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Is there a Toronto (or surrounding area) specialty?


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Is there a Toronto (or surrounding area) specialty?

zmmann | Aug 17, 2009 11:08 AM

I will be visiting Toronto in September for a wedding and as I always do when I travel, I would like to experience the new place with new food. My question is... what does Toronto have that is either unique to the region or particularly tasty in that region?

For example:

-Southern California has Mexican Food, Chili Burgers/Dogs/Fries and artichoke hearts on pizza.
-Chicago has beef sandwiches, chicago-style pizza and gourmet hot dogs, etc.
-NYC has shawarma, street hot dogs, NY-style pizza, etc.

I've been reading the chowhound boards, but most of the Toronto restaurants I see mentioned look like the usual delicious-but-universal upscale types of eateries. What would a Toronto local recommend to an out-of-towner, for the local experience?

Fast food, hole-in-the-walls, homey-diners, ethnic markets, etc...?

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