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…