Tag: Toronto restaurants
4 days ago
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West Queen West has changed a lot. This 40-year-old restaurant is one of its remaining fixtures

Since 1986, Saigon Flower has survived the ever-changing West Queen West strip serving its tasty mix of Chinese and V...

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28 days ago
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Toronto’s Alo bumped to second place on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list

After four consecutive years in the top spot, Alo was edged out by Vancouver’s Published on Main.

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about 2 months ago
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This Toronto sommelier wants us to rethinking wine pairings

For the last decade, Beverly Crandon’s been looking to find a wine to go with every cuisine in the city — from Trinba...

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2 months ago
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Leslieville’s north end is one of Toronto’s most overlooked culinary destinations

Filipino snacks, banh mi, fish and chips, a crop of new watering holes — this small stretch of Gerrard Street has som...

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2 months ago
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This Toronto restaurant puts vegan Mexican food in the spotlight

La Bartola came to be after chef Ivan Castro started looking into Mexican cooking before the popularization of dairy,...

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2 months ago
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These Toronto restaurants offer a taste into the Caribbean’s deep history of plant-based cooking

There are only a small number of plant-based Caribbean restaurants in Toronto. But looking into the past, produce was...

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3 months ago
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It's (almost) St. Patrick’s Day. And Toronto is ready for the party it missed

The St. Patrick’s Day parade will mark the first major in-person party in the city since the beginning of the pandemi...

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4 months ago
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The pandemic brought many food trends. The Star picked the winners

Food writers Karon Liu and Suresh Doss dish on the many trends that came and went in the last two years.

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4 months ago
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This is where to get some of the best smoked salmon in Toronto

The salmon at Lev Levine’s Lox and Schmear on St. Clair West is noticeably less smoky than the mass-produced stuff.

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7 months ago
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Restaurants just might emerge come out of the pandemic better than before. Here’s why

The food industry has always been volatile, writes Corey Mintz in “The Next Supper.” Making it better depends on you.

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11 months ago
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Lamanna’s Bakery in Scarborough is known for its Big Slice. Its sfugliatelle and Italian pastries...

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food report...

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11 months ago
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In a bid to be more fair, Toronto restaurants are now funneling more tip money to the kitchen

As the restaurant industry contends with a shortage of workers, particularly among support staff, some restaurateurs ...

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11 months ago
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Toronto’s Saffron Spice Kitchen is proof of culinary gems on Queen West

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food report...

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12 months ago
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Here’s how Toronto restaurants are answering calls to make Canada Day more meaningful

After hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered at former residential schools, restaurant owners are opting to supp...

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about 1 year ago
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What happens when you’re a no-show for a patio reservation? Struggling restaurants are on the hoo...

Many Toronto restaurant owners have been dealing with an influx of last-minute cancellations and no-shows since reope...

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about 1 year ago
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Pizzas, burgers, sandwiches. More of these restaurants opened during the pandemic. Will the trend...

Experts weigh in on what to expect when Toronto emerges from one of the longest indoor-dining bans in the world.

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about 1 year ago
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Aoyama Sushi Restaurant is a hidden gem in a tiny plaza on the border of North York and Scarborough

The Mainstays is a weekly series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites of the GTA. It c...

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about 1 year ago
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Restaurants opening up for indoor dining is on the horizon. What has changed for workers?

The people who have been cooking and delivering our takeout throughout the pandemic have long worked precarious jobs ...

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about 1 year ago
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Toronto’s Island Foods restaurant brings a taste of ‘bliss’ by way of the Trinidadian roti

The Mainstays is a weekly series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites of Toronto. It c...

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over 1 year ago
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North York’s High Street Fish and Chips goes beyond the fish and chip combo. Haggis, mushy peas, ...

The Mainstays is a weekly series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites of Toronto. It c...

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over 1 year ago
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The Annex’s treasured Country Style Hungarian Restaurant turns 60 this year — and plans on servin...

The strip of Bloor Street West has changed drastically in the last decade — and will no doubt continue to change as a...

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over 1 year ago
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$18K on takeout packaging, $5K on a patio: These are the costs many Toronto restaurants endured d...

In addition to making a fraction of the revenue they were used to and having to continue paying monthly costs for ren...

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over 1 year ago
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New pastry pop-up inside Windsor Arms Hotel puts sweet spin on traditional biscotti

The hotel’s former pastry chef Nancy Burkes, 63, launched Biscotti Queen last month — though she prefers to call them...

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over 1 year ago
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Toronto’s Okonomi House restaurant has been serving up savoury Japanese pancakes since 1978. Not ...

For over four decades, Okonomi House’s red lanterns have beckoned Torontonians to the small Japanese diner, best know...

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over 1 year ago
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New owners of beloved Roncesvalles diner The Ace ready to reopen and serve the neighbourhood again

Husband-and-wife team Rafael Badell and Maggie Stackpole are excited to reopen The Ace despite the challenges of runn...

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over 1 year ago
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Lai Wah Heen’s broths to-go offer a nostalgic nod to Chinese comfort foods while helping the long...

Broths, or “tong” as they’re called in Chinese cooking, is made by simmering bones, vegetables and herbs for hours an...

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over 1 year ago
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The Depanneur is crowdfunding to create a community cookbook featuring recipes that reflect Toron...

Community cookbooks have seen a rise in interest amid the COVID-19 pandemic as home cooks want simple recipes made by...

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over 1 year ago
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Kicking dining rooms to the curb: How Toronto restaurants are evolving to become less dependent o...

From food trucks to selling jars of specialty sauces, restaurant owners are coming up with creative ways to keep thei...

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over 1 year ago
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Queen Mother Cafe turns 42: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the iconic Queen West restaurant keeps di...

At least for now one of iconics spots that shaped people’s memories of Queen West is staying put.

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