Toronto meets Windsor at this pizza joint located across from Ossington Subway Station. Owners Gaetano Pugliese and Rene Chauvin opened Ambassador Pizza Co. as the first restaurant in the city to feature traditional Windsor pizza. These specialty pies are made with dough that is light and crunchy, topped with canned mushrooms and shredded pepperoni to give
Amsterdam Brewery is taking its crisp lagers and bone shakers up north at Amsterdam Barrel House. The East York brew house is a more sophisticated pub than its Distillery District counterpart. With a more elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder this is where the brewers keep their barrel-aged and sour beer program.
Amsterdam BrewHouse, the restaurant outpost for Amsterdam Brewery, is about to be your new favourite. Where to begin: it has four patio spaces, landscape views of Toronto Island and the skyline, space for 1,000 guests in the dining room and an on-site brewery. Oh, and the food is pretty darn delicious. With plenty of vegetarian,
The Etobicoke outpost of the U.S. Anchor Bar chain has some serious wing cred: the original Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., is known for inventing the Buffalo chicken wing in 1964. Suffice to say that wings are Anchor Bar’s raison d’être, but Anchor Bar also does tasty brick oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches (including the Buffalo
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
From the owners behind Canis comes Après Wine Bar, a natural wine bar serving French-inspired dishes that pair perfectly with the incredible list of wines. Every bottle of vino picked out for this wine bar has been carefully researched and chosen to share with Après's guests.
Aragvi is one of the only places in Toronto serving up true Georgian cuisine, and we can't get enough. Tucked away in a strip mall behind an unassuming sign sits this small, yet mighty restaurant serving the most traditional Georgian cuisine outside of the small country. This culinary mix of western and eastern European flavours is as bold and delicious as it sounds.
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.