50 Must Eat Dishes in Toronto

Must Eat Dishes in Toronto: We have compiled this list of our favourite items being prepared by the passionate chefs, bakers, and bartenders in The 6ix. For the most part dishes we select are timeless classics that have made a mark on local cuisine, conversely some are hot new trends that everyone is buzzing about. This list is updated often as we discover new delicious dishes for you to feast on! Give feedback and tag us at @EatingThroughTO

For Those Craving Savoury + Salty

Reina Pepillada ArepaArepa Café

Octopus a la PlanchaBar Raval

Katsu Sando w/ Curry Gravy- Bar Sakai
Hakka Wontons
‘Eh Bae Bae’ Egg SandwichEgg Bae
Tibetan MomosLoga’s Corner

Fried Chicken Happy HourBar Fancy 

The LoosieOdd Seoul
Kamayan Feast (Philippino BBQ)Tinuno 

khinkali (Georgian Meat Dumplings)The Ossington Stop 

Kara-age (Japanese, Ginger-brined Chicken) Gushi

Stuffed Tlayuda TortillaQuetzal
Takoyaki- Gushi

Altamar CevicheMira Peruvian Restaurant 

Fried OkraMrs. Robinson 

Massive MeatballSugo

Arrabbiata PizzaKing Slice

Halloumi/Chicken DönerOtto’s Berlin Doner 

Japanese Katsu CurryGyugyuya

Pork Belly Bao- Mean Bao
Turkish Lahmacun PidePizza Pide
Kimchi FriesBanh Mi Boys
Fresh-daily, Hand-made Pasta- Famiglia Baldassarre
Bread n’ Butter from Fresh-milled Flour-
Mini Soup Dumplings-
Juicy Dumpling
Bone Marrow French Toast-

Raclette Cheese on Your SausageWVRST 


Salt, Fat, Spice, and Glory. These dishes will have you slobbering all day. Pack a hanky!

For the Sugar-fiends

Butter Jam Jam Pizza- Big Trouble Pizza

Chocolate Chip + Walnut CookieLe Gourmand

Create-your-own Ice Cream SandwichBang Bang

Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)Venezia Bakery

Japanese Cheese CakeUncle Tetsu’s

Pineapple Bun w/ Sliced Butter- One Pear Cafe

Matcha Soft Serve w/ Genmai – Tsujiri
Soufflé Pancakes

Rum BabaSud Forno
Ispahan Paris-Brest CakeNugateau
Giant Scone w/ Housemade JamKitten + The Bear
‘The Doughnut’ CakeNadège
CaneléRoselle Desserts

We love desserts so much that we host a Pastry Crawl! We tried to choose some true stand-outs, as well as some lesser-known items for you to feast upon with coffee or tea. 

For a Taste of Canada

Navajo Bannock Tacos- Tea N Bannock
Butter Tart
White Lily Diner

Peameal Bacon SandwichCarousel Bakery
Montreal Smoked Meat SandwichWhen The Pig Came Home

Nanaimo BarDufflet Bakery

Smoked Meat Poutine or the Sprouts Poutine– 

Nom nom nom

Smoked SalmonKristapson’s

Caesar w/ Fresh Horse RadishThe Gabardine
Ketchup Chips– Any Grocery Store
Dare Brand Maple Cookies– Any Grocery Store

It’s hard to define what Canadian Cuisine is, as its such a mish-mash of global eats. However we have narrowed down a few things you likely won’t find abroad. 

For the Savvy Sippers

Modernist CocktailsBarchef
Jelly King Dry Hopped Sour- Bellwoods Brewery

Dark + StormyRhum Corner

The Padrino- Madrina
Cocktails (bartender’s choice)
Civil Liberties

Tibetan Butter TeaLoga’s Corner

Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea- Yang Tea

Matcha Tea Smoothie with Red BeanTen Ren’s

Spicy Mayan Drinking ChocolateSOMA 

Spiced Cardamom LatteFika 

Wellness Lattes- Calii Love
Yerba Mate
El Almacén 


You can’t spend all day eating without having some unique drinks along the way. Above you will find the best cocktail bars as well as some unique hot drinks and tea-based offerings.

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