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Ed's Real Scoop

2224 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4E 1E9, Canada
(416) 699-6100

This old-fashioned ice cream parlor serves up seasonal flavors like pumpkin, apple pie and strawberry rhubarb.

Grand Electric

1330 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L4, Canada
(416) 627-3459

Well worth the wait to get in — order the tacos and have a bourbon to drink. A fun place to meet friends.


538 Manning Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6G 2V9, Canada
(416) 536-0079

Ici has the vibe of a friendly neighborhood hangout with a light French menu that foodies obsess over. And they do — book one of its 24 tables in advance.


791 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario ON M6J 1V, Canada
(416) 901-9581

Don’t miss the globally-inspired menu, which includes everything from shrimp wontons and oysters to braised short ribs and panko crusted pig cheeks.

Nadege Patisserie

780 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J IG2, Canada
(416) 368-2009

Although the most popular item at this patisserie is the macaroon — in every flavor and color imaginable, from caramel to pistachio — the pain au chocolat with almonds is also delicious.

Parts and Labour

1566 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario ON M6R 1A6, Canada
(416) 588-7750

This 6,000 square foot industrial space offers live music in the basement and an always-packed restaurant on the ground floor. If you’re there for brunch, try the buttermilk pancakes.

Queen Margarita Pizza

1402 Queen Street East
Toronto, OntarioM4L1C7, Canada
(416) 466-6555

You can’t go wrong with any of the Neapolitan-style pizzas, but we’re partial to the Diavolo—extra spicy, no cheese.


57 Adelaide St East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1K6, Canada
(416) 203-3093

A cool Italian eatery (with a sister outpost in Los Angeles). The lower level room is a cozy spot for larger parties.

The County General

936 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G9, Canada
(416) 531-4447

Gourmet but casual — the County General’s specialty is its fried chicken sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit with avocado chutney.


293 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2J3, Canada
(647) 342-6307

The Woodlot is a local favorite because of its eclectic menu — a mix of vegetarian offerings, hearty country fare and Italian comfort food. And it always smells like there’s homemade bread in the oven.