The Best Pizza Delivery in Toronto
Toronto is bearing witness to a new breed of entrepreneurs that are delivering their zany and unconventional take on traditional pizza to city streets. In this month’s blind taste test, chef Mark McEwan tries some of their latest creations and tells us which new(-ish) parlour makes the best pies. Find out what creative combos got
The best spicy sausages from Toronto butcher shops
Chefs pick T.O.’s best backyard barbecue In our ultimate guide to throwing the most delicious backyard barbecue, we asked five chefs to grill popular barbecue items at home. Here chef Ivana Raca, from Ufficio restaurant, grills up spicy Italian sausages and chicken sausages from five different local butcher shops. When it came to picking the
The best N.Y. strip loin steaks in Toronto
Chefs pick T.O.’s best backyard barbecue In our ultimate guide to throwing the most delicious backyard barbecue, we asked five chefs to grill popular barbecue items at home. Here chef Rosa Marinuzzi, from 7 Numbers restaurant, grills up six different New York strip loin steaks from local butcher shops. Find out why this Annex butcher’s
Toronto’s best racks of ribs to barbecue
Chefs pick T.O.’s best backyard barbecue In our ultimate guide to throwing the most delicious backyard barbecue, we asked five chefs to grill popular barbecue items at home. Here grillmaster chef Roger Mooking barbecues up racks of ribs from local butcher shops. When it came to which rack had the most meat, best flavour and
Toronto’s best pre-marinated chicken to grill at home
Chefs pick T.O.’s best backyard barbecue In our ultimate guide to throwing the most delicious backyard barbecue, we asked five chefs to grill popular barbecue items at home. Here chef Nuit Regular, known for her popular Thai restaurants such as Pai and Kiin, grills up some pre-marinated chicken from local butcher shops. Which one takes
Toronto’s best butcher shop burgers
Chefs pick T.O.’s best backyard barbecue In our ultimate guide to throwing the most delicious backyard barbecue, we asked five chefs to grill popular barbecue items at home. We kicked things off with chef Mark McEwan grilling up some gourmet burgers from five local butcher shops. Which one blew him away? The midtown spot right
The best Mother’s Day treats in Toronto
To stop the spread of COVID-19, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day a bit differently this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still treat your mom. We’ve rounded up chef Mark McEwan’s favourite sweet treats from the past that are available for pickup and delivery. Place your orders and make sure Mom still feels
The best tacos al pastor in Toronto
It takes two to taco To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mark McEwan and chef Elia Herrera of Los Colibris take on tacos al pastor, the most classic pork spit-roasted taco money can buy. (Cool fact: It has Lebanese roots!) These local spots are not only delivering tacos, some are even upping the ante with margaritas too
The Best Carrot Cake in Toronto
If the Easter bunny had a favourite cake, we’d be willing to bet it’s carrot. In honour of the holiday, Mark McEwan puts everyone’s favourite vegetable-based cake to the test. So don’t let self-isolation stop you from enjoying some sweets this upcoming weekend. Many of these spots are offering some form of takeout or delivery,
The Best Late-Night Eats in Toronto
You’d think a city as big as Toronto would have a neverending supply of quality late-night eats — yet it can be surprisingly difficult to find an alternative to fast food past midnight. So we’ve rounded up the best late-night eats in Toronto for even the most discerning of palates. No matter your location or
The Best Wine Bars in Toronto
As organic, natural and biodynamic wines have grown more popular across Toronto, so too have spots dedicated to serving them. A glass or bottle of fine wine has become more than just a side kick accompaniment to a fantastic meal, it’s become the main event. Wine bars have become a thing of the now. With
The Best Macarons in Toronto
In search of the best macarons in Toronto? The sweet and airy treats sandwich rich ganache or buttercream for a crisp and then chewy, melt-in-your-mouth sensation unlike anything else. In this blind taste test, the city’s most popular macaron masters, from Nadege and La Bamboche, to Bobbette & Belle and Ruelo Patisserie, step up for
The Best New Bakeries in Toronto
Searching for the best bakeries in Toronto? Whether you’re hankering for some gimmicky goods from Lamanna’s Bakery or the gourmet desserts from Dufflet — this city has something for every craving. And now that some fresh talent has arrived in town, it may be time to try out some new spots. These are the best
The Best Pancakes in Toronto
In search of the best pancakes in Toronto? Look no further. Mark McEwan and the city’s most exciting pastry chef, Stephanie Duong of Roselle Desserts, sample Toronto’s top flapjacks. Find out who stacks up and who stacks down in this roundup of the best pancakes in Toronto.
The Best Chocolate Bark in Toronto
We scoured the city to find delightful treats from Toronto’s top cocoa purveyors and asked chef Mark McEwan to sample them. From kid-friendly, marshmallow-filled finds to subtle dark chocolate with candied fruit, here are our best bark bets for impressing guests or indulging by yourself on a cold winter’s night.
The Best Tourtière in Toronto
Tourtière is a savoury meat pie traditionally eaten around the holidays. The comforting pastry dates back to the French-Canadian colonies in the late 1700s and originates in Quebec. But where can pie lovers go when they have a hankering for one in Toronto? Chef Mark McEwan has the answer. The taste test master samples the
The best bao in Toronto
Take a bao this holiday season. The pork bun has evolved from its traditional bite-sized char siu bao to the reinvented hand-held pork belly sammie. Here, Mark McEwan teams up with chef Missy Hui to pick their favourites. Who will win in this classic battle of old versus new?
The Best Ravioli and Agnolotti in Toronto
There’s nothing like homemade pasta when the temperature starts to drop. Chef Mark McEwan samples some of the best hand-crafted ravioli and agnolotti the city has to offer. Mark knows stuffed pasta—Nonna McEwan’s veal, pork and beef ravioli is featured at Fabbrica.
The Best Cheesecake in Toronto
The city’s best cheesecake, as chosen by chef Mark McEwan. Find out what shops deliver the most binge-worthy slices, and what bakeries come up short in this blind taste test. The search for the perfect crust, filling and texture ends here. Toronto cheesecake lovers, here’s where to head to satisfy your next craving. Chef Mark
Toronto’s Best Pumpkin Spice Delights
It’s that time of year again, when the subtle (or not-so-subtle) scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves starts to infiltrate everything from lattes to breakfast cereal. So we asked chef Mark McEwan to sample the best pumpkin spice–infused baked goods the city has to offer.