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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Carousel Bakery Ltd.

David Sax takes Tony to enjoy a classic Toronto food staple, the peameal sandwich. “Peameal” refers to the historic practice of rolling cured and trimmed boneless pork loin in dried and ground yellow peas, originally for preservation reasons.

93 Front St East
Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada

 
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Cold Tea

Damian Abraham, Jonah Falco and Mike Hailechuk have Tony meet them at a hidden bar called Cold Tea. It is modeled on the principle that a good thing is hard to find -- the bar is at the back of the unassuming Kensington Mall through a secret doorway.

60 Kensington Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada

 
See & Do
Comedy Bar

Toronto is known for its comedy scene, and the locals and tourists all head to Comedy Bar to check out up-and-coming acts from all over the world.

945 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON M6H 1L4, Canada

 
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The Dakota Tavern

The Dakota Tavern is a subterranean throwback to the dusty saloons depicted in classic American westerns. The walls are littered with guns, mounted horns, boomerangs, band posters and snowy Canadian hunting scenes.

249 Ossington Ave
Toronto, ON M6J 3A1, Canada

 
Sleep
The Drake Hotel

The Drake is better known for its bars and restaurants than its tiny guest rooms. It's a trendsetter and attracts a stylish and fashionable crowd to its restaurant, rooftop lounge, and the Underground, a live performance venue that draws top names.

1150 Queen St West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

 
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Edulis Restaurant

Edulis is named after what some say is the most versatile mushroom in the culinary world. The changing menu not only features some great ‘shrooms, but also offers an eclectic mix of Spanish, French, Italian and more.

169 Niagara St
Toronto, ON M5V 1C9, Canada

 
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Evergreen Brick Works

Chef Ezra Title spends his Saturdays cooking at this local farmer’s market. He cooks breakfast and lunch using the delectable ingredients from the fabulous producers at the market – including a grilled cheese and an egg sandwich.

550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada

 
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Forest View Chinese Restaurant

Chinese immigrants make up a huge part of the city’s population, hence the numerous Chinese restaurants that range from high-end to low-end. Go to Forest View, a down-and-dirty location for some quick dim sum.

466 Dundas West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G9, Canada

 

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