The Cannonball ~ 641 Queen St E ~ (416) 463-0500

The Cannonball is a quaint little coffee shop in Riverside with a lot to offer. Formerly known as F’Coffee, they’re open early during the week and stay open late on many nights. Rob and his friendly crew dish-out a wide array of comforts: from eye-opening espressos through to late-night drinks… and everything in between. There’s…

The Best of 2015

Lots of great stuff happened in Toronto this past year, and the Toronto Food Blog was lucky enough to be part of the mix. We saw the closing of a local landmark, Jilly’s, the Blue Jays going deep into the playoffs, beer for sale at grocery stores, and some new leadership at City Hall. The…

Detroit Eatery ~ 389 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 461-0136

The Detroit Eatery is a Danforth institution… the greasiest of spoons. Located in the heart of Greektown (at Chester Station), the Antaras family has been serving my family Fries & Gravy since I was in junior school at Frankland. And even though both the interior and exterior are adorned in nothing but Detroit Red Wing…

Tacos 101 ~ 101 Dundas St. East ~ (416) 362-8226

Tacos 101 is a brand new Taqueria on the Ryerson campus at Dundas & Church. Now, let’s be honest… it’s all too easy to run up a hefty tab at many downtown taco joints and still be hungry when all is said and done. Chef Julio Campos is aiming to change this, slinging out some…

Old’s Cool General Store ~ 250 Westlake Ave ~ (416) 425-9084

Convenience | Kindness | Community The Old’s Cool General Store recently popped-up on the NW corner of Westlake & Lumsden, deep in the heart of East York. Formerly D & K’s (originally a butcher shop in the ’50s owned by Greek brothers Demetri & Kostas, followed by a long run as a convenience store), this place is…

Ascari Enoteca ~ 1111 Queen St. E ~ (416) 792-4157

“We love food. We love wine. We love racing.” Ascari Enoteca is a well-known Italian noodle bar in the heart of Leslieville. Chef John Sinopoli’s menu is simple yet inventive: a variety of interesting apps that are perfect for sharing, fresh-made pasta dishes that range from light to hearty, and one heck of a wine…

St. Jamestown Delicatessen ~ 518 Parliament St ~ (416) 925-7665

Located on the SW corner or Parliament and Winchester, the St. Jamestown Delicatessen is a Cabbagetown institution. When I lived in the neighborhood back in the day, this place flew under my radar. Let’s just say I have been making up for lost time recently, frequenting regularly when I get that hankering for a Soup/Sandwich……

Pasha Authentic Turkish ~ 64 Overlea Blvd #10 ~ (416) 421-3500

I met-up with a fellow food blogger recently. She told me about a Turkish restaurant on Overlea that was a must try. Now, I absolutely love Turkish food. Thing is, I know of very few places in the city to indulge. So glad we found Pasha Authentic Turkish. It’s a super friendly, family-run place that…

Keeffaa Coffee ~ 368 Queen St E ~ 647-349-0900

Keeffaa Coffee is a place I have walked by over a hundred times and always wanted to try. Upon entering, it’s difficult to pinpoint what was more intoxicating: the smell of Ethiopian coffee beans roasting; the Django Reinhart & Stéphane Grappelli music softly spinning; or the unbelievably warm reception I received from the owner, Elsabet…

Tommaso’s Trattoria ~ 400 Eastern Ave ~ (416) 466-0988

Tommaso Conti’s trattoria is a bit off the beaten track (Eastern Avenue between Broadview and Logan). Don’t let location fool you… this is the best Italian food on the east side of town. Their Italian Hot Plate draws the lunch crowds on a daily basis. I’m becoming a bit of a regular. Pay them a…

Little Coxwell ~ 986 Coxwell Ave ~ (416) 916-2565

Located in Olde East York (on Coxwell Avenue between Cosburn and O’Connor), I had initially thought that Little Coxwell catered solely to the high school students across the street. Over time, we have come to realize that they’re a staple with much of the community. Dining in, pick-up or delivery, these guys are cooking the…

Brock Sandwich ~ 1260 Bloor St W ~ (647) 748-1260

Brock Sandwich is a place that needs little introduction. Tucked away on one of my favourite sections of Bloor West (between Dufferin & Lansdowne), they have been winning awards and piling-up the accolades over the past year as the best place for sandwiches in the city. I had the pleasure of visiting recently with the…