Toronto has become one of the country's best spots for cheese lovers to call home. That's largely thanks to a generation of passionate entrepreneurs who have opened speciality cheese shops in the city to offer a selection of the best international cheese and increasingly world class Canadian ones as well.
With patio season coming to a close, it’s time to hunker down in one of Toronto’s best steakhouses, a feat in this beef soaked city. Some have been around for decades, wooing their steady clientele with personal and attentive service, marking countless celebrations and special occasions.
The poutine craze is raging across Toronto, with poutineries and recipe variations popping up across the city. We consulted with food writers and poutine lovers, and we’ve selected our favourite spots where you can get your poutine fix in Toronto. Some spots are well-known; others may surprise you.
Toronto’s embrace of the wide range of Japan’s dining offers has led us to be schooled in the love for ramen: the slow-cooked broth, the handmade noodles and what goes into a memorable meal in a very big ceramic bowl. Here’s a list of where to find the best ramen in the city.
In a city that loves a classic hot dog, it’s easy to forget the gourmet goodies that are popping up across Toronto. So we invited our resident chef, Grant van Gameren, to taste T.O.’s finest franks. Which wiener wins the race? Find out here.
The Front Street Foods market at Union Station has plenty of tables, a great cross-section of vendors, and a liquor license. You have until August 30 to try everything, but here are some off-menu items and highlights to get you going.
Chef Grant van Gameren of Bar Isabel and Bar Raval helps us pick Toronto's best bar snacks. Contenders include Bar Fancy, Citizen, Carbon Bar, Bellwoods Brewery, LIttle Sister, Miller Tavern, the Drake One Fifty, Hawker Bar, Small Town Food Co. and the Tickled Toad Pub & Grill.
In honour of Cinco de Mayo, we invited one of the city’s most exciting young Mexican chefs, Elia Herrera of Los Colibris, to taste T.O.’s top tortas. Who nailed it with this traditional Mexican sandwich? Find out here.
Vancouver’s celebrity chef and TV star Vikram Vij joins us in tasting Toronto’s top north Indian dishes. Straying away from favourites like butter chicken and samosas, he gives us the inside scoop on the city’s most traditional Indian cuisine.
Toronto is a veritable mecca of Japanese cuisine and over the years the number of ramen shops has rapidly grown. With ramen comes ramen aficionados, so we invited star chef Susur Lee to taste T.O.’s top bowls.