Gilead (only on Sundays)
::Morning Glory Cafe: nothing on the menu is over $7 and
I’m convinced it’s all made with love
::Bonjour Brioche: to feel like you’re in Paris, just for a moment.
Their pastries and baked goods are made in-house and are ridiculously tasty
::Hammersmiths (my current favourite)
::Lady Marmalade

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