Take this as your own personal challenge. With all the amazing restaurants in Toronto, it can be confusing as to what restaurants to hit - and when. What are you in the mood for? What do you have time for? What is your gut - literally - telling you?
We've sectioned off some of our favourite spots for cheap eats, trendy atmospheres, fine dining, and cafes for you to hit up, whenever the time should strike.
For Fast Food, click next!
1. Fancy Franks // 326 College St.
This place deserves a spot on our list and a spot in our hearts, forever. Customize hundreds of different dogs with a ton of interesting condiments.
2. Burgers Priest // Various Locations
This iconic Toronto burger place is a must-stop for a classic burger and fries. You can basically order anything off the menu and be satisfied, guaranteed.
3. Moo Frites // 178 Baldwin St.
These are debatably some of the most delicious fries in the city. Moo Frites is known for acing the classic fries combo and killing the extravagant topping game.
4. Seven Lives - Tacos y Mariscos // 69 Kensington Ave.
These are some of the tastiest tacos in the city hands down. Seven Lives is always super fresh and delicious and offers a great portion size. Make sure to bring cash to this Kensington cornerstone!
5. Crown & Dragon // 890 Yonge St.
These wings are as delicious as they are cheap. Crow & Dragon offers half price wings from 5-close on Tuesdays and Thursdays and all day Sunday.
6. North of Brooklyn Pizzeria // Various Locations
This late night slice is one we see in our dreams. North of Brooklyn makes some amazing pizza pies with thin crust and the perfect sauce to cheese ration.
For Fine Dining, click next!
1. Buca // Various Locations
This Italian restaurant is a city-wide fav boasting elegant dishes with classic European touches. This makes a great date spot or a place to impress family and friends.
2. Lee // 601 King St. W.
Fring's older, more distinguished dad is basically what you can expect from Lee. They are uber famous for this incredible dish called the Singapore Slaw!
3. Richmond Station // 1 Richmond St. W.
Richmond Station is a Canadian classic that does comfort foods and classics beautifully, with full flavour and gorgeous presentation.
4. Miku // 10 Bay St.
This delicious sushi spot serves up fresh and tasty sushi unlike any other. Their sashimi plates are truly incredible and the garnishes are so dainty and intricate you'll almost not want to eat them! (But please do.)
5. Bar Isabel // 797 College St.
This Little Italy spot is known as one of the best and most Instagrammable meals. This octopus dish is is absolutely incredible and very worth checking out!
For Trendy Spots click next!
1. Oretta // 633 King St W.
This new King Street spot is as delish as it is beautiful if you can believe it! Their Italian food has Torontonians coming back for more than just a great Instagram.
2. Baro // 485 King St W.
Baro is gorgeously designed from counter to tile. Their Latin inspiration spreads from their food to decor, including their gorgeous patio.
3. Planta // 1221 Bay St.
Planta is vegan, sustainable af, and super gorgeously decorated. This lush resto will make you feel chic while still staying down to earth.
4. Leña // 176 Yonge St
Lena is all about the South American flare which can be seen in this photo. Bright colours match these bright, tasty flavours.
5. Calii Love // 367 King St. W.
Calii Love is great for a solid poke bowl or delicious coffee while lounging in one of these white chairs.
6. Capocaccia Trattoria // 1366 Yonge St.
Enjoy a creamy pasta dish or a crispy pizza at Capocaccia, while taking in the beautiful decor!
For Cafes, click next!
1. Fika // 28 Kensington Ave.
Not just for book lovers, Fika is a great spot to grab coffee if you're in Kensington. This place has a ton of different unique coffee and tea options with a dope atmosphere.
2. Dark Horse Espresso Bar // Various Locations
This espresso bar has been featured on Suits - which should tell you something about how beautiful and yummy it is!
3. Dineen Coffee Co. // 140 Yonge. St.
This RyHigh cafe is known for its gorgeous Parisian vibe, elegant tiling and mirrors. Not to mention their delicious coffee and pastries.
4. Boxcar Social // Various Locations
This coffee shop has notable spots all over the city and for good reason too. Their coffee is one of the smoothest cups around and they also serve up whiskies and craft cocktails later in the day.
5. Reunion Island Coffee // 385 Roncesvalles Ave.
Reunion does coffee well. And iced tea. And sweets. And aesthetic. So basically everything.
6. Jimmy's // Various Locations
Jimmy's is truly one of the nicest spots to do for a good latte in the city. Their salted chocolate chip cookie? Forgetttttaboutit.