Food Scene in Toronto
Bite, savour, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.
Best of the best
160 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best tacos in Toronto - perhaps the world. Try the guac and chips, followed by fish tacos and whatever sounds good to you; it's all excellent. This place is small, attracts a young & hip crowd, has... read more
Casual and very hipster Taco and Bourbon Bar. One of my favourite spots in the city. Fantastic food. Open for lunch and dinner. My favourite dish is only available for dinner. The octopus El Di... read more
159 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Cavolo Nero, Gusto 101's famous salad stands up to the reputation. Organic kale, pecorino, pine nuts Want a protein kick? Savour the polipo dish. Grilled octopus, olive tapenade & fried capers. Do ... read more
This is the rooftop patio + view + awesome food + lively atmosphere + great wine by the ounce you've been waiting for! Okay, you haven't been waiting. But now that you know, don't you want to try it?!
Its literally a 5 second walk from the condo. It is one of the top restaurant bar lounges with a lovely retractable rooftop patio. Enjoy great drinks, their the famous Kale Salad & Pasta dishes.
146 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Very noisy restaurant that is almost always full for dinner. You can wait for a table, or they will call you when your table is ready after you've checked in. Despite this setback, their wood-burni... read more
The pizzas here are thin crust, and full of fresh, high quality toppings! Service is great and ambiance is the hip, cozy type you would expect for a dinner spot in the Ozzy. This place gets busy ... read more
125 local Airbnb hosts recommend
I'll never get sick of it. Comforting indulgent Italian food that will transport you and your tastebuds to the warmest and fuzziest place ever. A favourite among locals. They do reservations but wa... read more
Best Pizza in the City... well one at least in the top three. Everyone in Toronto fights over who has the best pizza... Terroni, Libretto or Queen Margherita. The other two are walking distance.
Delicious Italian restaurant on Queen St. West. They take reservations as well as walk ins. Stop by for lunch or dinner after taking a walk or after some shopping.
100 local Airbnb hosts recommend
As a city we are trying to be better with our coffee and Jimmy's is a fine example of our efforts. It's iconic yellow lid can be seen on serious coffee drinkers and I feel a sense of respect I just... read more
Quaint little coffee shop with great coffee, in iconic bright yellow cap coffee cups. Great for cosy environment in lively neighborhood of King West!
This is an absolute staple coffee place! You will love the English barista cracking jokes and adding charm to the place as well as the little patio perfect for people watching!
95 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If you love Spanish Tapas and seafood - this is the spot for you. Consistently rated one of Canada's top restaurants, you must seek a reservation far ahead of time! They update their menu regular... read more
One of the best restaurants in the city, They do take reservations but also leave some seating for walk-ins. If no reservation, try going at 6 pm or past 9 pm. Bar and kitchen are open late; if you... read more
Spanish-influenced tapas, creative sharing plates & craft beers in a cozy space with an old-world vibe (barisabel.com)
101 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Very popular brunch hang out!!! Line ups can be over 1.5 hour wait on the weekends starting around 1030am - but they open early at 7:30am which is good for the early risers. They are best known f... read more
Soooo delicious. Breakfast/brunch/lunch unlike any other. There is good reason people line up here all week long. If you go outside of peak times you don't wait too long. But it is always well wort... read more
15 mins walk Uses local Ingredients Very Popular Brunch Hang Out Great Vegetarian options Long line ups but worth it Cash only Brunch, Lunch
93 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Currently located on Queen Street West and soon to open directly across the street from the condo!!! Yay!! I absolutely love this place. Fantastic Thai Street style food in a lively and casual at... read more
100 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Lee Restaurant is one of Toronto's most venerable dining institutions, headed by star chef Susur Lee. The food here is meant for sharing so prepare to order a lot and try a range of items from the ... read more
Lee is a culinary destination, an urban watering hole, a Bento box of sensory pleasures. The low-lit room with rose-velvet banquettes radiates a hipster cool; the crowd is stylish, the conversation... read more
Great Asian fusion. You might even get to see our own Celebrity Chef, Susur Lee. One of my favourite restaurants in the city. Try the Singapore Slaw and the Burnt Orange Manhattan
99 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Fabulous and charming French patisserie next to Trinity-Bellwoods park. Legendary macarons, exceptional cakes. Crowded on weekends. I would not recommend the croissants, however.
A little bit of France in Toronto. The croissants are divine and the macaroons unparalleled. A coffee and macaroon on the patio facing the park is pure decadence.
