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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

Taste Test: Former Bachelor Canada star Brad Smith picks Toronto’s best chocolate cake

Which divine dessert is top tier? Find out here.
May 18, 2016

Taste Test: Chefs Aprile and Bonacini help us pick Toronto’s most masterful caesar salad

March 11, 2016

Taste Test: Marc Thuet and Biana Zorich help us sort out T.O.’s eclair affair

The romantic French pastry is popping up in patisseries citywide, including one eclair-only outpost. So we invited the duo behind Petite Thuet, chef Marc Thuet and his wife Biana Zorich, to suss out the city’s best.
February 05, 2016

Taste Test: Legendary Toronto chef Hiro Yoshida gives us the goods on the best bowls of udon in town

Ramen may get all the press, but to many, Japanese udon with its delicious fat noodles is the real star. Legendary chef Hiro Yoshida, of his namesake T.O. restaurant, gives us the goods on the best bowls in town.
January 13, 2016

Taste Test: Club kings sample T.O.’s top sammies

Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji, two of Toronto's leading restaurateurs help us pick the city's best club sandwich.
December 21, 2015

Taste Test: Daniel Boulud tastes ten bowls of poutine to pick Toronto’s best

This month we asked world-renowned French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud to sample Toronto’s finest remixes of the Québécois classic at his recently reinvented Café Boulud.
November 02, 2015

Taste Test: Top turkey meals for Thanksgiving

In the hope that this year might be a vacation for all, we got chef Grant van Gameren to help us pick the best option for a prepared Thanksgiving meal. All prices listed are per person and include sides.
October 08, 2015

Taste Test: Midtown offers some of the city’s top flapjacks

You don’t have to trek all the way downtown for the perfect pancake, Midtown offers some of the city’s top stacks.
September 16, 2015