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Dec 10, 2008 11:59 AM

Please post your favorite Toronto Gems..

Hi everyone. I'm going to TO over the holidays and wonder what everybody here considers to be their absolute favorite thing to eat or drink in TO, whether its a bottle of honey, a cappucino, entree, or that orgasmic piece of candy. Its these small things that give me great pleasures when I'm on vacation in a new city. Thanks if you can offer your favorite(s) with me.



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  1. Where are you visiting from and where in Toronto are you staying? St. Lawrence Market is worth walking around in. Lots of little gems there. There are a ton of posts on the board detailing the best places in there to check out. Kensington Market is good for a stroll too, weather permitting since it's outdoors.

    For a drink the Queen and Ossington area has some cool little spots I like. Not sure if it's your thing but Sweaty Betty's has a good jukebox, as does Communist's Daughter. They're smaller places and not very fancy but fun, interesting places. Reposado is in that neighbourhood too and they have a good selection of tequilas. As well there is the Dakota Tavern for an old school country vibe with live music. Restaurant wise Delux, Foxley and Pizzaria Libretto are on the strip and each worth visiting.

    1. A shot of Mayan hot chocolate from Soma. Also from Soma, the balsamic vinegar truffles and the pop rocks truffles (yes, they pop in your mouth). A good chaser for these is a sample of the coffee porter from Mill St. Brewery across the way. Both places are in the Distillery District.

      1. I love the olives at Scheffler's in the St Lawrence Market. They have a million different kinds but my favourite are the unfancy green ones stuffed with pimento.

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        1. re: JamieK

          Another favourite for me at the St. Lawrence Market is honey tasting and mustard tasting from the honey and mustard vendors (two separate vendors). Yummy.