- By Kevin
- On Jul 19, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Food is a big deal in Toronto. Not only do we need it to live, but we’ve come into our own as a foodie destination. Find things to eat in Toronto, Toronto tours guide. New restaurants are constantly opening, and chefs continue to push culinary boundaries to come up with new and innovative ideas. It’s a bit dizzying just how MUCH good stuff there is to eat here. But don’t be daunted. We did the gut-busting work for you and distilled Toronto’s food scene down to 50 absolute must-eats across the city.
1. Peameal bacon sandwich
St. Lawrence Market
If Anthony Bourdain says you gotta eat it, well, then what choice do you have? But seriously, this is an iconic Toronto food item for a reason. The deceptively simple sandwich consists of griddled peameal on a bun. No more, no less. The goal here is to highlight the salty, smoky goodness of the bacon.
2. Khao soi
Khao San Road
We’ve talked about the addictive and authentic khao soi from Khao San Road before, but it really can’t be left off a list of must-eats in the city. Get your bowl of egg noodle filled with aromatic golden curry and chicken or tofu.
3. Gran fritto misto
Meant to be shared, the gran fritto misto platter at this casual spot in Little Italy is a decadent mess of fried snacks. In the golden and perfectly crunchy pile you might find rapini, zucchini, cauliflower, any number of other seasonal veggies, arancini, and a rotating roster of seafood. Everything comes hot out of the friggitrice, a special deep fryer imported from Naples.
4. Susur's Signature Singaporean-style Slaw
When is a salad not just a salad? When it has 19 ingredients and looks almost too pretty to eat. Susur Lee’s towering tangle of shredded vegetables is a salad like no other and really needs to be seen (and eaten) to be believed.
5. Kings Crown nachos
There are countless places to get a plate of nachos in Toronto, but Sneaky Dee’s is usually the first name uttered when the topic of cheese-covered chips comes up. The Kings Crown is a massive, sharable platter of crispy corn tortillas topped with salsa roja, frijoles, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers, jalape?os, melted cheese, guacamole, AND sour cream.