Tutti Matti serves food and wine that honours the spirit and culture of Tuscany. It is the fulfillment of a dream of chef Alida Solomon, who sought to bring both Tuscan food and culture to Toronto. The restaurant features an evolving menu that never strays too far from the original Tuscan concept, with both permanent
Deeply rooted in its southern Italian heritage, Tutto Pronto keeps it simple with its impeccable Italian fare and inviting atmosphere. With a focus on the best and freshest ingredients, the menu at Tutto Pronoto is a celebrated selection of stripped down Italian classics that highlight the beautiful flavours in each individual dish. The menu here
This no-frills diner at Pape and the Danforth stands out amongst the sea of restaurants in Greektown. Tzatziki is a diner-style restaurant connected to Macchiato café where you can grab a coffee before taking your seat. This place is always busy with neighbourhood guests chatting with each other in Greek over a plate of souvlaki.
Put the passports away, authentic Osaka-style udon has landed in Toronto with Udon Kitanoya. This spot in the Annex is bright and spacious with vintage Japanese posters and a mural by Toronto artist Kayla Buium as decor. Executive chef Shikatani Masatosi has left 30 years of cooking in Japan behind to bring Torontonians the flavours
On the southwest coast of India sits the beautiful town of Udupi. Rich in culture, the Temple City has produced millions of food connoisseurs, like the people who brought Udupi Palace to Toronto. This southern Indian vegetarian restaurant is pulling out all the stops to show us that Indian food isn’t limited to just curries
Umami, the fifth (and best) flavour profile, means that something is savoury and flavourful. Umami Poke is doing just that with our favourite Hawaiian dish. Using flavours from Toronto’s melting pot of cuisines, Umami Poke infuses its bowls with flavours of Korea and the Middle East. Poke is a fresh bowl composed of raw fish,
Michelle Genttner and Luis Martins may have come from opposite sides of the world, but they have one universal goal: zero food waste. The pair owns Unboxed Market, the zero waste food market in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood that encourages customers to shop sustainably for all their everyday essentials. The throwaway lifestyle has become rampant
Whether you’re looking for sweet, savoury or a something in between, Uncle Betty’s Diner is the place to go when looking for a hearty midtown meal. The vibrant diner sits on the corner of Yonge Street and Albertus Avenue and is unmissable with its sky-blue painted storefront. The orange interior matched with diner furniture and
Dundas West’s cool factor continues with Korean snack bar Uncle Mikey’s. The owner and chef, Michael Kim, has lived in Korea, Vancouver, Toronto and New York where he was trained as a chef at the French Culinary Institute. The food at Uncle Mikey’s somehow manages to seamlessly fuse all those places’ cuisines together to create
From the people that brought Toronto the somewhat controversial Poop Cafe, comes the city’s first unicorn-themed restaurant. The Unicorn Cafe is serving up some pretty magical dishes and whimsical beverages at Bloor and Bathurst. The full-fledged dinner and lunch menu features dishes like the Unicorn Bento Box, ginormous french fries and magic flying noodles. The desserts
It’s hard to find a Torontonian who hasn’t dined out on Ossington. The west end stretch, laden with restos and bars and bars masquerading as restos, is an easy destination for a nuit on the town. But back in 2009, when Union hopped onto the scene, the strip was far less trodden. Thanks to its
Union Social Eatery has been expanding all over the GTA. Created as a gathering place for Torontonians to eat, drink and be merry, Union Social has everything you need for an afternoon, evening or even morning pick-me-up. The menu features modern Canadian classics made with fresh and delicious ingredients. Broken down into several cutely named
St. Lawrence Market’s Uno Mustachio serves famous Italian sandwiches. Options include favourites like chicken parmigiana, meatball and veal parmigiana with eggplant. All sandwiches are served on a fresh kaiser bun with mustachio’s signature tomato sauce and your choice of toppings. A variety of pastas and salads are also available. Wash everything down with some Brio
A cheery neighbourhood staple for eight years now, Urban Herbivore is Kensington Market’s go-to place for vegetarian-friendly grub. Taking over a corner space on one of the market’s main thoroughfares, the Herbivore has an extremely loyal following in the community. With plenty of lime green accents and ferns hanging from the ceiling, the space feels as though you’ve stumbled into an eatery straight off a Thai beach.
Billed as Toronto’s only vegan brewery and restaurant, Vegandale Brewery offers vegan beers and eats in its roomy Parkdale brew house. Local brewer Mike Duggan (whose brewery Duggan’s previously occupied the space) has created vegan beers with names tied to vegan ideology, like Morally Superior IPA and Principled Pilsner. The beer-friendly food menu comes courtesy
Vegetarian Haven bills itself as award winning Asian inspired vegan cuisine in a bistro atmosphere. It serves a variety of noodles, soups, salads and wraps from a variety of Asian regions. Shanghai noodles, spicy Singapore seitan and pad Thai allow you to take a trip across Asia without leaving Baldwin Village. Wash it all down
Veghed is a restaurant/catering company headed by Ren Mercer, previously of the Spoke Club, and his partner Ruth Magbanua. It offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes created from pesticide-free organic products. The menu changes seasonally to reflect what ingredients are currently available, and features Thai coconut curry, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and a
In 1957 the Pugliese family opened the Junction’s finest Italian restaurant. The Pugliese brothers learned the art of making pizza in New York City, at a small bakery called Vesuvio. After moving to Toronto and deciding to open up their own shop, the Pugliese’s wanted to dedicate their new restaurant to the generous man who
Extreme Brandz — the company responsible for Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito and Purblendz — has opened a new Italian street food restaurant in North York called Via Cibo. It’s a middle ground between sit-down dining and fast-food, which means casual service (orders are placed at a counter) and fare that goes beyond typical fast food.