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The Best Danishes in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 23, 2014

danish torontoThe best Danishes in Toronto are made, like other viennoiserie pastries, with a laminated yeast-leavened dough that turns flaky and airy, like a puff pastry. Finding that perfect combination of flour, yeast, milk, eggs and the ever-important butter is what marks a truly stellar Danish from an average one: The effect should be a fluffy flakiness and buttery taste, but not overly sweet. In North America, the Danish is most often topped with fruit, custard or sweet baker's cheese, while in the native Denmark, chocolate, jam and marzipan are used.

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The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 21, 2014

butcher shops torontoThe best butcher shops in Toronto have elevated the traditional methods of preparing meat. Gone are the grocery-store Styrofoam and reams of cellophane enclosing dubious cuts sold with little regard to origin, farmer, or flavour. The best butcher shops employ curious, courteous staff who know how to break down sides, age meat properly, and achieve specific cuts, carving in ever-increasing increments to get the slice or chop or wing you want.

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The Best Quiche in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 18, 2014

Quiche TorontoThe best quiche in Toronto is a versatile cafe staple; ideal at brunch-time, perfect for picnicking, or easily enjoyed by the slice at a relaxed cafe. This assortment of savoury tarts sets the standard high with light, flaky crusts and fluffy centres, filled with delectable combinations of eggs and cheeses, seasonal vegetables and herbs, and cured meats or seafood.

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The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 16, 2014

grilled cheese torontoThe best grilled cheese sandwich in Toronto satisfies nostalgic cravings for that straightforward-but-awesome combination of bread and gooey melted cheese. The childhood favourite is a staple at lunch counters citywide, and even has whole menus devoted to its goodness. Whether you're a purist interested only the standard orange cheddar, or you're open to innovative extras (say, pulled pork or poached pears) there's a sandwich on this list for you.

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The Best Muffins in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 14, 2014

muffins torontoThe best muffins in Toronto are mmm, mmm good. When I was growing up, nothing signified breakfast pleasure more than a fresh-baked muffin. In fact, the muffin seemed like the comforting answer to any problem. New neighbour, illness in the family, bake sale contribution, death of loved one? Drop off a basket of muffins. After-school snack, morning commute, feeling blue? Grab yourself a muffin.

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The Best Brunch in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 11, 2014

best brunch torontoThe best brunch in Toronto is reason enough to get out of bed in the morning. It's the perfect remedy for hangovers and weekday woes, an indulgent wake-up call complete with fluffy pancakes, three-egg feasts or freshly baked fare.

In brunch-obsessed Toronto, there is no shortage of fantastic spots to choose from. Venturing out of the house for that morning (or, er, midday) meal is a gratifying ritual that deserves to be celebrated - preferably over mimosas.

Here are the best brunch restaurants in Toronto.

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