RYUS Noodle Bar ~ 33 Baldwin St ~ (647) 344-9306

Japanese restaurants abound on Baldwin Street, and RYUS Noodle Bar runs with the best of them. On a street that often seems to be in flux, Chef Ryuchiro Takahashi has set-up a happening spot that, if the food does the talking, is here to stay. With its cozy dining room and relatively-ample patio space, RYUS is a must…

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…

The City’s Best Soup (a list)

This Blog Post was originally written this past summer. Now that it’s minus a million degrees in Toronto, this updated list may prove more useful… On a hot summer day, a piping bowl of Soup may be the last thing on your mind. Not this guy! Luckily for me, there are lots of places to get great soup in this city (no matter the…

Ten Places To Eat For A Fiver (Tax-In)

It’s almost impossible to get lunch for five bucks. Not so long ago, a $3.99 price-point was actually conceivable. In today’s world of the ten/fifteen-dollar lunch, it’s always good to know a few places that don’t break the bank… and still do it up big-style despite being a good value. We all have a few…

Mother’s Dumplings – 421 Spadina Avenue (416) 217-2008

Nestled in the north end of Chinatown, Mother’s Dumplings is a truly Northern Chinese experience in home-cooking. A great place to come as a group and divvy things up at the table, this joint gets busier and busier by the day. With great prices on both their starters and mains, it’s easy to see why….

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…

Kom Jug Yuen – 371 Spadina Ave – (416) 977-4079

If you’re looking for a great, cheap Chinatown takeaway (and aren’t a vegetarian), you’ve got to drop in on Kom Jug Yuen. One block south of College on the east side, this gem is open 11am until 1am (minimum) every night of the week. When I first met my wife, she happened to live about…