Assembly Chef's Hall
Toronto's sprawling food hall—with communal seating, occasional DJs, and stalls from well-known chefs—feels so very London
. Inside the space, which opened in early 2018, a night on the town can be shared among even the pickiest and diverse diners: You'll find vegan grub, fried chicken, coffee, barbecue, Mexican food, and even new Canadian cuisine. Highlights include Tachi, a sushi place from chef Jackie Lin where, as in a Tokyo train station sushi joint, only a few diners can squeeze in for a quick and satisfying omakase meal. Elsewhere in the hall, chef Nick Liu of Dailo (recently seen on Iron Chef Canada
) turns out fare like the bao burger—a tasty riff on the classic McDonald's Big Mac, complete with pickles and a house-made special sauce.