30 Hours in Toronto

Tony finds that there’s more to Toronto than what meets the eye. From nose-to-tail cuisine to authentic dim sum, Toronto has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world, and Tony attempts to see as much ...

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Agave Y Aguacate

David Sax takes Tony to another hidden gem of Toronto at El Gordo. Recently, El Gordo became the site of half a dozen stalls selling food from Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador, and just opened a wonderful patio for customers out back.

214 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada

 
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Bacchus Roti

Most of Parkdale’s roti shops compensate for their grungy interiors with their quality roti. Bacchus, which received a makeover in 2008, is refreshingly tasteful in both decor and portion size.

1376 Queen St West
Toronto, ON, Canada

 
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Beast Restaurant

This aptly-named restaurant reflects chef Scott Vivian’s goal to create a seasonal menu consisting of local meats and produce.

96 Tecumseth St
Toronto, ON M6J 2H1, Canada

 
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Bellevue

In Kensington Market, The Bellvue serves up a boozy brunch all day. Sit on the patio and watch the Kensington Crowd flow by as you suck down a mimosa and work off that hangover.

61 Bellevue Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2N4, Canada

 
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Black Hoof Cocktail Bar

Tony, Anthony Rose and Ezra Title saddle up for some high-end classic cocktails before eating dinner across the street. The bar’s exterior is totally ambiguous, save for a small "Cocktail Bar" sign in the window.

923 Dundas St West
Toronto, ON M6J 2P8, Canada

 
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The Burger's Priest

The patties at the Priest are made from freshly-ground beef, pressed thin on a flat-top, seasoned as they cook, topped with American cheese and served on a custom-made bun.

1636 Queen St East
Toronto, ON M4L 1G3, Canada

 
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California Sandwiches

Downtowners have access to California Sandwiches’ original location in Little Italy that has been open since 1967. Some of the locations serve sides, but it's all about the veal sandwich.

244 Claremont St
Toronto, ON M6J 2N2, Canada

 
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Caplansky's Delicatessen

Zane Caplansky is the undisputed king of smoked meat in Toronto, and he is a local icon. Ordering your brisket "fatty" is the only way to go, according to locals.

356 College St
Toronto, ON M5T 1S6, Canada

 

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