Toronto, ON M4M 1K7
It's a good thing to find one's niche. Kristapsons surely has. Since 1953, this family-owned-and-operated joint has been providing Torontonians with some of their favourite smoked salmon — nothing more, nothing less, just smoked salmon. Kristapsons only smokes its salmon cold. This method allows for the super-tender fish to retain its omega-3 oils, which is not only incredibly healthy, but keeps the salmon succulent. With nothing going to waste, Kristapsons makes containers of trimmings from all over the fish for customers to snack on or use in recipes, but since there are very limited quantities, they recommend coming in on a Thursday or Friday. No matter how many people you're serving, the super-knowledgeable and helpful staff is able to figure out the right amount of fish for any customer — Kristapsons offers an entire salmon fillet on the skin!