Collected by David Chiang
Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada
A trip to Toronto without a visit to Kensington Market doesn’t make any sense. Despite its diminutive size, this neighborhood packs plenty of activity within its boundaries. Arrive hungry: Restaurants and cafés dish out bites...
18 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, Canada
Toronto's beer scene is burgeoning, with new breweries, brewpubs, and watering holes popping up around town all the time. And while the Beer Bistro doesn't brew on the premises, they do go out of their way to bring in some of the world's greatest...
124 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5, Canada
Bellwoods hasn't been open long, but it has already made an impression on the Toronto craft beer and food scene. Bellwoods and the Group of Seven Chefs put on a brilliant seafood feast that I was lucky enough to be in attendance for; it was the...
367 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M8, Canada
Forget David's Tea and the other overpriced chains. Tealish is what real tea is about. Self-described as a "modern tea boutique," the shop offers about 130 different loose leaf teas, ranging from the purest fruity white to the strong English black...
5 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 2T3, Canada
In a hurry? Pop into Red Mango for the quick lunch special for around $5. Red Mango is probably the only Thai-Chinese joint I've ever visited in the GTA, but I'm not about to complain about a green curry and sweet and sour pork combo—delicious.
861 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1Y2, Canada
I've visited Thailand 6,530 times (citation needed), and plan on visiting over and again until I kick the bucket. Yeah, the beaches and Bangkok and the hustle and bustle are all great, but few cuisines compare to Thai. North York will never be...
865 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1Y6, Canada
WonderPho Tonight is my favorite Bob Seger song. WonderPho North York is my favorite pseudo-street food sit down joint. Coincidence? I think not. Everything on the menu is made from scratch, and that menu is as concise and well curated as any...
879 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1Y5, Canada
I know that the photo looks desolate, but the joint had only just opened, and I was in a rush. You'll have to trust me when I tell you that this one of the most popular restaurants on the block, and a little slice of Filipino heaven. The menu...
140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 1X6, Canada
Located right in the heart of the Financial district, Dineen is the prettiest place to get your morning java fix in TO. With its ornate European tiles, large chandeliers and gorgeous shelves, you'll want to stay in here all day. An ideal place for...
348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8, Canada
Long before "organic" hit the mainstream, The Big Carrot was selling this philosophy in their grocery store in the 1980s. Now it's expanded with a fantastic cafe and juice bar, a buffet of options to choose from if you are on the go but want a...
The Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
Nobel Tonic No.1 barrel-matured maple syrup may be brewed in the USA, but it has deep roots in the Canadian woods. You can find Nobel Tonic products, as well as great teas, coffees, and candies, at the Tea Shoppe in the Distillery District.
100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
Since its inception in 1979, The One of a Kind Show (OOAK)--with shows during winter and spring--is the largest consumer craft show in North America, attracting over 200,000 visitors annually. Held at the Exhibition Centre, peruse through over 800...
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