Eggnog is a holiday classic in Canada and the United States. This dairy-based drink is made with sugar, cream and/or milk, whipped eggs and, often, bourbon, rum or brandy. If you're looking to elevate your eggnog experience this winter, order an eggnog cocktail at these Toronto spots.
Some of Toronto's best baguettes, breads and butter tarts are baked in the east end, their heavenly aromas pouring out of the oven and onto the bustling Queen Street East strip. Other bakeries in Riverside and Leslieville feel like true hidden gems, tucked up side streets that only the locals frequent. Here are the spots to visit on the east side. [Feature image: Bobbette & Belle]
You may not be able to fit a pancake excursion into this week’s Fat Tuesday, but if the occasion inspires you to hunt down some of the best stacks in town, this list is the guide for you. Whether you’re an incurably sweet-toothed bruncher, or an all-around flapjack connoisseur, Toronto is stacked (high five) with gourmet pancakes, loaded with all the fixins.
Move over caffeine and say hello to sweet, colourful, energy-boosting juice. Whether you’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse or you’re simply hooked on the limitless fruity elixirs nature has to offer, cold-pressed juice is the organic solution to your afternoon crash. Best of all, these healthy spots  in Toronto will deliver your daily or weekly supply of juice right to your door. [Feature image: Anti Vice Juicery]
How you recover after a workout is as important as the workout itself. Being a bustling urbanite probably means you’re often on-the-go and under tighter time constraints. If you find yourself downtown and in need of a pick-me-up after your yoga class or cross-fit session, check out these healthy spots for a delicious post-workout boost. [Image credit: iStock.com/Magone]
You don’t need to own a bulky waffle iron or get messy with batter to enjoy delicious waffles. Whether you prefer savoury or sweet, Toronto's got you covered with a wide variety of enticing waffles to choose from. [Photo by Stephanie Tudin at Junked Food Co.]
Toronto is a heavily caffeinated city. We like coffee no matter what time, day or night. Here are my top five picks for a cup of joe around town:
For most, the traditional diner is synonymous with greasy food, drip coffee and an overall grungy atmosphere. These old-school establishments are anything but. While these Toronto diners maintain an authentically vintage vibe, they’ve evolved to include fresh, wholesome foods and globally inspired dishes. [Image credit: iStock.com/nickfree]
Move aside oatmeal, there’s a new breakfast bowl in town. What started as the açai bowl craze – an ice cream meets smoothie bowl, rich in antioxidants – has evolved into all sorts of flavoured inventions. If you’re looking to start your day with more fruits and veggies, or craving a colourful smoothie bowl topped with fruits and grains, here’s where to find them in Toronto. [Image credit: iStock.com/Mizina]
Toronto can’t compete with Paris when it comes to fashionable street style or old-world architecture, but our authentic local croissants could rival those at any European pastry shop. Whether you’re craving a simple butter croissant or the perfect pain au chocolate, you’re bound to find buttery flakey goodness at these bakeries.
This culturally diverse neighbourhood in East Toronto is home to an eclectic mix of urban diners, European bakeries and innovative modern Canadian restaurants. It's the perfect spot to find a tasty and filling breakfast to get your day started off right.
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the hustle-bustle of Toronto city life. Juice bars are the perfect solution, offering quick grab-and-go options that are nutritious and tasty. Whether you’re looking to go on a cold-pressed juice cleanse, need a quick, filling smoothie or healthy snacks and lunch options, these top juice bars have you covered. [Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Juice]
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