While Toronto has some very fine dining and a plethora of foodstuffs due to its rich ethnic diversity, there are certain niche tastes that remain unfulfilled. Not to demean our great city, but perhaps the restaurateurs and provisioners will take note.
1) Spudnuts. These amazing potato doughnuts are found in Michigan, Ohio and Saskatoon. Better than any of the current frou-frou doughnuts currently in vogue.
2) Potato buns for dogs and burgers. I really don't get this one, as there in no bun better for the patty or tube steak than a potato bun.
3) Coney Dogs. You want the very best hot dog ever? The coney dog rules...but you have to go to Michigan to get the real deal.
4) A real soda fountain chocolate soda. The old fashioned soda fountain has made a reawakening in some cities like New York, but we're pretty much behind the curve re our population of soda jerks.
Okay Chowhounders...let's hear what is missing in the big smoke.