Lageez ~ 641 Pharmacy Ave ~ 416) 285-7999

Happy Canada Day!  One of the more common inquiries the Toronto Food Blog receives is for recommendations around the best Indian food in town.  That’s a really tough question to answer.  If we’re talking eastside of town and all the standards of a North Indian menu, then our answer is always the same.  Lageez is…

Tata Hot Sauce Emporium ~ 219 Rexleigh Dr ~ (647) 444-7685

It looks like summer has finally arrived… and just in time, as the Ontario economy slowly starts to open-up after a good few months of lockdown.  Our family moved into the St. Clair & O’Connor neighbourhood just before the public heath situ went sideways.  As such, we’ve been sticking real close to home this past…

Banahaw Foodmart ~ 458 Dawes Rd ~ (416) 751-0848

Every once in a while the Toronto Food Blog comes across a place we like so much that we can’t wait to tell everyone about it.  Banahaw Foodmart is one of those places.  Half bodega, half Filipino kitchen, Laila and Keith (mom & pop) are doing their absolute best keep the Dawes Road neighborhood well…

Top Ten Under Ten #lunchunder10bucks

Finding yourself #lunchunder10bucks is something easily realized in most corners of the globe.  Trying to accomplish this when dining-out in downtown Toronto, however, can provide some added complexity to the budget. The Toronto Food Blog’s #lunchunder10bucks project aims to prove that you can eat well, on the cheap, if you’re willing to venture off the…

Chakula Hut ~ 1871 O’Connor Dr ~ (416) 752-2786

Chakula Hut is an East African mom & pop in the Bermondsey neighbourhood that serves the traditional dishes of Uganda & Tanzania. Chakula means food in Swahili, and I chat with the friendly owner, Muni, as she prepares my lunch. Full of Indian influence, the first dish out of her Ismaili kitchen is a wonderfully…

Chelsea’s ~ 1027 Pape Avenue ~ (647) 346-3588

The Toronto Food Blog has been on a bit of a Filipino food kick lately.  The flavors, marinades and variety of vegetables…  I’m lucky to have a really good local spot in downtown East York.  Chelsea’s is a Tintinpiye in #papevillage (1027 Pape Ave), with a co-location in St. James Town. Ten bucks gets you…