Globally inspired tastes characterize dining in cosmopolitan Toronto. From upscale gourmet to home-cooked comfort foods, savour the city’s culinary diversity within a rich blend of unique neighbourhoods. Thanks to its unique cultural mix, Toronto is rife with a diverse variety of cuisine, art and culture.
Take in the city skyline from one of the incredible rooftop restaurants in the city, enjoy delectable Canadian cuisine while exploring one of the many Toronto neighbourhoods or indulge in the flavours of fine dining from world-renowned Toronto chefs. Enhance your dining experience by taking in a show or festival – there is always something going on! Toronto serves up more than 9,000 delectable menus from diverse cultures, and some of the finest dining experiences in Canada. Tantalize your taste buds with culinary creations from world-renowned chefs such as Mark McEwan, David Chang, Daniel Boulud and Michael Bonacini. Add farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, pick your own farms, agricultural fairs, food stores featuring local and gourmet ingredients to the mix- all complemented by a variety of food festivals- makes Toronto the perfect culinary destination.
Toronto’s passion for all things creative and cultural makes this diverse city a must-see for discerning tastes.
Feed your soul with live music and theatre and take in the sights of design and architecture like no other city, then rejuvenate in a luxury spa and relax in a posh hotel. In between bites, Toronto offers a wealth of parks, music festivals and family-friendly activities. Once you’ve experienced Toronto you’ll keep coming back for more.
Find our picks for articles about the best restaurants in Toronto for any occasion and time of year. Plus interesting takes – in text and photos – on how to explore the culinary scene in this vibrant and multicultural city.
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Our perfect weekend in #the6ix involves meandering through any number of the cities vibrant neighbourhoods. We’re always down to spend an afternoon ducking in and out of shops on Queen West; cafe hoping in Leslieville; noodle slurping in Chinatown or picnicking in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
For those looking for the quintessential Toronto experience, we recommend a trip up the CN Tower followed by lunch at 360 Restaurant – where the menus are themed after the cities coolest neighborhoods. If keeping your feet on solid ground is more your style, head to Le Select Bistro near by for classic French dishes or Marben for local riffs on traditional English fare. Follow it up with oysters, champagne and cocktails at the not-so-secret bar Cloak.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, spend your afternoon popping into vintage stalls (and taco shops!) in Kensington Market before heading west for dinner. The Ossington Strip is packed wall to wall with great restaurants, while Parkdale is the place to be for roti, street-style food and some of the best vegan in the city.
HERE ARE A FEW GREAT PLACES TO START.
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