Chef-owned, bright & modern French patisserie for pastries, croissants, macarons & chocolate - has great sandwiches too (IG: @nadegetoronto)
98 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Self-service spot with swanky sausages & fries, lots of craft brews & a German beer hall vibe
German traditional food hall dining. Wide variety of sausages (duck, rabbit, venison and etc) and extensive selection of craft beer. Very reasonably priced too
"We take your favourite animal and turn it into sausage" was their tagline. German beer hall with tons of craft brews & good sausage!
91 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is a 24-hour diner that often makes cameos in films and commercials with its vintage, lived-in look. Good selection of local beer for less $ per pint than anywhere else, daily drink specials, ... read more
A gorgeously restored 1940s diner with great diner food (burgers, poutines, boozy milkshakes, and even some great salads) and super cheap drink specials ($2 beers!!!). Free wifi and open 24 hours.
Great burgers including vegetarian versions. Open 24/7. One of two favourite late night haunts in downtown Toronto (the other is Betty's on King Street West - worth the travel across town).
91 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A good spot if you want to stay close to home. Trendy atmosphere, decent food and nice bar. TV's behind the bar if you want to watch sports.
Wonderful trendy place, where you can enjoy excellent bar food in a casual upscale atmosphere. This bar is also known for it's large patio with live band.
Roomy sports bar with patio and mezzanine seating serving a menu of hearty Canadian fare and drinks.
85 local Airbnb hosts recommend
416 snack bar is a great place to grab a drink and some fantastic appetizers. My favourite is their spicy tuna handroll... I know, so much Japanese food I'm recommending but it's sooo good! So far ... read more
Love, love, love this place! Little hidden gem full of locals. Good drinks (made to order - no cocktail menu!), good beer selection, and tasty snacks way past other kitchens closing time
Any night of the week, the place that brought the Snack Bar concept to Toronto has got delicious tasters, cocktails, and a great beer list, all while blasting hip-hop or showcasing a jazz band.
75 local Airbnb hosts recommend
For vegetarian options in Toronto, Fresh is by far our favourite place to go. With a creative fusion menu there's something for everyone. Pro-tip: try the quinoa-battered onion rings with mushroo... read more
Looking for a healthy treat? This restaurant, just steps from the unit has great healthy food and drinks. Try one of their signature dishes like the Dragon with soba noodles - very yummy!
Aaaaaaahhhhhh! Vegans, non-vegans, and everything in between. Delicious doesn't even begin to cover it. 3 locations in Toronto. (www.freshrestaurants.ca)
73 local Airbnb hosts recommend
One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Located just down the street from the condo. Reservations are recommended. Parent restaurant to bar Buca on Portland St. If you can't get a tabl... read more
Rated one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. Fresh pastas, house-made salumi and thin crusted pizzas are to be praised. This place also has some adventurous dishes such as crispy pig ears ... read more
Delightful Italian with a menu that changes on a daily basis. A great place to start is the salumi di buca with nodini ( warm bread knots)
79 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Indie coffee shop. Sparsely decorated with beige wooden furniture, the shop has a homely feel to it. There are a few tables that are normally hogged by students with their laptops, while the long b... read more
The Common is my favourite coffee place in our neighbourhood. The coffee is amazing. It's filled with artists who live in the neighbourhood, who come to chat, work, or grab a drink to go. Cash only.
Tasty and well priced! Small cappuccinos made with organic milk, friendly servers and blond and dark roast coffee. Hhm hhm
77 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Le Sélect is a Parisian-style French Bistro with an authentic atmosphere and comprehensive menu. Classic French food & a wine list of over 1,000 bottles, with vintage posters lining the walls. Res... read more
Classic French food & a wine list of over 1,000 bottles, with vintage posters lining the walls. Perfect for a quiet romantic evening without all the fuss.
Classic French food & a wine list of over 1,000 bottles, with vintage posters lining the walls. They do a great brunch and their patio in the summer is just what you need to relax.
68 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Upmarket brasserie with over 150 brands of beer, plus live music & a Belgian menu of seasonal fare.
Extensive beer selection of over 150 European beers and craft offerings from 30 different countries. Bier Market is the perfect destination for any occasion.
If you love beer you have to check out the bier market, more choices from around the world than you can count and an excellent night spot - dress nicely!
69 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If you're gonna have some vietnamese food go to Ossington. We are on team Golden Turtle but some people swear by Pho Tien Tan. Honestly they are both good. But we love how fresh everything taste. B... read more
One of the best Pho's in Toronto; check out the long turf war between two family operated Pho restaurants: Tien Thanh (also on Ossington; this one if my personally fav: looks ghetto, but BOOM!)
