Toronto, feast through seven countries in seven nights

Toronto is a city that thrives on diversity and is home to a wide range of ethnicities. This incredibly diverse and culture-rich city offers cuisine from around the culinary globe. From Thai to Indian, Polish to African, there's so much to experience. Take a trip around the world, eating at a different authentic restaurant each night of the week.

Schnitzel Queen

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211 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S2

Here you'll find authentic and highly popular German food, especially schnitzel. Choose pork or chicken, piled high with sauerkraut and roasted onions on a bun, and served with traditional potato salad. Don't eat meat? No problem. There's a fried eggplant version that is to die for. The menu may be simple, but the flavours are anything but.

La Carnita

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501 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

Bringing Mexican street food to the people, La Carnita is a funky spot where you can admire street art as you decide on a tempting dish. Start with an avocado mango salad, followed by cod tacos with pickled red cabbage, lime crema, cilantro, and green apple. Not a fish fan? Go for the confit pork or vegetarian taco, filled with crispy cheese, cauliflower, pinto beans, and more deliciousness.

African Palace

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977 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1L7

Looking for authentic Ethiopian food in the city? African Palace serves fresh and vibrant dishes, using plenty of spice, authentic flavours and locally grown produce. With spot-on service and atmosphere, it's a great place to meet friends or take your date. Offering meat, vegan and gluten-free options, they have something for everyone. Try their Ye-Beg Alicha, made with lamb and carrot, cooked in a turmeric sauce. For groups, they offer amazing meat and vegetarian platters.

Little India Restaurant

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255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4

Family-owned and operated, Little India brings you the best authentic Indian cuisine. With dine-in, takeaway and delivery options, you can enjoy a flavourful dinner out or in the comfort of home. Choose from a wide range of dishes, including chana masala, chicken tikka or shrimp jalfrezi. When eating in for lunch, sample a buffet packed with spice and flavour, offered every day from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Cho Sun Ok

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7353 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L3T 2B3

Offering authentic home-cooked Korean meals, Cho Sun Ok has expanded to accommodate their growing customer base. The food speaks for itself, which is why it's not uncommon for there to be line-ups at the door. Try Yook Gae Jang, a spicy beef broth featuring scallions, taro stems, egg and beef flank. Or, opt for the Dolsot Bibimbap, which includes carrots, spinach, shiitake, zucchini, sprouts, white rice, beef and an egg yolk, served within a hot stone bowl - #yummy!

Cafe Polonez

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195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2L5

You'll find this Polish gem in the centre of Toronto's Polish community. Meals, made fresh daily, are offered at reasonable prices. For those chillier days, order zupa gulaszowa, a hearty beef stew. If you're looking for a lighter meal, they have plenty of sandwiches, salads and perogies. If you opt for a Polish classic main course, you most certainly won't leave hungry.

Kabul Express

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126 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 1E2

Located by Ryerson University, this Afghan restaurant is a student's dream. Although many customers grab a bite to go, Kabul Express can accommodate 30+ people, with additional seating on the patio. They also cater parties. With dishes like lamb chops, tandoori chicken kabab, lentil soup and beef kofta, you'll experience the fresh spices and herbs of Afghan cuisine. Open every day until 2 am.

For those who love meat, charcuterie boards are the perfect combination of cured and thoughtfully prepared meats. From salami and prosciutto to pates and terrines, these plates are devoted to meat. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of wine or aiming to try a variety of meats and accompanying condiments, these spots in Ottawa deliver stunning charcuterie plates.
There’s no denying Canadians love Caesars. Creating a good one requires attention to detail, unique garnishes, and quality ingredients. You can find standout Caesars at many Ottawa bars and restaurants and they are a great way to start your night, or, in some cases, your Sunday brunch off right!
Great deals and good times? It’s called happy hour for a reason, you know! Rare is the bar or restaurant that doesn’t offer some sort of happy hour deal involving discounted food and drink. If you’re looking to boost your mood, head out to any one of these Ottawa happy hour hotspots for a guaranteed good time.
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