Wonderfully weird food to get your carnival fix while waiting for the Ex

Let’s be honest, the CNE’s real draw isn’t the old-timey rides or impossible midway games. It’s about indulging in ice cream sandwiches, potato tornadoes and all those wild carnival foods. Can’t wait until  Aug. 18 to sink your teeth into all those goodies? These four restaurants have got you covered!

Mac Daddy pizza


Oswald’s Pizza has gained recognition for its distinctive approach to Detroit-style pizza, featuring a base made from focaccia. The pies are celebrated for their light and airy texture, complemented by a delightfully crunchy crust rim, and generously layered with melted cheese on top. With just six pan pies on the menu, there’s one that we think you may be lovin’. The Mac Daddy is loaded with ground beef, onions, shredded iceberg lettuce, dill pickles and special sauce.They even top it off with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. Are you singing the jingle yet? 111 Richmond St. W.

French toast sliders


Southern-style comfort food is undeniably decadent, with its use of rich ingredients, slow cooking methods, deep-frying, sweet desserts and
generous portions. Though the dishes at Hogtown Vegan lean toward healthier alternatives comparedto their non-vegan counterparts,
they still offer plenty of options to fulfill your junk food cravings. Take for example, their French toast sliders: battered and deep-fried ba-
guette rounds are stuffed with roasted sunflower seed butter, banana, seitan bacon and accompanied by a side of spicy syrup. We can’t
think of a better way to start the day! 382 College St.

Unicorn poutine


Step into the magical world of Enchanted Poutinerie, where you’ll be transported to the pages of a story book. The walls are adorned with intricately designed trees, creating a whimsical atmosphere. Look up and you’ll find a meticulously painted ceiling adorned with a vivid array of multicoloured leaves. The menu features a number of poutines from around the world, like the chicken shawarma, lobster and pulled pork. However, the true carnival delight lies in the unicorn poutine—a quirky take on the classic dish, featuring Quebec cheese curds in various hues and a homemade multicoloured gravy. 730 Wilson Ave.

Super Balls


Move over Tiny Tom, there’s a new mini deep-fried doughnut in town! Superballs Cafe offers vegan-friendly loukoumades, those honey- soaked fried dough balls from Greek cuisine, in six delicious varieties. Indulge in flavours like Ready, Set Birthday, Supercrema, Milky Way 500, Choco Thunderbolt, Caramel Comet and Cinnabon.These treats are available in 8, 12 or 18 packs, and you can customize them with toppings like Oreos, Biscoff or sprinkles. To top it off, the adorable car-shaped takeaway boxes channel vibes from the 50s and 60s, adding an extra layer of nostalgic charm. 252 Queen St. W.