Toronto is Canada's largest metropolitan area, and it's also one of the country's most multicultural cities. With cultures and cuisines from around the globe, Toronto makes for a food-lover's dream. Here's what to know about exploring its restaurants, markets, and specialty stores.
Must-Visit Foodie Neighborhoods
- Distillery District: This district is full of cafes, restaurants, and shops located within heritage buildings with beautiful architecture, as well as the famed Stone Distillery.
- Dundas West/Little Portugal: This up-and-coming residential neighborhood is full of Portuguese shops and cafes offering authentic food and groceries.
- Leslieville: Leslieville's cafes, groovy shops, and restaurants have served as a backdrop for numerous film and TV productions and today attract trendsetters with a mix of Canadian flavors.
- King West: Comparable to New York City's SoHo, King West is home to the Toronto International Film Festival and a wide array of restaurant options.
- Old Toronto: The first of Toronto's named neighborhoods is home to tons of multicultural shops, restaurants, and markets.
- Taste beer and chocolates on a walking tour of Toronto's Distillery District.
- Indulge in meaty treats and try Toronto's signature peameal bacon sandwich on a Hogtown history food tour.
- Take a small-group gourmet dinner tour of Little Italy and visit several popular local restaurants.
- See the sights and enjoy lunch or dinner out on Toronto Harbour during a dining cruise.
- Learn about Toronto's fascinating food history on a visit to Kensington Market.
- Visit the St. Lawrence Market and learn about Toronto's underground Prohibition tunnel with a foodie tour guide.