India’s most famous celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, is cooking up a storm at his first Canadian restaurant the Yellow Chilli. After working in some of India’s fanciest hotels, chef Kapoor started being recognized for his modern interpretation of classic Indian food. Drawing inspiration from each of India’s diverse regions, specifically the Punjab in the Mughal
Thompson Diner, formerly known as the Counter, has been a constant staple for late night eats in the city. With typical Americana diner flare, this cutely decorated diner has an old-timey charm to go along with some of its more modern accents. The interior is fitted with plush leather and velvet booths and decked out
The swanky and stylish Thompson Hotel’s Lobby Bar is a great spot to relax, unwind and connect after a long day. At the heart of Toronto’s vibrant bar scene, Lobby Bar sits at the main level of the Thompson Hotel located on Wellington Street near King and Bathurst. In the mix of the city’s most
Toronto’s caffeinated set were given a jolt of a different variety in August when they heard a Slayer — the “coolest espresso machine on the planet” — would soon be taking up permanent residence in Toronto. THOR Espresso Bar (35 Bathurst St. at Niagara) opens its doors officially this Wednesday, Nov. 17, but on Friday
Pulling from many corners of east Asian cuisine, Three Monks and a Duck is an intimate and stylish cocktail bar a few blocks away from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Much of the restaurant’s concept lies within the name: three monks and then also a duck, because only a quarter of the menu is not vegetarian-friendly, and,
Specializing in Tibetan and Himalayan cuisine, Tibet Kitchen is one of Parkdale’s favourite easygoing eateries. Authentically Tibetan, the staff is always showing kindness and smiles to diners in a cosy space that honours a special culinary tradition. In the summer months, the homey and charming back patio is opened up to accommodate more guests. From
TOCA, the headlining restaurant in the Ritz Carlton, is redefining luxury dining in the city and setting a new standard for restaurants to come. We're looking at you, David Chang! The name is a whimsical take on Toronto, Canada, and there’s nothing fussy about that. The chef, Tom Brodi, formerly of Canoe, could write a thesis on Canadian fare.
On the corner of Clinton and College sits Tondou Ramen. This house of Japanese noodle soup is making a name for itself in Little Italy for its majorly good shoyu ramen, amongst other savoury treats. Tondou Ramen is serving up big portions of rich broth and chewy noodles all made fresh in its tiny little
Tora, the newest venture from Aburi Restaurants Canada (the team behind Miku Toronto and Miku Waterfront in Vancouver), has just opened in Yorkdale Shopping Centre. This concept is a twist on the classic sushi train: Instead of grabbing items off a rotating track you select made-to-order items with the tablet that’s on each table. Scroll through the touch screen menu adding items to your order.
The Beach’s newest bakery, Tori’s Bakeshop, is all vegan, all natural, refined sugar-free, occasionally gluten-free, organic where possible and entirely eco-friendly. Owner Victoria Vaccher, a vegan herself, made sure of that. Entering the welcoming green and white shop, patrons are greeted with the sound of a whirring espresso machine and a soundtrack of French music
The bakeshop may be Tori’s, but the treats are for everyone. Right in the heart of the Beaches, Tori’s Bakeshop is an environmentally conscious, all-natural organic bakery that offers sweet (and savoury!) treats that are free of dairy, egg, casein, refined sugar and gluten. Just not all at once. Tori’s invents and retunes classic and
For a few months this year, it almost seemed as though Toronto’s explosively popular ramen scene was slowing down. Then, both Sansotei Ramen and Kinton Ramen announced new locations, and last week a Tokyo restaurateur opened Touhenboku Ramen near McCaul on Queen West. While many ramen shops emphasize the milky, creamy pork broth known as
Residents of North Toronto no longer have to head south of Bloor for a decent bowl of ramen. On May 29, Touhenboku Ramen opened its second location on Yonge Street at Erskine, just north of Eglinton. The ramen menu, identical to the one at their Queen West location, is available from opening until 3 p.m..
The words “Richmond” and “Hill” don’t exactly conjure up images of Brazil, but Touro Churrascaria is doing its best to change that. The Brazilian steak house set up shop north of the city, aiming to woo diners with its take on the all-you-can-eat meal. The expansive space — which can hold up to 440 patrons
It’s no surprise that a Vancouver restaurant transplant in Toronto is a healthy, mostly plants, wellness-focussed place. It also is no surprise that it tastes pretty good considering the Toronto location is the chain’s seventh spot. Tractor Foods is located in Toronto’s bustling downtown core, and its menu is made with ethically sourced produce, fish
Growing up at a Chinese dinner table, dessert was always a hard sell. The go-to for most restaurants is a red bean soup. Beans? For dessert? You’re furrowing your brow skeptically and my eight-year-old self would be in complete agreement but today, I’m a defender that Asian dessert doesn’t deserve the bad rap that it often gets.
Visionary restaurateur and judge on Top Chef Canada, Janet Zuccarini opened Trattoria Nervosa 20 years ago, and today it remains one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The Yorkville neighbourhood restaurant sits unassumingly in a small yellow house on the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Bellair Street. The wrap around street level patio