We’re now halfway through the month of November, and there’s a definite chill in the air. With it comes everything that we feel is comforting—a hot cup of cocoa, a warm blanket, and of course, tempting meals! There is nothing like sitting with a steaming hot bowl of chilli while winding down on a cold day. Here are some of the best restaurants to grab a bowl of chilli from in Toronto.
Lazy Daisy’s Cafe serves up a host of pure culinary comfort dishes. You’ll be thankful for their versatile menu that contains many indulgent sandwiches and pastries. Their farmstead chilli is a steaming bowl of goodness, and you get a generous amount for only $12.95. Take a dip with some tasty toast to your beef chilli, topped with a dollop of sour cream and Monterey Jack cheese. It also comes with a cheddar, bacon, and jalapeno cornmeal muffin, perfect for sopping up those leftovers.
Located in the Distillery District, this specialty food shop longs to commemorate the fusion between memories, family, and wildly delicious food. The aesthetic is no-nonsense and lovingly rustic. Everything is baked with love, with the aim to evoke a sense of home. Their house-made beef chilli is a hefty amount of flavour, topped with sour cream and toasted multi-grain bread. Give it a try for only $9.95 for yourself, or share it with your friends and family.
As you may have guessed, this place is all about gourmet sandwiches. But, this spot also serves up some serious sides, too. Get some chilli con carne ($10) on its own, or order the chilli cheese fries ($12) that come loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, green onion, sour cream, and, of course, plenty of that housemade chilli.
Known for its fully-loaded hotdogs, Fancy Franks, a staple on College St., also sells their Original chilli that features squeaky cheese curds, gravy, and scallions. If you’ve got your heart set on a good old-fashioned chilli dog, Franks Coney Island will do the trick, with house-made chilli, mustard, and onions.