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Taste Test: Mark McEwan throws T.O.'s smoked meats in the ring for a Deli Battle Royale

Chef Mark McEwan pitted the city's best deli sandwiches against each other and even tested Montreal's famous Schwartz's sammie.
April 12, 2018

Taste Test: Toronto's best chicken and waffles

March 05, 2018

Taste Test: Take a bao this lunar new year

The pork bun has evolved from its traditional bite-sized char siu bao to the reinvented hand-held pork belly sammie. Here, Mark McEwan teams up with chef Missy Hui to pick their favourites. Who will win in this classic battle of old versus new?
February 13, 2018

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan puts Toronto's smoothie bowls through their paces

Chef Mark McEwan susses out the city’s best smoothie bowls.
January 11, 2018

Chef Mark McEwan’s best three blind taste tests of 2017

It’s been a fun year partnering up with celeb chef Mark McEwan to taste test the city’s best items from bakeries, restaurants and more. But there were three tastings that stood out this year.
December 29, 2017

Taste Test: Who has the best cinnamon buns in town?

We asked chef Mark McEwan to undertake the arduous task of sampling the city’s best cinnamon buns. Which baker was crowned king? Whose buns should grace your holiday table?
December 18, 2017

Taste Test: Mark McEwan picks Toronto’s best high-end hamburger

McEwan introduced the Bymark burger 15 years ago. It contains brie de meaux, shaved truffle and grilled porcini mushrooms.
November 06, 2017

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan helps us taste Toronto's best tandoori chicken

McEwan’s menu at Diwan restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum features South Asian, Middle Eastern and north African cuisines.
October 16, 2017

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
September 19, 2017

Taste Test: King of the cob, Mark McEwan picks the best all-dressed corn

It’s harvest time in Ontario, so we asked chef Mark McEwan to sample the city’s best known purveyors of Mexican street corn — or elotes. Whose kernels rule supreme? Read on to find out.
August 01, 2017

Taste Test: T.O.'s top lobster rolls

June 29, 2017

Taste Test: Celebrity chef Mark McEwan joined us to test the city’s top charcuterie boards

When it comes to this summer backyard favourite, McEwan says the selection is key — you want a variety of meats, a terrine or pâté en croûte, one cheese for contrast, the perfect bread and a fruit component.
June 08, 2017

Right on 'cue

May 19, 2017

Taste Test: Toronto’s top salads that eat like a meal

It’s hard to make a meal of most greens, but here are eight that are filling and fulfilling. Say hello to the freshest plates of spring with Delica Kitchen’s Devin Connell as she susses out Toronto’s healthy and hearty salads.
April 18, 2017

Taste Test: The Adamson BBQ team helps us pick Toronto’s best bacon breakfast sandwich

So we asked the team behind T.O.’s new Texas BBQ hot spot Adamson Barbecue, Adam Skelly and Alison Hunt, to taste-test the city’s top morning sammies. From peameal to poached eggs, which ’wich is the winner?
March 16, 2017

Poke: The Hawaiian dish with punch

Shoushin’s Jackie Lin on where to find the best poke in Toronto.
January 20, 2017

Taste Test: With David Lee, the cheesecake connoisseur

We asked chef David Lee, the brains behind Yorkville’s hottest new restaurant, Planta, to help us find the best slice in the city. Who takes the cake?
December 15, 2016

Taste Test: Roger Mooking helps us pick Toronto’s best unconventional burger

Hogtown has a soft spot for burgers from the classic to the creative. So we enlisted chef Roger Mooking to taste the city’s best beef patties with wild toppings. The fusion of flavours between these buns takes these burgers to the next level.
August 31, 2016

Taste Test: Beat the heat with the best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto

T.O.’s frozen treat purveyors are dishing out wild and wacky creations for everything from soft serve to frozen sandwiches. We invited chef Cory Vitiello of the Harbord Room, Flock and the TV series Chef In Your Ear to taste these over-the-top sammies and find out who has the cream of the crop.
July 12, 2016

Taste Test: Chef Massimo Capra picks Toronto’s best butcher-shop sausages

Whose bangers are the best? Find out here.
June 08, 2016