Añejo brings passion for all things Mexican (especially tequila) to the King West entertainment district. Añejo is hidden below street level in an historic building at the corner of King and Portland. Mexican dishes made with local ingredients and authentic recipes serve as the perfect accompaniment to one of a seemingly endless selection of tequilas
This Riverside locale is putting a plant-based spin on famous comfort food. At Animal Liberation Kitchen, burgers are made from pulled jackfruit, the cheese in the mac and cheese is made from cashews, the maple bacon is made from tempeh, and it is all hearty and delicious.
We’ve only heard that Toronto has great hotels; being from here, we’ve never stayed at one. If this is your case, too, you now at least have a great reason to visit the Annex hotel: Annex Café and Wine Bar. In the morning, it’s a café that offers a great range of balanced breakfasts made
Annex Commons is a food hall connected to the Annex Hotel, open to both locals and hotel guests. The menu is created and executed by Chinatown pizza spot Big Trouble Pizza. The two independent businesses work cohesively within one kitchen and operate through the same ordering counter. The Annex Commons is a seat-yourself and self-
Best known for being the subject of a vegan protest in the summer of 2018, Antler is actually a restaurant rooted in friendship, family, and above all, the forest. Chef Michael Hunter — aptly named, given the thematic congruence in his personal and professional pastimes — draws on a Canadian focus and a “forest to
Aris Place has one of those old-school signs that makes you think twice about stepping inside, but those who dare to venture are in for a surprise. They’ve been serving up souvlaki in Roncesvalles for 30+ years in addition to being an all-day breakfast spot for locals. You can feast your eyes on black and
The café and cafeteria-style restaurant has become extremely popular for its guilt-free take-away and delicious Israeli-style breakfast. The hearty and homey shakshuka, which originated in Tunisia and means "mixture," is usually associated with a dish belonging to the Sephardic Jewish people.
At Art of BBQ, smoked meat is, well, an art form. The joint began as a way to honour pit master Trevor David’s late uncle who loved smokehouse barbecuing in North Carolina. Now, Art of BBQ is one of Scarborough’s most authentic smokehouses, putting a northern Canadian taste on Southern-inspired smoked meats. The experimental flavours
North York's beloved Artisan Noodle has opened up a cool and cosy downtown outpost with Artisan Plus. This spot is home to northern Chinese delicacies that are often rare to find in Toronto, like the hand-pulled noodles or a jia mo, which can best be described as a Chinese hamburger.
Ascari Enoteca has been a favourite in Leslieville for nearly a decade, serving select European wines and fresh handmade pastas in its trendy yet intimate 38-seater. Partners Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli have long been cooking up something on a much larger scale, though, and the new Ascari is now open at King West and
Named after Italian racecar legend Alberto Ascari, Ascari Enoteca 26 is a bit of a throwback to the ’50s. Aiming to provide an experience similar to a classic Italian enoteca, the restaurant creates a space and ambiance that speaks to the enthusiasm that Ascari had for food and wine. Opened by the team that brought
Since its Chinatown location opened its doors in 1988, Asian Legend has spread across Toronto to give all diners a taste of northern Chinese dim sum and stir-fry. Their cooking motto is "northern flavours with a traditional style," which has allowed for its chefs, all from reputable dining locales in Taiwan and mainland China, to fine-tune the menu and bring diners dishes like the especially flavour-rich kung pao chicken.
At Assembly Chef’s Hall, 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, restauranteurs and baristas have assembled under one roof to hawk their best and most innovative dishes. Chef’s include Elia Herrera (LosCo Vegan), Chantana “Top” Srisomphan (Khao San Road and Nana) and Lawrence LaPianta (Cherry Street Bar-B-Que). The variety of food on offer makes it a perfect
What’s a weekend without brunch? Atai Bistro is making sure you’re starting the day off right every Saturday and Sunday with a specialty brunch menu featuring poached eggs and French toast. Also on the menu is a signature Atai Breakfast with 2 eggs, lamb bacon and sausage, and lyonnaise potatoes. This French-Moroccan-inspired bistro offers platters,
When visiting the Danforth, it is imperative to enjoy some loukoumades. The humble honey puff might not be fancy, but at Athens Pastries, the surface-fried, honey-soaked, cinnamon-dusted dough balls are proof that simplicity is addictive. Try to eat just one. We dare you.
Auberge du Pommier has been at the top of the game in Toronto's French fine dining scene since it opened in 1987. The cuisine incorporates traditional French techniques with North American seasonal influences and ingredients. Not to be mistaken for modern cooking, this is a French fine dining restaurant all the way down to the immaculate white tablecloths and perfectly choreographed service.
Burger joints may not be hard to come by in Toronto, but there’s nothing quite like Aunty Lucy’s Burgers. Now located at the Annex Hotel, Aunty Lucy’s began as a pop-up shop to honour the culture and cuisine from the streets of Ghana. The joint is known for their Kumasi Burger, a 4oz patty with