In 2022, the word started to return to a new normal and going out to eat topped many people’s to-do lists. From omakase dining to where to nab the best pizza in the city, Streets of Toronto had you covered. In case you missed them, here are the top five food stories of 2022.
Skippa, a restaurant known for its seasonal Japanese specialties, permanently closed this year. Located at 379 Harbor St., Skippa was run by chef Ian Robinson, who worked for four years under the esteemed Mitsuhiro Kaji at Sushi Kaji before going solo with Skippa back in 2016. The word “skippa” is a play on the term skipper, which is a person in charge of a boat, or ship, and was a nod to the fresh seafood Skippa quickly became known for.
Fancy, multi-course Japanese menus are having a moment in Toronto. Between buzzed-about openings such as Sushi Masaki Saito and Hana Yorkville and long-running favourites that have been pleasing our palates for years, Toronto can’t seem to get enough of Japan’s surprise-me styles of dining.
Toronto’s very own Gavan Knox added Canadian television star to his resume this March. The award-winning baker, writer and food collaborator appeared as a contestant on the Food Network’s new show, Great Chocolate Showdown, to flex his creativity in the kitchen for the chance at $50,000.
Streets of Toronto surveyed over 50 of the best chefs in Toronto and asked them to share their two favourite restaurants in the city for food, service and ambiance. The result is a definitive guide to the 75 best restaurants in Toronto for 2022, ranked. Read about the top 10 below, and check out the full list to see if your favourite restaurant made the cut!
Dave Portnoy, also known as Stool Presidente, recently visited Toronto to promote his partnership with The Score’s sports betting app. But, would El Prez really be himself if he didn’t try some pizza on his visit? Portnoy sampled slices at pizzerias from Etobicoke to Leslieville, offering his cult-followed “one bite, everybody knows the rules” takes on some of Toronto’s most beloved pizza places, from Blondies to Maker Pizza.