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A Foodie Weekend in Toronto

by Marie-Sarah Published on November 30, 2015

Planning to spend a few days in Toronto? The city is full of great restaurants and gourmet markets. Here’s a short list of places you’ll definitely want to check out!

St-Lawrence Market

National Geographic named it the best food market in the world. According to a regular, Uno Mustachio has a killer veal and fried eggplant sandwich stuffed with tomato sauce, onions, hot peppers and mushrooms, served on focaccia bread. If you still have room for dessert, the natas made by this Portuguese bakery are known all over the city!

The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District

This area is always nice to visit but becomes even livelier during the Holiday Season thanks to its highly popular Christmas Market. When your Christmas shopping is done, warm up at Balzac’s Coffee Roasters with a hot cup of coffee.

Queen W. and Ossington

If you decide to eat in this part of town, good luck deciding where to go, there are so many great restaurants! I personally like to fit in as many places as I can by ordering a little something here and there: some calamari at Mamakas Taverna’s Greek restaurant, a good beer at Bellwood’s Brewery, a slice of pizza at Libretto, and a homemade ice cream sandwich at Bang Bang Ice Cream if I want to push the envelope!

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Little Italy

There’s no shortage of good restaurants to choose from on College Street. You can go to SideCar if you enjoy bistro fare, or Bar Isabel if you’re in the mood for tapas and good wine (even the cheapest one on the menu, a Canadian Riesling, is superb!), or Café Diplomatico, a Toronto institution known for its delicious coffee and Italian food.

Kensington Market

Kensington Market is a colourful market located next to Chinatown. In addition to admiring the street artists at work, visitors can discover its multicultural food stores and restaurants. To warm your bones on a chilly day, be sure to stop into Pho Hung and order their Tonkinese beef bone soup.

Enjoy your visit and bon appétit!

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