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...

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ISO Truffle Paste

by Googs 18 days ago

In this week's Toronto Star recipe by Mark McEwan, he extols the virtues of truffle paste. So you'd think maybe he sells it in his grocery store. Not so, according to quick browse of the online ...

Toronto: Best Coffee & Beer

by rushbikes 3 years ago

In-the-know Torontonians: Visiting Toronto at the end of the week and looking for caffeine and alcohol recommendations. What are your favorite cafes & craft breweries? Separately, bonus points f...


Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 22 days ago

A short while back, I posted my experience with a super-sweet and juicy, individually packed, 'Chinese Orange' ( roughly translated as Ice crystal candy orange, bigger size one on top ), which I bo...

Attention Japanese Food Fans and Serious Seafood Lovers Alike

by Googs 21 days ago

Wednesday, March 24 at 8:00pm, a discussion between Affinity Fish' Matt Taylor, Toronto Bento's Jon Klip, and Shousin's Jackie Lin. Tonight they will demonstrate Ike-jime/Shinke-jime. They'll als...

Easter bread or paska in TO?

by prima 8 years ago

Anyone have any recs for good Easter breads (paska, etc) available tomorrow? I realize Orthodox Easter is in May, so the Greek, Russian and Ukrainian Easter breads aren't going to be for sale t...

Budding Vintners - By Chadsey's Cairns Winery is for sale

by Googs 25 days ago

Sad to see one of the pioneers of The County's wineries retire. I quite liked him and his wines. An opportunity awaits someone with deep enough pockets to take it on. It has every possible ame...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Chinatowns are deserted. Chinese restaurants suffered early on in the pandemic and disproportionately from the decline in business. Time to order take-out and to do what you can to keep your loc...

Surprisingly Rare and Interesting 'Snacks' Find at 'Foody Mart, Steeles/Warden, Scarborough'!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 28 days ago

To some of you who do not mind paying a hefty premium for a bit of rare snacking products that would bring back some fond and nostalgic ' Pre-Covid ' overseas vacation memories?! This morning, whi...

35th Annual Patty Day Toronto. Who makes your favourite?

by Googs 2 months ago

Recently opened PATTY CAKE and ICE CREAM is mine. It's located at 2600 Eglinton Ave E on the north side just a wee east of Midland. Their housemade patties are flavourful and filled with beef, je...

"February 23 is Patty Day, Toronto’s tastiest holiday"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . But the Jamaican beef patty of Toronto differs from patties elsewhere both in style and, because of 1985’s Patty Wars, in name: in Jamaica they are simply 'patties,' while in Toronto, they ...

Is there a recipe for Silverstein's kimmel rye bread (Toronto) online? Or anything similar?

by tetraneutron 2 months ago

Everyone in Toronto has had Silverstein's rye bread and I want to recreate it. I know they supplied some of the local delis and markets, and you could keep buying bread that tastes the same after t...

Old School Chinese Restaurant (like China House,RIP)

by emq 7 years ago

When China House on Eglinton closed it left a void in my life. It had been our "go to" place for all family celebrations for at least 15 years. Please Chow Hounds, I need your help. We don't need a...

"ADRAK," Richmond Hill - Well prepared, tasty Northern Indian Cuisine... sadly often overlooked!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

During this past Covid year, when ever I was in the mood for some good Indian take-out. As if being hypnotized into a 'one track mind' trance, I automatically make the long track down to either Cha...

An iconic, traditional Cantonese soup, seldom found in restaurants

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

To combat the winter dryness, time to make another iconic, traditional Cantonese soup to sooth the system!....one that is rarely found in restaurants! WINTER MELON SOUP with free-range chicken, ...

Egg Rolls

by Aardvark 14 years ago

Does anyone know of a place in Toronto that serves great egg rolls? I don't mean the crappy bean shoot stuffed ones that are everywhere. The best egg rolls I've ever had were from The Golden Palace...

Chinese Tree-ripened 'Sugar Jelly Orange' At Bestco - This Is No Ordinary Tasting Orange!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

I first came across this delightful tasting orange at First Markham Place's ' Freshway Food Mart ' two weeks ago. Being my first encounter with this varietal and at $2.99 a pound ( probably most ex...

Restocking a spice rack

by Wandering Foodie 2 months ago

The spices in my turntable rack are so old and fragrantless that it's time to throw everything out and restock. This is your basic "western" spice rack. Are there any options besides Bulk Barn wh...

Butterfly Shrimp with bacon in Ontario

by prima 1 month ago

Has anyone seen Butterfly Shrimp with bacon on a Chinese restaurant menu lately? https://thewoksoflife.com/butterfly-shrimp-bacon/