Great spots on Toronto’s Ossington strip

The Ossington strip has been growing more and more in stature as one of the best places in the city to head , if you want your choice of incredible food. Quality ingredients are definitely a focus in this neighbourhood, and whether it’s Asian fusion or amazing pizza, there’s something for everyone on this strip.

Burger Shop Bqm

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210 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z9

BQM Burger Shoppe is the best place to get a burger, if you’re on the strip. Their meat is Ontario farm-raised, without the use of hormones or antibiotics, and they give you a choice between chuck, top sirloin or brisket cuts. Plus, they’re just plain delicious.

Pizzeria Libretto

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155 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 3B7

Pizzeria Libretto is where you want to head for perfect Neapolitan pizza. Their pizzas are legendary, and for good reason: crispy chewy crust, tart tomato sauce and all sorts of heavenly toppings. But get there early, because their line ups are legendary, too!

Union Restaurant

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72 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Union is all about food that is local, seasonal, farm fresh and organic wherever possible. Heck, they even have their own farm, where they smoke salmon and grow herbs. Parisian inspired, but created right here, there’s a wealth of fantastic choices at this place.

Bazara Asian Cuisine

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188 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z7

Bazara does Asian fusion in the best possible way – using fresh all natural ingredients, cooked to order. They are famous for their black rice sushi, and if you’re looking for a good lunch, they offer a substantial prix fixe for $15.

Oddseoul

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90 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Oddseoul is also Asian fusion, but from the name, it’s pretty obvious which country is being featured. It’s the perfect place to grab a late night bite, after an evening out. Whether it’s the Squash Poutine or the Loosey, an American-Korean take on a breakfast slider, the tastes here won’t disappoint.

Foxley

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207 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8

Foxley is the last Asian fusion restaurant, promise, but the quality of the food here is just so incredible, that it had to be included. This time, the style of cuisine is Pan-Latin combined with Asian, with the result being oyster hand rolls, scallop ceviche and other such delights. This is another place that doesn’t take reservations, but again, worth the wait.

Soos

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94 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Soos offers authentic Malaysian cuisine in a modern setting. With an innovative menu that offers traditional dishes alongside more street-style food, mostly in smaller-sized portions, for sharing. Pork belly pancakes and Char Kway Teow are highly recommended.

The Dakota Tavern

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249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3A1

The Dakota Tavern is a great place to stop for brunch, but not really because of the food. The all you can eat menu is decent, but people line up to get in because of the music. The Bluegrass Brunch has been going strong for years, and it’s the most fun you’ll have on a weekend morning, guaranteed.

Venezia Bakery Ltd

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114 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Venezia Bakery is the place to go on this strip for your sweet tooth fix. Their natas (Portuguese custard tarts) are highly regarded, and they offer plenty of other tarts and pastries, if those aren’t your thing.

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