Toronto Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Toronto

It should go without saying that one of the world's most multicultural cities holds the same distinction for its dining scene. There are so many foodie enclaves worth exploring here that you may have to plan another trip or two to sample the city's robust palate. Not only does Toronto have a Little Italy but there's also  Chinatown, a Koreatown, a Greektown, as well as a Little Iran in North York and Little Portugal about 2 miles west of downtown. What's more, the Bazaar neighborhood serves up some top-notch Indian and Middle Eastern fare. Roncesvalles Village (formerly referred to as Little Poland), is known for its Eastern European eateries and independent coffee shops, not to mention its popular annual Little Poland festival in September. Luckily, no matter which area of town you choose to visit, locals assure that good food isn't hard to come by in this city.

Those looking for a one-stop-shop should focus their appetites on two locales: the St. Lawrence Market in Old Town and the Kensington Market. The St. Lawrence Market is a big foodie hot spot, not to mention a Torontonian institution that sells a delectable mix of Canadian classics and international dishes. You can't leave without sampling a traditional peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery, or stopping by the locally beloved Churrascos, a Portuguese stall famous for its chicken. There's also St. Urbain Bagel Bakery, which serves bagels baked in a wood-burning oven, Buster's Sea Cove (get the fish and chips) and Uno Mustachio (try the veal and eggplant parmigiana sandwich).

Kensington Market is a microcosm of Toronto's vast dining scene, to say the least. Take a trip down some of the neighborhood's central thoroughfares and you're sure to find the most unlikely of neighbors. Rasta Pasta, a Jamaican-Italian fusion eatery sits next to Seven Lives, which sells California-style tacos, on Kensington Avenue. One block over, try vegan Urban Herbivore, Wanda's Pie in the Sky shop and Otto's Berlin Döner, which sells Berlin-style doner kebabs and currywurst. There's also a variety of Asian fare, including Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants all within a two-block radius of each other near the main Spadina Avenue.

Fine dining isn't a big force in Toronto's dining scene, but that doesn't it's absent from the city's culinary landscape. For fine dining with a side of vistas, head over to Canoe, often regarded as one of Canada's best restaurants. Located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, Canoe serves a multicourse seafood menu for lunch and dinner. There's also James Beard award-winning chef David Chang's famous Momofuku Noodle Bar restaurant, which serves fine dining-quality fare for a fraction of the price.

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  • #1
    Ed's Real Scoop
    #1 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 967 reviewsTripAdvisor (967)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    2224 Queen St E Leslieville, east end, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1E9 Canada
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  • #2
    Scaramouche Restaurant
    #2 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1649 reviewsTripAdvisor (1649)
    $$ | French, International
    1 Benvenuto Pl, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2L1 Canada
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  • #3
    New Orleans Seafood & Steakhouse
    #3 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 297 reviewsTripAdvisor (297)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
    267 Scarlett Rd York, Toronto, Ontario M6N 4L1 Canada
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  • #4
    ALO RESTAURANT
    #4 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 495 reviewsTripAdvisor (495)
    $$ | French
    163 Spadina Ave 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L6 Canada
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  • #5
    LaVinia Restaurant
    #5 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 396 reviewsTripAdvisor (396)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    2350 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1B6 Canada
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  • #6
    The Tilted Dog Pub & Kitchen
    #6 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 205 reviewsTripAdvisor (205)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Canadian, International, Gastropub
    424 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A2 Canada
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  • #7
    Rasa
    #7 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, International, Fusion, Dining bars
    196 Robert St Entrance on Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2K7 Canada
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  • #8
    Kit Kat
    #8 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1331 reviewsTripAdvisor (1331)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    297 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5 Canada
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  • #9
    Michael's on Simcoe
    #9 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    $$ | Steakhouse
    100 Simcoe St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3G2 Canada
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  • #10
    Pai Northern Thai Kitchen
    #10 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1585 reviewsTripAdvisor (1585)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    18 Duncan St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3G8 Canada
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  • #11
    Moxie's Grill & Bar
    #11 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 741 reviewsTripAdvisor (741)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian, Healthy
    55 Reading Crt Sandman Signature Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K7 Canada
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  • #12
    Richmond Station
    #12 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2070 reviewsTripAdvisor (2070)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Canadian
    1 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3W4 Canada
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  • #13
    Soma Chocolate
    #13 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 670 reviewsTripAdvisor (670)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    32 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada
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  • #14
    Madrina Bar Y Tapas
    #14 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    2 Trinity St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada
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  • #15
    Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
    #15 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 778 reviewsTripAdvisor (778)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Canadian
    12 Brant St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2M1 Canada
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  • #16
    Seven Lives
    #16 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripAdvisor (240)
    $ | Contemporary, Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Fast Food
    69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2K2 Canada
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  • #17
    Luci Restaurant
    #17 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 285 reviewsTripAdvisor (285)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    664 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario M8Y 1K7 Canada
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  • #18
    Antler Kitchen and Bar
    #18 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1454 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y6 Canada
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  • #19
    Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery
    #19 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ | Canadian
    93 1/2 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z2 Canada
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  • #20
    Jacques Bistro Du Parc
    #20 of 11,225 Places to Eat in Toronto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    126 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6 Canada
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