You’re moving to Toronto, but afraid you’ll find yourself with cravings for your country’s dishes? There’s no need to fret because Toronto practices old-fashioned cooking that’s just as good as when your parents and grandparents made it. This city also embraces change and has many local eateries celebrating new fusion ideas. Toronto is full of many cultures: Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian, Irish, and more! Susan Macarz has encountered many of her neighbourhoods’ epicurean treasures and is willing to share these hotspots with you.
Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll find when you move to this eclectic city:
The Planta restaurant has some superb plant-based dishes for vegetarian and vegan palates. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and complemented by herbs and spices, along with dips bursting with flavour.
The Black Camel has made a name for themselves with their meaty sandwiches. A favourite among many, their beef brisket sandwich is to die for after its painstaking preparations. Each brisket takes five days to prepare; the first three are used for marinating and the last two are for slow cooking and setting.
Onigiri is delectable Japanese rice balls served in a variety of flavourful combinations at the eatery Abokichi. You can also find a fantastic version of Gomoku Gohan with savoury rice that is complemented by shiitake mushrooms, fried tofu, carrots, and burdock root.
Restaurant Giulietta allows you to return to the old country with freshly-made pasta, veggie side dishes, and Mediterranean seafood. It’s simplicity at its best! They also cater to Americanization and offer wood-fired pizzas.
From May to October, Torontonians and visitors flock to the Farmer’s Market every Tuesday for the freshest ingredients and snacks no matter what the weather is like. They promote sustainability and the love of home-cooked meals.
Not far from Trinity Bellwoods is the Patois restaurant, an Asian and Caribbean fusion hotspot. Try their kimchi potstickers, which are dumplings—served in the style of pierogis—with bacon and caramelized onions. To top it all off, they came with a divine kimchi-flavoured sour cream and scallion sprinkles.
Located on Bloor Street is the lovely Korean bakery called Hodo Kwaja. Their specialty is a thick walnut cake filled with a traditional red bean paste. They serve other confections and allow their customers the thrill of watching them in action while offering coffee and tea.
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If you’re in the Casa Loma area, the Scaramouche Pasta Bar offers an evening of fine dining with haute French cooking accompanied by a devastatingly beautiful skyline. Along with several exquisite pasta dishes are seafood platters and wild game options for more adventurous food lovers.
A Meal at Home
When you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of Toronto, you can enjoy some quiet time at home, flipping through your family’s old recipe books to make your favourite dishes. As a Real Estate Broker, Susan has a diverse experience in helping people find a new home in Toronto. With her knowledge of the city, she will steer you to the right neighbourhood so you won’t feel homesick for a lifestyle you’re used to living. Whether you’re looking for a quiet townhouse or a luxurious estate, Susan Macarz is the one to call!