Best Things We Ate in Ontario in 2018

Last year saw a record number of amazing restaurant openings, delicious road trips and exceptional experiences start up in Ontario. Trying to pick just 12 things to tell you about might just be the biggest challenge we’ve faced in 2019 so far. Here’s a round-up of the dishes and destination we’re definitely returning to this year!
JANUARY

THAT EGGNOG CREAM PIE

Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener       LancasterSmokehouse.com
 
 
 
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FEBRUARY

Woolleys Lamb with preserved Ontario cherries

David’s Restaurant, 168 New Lake Shore Rd, Port Dover       davidsportdover.com 20180130_205733-01-01
MARCH

Classic Chicken Laksa

Lion City Restaurant, 70-1177 Central Pkwy W, Mississauga       lioncityrestaurant.ca IMG_20180327_124635_731
APRIL

Boyscout Bread with Norfolk peanuts

The Feast On Rural Retreat in Norfolk County Burning Kiln Winery 1709 Front Rd, St Williams       burningkilnwinery.ca 20180424_133543_HDR-01
MAY

Stinging Nettle Doughnuts with candied guanciale

Ricky + Olivia at Chez Nous Wine Bar, 798 Queen St E, Toronto       rickyandolivia.com 20180516_181937_HDR-04
JUNE

Ontario Asaparagus Carbonara

Borealis Grille & Bar, 1388 Gordon St, Guelph       borealisgrille.ca 20180601_142922_HDR-01
JULY

This Caesar salad

Maple Leaf Tavern, 955 Gerrard St E, Toronto       mapleleaftavern.ca 20180623_174532_HDR-01-01
AUGUST

This ode to the Three Sisters

Chef Rossy Earle at the CFCC Chef Bootcamp 20180813092517_IMG_3224-01
SEPTEMBER

This Pretzel

South Pond Farms at the Cultivate Festival South Pond Farms, 1020 Gray Rd, Pontypool       southpondfarms.com IMG_20180925_084852_169
OCTOBER

Toronto’s Best Burger

Richmond Station, 1 Richmond St W, Toronto       richmondstation.ca 20180913_162522-01
NOVEMBER

This Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken and Waffles

Nique, 30 Vine St, Hamilton       niquerestaurant.ca  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DECEMBER

Ontario apple fritter

Bella Bistro, 4050 Bath Rd, Kingston bellabistro.ca IMG_20181212_150314-01

Honourable Mentions Go To…

  • This peach pie from the Rosemont General Store in Headwaters
  • These Szechuan Ontario shrimp buns by Ricky+Olivia
  • This Ontario white fish mousse from Le Select Bistro in Toronto
  • And these super crispy chip trucks fries we found in Baillieboro

  • Stay delicious Ontario!

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