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Feb 11, 2010 05:16 PM

Gourmand adventure - Toronto style

Hey Chowhounders, I need some help.

My aunt is a cookbook reviewer and food journalist from Vancouver, she is coming to visit in April and is looking for a culinary adventure. Last time she was here we went to the St. Lawrence Market and good times were had by all. So now, the question is where to take her this time?
We are less about fine dinning and more about good eating (not that fine dining does not involve good eating mind you), but I am hoping to show her what makes Toronto a unique place to eat and buy food!

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    1. Some places with good value,
      Mother's Dumplings (moved to Spadina below College)
      Ho Ho BBQ
      Calabria Bakery (Thurs. and Fri. for pizza)
      BBQ places (there are two three)
      Pho Mi Asia
      Caplansky's Deli

      Mother's Dumplings
      421 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON , CA

      Pho Mi Asia
      1008 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3K1G6, CA

      Calabria Bakery
      1772 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

      Pho Mi Asia
      1248 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y2C1, CA

      Ho Ho Bbq
      3833 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V5L6, CA

      1. Our friends from Vancouver always love the Caribbean food in Toronto. Sorry I don't have any personal recs though.

        I've also been meaning to try 93 Harbord. Slightly upscale middle eastern food.

        93 Harbord
        93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

        1. Caplanky's i second.
          Pho Hung (it's very Toronto)
          Gastronomic-walking Tour of Kensigton Market (Empanadas, Tacos, Cupcakes, Pies, etc)
          Pomegranate on college
          Hoof (cafe for brunch, black for late dinner/drinks)
          Gourmet night of drinking and eating on ossignton (Libretto for Pizza, Union for Ontario spin on things)
          One of our many burger fav is harbord room with oyster (ok not really a burger bar)
          I would say highway 7 endavour but she gets plenty of good chinese food in vanvouver probably.

          1. Take her around Kensington Market! And nibble and snack in Chinatown.