Unconventional Places to Eat Around Toronto-North YorkAugust 6, 2014
Toronto is a hub for fine restaurants, greasy spoons and trendy eateries. There is no shortage of spots for a late night snack or lazy afternoon brunch. Toronto also offers options for every meal in between, and for the food adventurous, there are must-see places to stop at even if you’re staying in a toronto hotel only for a day or two.
Toronto Food Trucks
Toronto’s food truck community has slowly become more visible and popular thanks to less stringent city policies and guidelines. Recently it was announced that a Food Truck Alley would open in a downtown Toronto parking lot at Queen and Jarvis. Hosting a variety of different food trucks on a rotating basis, there are plenty of amazing eats to sample. The flourishing community of food trucks is a convenient way to try out a variety of different cuisines all in one place.
Later this month a Food Truck Frenzy will come to the Canadian National Exhibition, an alternative to the massive food building that also features a wide range of carnival sweet treats and savoury meals. Twenty trucks will offer their signature meals including Fidel Gastro, I Love Churros and Randy’ Roti and Doubles.
By taking a stroll in Kensington Market, you will discover vintage shops and eclectic fashion retailers. Apart from this, there are plenty of delicious pop-up food vendors and restaurants in the market that’s bordered by Spadina Avenue as well as Dundas, Bathurst and College streets. Colourful restaurant exteriors welcome guests and quaint coffee shop patios beckon visitors to have a seat and grab an artisan coffee.
Don’t skip Hungary Thai, a unique fusion of Thai and Hungarian food, as well as Moonbeam Coffee Company where coffee beans are roasted freshly in-house. For authentic margaritas, try El Trompo, and for magnificent burgers try the Burganator.
St. Lawrence Market
The famed St. Lawrence Market is a tourist staple in the city. Boasting over 120 specialty vendors in the South Market, there a plenty of epicurean delights available to locals and visitors. The Saturday Farmer’s Market, located in the North Market, features the fresh produce of Southern Ontario farmers. The tradition of the weekly market has carried on since the early 19th century.
The St. Lawrence Market is located at Front and Jarvis streets and is the perfect place to visit during the weekend. On Sundays, the North Market features over 80 antique ware merchants.
There’s always a perfect spot open for a large meal or a quick snack in Toronto. If you’re also looking for comfortable and economical accommodations in the city within a short distance of the city’s many attractions, the Mary-am Hotel North York is a great option. Find out more about the hotel’s features here.
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