A La Turk
Toronto, ON M4N 2N1
Sometimes venturing outside of downtown is worth the trek and A La Turk is an example of that. As you may have guessed, this North York restaurant serves up authentic Turkish fare. Its specialty is wood-fired pide (flatbread) and charcoal-grilled kebabs. While complimentary bread baskets are a thing of the past, here you are treated to “balloon bread,” so-named because of the steam that fills the hollow puff topped with sesame seeds. It’s a great vessel for the selection dips like eggplant and hummus. The mixed kebab at $35 is the most expensive dish on the menu, but there’s no filler here. If you can muster up the room for dessert, there’s a baklava ice cream sandwich that is to die for.