We all have those days where it just seems like nothing is going right. Maybe you missed your train to work, or you lost your wallet, or you're having a really low self-esteem day. Or maybe, nothing's really wrong and you're just looking for something that will make you feel fuzzy inside.
Whatever's going on in your life, you can always rely on food to brighten your spirits. Here are 14 comfort food places in Toronto to eat your feelings at:
Junked Food Co. // 1256 Dundas St
Junked Food Co. is the newest joint in Toronto for epic ice cream creations. Their soft serve cones are loaded with all sorts of toppings, from Froot Loops to Nerds candy. With a name like Junked Food, you can also expect crazy mac 'n cheese and pizza creations.
Descendant // 1168 Queen St E
Descendant is a pizzeria that serves mouthwatering Detroit-style pizzas. Their handmade pies go heavy on the cheese, explode with thick crusts and are baked in deep dishes to really give you something to bit into.
The Dirty Bird // 79 Kensington Ave
Chicken and waffles
The Dirty Bird is a relatively new restaurant in Kensington Market that serves some of the most delectable chicken and waffles around. Every dish is made with local ingredients and a variety of seasonings and waffle toppings are available.
Cut The Cheese // 2901 Dundas St W
Cut The Cheese specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches that will blow the ones mom used to make for you out of the water. In particular, their "Pearisian" grilled cheese that includes poached pear in red wine, arugula, panchetta, blue cheese and brie is to die for.
Poutineville // 296 Brunswick Ave
Poutineville is a Montreal-based poutine joint, so you know you're getting the really good stuff. They take poutine to a whole new level, using unique and refreshing combinations to create mindblowingly delicious flavours.
Scotland Yard Pub // 56 The Esplanade
Scotland Yard Pub serves one of the most epic nacho platters around. Their "Nachomari" platter is basically a hybrid between nachos and calamari and is littered with melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and scallions. Ah-mazing.
Soups n' Such // 2285 Dundas St
Soups n' Such is the ultimate stop for soup. Their soups are not only always fresh and homemade, they're also very affordable; going for $5.50 a bowl.
P&L Burger // 1 Richmond St
P&L Burger recently won on the CMT series Burger Wars, and for good reason. They make irresistible juicy burgers, like "The Castor", in which peameal bacon and BBQ sauce are added to a party that's been pinked to perfection.
Campagnolo // 832 Dundas St W
Campagnolo's spaghetti all'Amatriciana is absolutely delicious. That, and its other selection of pasta dishes will make you feel like you're eating in a cozy cafe in Italy.
Burro Burrito // 655 College St
Burro Burrito is a Canadian-based restaurant that sells authentic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos, quesadillas, and of course, burritos. Choose from a variety of meats like chicken, steak, pulled pork and soy meat to mix with your greens and grains.
Harlem Underground // 745 Queen St W
Mac and cheese
Harlem Underground's $5 mac and cheese will go straight to your soul. Although it is served as a side, its creamy and cheesy goodness makes it worthy to eat as a stand-alone meal.
CutiePie Cupcakes & Co. // 235 Spadina Ave
CutiePie Cupcakes & Co. is a relatively new bakery that specializes in mini cupcakes, whoopiepies and decorative cakes. Their mini cupcakes in particular are quite dangerous, since they're so good you'll be tempted to inhale them all in a single sitting.
Toronto Popcorn Company // 147 Baldwin St
Toronto Popcorn Company makes gourmet popcorn by hand and offers unique flavours like apple pie, maple bacon, pizza and nachos alongside classic flavours like cheddar and caramel. With a selection of over 100 flavours and vegan/gluten-free options, there's something there for everyone to enjoy.
White Brick Kitchen // 641 Bloor St W
White Brick Kitchen's house-made BBQ kettle chips will make you not want to settle for a measly bag of chips from the grocery store ever again. Served with pimento dip and creamy aged cheddar, their chips are sure to give you all sorts of good feels.
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