Whether you're trying out one of the latest foodie hot spots like Bar Isabel or the city's hidden gems tucked away in west-end plazas, food courts in Markham, Ont. or food trucks during summer festivals, the city has a long list of dishes to offer.
Recently, the New York Time's travel section lauded Toronto's food scene, with writer Francine Prose sampling from some of the city's most well-known multicultural neighbourhoods — from tofu stew in Koreatown to salmon in Little Poland. Even though Prose mentioned not hitting up smaller or newer ethnic communities outside of the downtown core because of time restrictions, we can only stress that all of GTA has a lot to offer.
While we couldn't possibly cover every single Toronto foodie secret, it's about time the city deserved a little more love. Here are 32 food-related things only the people of Toronto would understand and let us know, what would you add to this list?
The Giant Loblaws At The Former Maple Leaf Gardens Is Both Amazing And Overwhelming
Either you love how this grocery store has every single item you didn't know you were looking for...or you're overwhelmed by the idea of an LCBO/Joe Fresh/grocery store/giant cheese wall in one location.
Everything At Lahore Tikka House Tastes Amazing
Even if it feels incredibly wasteful eating off Styrofoam plates and using plastic utensils.
After A Clubbing Night, Burrito Boyz At 4 a.m. Is Always The Right Answer
If not, a nearby hot dog vendor or Smoke's poutine dish works as well.
The Village By The Grange Food Court Is The Best Food Court In The City
Located right across from the AGO and OCAD, you can find everything from sweet potato burritos to vegan noodle dishes to meaty-stuffed steamed baos.
Good Hakka Food In Downtown Toronto Doesn't Exist
For the real Indian-Chinese fusion deal, you go to Scarborough or Mississauga for the best manchurian balls, hakka fried noodles and every other greasy dish your stomach can handle. Some of the best Indian and Chinese food in general can also be found in 'Sauga and Scartown.
Our Street Meat Isn't The Best ... But We Won't Complain
Flickr:mayeesherr. (in West Bengal!)
After all, they're basically the only consistent food trucks around.
You Will Wait In Line To Try Some New Disgusting Food Craze At CNE's Food Building
You Either Love Summerlicious And Winterlicious ... Or You Loudly Proclaim How You Boycott It
You're Always On The Hunt For Good Roti
And basically, people will show allegiance to everything from Queen Street's Gandhi's roti (and the calories that come with it) to several other West Indian, Caribbean or Indian roti joints across the GTA.
You'll Never Run Out Of Ideas About Where To Eat
Flickr:Prayitno/ more than 2 millions views: thank you!
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