It’s not often that a restaurant gets rave reviews across the board (Toronto Life, the Star, the Globe, and others as well). Boralia draws inspiration for its food from the recipes of early settlers and traditional Aboriginal dishes. Given that it’s take on new Canadian cuisine seemed to really impress, I picked Boralia to celebrate a recent special occasion. The restaurant didn’t disappoint and I have to agree with the critics (note: Boralia recently changed its name from Borealia due to copyright issues).
Avani is my family’s favorite spot for Indian food. The menu has a lot of the usual suspects on it, but the restaurant puts a lot of thought into making each dish distinct and delicious.
Smith restaurant is a cozy and dimly lit space that feels like someones ushered you in from the cold, wrapped you up in a big warm hug, and sat you down to sample some of the best food you’ve had in a long time.
Owner Renda Abdo excels at creating experiences that feel like a weekend getaway with the comforts of home.
At Smith, the menu descriptions are deceptively simple, and don’t reveal the depth of flavours and technique in each dish that came to the table.
Maha’s is an east end café that serves up the only Egyptian brunch in the city. It’s a family-run spot, and it’s worth the trek to the corner of Gerrard and Greenwood.
I finally made it to Joey’s. I’ve been hearing such good things about the place – despite the fact that it’s a chain restaurant. After getting some recommendations off of Yelp, I ordered Baja Fish tacos as a main.
Daniel et Daniel is a pretty little Cabbagetown food shop, bakery, and caterer all rolled into one. I was tipped off to this little gem of a place by my manager.
Diner’s Corner is a cozy West Indian neighbourhood spot off of Yonge street. My co-worker recommended a few things off the menu, and I got to try at least one dish that I’ve never had before!