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Puerto Bravo

Mexican restaurant • Greenwood-Coxwell

Unassuming Mexican place with a Bib gourmand, tacos are huge and super fresh! My fav thing was the Papa Asada - like a reaaaallly good shepherd's pie (but steak)

Puerto Bravo

Bello Pizza

Pizza restaurant • High Park North

Tucked inside Hot Black Coffee, secret menu on the ceiling by the register, really good chorizo + gorgonzola pizza

Bello Pizza

The Little Jerry

Wine bar • University

Listening bar

The Little Jerry

Lambo's Deli & Grocery

Sandwich shop • Trinity Bellwoods

Lambo's Deli & Grocery

Manita

Restaurant • Trinity Bellwoods

Every sandwich is good (skip the burger). Fav is the Parisian one on a baguette with ham, butter, and radishes. Fries also good. Portions are huge

Manita

Mashion Bakery

Chinese bakery • Kensington-Chinatown

Baked BBQ pork bun. Buy to secretly eat at the AGO

Mashion Bakery

Souk Tabule

Mediterranean Restaurant • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Chefs platter, Beirut pulled chicken in both bowl and wrap form

Souk Tabule

Grape Witches

Trinity Bellwoods

Great bottles

Grape Witches

Wah Too Seafood Restaurant

Diner • Bay Street Corridor

GREAT spicy fried shrimp, fried rice. Known for seafood

Wah Too Seafood Restaurant

Jaybird Studio

Pilates studio • Niagara

New pilates/yoga/soundbath studio transplant from Vancouver

Jaybird Studio

Pai

Thai Restaurant • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Everyone's favourite Thai

Pai

Project Gigglewater

Cocktail Bar • Beaconsfield

Project Gigglewater

Cry Baby Gallery

Cocktail Bar • Beaconsfield

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Cry Baby Gallery

apt 200

Lounge • Trinity Bellwoods

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apt 200

The Libertine

Night Club • Beaconsfield

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The Libertine

Terroni Sud Forno Produzione e Spaccio

Italian Restaurant • Old Toronto

Great italian market. Patio's super nice in warm weather.

Terroni Sud Forno Produzione e Spaccio

Sugo

Italian Restaurant • Old Toronto

Food isn't incredible, but fun experience

Sugo

Maman

Café • Bay Street Corridor

Every single baked good

Maman

St. Lawrence Market

Restaurant • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Get charcuterie stuff at Scheffler's and an oyster po'boy from Market Street Catch/Buster's Sea Cove while you're there

St. Lawrence Market

Hammam Spa By Cela

Spa • Bayview Village

If you're ever in the area, this massive Hammam spa is worth a chunk of your day

Hammam Spa By Cela

Othership

Spa • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Hot + cold therapy, breathwork, etc

Othership

Pennies Bar

Bar • Niagara

Divey, cute, cheap. Good spot for bar rail drinks + small bites (not amazing quality, but lots of slider and tater tots options). They used to have a popcorn machine you could just get popcorn from for free but I think that stopped during pandemic.

Pennies Bar

Bellwoods Brewery

Bar • Trinity Bellwoods

A bit basique but also good?? Everyone gets the Jelly King sour

Bellwoods Brewery

Paris Paris Bar

Wine Bar • Trinity Bellwoods

Big patio, great in warmer weather. Bread, butter, and fries are good here

Paris Paris Bar

Sydney's

Tailor • Trinity Bellwoods

Sydney's

Remarkable Bean Leslieville

Café • South Riverdale

Great coffee, muffins, and tarts! Get the sour cherry or rhubarb tarts when they're in season

Remarkable Bean Leslieville

Mahjong Bar

Bar • Beaconsfield

Mahjong Bar

SCHOOL Restaurant

Dining and Drinking • South Parkdale

Super popular (busy) spot for brunch but genuinely so good! Get The Safe Bet, cheesy bacon french toast, any of the french toasts

SCHOOL Restaurant

I Have A Crush On You

South Parkdale

Great gift shop

I Have A Crush On You

Birria Balam

Mexican Restaurant • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Birria tacos, nordic shrimp ceviche

Birria Balam

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Japanese Restaurant • Church-Yonge Corridor

Anything off this menu, especially the fried rice

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

J San Sushi Bar

Sushi Restaurant • Church-Yonge Corridor

Torched sushi!

