Much to our delight, Monica Heisey (aka Torontonian extraordinaire) is also a self-proclaimed professional park-dweller. The irreverent young creative took us through the day of a breakout author and park-hang expert: after popping by TYPE to sign a few copies of her new collection I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, Monica hits the nearby Trinity Bellwoods or Christie Pits – and here’s where she stops for a quick picnic upgrade.
If you're looking for the best spots to get fuelled during TIFF festivities, these sit-down and to-go restos around the Lightbox will prove Toronto's obsession with perfecting the sandwich. Keep your hunger in check during the festival with a next-level-delicious Rueben, pulled pork, or veggie delight from one of these King West hotspots.
With plenty of cinematic delights to take in, you’ll need to make sure your hungry brood is properly fuelled during TIFF. Forget the typical movie-theatre popcorn and indulge in a meal at one of these family-friendly downtown dining destinations around the TIFF Bell Lightbox. [Image credit: iStock.com/Nastia11]
A long-standing symbol of Canadian cuisine to the world at large, poutine is the signature dish of Quebecois culture. Fresh cheese curds, hand-cut potatoes, all topped with gravy will make any Canadian drool. Here are some of the best poutine dishes in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Smoke’s Poutinerie]
Satisfying your cravings for pizza, pasta and other delectable dishes while on a gluten-restricted diet can be challenging. Luckily, Toronto is home to plenty of mindful chefs who whip up creative culinary options with wheat-free alternatives. Here are a few popular eateries serving some of the best gluten-free meals in the city.
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]
Cheesy, decadent and delicious, mac and cheese is a go-to when people in the city are in search of comfort food. Restaurants across Toronto offer classic dishes alongside trendy and internationally-inspired takes on the pasta dish. From Thai flavours to black truffles, there are lots of options to enhance your mac and cheese in Toronto. Here are the best bets![Photo courtesy of the Thompson Diner]
Although it seems like Leslieville exploded in popularity quite recently, it’s actually been slowly building a solid reputation as a place to go for foodies for well over a decade. You can walk down this strip of Queen East and find something to eat that fits whatever you fancy at the moment. Here are some terrific options!
While it's sometimes viewed as an exclusive lunch item – one that's frequently passed over for more readily-available fast food options – the classic sandwich has become so much more in recent years. Toronto's trendy West Queen West 'hood has a number of great sandwich places worth a visit.
Mamma mia! Whether it’s a fancy twist on the traditional or something that hasn’t been seen before, you should prepare to rediscover the sandwich as an art form at these Little Italy eateries.
It’s midday in midtown and you’re looking for a quick bite to eat. Luckily Yonge and Eglinton offers a wide variety of healthy and unique fast food options. Skip the food court and check out these great spots for a grab-and-go lunch in the area.
When you’re craving fast food with character and flavour few things are better than marinated, grilled chicken, doused in garlicky yogurt sauce and wrapped in a warm pita blanket. Translated from Turkish, shish-taouk means “skewered chicken.” Technically, it can also mean kebobs, kebabs and donairs but the Toronto version is gently sizzling, chicken shawarma carved from a vertical spit.
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