Makers of modern milkshakes take it up a notch, spiking them with booze, making crazy combinations like bacon, fudge and sea salt, topping them with cookies and marshmallows and piles of whipped cream, or introducing elements like foie gras that just sound plain wrong - but on the tongue, do something rather wild and wonderful. The old diner classics, saddled beside a juicy hamburger for maximum impact, will do just fine as well. (And, yes, the best milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard, but must we trot out that one-liner again?)
Here are the best milkshakes in Toronto.
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These aren't just ho-hum hummuses, either. The chickpea puree offered by these restaurants is shown a lot of love; a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of paprika, maybe a flourish of chopped parsley. It isn't just a condiment - you'll find it featured as a filling snack and could even do as a meal, especially when loaded up with warm olives, shawarma or chicken skin cracklings.
Here is the best hummus in Toronto.
Here is the best ice cream in Toronto.
Compared to its American cousin, the Bloody Mary, the Caesar is generally lighter and easier-drinking, thanks to the addition of clam broth to the tomato juice. Before the past couple of years, however, virtually every iteration had to be made with either Mott's Clamato cocktail, or some similar derivative. As such, what constituted the best had more to do with lavish garnishes and rimmers than much else. But with Toronto's bartenders taking more risks with additions and infusions (can you say bacon?), the times are changing, albeit slowly.
Here are the best Caesars in Toronto.