J San Sushi Bar

NAMI

Sushi Restaurant • Church-Yonge Corridor

Chirashi

NAMI

Cafe 23

Café • Trinity Bellwoods

Good coffees, skip the baked goods, nice garden seating

Cafe 23

Downtown Camera

Camera Store • Church-Yonge Corridor

Quick film developing

Downtown Camera

Bloomers

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant • Niagara

Vegan birthday cake donuts

Bloomers

Fresh

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant • Trinity Bellwoods

Quinoa crusted onion rings!!!

Fresh

VSP Consignment

Retail • Beaconsfield

VSP Consignment

Bar Raval

Lounge • Trinity Bellwoods

Tapas - fried eggplant with honey, pan con tomate

Bar Raval

Grape Crush

Wine Store • Trinity Bellwoods

Bottle shop

Grape Crush

Donna’s

Diner • Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

Small plates

Donna’s

Easy Tiger

Retail • Beaconsfield

Great gift shop

Easy Tiger

100% Silk

Beaconsfield

Everything in here is beautiful

100% Silk

Enoteca Sociale

Italian Restaurant • Beaconsfield

Amatriciana

Enoteca Sociale

Gusto 501

Italian Restaurant • Old Toronto

Truffle pasta or risotto verde

Gusto 501

White Lily Diner

Diner • South Riverdale

Get the BLT on white bread, or the southern breakfast with grits

White Lily Diner

Milou

Café • Beaconsfield

Milou

Rooster Coffee House

Café • Riverdale

Great coffee, lemonade, Hello Dolly bars, Pecan bars

Rooster Coffee House

Le Conciliabule

Bistro • Greenwood-Coxwell

Great pastries, coffee, bottle shop

Le Conciliabule

Guu Izakaya Toronto

Japanese Restaurant • Church-Yonge Corridor

Carbonara udon, broiled oysters, sake bombs

Guu Izakaya Toronto

Forno Cultura

Bakery • Waterfront Communities-The Island

Great espresso, Italian sweets, good spot to pick up an impressive food gift

Forno Cultura

Imm Thai Kitchen

Thai Restaurant • Trinity Bellwoods

Shrimp pad thai comes wrapped in an omelette which is exciting! Favourite pad thai in the city. Also good green curry

Imm Thai Kitchen

Patois Toronto

Bar • Trinity Bellwoods

It's all good! Cookie butter french toast to finish

Patois Toronto

Union Restaurant

French Restaurant • Trinity Bellwoods

Great all around, get the tartare

Union Restaurant

Taverne Bernhardts

Bar • Beaconsfield

Roast chicken and sides, great family style spot

Taverne Bernhardts

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery

Ice Cream Parlor • Trinity Bellwoods

You can get ice cream, ice cream cookie sandwiches, bubble waffles, etc. Always a line but always worth it

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery

Aloette

Restaurant • Waterfront Communities-The Island

BURGER + CRINKLE FRIES, good vibe

Aloette

416 Snack Bar

Speakeasy • Kensington-Chinatown

Good spot for drinks and small plates

416 Snack Bar

Mother Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar • Trinity Bellwoods

Best cocktails, good snack menu, easy location

Mother Cocktail Bar

Parallel

Middle Eastern Restaurant • Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

A lot of people think they have the best falafel in the city. Not sure about that, but the parallel salad is addictive

Parallel

Famiglia Baldassarre

Italian Restaurant • Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

Best fresh pasta in Toronto! As far as I know, you have to line up for their lunch (1 or 2 pastas to choose from) and their window is only open 2 hours, but I think they may have just opened a dining room

Famiglia Baldassarre

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka らーめん山頭火

Ramen Restaurant • Church-Yonge Corridor

Personal no-brainer ramen spot, get the meal that comes with a small bowl of hot white rice w salmon and salmon roe

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka らーめん山頭火

Lambo’s Deli & Grocery

Deli • Trinity Bellwoods

Great subs, super close to Trinity Bellwoods park

Lambo’s Deli & Grocery

Pizzeria Badiali

Pizza restaurant • Trinity Bellwoods

Good slices, good dipping sauces

Pizzeria Badiali

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Café • Greenwood-Coxwell

Busy neighbourhood breakfast spot. Great baked goods.

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Farmhouse Tavern

Gastropub • Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

Great menu all around (especially memorable burger). Go on Sunday for their F*ck Mondays happy hour

Farmhouse Tavern