Toronto Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern finds that Toronto is a melting pot of edgy eats. From horse heart salami and seal flipper pie to pig's ear and cuttlefish, Andrew discovers that amazing dishes from around the world can be ...

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Baldev Paan

A popular Indian fare snack eatery in Toronto, Baldev’s offers paan, papadum, chakri, samosas and tamarind chutney.

1399 Gerrard St, East Toronto, ON M4L125

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Bent Restaurant

Visit world-renowned chef Susur Lee’s newest restaurant, Bent, where the cuisine blends flavors from Asia, Europe and Latin America. Try their Singapore slaw, Chinese-style braised short rib and potatoes roasted in duck fat.

777 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON Canada M6J1V

 
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The Black Hoof

This cocktail bar is known for its specialty menu item -- horse meat! Sample the Horse Heart Salami -- ground up horse heart blended with pork fat and spices, and then hung up to cure for 2 months.

928 Dundas St, W Toronto ON M6J 1W3

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Butterfly Bakery

An herbal medicine store in the guise of a frozen yogurt shop, offering smoothies made with ground nuts, grains, seeds and herbs that are combined with hot water to form a thick mud-colored soup.

492 Dundas W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G9, Canada

 
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Festival of South Asia

Don’t miss the Festival of South Asia, a yearly event in July, full of vendors offering Indian fare, such as jewelry, cloth and more.

Gerrard Street, E Toronto, ON CANADA M4L 1Z6

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Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

This plaza in suburban Markham is home to a Chinese restaurant known for serving up fresh Canadian fish and shellfish in a big way! Try grouper steamed with ginger, scallions and soy sauce, and king crab legs fried with chilies and garlic.

680 Silver Star Blvd, E Toronto, ON M1V 4Z3, Canada

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K & K Specialty Tropical Fruit

A fruit stand with fresh flavors not typically found outside of Asia, including one that ranks at the top of Andrew Zimmern’s least favorite foods -- durian, a pulpy fruit that smells so bad that the store offers gloves to handle it.

298 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, Canada

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King Noodle Restaurant

Don’t miss Toronto’s oldest and largest Chinatown. Try mixed barbecue plate, Chinese sausage, pig’s ear and cuttlefish, rice noodles with beef tendon, and Malay-style bitter melon with duck egg yolk served on lap noodles.

296 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E7, Canada

 

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