Dating the foodie can be a challenge, especially if you're a relatively health-conscious person. Self-proclaimed foodies eat anything and everything; even the oiliest and greasiest of foods. Luckily for them, there's plenty of that in Toronto.
With the nice weather starting to show up, we can expect foodies to be on the prowl for some new chow. Here are 8 places in Toronto to bring a foodie to this summer:
Leslieville Farmers' Market // Jonathan Ashbridge Park
May 22 - Oct 30 (Sundays from 9 AM - 2 PM)
A farmer's market isn't just a place for getting your groceries. Leslieville Farmers' Market, for example, brings in local vendors such as Augie's (which sells delicious ice pops) and De La Terre (which sells great sourdough breads). Bring a foodie here and get them to taste some amazing local food.
Queens Quay North // 10 Bay St
10 Bay Street is a popular location for food trucks to make their rounds. On certain days, you can find the likes of Dobro Jesti, Gorilla Cheese and Burgatory making appearances. Bring a foodie on a date here and find a nice spot to sit down, eat, talk and people watch.
For updated food truck dates and locations, make sure to check out torontofoodtrucks.ca before heading out.
Wychwood Barns // 601 Christie St
Wychwood Barns is open year-round and attracts known local food vendors such as the Dundas Park Kitchen. Take a foodie here he or she won't even know where to begin perusing.
Sony Centre // 1 Front St
Yet another rally point for food trucks, the Sony Centre often brings in big names like Hogtown Smoke, Choco Churros and Tiny Tom Donuts.
For updated food truck locations, make sure to check out torontofoodtrucks.ca.
Saffron Spice Kitchen // 459 Queen St W
The Saffron Spice Kitchen is a small takeout kitchen counter that offers some of the best Indian food in Toronto. This is a perfect place for a foodie with a spice obsession. Pick up some grub and eat it on the go with your date on your night stroll.
St. Lawrence Market // 92-95 Front St E
This list just wouldn't be complete without the St. Lawrence Market! It was ranked the best food market in the world last year, so you can't go wrong with bringing a foodie here. There's a lot of foods to try out, but I would recommend Buster's Sea Cove's Boston blue fish and chips or Carousel Bakery's peameal bacon sandwich.
Taste of Toronto // Garrison Common at Fort York
The Taste of Toronto is back this year and, like always, it's sure not to disappoint. Foodies will especially be pleased as the event will bring together 20 of Toronto's best chefs, 54 mouthwatering dishes, 34 cooking demos and 20 live demonstrations. Grab some food and lay down a blanket at the Taste of Toronto this summer. See their website for details on dates and location.
Toronto has plenty of other food festivals you can check out this summer. See the list here.
The Chef Upstairs // 516 Mt Pleasant Rd
A true foodie probably wouldn't mind learning how to cook the food that he or she will eventually eat! Take your date to The Chef Upstairs for some gourmet cooking classes! You can choose a cuisine theme for your class, such as Italian, French, Indian, and Seafood. See their website for more details.
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