Best places to eat and drink in Toronto

Welcome to the much anticipated list of my favourite places to venture in Toronto. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of my city. After being a resident of Toronto my whole life I’ve accumulated quite a list of the places I believe to be the best to eat, drink and hangout. It’s no surprise that I love food, perhaps a little too much according to people who know me, so I often find myself travelling around the city spending my hard earned dollar on the most delicious meals that the city has to offer. I like trying new things and venturing back to places that I love just to indulge in my favourite dishes or test out new ones. Thankfully, I have a handful of foodie buddies who are always wanting to hangout while eating a delicious meal or test out some new food adventure as well. When one of my food-loving friends from New York came and visited a few months back I promised her the best food and drink tour around the city. It was then that I realized I had to sit down and start making some lists. The below is in no way a full list of all that Toronto has to offer but moreover a list that I’ve accumulated over the many years and that many people have often come to inquire about its existence. So for all you people that have been bugging me to get this list in your hands, this is for you. I wish for your stomach to never be hungry and your throats to never be dry.

I’ll be updating this list as my own personal adventures continue but feel free to suggest places in the comments that I might have missed or yet to explore. Enjoy (I know I did!).

“I’m Hungry” – Toronto Food Favourites

The Brunch List

County General

School

The Drake

Aunties and Uncles

Flo’s Diner (Patio and Grilled Cheese, that’s all I’m going to say)

Le Petite Dejeuner

Dakota Tavern

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Lady Marmalade

Fancy, adventurous (not so cheap) date nights

Onoir

The Sultants tent and cafe moroc

Panorama lounge

Spice Route (if only for the bathrooms)

Southern Accent

Buca

Weslodge

Woodlot

Canoe

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse

Lee’s Restaurant

Cheap and delicious

Sneaky Dees

Messini’s

Bah mi boys

Chinatown (ajisen ramen or mothers dumplings)

Mac and Cheese Friday Special at Avenue Open Kitchen

Beef Patties from Bathurst Station

Sushi on Bloor

Salad King

Ghandi’s

Caplansky

Tacos El Asador

Late night favs

Poutini’s

Victory Café

416 Snack Bar

Street meat

7 West

Owl of Minerva

Secret Menu Specials

Cheesewerks

Burgers Priest

Meat lovers delight

The Stockyards

Lou Dawgs

Parts and Labour

Caplansky

California Sandwiches

WVRST

Burgers Priest

Veggie lovers delight

One Love Vegetarian

Sadies Dinner

Urban Herbivore

Fresh

Group Spots

Duffs

Marben

Spadina Garden

Nirvana

GUU

SEE-Food

La Carnita

Grand electric

Rock Lobster

Buster’s Sea Cove

The Black Hoof

Biff’s Bistro

The One That Got Away

Others

Pan on Danforth

Ravi soups

Woodlot

Fuel House

Carens Wine and Cheese bar

Pizza Liberato

Momofuku

Khao San Road

Gusto 101 (wine is $1 per oz!!!)

Strada

Hawker bar

Terroni

The Black Hoof

“My throat feels dry” – Grab a drink, enjoy the entertainment and spend time with friends

Spin

Rex hotel

Second City

Goodnight speakeasy

C’est What

Barchef

Real Sports Bar

Gladstone

Drake Hotel

Supermarket

Toronto Temperance Society

Snakes and Lattes or any of the other game spots

Thymeless

Grace O’Malleys

Bar Chef

Cocktail Bar

K-town for food or drinks and karaoke

Cameron House

Soak up the Sun on these patios

Sweaty Bettys

Scallywags

Café Volo

Bettys

Allen’s

Beir Market

Hemingways

Mill street brewery

The Pilot

Victory Café

The Madison

Rhino Bar

Eat my martini

Watermark Irish Pub

Reposado

La Societe

Wayne Gretzky or Oasis

“Weekend Chilling” – Got a day to burn, hangout at one of these spots

Paintnight

Ripley’s Aquarium

Brickworks

Riverdale farm

High Park

TIFF bell lightbox

St Lawrence market

Allen’s garden conservatory

The beaches

Kensington Market

Trinity Bellwoods Park

Church Street

Take a tour or hangout and have beer at one of the Breweries: Mills St. Pub, Three Brewers, Amsterdam Brewery, Steamwhistle, Beer Academy.

Distillery District

The Royal Ontario Museum (discount admission on Friday)

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is free Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Canadian Opera Company (has free lunchtime shoes during the week)

Centre Island

Sports Game (Jays, Raptors, Leafs, TFC, Marlies)

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