Avenue Open Kitchen – 7 Camden St ~ (416) 504-7131

Just south of Chinatown, tucked away on a side street in the Fashion District, lies one of Toronto’s best downtown diners. The Avenue Open Kitchen is a busy place most lunch hours, and if you’re lucky enough to get a seat in one of the booths or on one of the stools, you’re off to…

Barb’s Roti Shop – 1181 Lakeshore Rd E. (416) 278-4713

Barb’s Roti Shop has been around since 1981, and I can’t believe it’s taken me 30 years to find it. A tiny takeout joint tucked away on Lakeshore Road, just west of Long Branch, this has got to be the food find of the year… for 2 reasons… First off, Barb makes an absolutely incredible…

The Purple Onion – 2998 Dundas St W. – (416) 760-8208

Originally located by the Stockyards, The Purple Onion has made itself at home in the Junction for the past couple of years. Priding itself on being both brunch spot & steakhouse, it’s not uncommon wait for seats most Saturdays and Sundays, both early and late. Early? The Mega Breakfast is a work of art, framed…