Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in the province of Ontario. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

The World's Most Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Cones

Shinya Suzuki/flickr We all clearly scream for ice cream, but it's the cone that doesn't get the shouts of praise it deserves. Whether...

"Cantonese Style Fried Wild Head-On Gulf Prawns with Tomato Ketchup Sauce" (茄汁蝦碌) - a simple and delicious, 'finger-licking good' dish

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 23 hours ago

Using fusion approaches similar to their distant relative chefs in Spain, Italy and France.....etc. Chinese chefs also managed to blend and merge simple and popular western ingredients, with dilige...


Home Made – 'Buddha Jumps Over The Wall' (佛跳墙)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 days ago

To some of my non-Asian chow-friends, this might be one of the weirdest named Chinese dish you will come across. To some of my Asian chow-friends, they will recognize the inclusion of this dish in ...

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by Atahualpa 14 years ago

I'm in the market for a Tagine. I'm looking for something reasonably authentic and reasonably cheap ($45 or less). Does anyone have a suggestion on where I should check out? Also, any recommendatio...

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by prima 2 months ago

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Buca et al.

by mordylishus 7 days ago

https://insolvencyinsider.ca/filing/king-street-restaurant-group/. They may be able to survive the business conditions, but they won't be able to survive the professional fees in their insolvency


Sicilian pastries in Toronto

by prima 2 days ago

Which bakeries would you recommend these days for old school Sicilian pastries? Open to more general Italian pastry shops/bakeries, but I'd love to find a place selling Sicilian specialties. There ...

GTA takeout/delivery in the era of COVID-19

Dr. John
by Dr. John 9 months ago

Inspired by prima's recent updates to her sandwich threads, I thought I could start a thread focusing on everyone's recs for takeout/delivery options as we move forward over the next few months. S...

Auld Lang Syne- Adamson post

by mordylishus 7 days ago

It's good to see so many old familiar names in this post. (Adamson BBQ) Anyone know what happened with embee? Or Vinnie? I fear. May we all move into Baycrest together. Inexperience caused me to ...

Providential 9 (Cantonese)

by syoung 11 days ago

In light of Charles' raving post on My Wonderful Kitchen (which I wholly agree with), like to also give a shout out to Providential 9 on Woodbine south of Hwy 7 (East side beside Goeman's Appliance...

What's open for a patio lunch today, new, and amazing?

by Googs 13 days ago

Preferably near Yonge & Queen, but will travel for exceptional. (I don't get out much these days.) It's pretty sad that CH doesn't have any location options for Toronto aside from the whole dam...

"My Wonderful Kitchen" - Last 'take-out' Family Dinner Before Next Week's 28 Days Extended Lock-down!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 days ago

Tucked inside a secluded, ground floor space beneath a commercial office building along the famed culinary Hwy#7 stretch, "My wonderful Kitchen" is IMO, amongst one of a handful of 'elite' fine din...

Not since last closure... looking for European food distributors open to the public

by itryalot 11 days ago

Last time, there were several distributors who because of loss of restaurant business, were open to the public. Looking for: French, Spanish, Italian or Greek foods/cheeses/pantry items, flours, e...

ISO Heirloom Dried Beans or Rancho Gordo Beans in Toronto

by To Market To Market 11 years ago

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has seen the delicious looking Rancho Gordo heirloom dried beans anywhere in Toronto? I am kicking myself for not buying some when I was last in the USA! If...

food shopping at Winners

by prima 8 years ago

Noticed Torani syrups, Tazo tea, several brands of coffee, pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, balsamic and kettle corn at the Winners near SLM. Anyone have recs for food bought at Winners lately?

NOTL: Backouse morphs into Ruffino's

by Ted Richards 6 months ago

According to the St Catharines Standard, Ryan Crawford has turned Backhouse into Ruffino's permanently. It had been an Italian pop-up within Backhouse two nights a week. It will now be Ruffino's fu...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19

by caviartothegeneral 5 months ago

With patios opening up in Toronto this week, I am looking forward (with a bit of trepidation) to reports on what's happening, where to go, where not to go ... so I thought I would start a new threa...

Jamaican Patty Shaper and Sealer

by chrissys 8 years ago

Does anyone knows where in Toronto I can find a commercial Jamaican Patty Sealer and Cutter. It's a handheld steel contraption that gives the patty the ridged look and seals it. I've been tryin...