I feel very lucky that I get to spend some time in Ontario for work on a regular basis. I am actually headed back there this week. Toronto is awesome, It’s a big city with tons of things to do and see but still feels relatively safe. A lot of times while I am travelling for work I don’t have much time or energy to do anything over then grab a bite to eat and head to bed in the evenings. And if there is one thing Toronto has it’s good food. Today I am excited to share with you some of my choices for top Toronto restaurants.
My Top Toronto Restaurants
Canoe was probably one of the best meals I have ever eaten. However, in full disclosure I ate here during Winterlicious in Toronto where they have price fixe meals at high end restaurants in January. I felt like I won the restaurant lottery! Every one of my three courses was incredible – I enjoyed every bite of my carrot soup, my perfectly cooked steak and spicy pear dessert. The view of the CN Tower while we ate was breathtaking. This is one of those special occasion restaurants perfect for when you want to splurge. The view was breathtaking.
Located in Yorkville, this neighbourhood Italian restaurant had a mushroom pasta that I wanted to live in. Nervosa has a cozy casual vibe, great for a weeknight bite to eat. I ate here on a warm night in September and the sangria made me want to hang on to summer just a little longer.
If you are looking for great tacos, Grand Electric delivers. This place has a super casual vibe and loud music. Which I will admit I have to be in the mood for but it worked well here. I tried a variety of their tacos which were all excellent. I couldn’t stop eating the chips and guacamole, literally could not control myself. Check out Grand Electric for a quick causal bite to eat.
Located near all the major theatres, Toca, similar to Canoe – is another fancy restaurant choice. The food was superb but the service was next level. I remember our waitress as not only super attentive but also incredibly friendly. As someone who usually eats alone in Toronto, I appreciated this. My lobster app and gnocchi main was incredible, I died and went to heaven. This was a great place to have an amazing meal before a night out at the theatre.
Parts & Labour
I had been trying to go to Parts & Labour for months before I actually got to go. One night they were closed for a private event and another time I tried to go on a Monday when it was closed. Anyways eventually my timing worked and I got to enjoy the famous Parts and Labour burger. It was worth the wait! I definitely plan to head back here and try out more of their menu.
General Assembly Pizza
This cafeteria style pizza spot hit the spot. I actually recreated the pizza I had here, the Don Diego, this past weekend. Pizza is my religion and it takes a lot to impress me. This was my first time having pizza with lime on it and it worked for me. General Assembly is a great spot to have a quick bite before heading on to your next adventure.
I felt so hip eating at Wvrst! Bruce and I went here after reading about it on my favourite place for finding out about all things Toronto – Blog.To. Loud music, communal seating, and sausages. I was here for it. I had the bison blueberry sausage and we shared duck fat fries. Let me tell you, it was next level! Check out Wvrst for a casual bite to eat with friends, or make friends at your table if that’s your jam.
Indie Ale House Brewing Co Inc
Great beer and great food, Indie Ale House has it all. Myself and Bruce were here on a Friday night and this place was rockin’. I had a goat cheese mac and cheese that I have still think about and want to recreate at some point. See a trend here? If I eat something amazing in a restaurant, I try to make it at home. Well this mac and cheese was amazing and definitely worthy of a recreation.
Descendant Detroit Style Pizza
Never heard of Detroit style pizza? Me either. The difference is the crust is thicker and crispy on the bottom. It was my first time having Detroit style pizza and I loved it. Be warned, it was super filling so show up hungry! Descendant is super casual, a great spot to meet a friend for some incredible Za.
The One Eighty
Last but not least, The One Eighty. The views from 51st floor of the Manulife Center will take your breath away. The food? Will leave you wanting more. I went here with a co-worker and we shared a bunch of different plates – pizza, tuna tartare and tacos. We enjoyed every bite.
Alright, give me your suggestions on where to eat the next time I am in Toronto! You can follow all my travel adventures here.