12 Things You Really Need To Eat This Fall In Toronto
How many times can I say delicious without boring you?
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Autumn is a time for wearing pretty sweaters and laughing with friends and family. It is a time to look at old family photo albums, reminiscence, and play football with random strangers. It is a time for pumpkin, it is a time for spice. Autumn is a time for love and all things orange.
What better way to take advantage of this coming fall than to eat eat eat delicious things. Whether it's roasted pumpkin seeds by the fire or the smell of a freshly baked pie on the sill there's a lil sumin sumin for everyone this autumn.
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@ Epicure Cafe
Tis the season. Indulge in this delicious ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and seasoned with nutmeg, ginger and pecans. A perfect fall dish, best enjoyed while wearing argyle sitting near a fire.
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Pumpkin Ice Cream
@ Ed's Real Scoop
Yea it's getting a little colder but suck it up and put on one of those cozy fashionable fall sweaters and come out to Leslieville and enjoy some pumpkin ice cream. Rumour on the street is they churn real pumpkin into every batch.
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The Toronto Chocolate Festival
October 11 - November 2 @ Eglinton Grand
Who doesn't want to participate in a 23-day chocolate festival? This festival features a series of different events, each one doing chocolate a little differently. The Chocolate Ball introduces chocolate paired with savoury foods such as steak, fish, pasta, and soup. For more info on all chocolate events spanning over the 23 days click here.
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Pecan Pumpkin Butter
@ William Sonoma
So we're going to go with a pumpkin theme, because it's fall and I'm feeling super original. Ripe pumpkin, pecans, sugar, and spices all in one tasty spread. Eat it right from the jar, or host a fancy dinner party and decorate some banal crackers.
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Pumpkin Spice Loaf
@ Desmond and Beatrice
They say this is the season for warm sweaters, falling leaves, and pumpkin loaves. This moist loaf is a must on any autumn eaters list. Pairs well with a cup of warm apple cider and a cute boy and/or girl.
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Oktoberfest @ 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Get out your lederhosen and indulge in some Bavarian eats and some German & European Biers. Claiming to be Toronto's only authentic Oktoberfest party the spirit of Munich and 200 year old traditions is brought to you in the form of food and drink and of course, tacky dancing. Click here for tickets and more info.
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Nightmare on Millstreet @ Mill Street Brewery
Okay so beer isn't food, but I would argue it can be a meal. This is a limited edition beer that only comes out in autumn, so get it whilst it's available. Delicious pumpkin pie, spices, and hoppy flavour, all in one bottle.
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Eat To The Beat
@ Roy Thompson Hall
A mecca for urban foodies, this event highlights the talents of 60 female chefs, with a portion of the money going towards supporting women with breast cancer. Not a black tie affair however I wouldn't recommend you wear converse. If this sounds like your thing click here for more information.
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Artisan Tasting Fair
@ Wychwood Barns
Come sample the best of the best. Over 40 vendors to choose from. Award winning cheeses, local baker's, craft beer, I mean do you really have something better to do on a bleary day in November? And yes, there is complimentary sampling #win. More info.
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Growers Pumpkin Spice Cider
@ The Wine Rack
This is only here for autumn so I suggest you run here and drink as many bottles as ye can. A delicious spin on cider, can be served both cold and warm. I can see it now, you, a cup of pumpkin spice cider, leaves falling off of trees, maybe you even break out into a spontaneous dance...
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Spiced Pumpkin Roti
@ One Love Vegetarian
Okay did your life just get a little better? Okay, well at very least your autumn just did. Available year round but c'mon we all know this dish was made for October days. A perfect blend of spice and a creamy pumpkin filling. Ugh you had me at creamy pumpkin.
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@ Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen
Another autumn must try. More of a hidden gem tucked away on the Danforth, this is a place for vegetarians and their meat eating friends. The pumpkin soup cannot disappoint in these colder times. Priced at $4 you really have nothing to lose.
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Just get it inside of you asap. ;)