If you want to take a culinary world tour without getting on a plane, train or automobile there is arguably no better place on earth than Toronto. Toronto restaurants represent every region of the planet; it’s hard to find a cuisine that’s not available somewhere in this wonderful city. And what’s most enticing is that Toronto’s best restaurants aren’t just high end offerings. Get to know the city’s myriad neighbourhoods and you’ll find gems in all price ranges offering up dishes that compete with the world’s best.  We’re excited to share some of the best restaurants in Toronto that we have discovered! 

The fact that over 50 per cent of the residents of Toronto are not from Canada, that is always a good thing, creatively, and for food especially. That is easily a city's biggest strength, and it is Toronto's unique strength.

Our Favourites

Each of these restaurants holds a special place in our hearts.  Often, it’s more than just the food itself. It’s the richness of culture, the wonderful people behind the scenes, the way a spot makes us feel at home.

Toronto's Best Sushi

Sushi Kaji

Sushi Kaji is one of the best sushi restaurants in North America. More than just great food, Kaji is a feast for the senses to satisfy the most discerning foodie.

La Palette

La Palette has a special place in our hearts. French bistro fare done right, where regulars are treated like family. Our favourite restaurant in the city!
Tomato and Pesto Pasta


Sugo is one of our favourite spots in Toronto. They serve fresh and delicious Italian food in a vibrant and welcoming space. You’ll leave full, and happy.
An Iranian Feast

Pomegranate Restaurant

Pomegranate has mastered the complex aromas and flavours of Persian cuisine, justifying its reputation as one of Toronto’s finest Persian restaurants.
Tuétano - Bone Marrow

Latin World

Latin World serves up some of Toronto’s most authentic Mexican cuisine. A new location and expanded menu elevates their already great game. Love this place!

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Best Ever

We get that “best ever” is subjective, but for us these really are the best we’ve had – so far. Feel free to challenge us and suggest options!

Chinese Dumplings: Xiaolong Juice Pork Buns at Yummy Yummy dumplings.

Xiaolongbao at Yummy Yummy Dumplings

This small, walk-down spot in the Downtown Chinatown is not to be missed. All their food is made to order and delicious. Best Xiaolongbao in the GTA.
Aunt Lucy's Burgers. Toronto, Ontario.

The Nima Sandwich at Aunty Lucy’s Burgers

Yes, “Burgers” is in the name, and they’re good. But the real star of the show is the Nima Sandwich. It’s one of the best chicken sandwiches in Toronto and worth a visit.

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Other Great Spots

We have eaten at each of these places, and genuinely loved our experience! 

Suadero Tacos (simmered beef)

Balam Toronto

This locals’ favourite spot at Paton & Lansdowne is easy to miss if you’re just passing through the neighbourhood. But that would be a shame. The tacos are outstanding, and the vibe is lovely.
Noodles with Minced Pork in Peking Sauce

Asian Legend (Downtown)

This downtown location of Asian Legend has been serving high quality, Northern Chinese fare for many years. The quality is consistently good, and the prices are fair. Well worth a visit.
Apache Burger with bacon

Apache Burger

We love a good diner burger, and Apache makes a great diner burger! The flame grilled meat patties are always fresh and generous and they make great fries and onion rings too. Just go!
Mortadella Pinsa

Venga Cucina

Toronto’s only Certified Pinsaria serves up perfect pinsa that’s better than any we’ve had in Italy. And don’t worry, Venga’s primi & secondi plates, their wine list and their service are all top-notch too. Don’t miss this place.
Yummy Yummy Dumplings in Toronto has the Best Dumplings In China Town

Yummy Yummy Dumplings

An unassuming “walk down” resto in Toronto’s Downtown Chinatown. Fabulous food, great prices and delightful staff. Get the Xialong Pork Buns (aka: XLB) – thank us later!
Chica, Toronto


This welcome addition to Toronto’s tapas scene complements inventive and delicious tapas with fabulous cocktails, luscious wines and great service. Well worth a night out on the town!



Canada's biggest food and drink festival.

Toronto Food and Drink Fest

3 days of incredible food, drink, culinary demos, shopping, music + much, much more! Taste the very best from local chefs, restaurants, winemakers, spirit, beer and cider companies, quality culinary products plus get all the latest food & drink trends.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in our live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer!

Toronto chocolate festival

The Toronto Chocolate Festival

TCF creates and incorporates all kinds of chocolate-related events that are entertaining, educational and just plain fun for the attendees and the participating chocolatiers, pastry and restaurant chefs. This has resulted in a number of experimental and traditional events – all powered by the one ingredient: chocolate!

Food and Drink Fest

Food and Drink Fest

This Hamilton-based festival is an annual celebration of everything to do with the best local restaurants, exciting food trends, talented chefs, craft breweries, wineries, spirits and live local entertainment. It’s a fun-filled event where you can sip, sample and experience the best the region has to offer.

And other great food festivals listed by Culinary Slut

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

 Enjoy demonstrations, activities… and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Lots of family-fun activities 

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Costa Rica Resturants

Don’t let anyone tell you that Costa Rica doesn’t have good food. Every time we visit this amazing country we discover fabulous dishes that make us yearn for more.

Restaurants All Over Canada

Amazing Restaurants

We’ve been lucky enough to dine at many superb restos across this great country. Here are just a few of our favourites for you to check out. 

Other Foodies

Food Bloggers and Foodie Websites

We know some amazing foodies – both virtually and “in the real”. They inspire us with recipes, insights into food culture and, of course, delish food!

Our Favourite Foodie Resources

Who is Samartang?

Toronto Food blogger Sara M. Tang

One of our fav Insta-buddies, Sara M. Tang is a superb cook, is passionate about Malaysian cuisine, and loves making connections. Say hi from us!

Foodhism Magazine

A great resource for Toronto foodies!

“Toronto: One Bite at a Time” Toronto’s largest food and drink magazine with long reads, new restaurant profiles, recipes and more! One of our go-to’s.

Toronto Life

Exploring all the nooks and crannies of Toronto.

Food and drink of course, but a whole lot more! Check them out to keep tabs on Toronto events, social issues and our city’s vibrant culture and diversity.