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Ed's Real Scoop

www.edsrealscoop.com

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

www.grandelectricbar.com

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.
 

Ici

www.jpco.ca

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.
 

L'Ouvrier

www.louvrier.ca

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

www.nadege-patisserie.com

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

www.partsandlabour.ca

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

www.queenmargheritapizza.ca

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.
 

Terroni

www.terroni.com

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

www.thecountygeneral.ca

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.
 

Woodlot

www.woodlotrestaurant.com

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.