What's on the menu at TO's Finest Comfort Food Crawl 2016

Toronto’s Finest Comfort Food Crawl runs through the 6 for two weeks this August. Grab your official passport at any of the 10 participating restaurants across Toronto and get one comfort food dish at every stop for just $5 (from Cuban sammies to three-bite doughnuts). Bonus: the festival supports Second Harvest, so you can chow down on these killer deals knowing it’s for a great cause. Photo courtesy of Toronto's Finest. 

Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

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527 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

The Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles is a counter-serve joint in the Annex that serves – you guessed it – fried chicken and waffles. Crispy fried chicken is served up cafeteria-style on metal trays. If you like your bird crispy, golden and juicy on the inside, this is the chicken for you. At the Comfort Food Crawl you can indulge in a mini chicken and waffles: a sweet, fluffy waffle topped with a one-piece bone-in chicken.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

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386 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X4

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is a laidback restaurant in the Annex, specializing in classic Neapolitan-style pizzas fired perfectly in their authentic oven that was imported from Italy. Take advantage of their drink specials when you stop in to pick up your Comfort Food Crawl reward: a personal-sized margherita pizza with rich tomato sauce, Canadian mozzarella and fresh basil.

Pig Out Bbq

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650 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H7

This casual BBQ spot serves ribs, brisket, pulled pork and classic southern trimmings on Spadina at Harbord. During the Comfort Food Crawl, flash your passport and grab a tangy pulled pork sammie topped with house slaw and served on a soft bun.

Fugo Dessert Inc

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205 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C8

Fugo Desserts is an adorable ice cream parlour serving treats out of their small, modern shop at Dundas and University. During 2016’s Comfort Food Crawl, you can try one of their Fugo Creations like the Cookie Monster cone – blue cookies and cream ice cream decorated with Chips Ahoy minis on a crushed Oreo-rimmed cone.

Nom Nom Nom Crepes

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2-707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6

NomNomNom Poutine & Crepes is a takeout stall at Dundas and Bathurst serving French street food and specializing in authentic Quebecois-style poutine. Flash your passport and indulge in a classic poutine with a twist: potato frites, cheese curds and gravy from Quebec are topped with a hotdog and bacon bits.

Burgatory

Toronto, ON

Burgatory is a food truck success gone restaurant, and you can chow down on their playful burgers at College and Crawford. Their menu is themed around the seven deadly sins and during the Comfort Food Crawl, the delightfully messy Sloth Burger, with hickory sticks and velveeta, is just $5 for passport holders.

La Cubana Ossington

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92 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

La Cubana on Ossington is a bright, retro-inspired Cuban restaurant serving sandwiches and plates to hungry west enders. This spot is laidback and fun with quick counter service. For the Comfort Food Crawl, Cubana is offering the Cuban burger topped with red cabbage slaw and pickles on a rustic bun.

Asian-inspired ice cream has taken Toronto by storm. With tropical sorbets, robust teas, savoury sesames and more, these treats are worth sampling and scooping to your heart’s content. This isn’t a chocolate and vanilla kind of roundup, so try something new next time you’re craving a frozen, creamy and oh-so-decadent dessert. [Image credit: iStock.com/AnnaPustynnikova]
Toronto’s theatre district has a lot to offer visiting show-goers and local foodies alike. These restaurants are all about the show, transporting guests to Southern California, Italy, New Orleans and Thailand with stunning decor, authentic ingredients and home-style hospitality. [Feature image courtesy of Los Colibris]
Made from crispy, flaky dough piped with pastry cream and traditionally topped with chocolate icing, éclairs have caught food-trend fire in Toronto, with expert pastry chefs serving up fun variations that rival those found on the streets of Paris. Head to these Toronto patisseries when you’re craving this classic French dessert, they’ll be offering rich flavour fusions that are absolutely to die for. [Feature image: Nugateau]
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