There are two great Vietnamese restaurants on Ossington nearby. I favour Golden Turtle for my pho cravings (vegan pho also available). $
76 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great for all meals of the day. Vegetarian/vegan/health-conscious meals and smoothies, sit-down or takeaway. My favourite is the All-Star salad with 3-6-9 dressing but you can't go wrong with anyth... read more
Great healthy food--salads, wraps, burgers, and bowls. Almost all items on the menu are vegan. Juices and smoothies also available.
Smoothies & healthy, deliciious dishes. An absolute favourite with vegetarian & non-vegetarian, tourists & Torontonians
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Banh Mi Boys has amazing kimchi french fries, it's like a korean poutine! Innncredible, they dont have small sizes so either share with a friend or get it if you're absolutely starving! Their banh ... read more
Talk about multiculti mashup! Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches on flaky house-baked buns get stuffed with five-spiced pork belly and shredded duck confit rather than mystery meat.
Another fast food joint you should check out if you're on Queen West. Vietnamese style sandwiches (Banh Mis), tacos and you won't want to miss the kimchi fries.
73 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A recently opened spin-off of Bar Isabel, Raval is already one of the city's trendiest destinations. Excellent pinchos (small southern Spanish bites), coffee and drinks in a truly unique environment.
This is one of Toronto's hot spots, the place is tiny but so very stunning. Inspired by Gaudi, it has been called the most beautiful bar in Toronto and I have to agree, it is all that. Food is also... read more
This bar/ restaurant is one of Toronto's trendiest for its amazing cocktails, delicious Spanish tapas and wild decor. Go early to get your name on the list, they don't take reservations.
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The smell of Banjara's kitchen can be sensed from blocks away. Upon arrival, you'll then be transported on a culinary adventure down the spice route. For South Indian style, head next door to Madras.
Really wonderful Indian food on the edge of Christie Pits. Can get busy, so call ahead for reservation if you can. They also do takeout and delivery.
The best Indian food I have found in Toronto. There are great Indian restaurants in Little India but they don't deliver this far west. For anyone form the UK this is the place to go.
71 local Airbnb hosts recommend
YUM. Everything here is absolutely delicious and tastes so fresh, the most authentic Thai food you'll get in the city. It's the same owners as Sukho Thai as well. Their khao soi with braised beef ... read more
Extremely busy Northern Thai restaurant, run by Chef Nuit, a local legend for Thai cooking. This place has more than just your average green curry or pad thai - my personal favourite is the Pad Gra... read more
Best Thai food in the city at a great price! Open later on weekends. Get the pad thai and khao soi, and ask for the drink special of the day
62 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Go here for brunch, lunch or dinner. Union plates and amazing array of dishes. Whether your in the mood for a traditional burger or steak tartare, Union has got you covered. Be warned, many other... read more
#33 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto Certificate of Excellence Union was inspired by the classic Paris bistro and its simple, hearty fare. It’s a neighbourhood local with a contemporary take on tr... read more
Inspired by the classic Paris bistro and its simple, hearty fare. A contemporary take on traditional dishes, and plenty of bold surprises along the way. Only Ontario farm fresh, locally grown product.
70 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Expensive as all get out, but worth every penny. The meat is flavourful, the portions are extremely generous, and the service is attentive. The only downside is the small size of the restaurant, wh... read more
Awesome BBQ restaurant. Small plates, awesome food, home brews. Open for dinner only. Also, check out their sister restaurant (in this guide) Grand Electric. Taco and Bourbon bar.
Get ready to dive into some goooood BBQ! Small, crowded & kind of reminds you of an indoor backyard in the Southern States. It's a restaurant you visit when even the cocktail drinkers feel like a beer
68 local Airbnb hosts recommend
You might need to take a street car during the winter to get here, but well worth it. Nice walk in warmer temps. Best burger joint in TO, even Beiber said so, and he's had the best of everything!
One of the best fast-food burgers in Toronto, especially if you order off the secret menu. They also have ice cream sandwiches, which are always a plus.
If you're looking for some awesome greasy food, this is hands down the best burger in the city. Try the 'Pope' off of their secret menu ;)
66 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A busy and cozy bar with great beer on tap and a yummy fresh menu. I do love their big back patio with wood burning stove(!). Another secret locals spot. Lotsa local musicians go there.
This was the first "hip bar" to appear in Bloordale and has become a staple. They have a big patio with a wood burning fireplace. A popular place to start an evening. Their kitchen is good too.
Really great place! Super cool without trying too hard - amazing back patio in the summer time. Great draft selection, awesome food.
65 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Late night? Hungover? Head here for a greasy breakfast. Open from 6AM - 3AM!
Great food 24 hours a day, part of the swanky Thompson hotel.
It's 4am and you are in the mood for some good eats. Thompson Diner is the answer!