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The Best Spa to get a Facial in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 29, 2014

facial torontoThe best spa to get a facial in Toronto are largely focused on luxury. After all, folks tend to see facials in a different, more rarefied way than other personal beauty treatments. Hairdos, manicures, waxing, spray tans - the effects of all of those are immediately visible to the naked eye, while the visceral, obvious benefits of a massage tend to win over those looking to spend their spa bucks on something relaxing.

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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 26, 2014

seafood torontoThe best seafood restaurants in Toronto stand out through their close connections to suppliers, netting them a steady supply of freshly-caught seafare flown in directly from the dock. On the plate, that translates to succulent shellfish, sublimely fresh fish and seasonal specialties - all of which live up to the impressive hype.

Here are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Oysters in Toronto
The Best Lobster Roll in Toronto
The Best Fish & Chips in Toronto
The Best Fish Stores in Toronto
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The Best Baklava in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 24, 2014

Baklava TorontoThe best baklava in Toronto is available in an abundance of regional variations. While the Greeks might favour walnuts, honey and spices, you'll also find excellent examples of rose and orange-blossom-infused versions steeped in simple syrup from the Middle East.

Found at specialty grocers, cafes and patisseries citywide, the one thing all these excellent baklavas do have in common is nuts - generally walnuts, pistachios, cashews, or some combination of the three. Sold in a dizzying variety of shapes, delicate folds or hand-rolled presentations, these sweets are typically sold by the pound, though sometimes you'll find them priced per piece.

Here is the best baklava in Toronto.

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The Best Greek Restaurants in Toronto
Where to find Turkish food in Toronto
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The Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 22, 2014

Custard Tarts TorontoThe Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto are also known as pasteis de nata (or just nata for short). The heavenly sweets were invented by monks in the 14th century who, as the story goes, were using egg whites to starch nuns' habits, and ended up with a lot of extra yolks. Their sweet solution was to bake these delicious custard tarts. Lucky for us, they became a staple Portuguese sweet - and now, they're easily found at Portuguese bakeries citywide.

Here are the best custard tarts in Toronto.

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The Best Portuguese Bakeries in Toronto
The Best Portuguese Restaurants in Toronto
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The Best All Day Breakfast in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 19, 2014

breakfast torontoThe best all day breakfast in Toronto doesn't adhere to a strict cut-off that typically defines morning menus though for this list we're considering all day meaning places that serve breakfast up until at least 3pm daily. Want to eat scrambled eggs or pancakes on a Wednesday afternoon? No problem! Looking for late-night waffles? Try our list of the best late night breakfast or the best 24 hour restaurants instead.

Here is a list of the best all day breakfast in Toronto.

See also: The top 50 brunch restaurants in Toronto

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The Best Afghan Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 17, 2014

Afghan restaurants TorontoThe best Afghan restaurants in Toronto tend to be concentrated in downtown, Scarborough and western fringes of the city. Whether offered in family-style restaurants or fast food establishments, grilled meats remain a specialty in Afghan restaurants,, often served in wraps or on platters with salad, naan and sometimes rice.

For those uninitiated, Afghan cuisine shares similarities and influences with flavours of the Middle East, Turkey and India. Open a menu and you'll likely discover a long list of kabobs (mainly chicken, lamb and beef), along with dumplings, puff pastries and Afghanistan's national dish, qabili pulau, a rice dish garnished with raisins, carrots and heaped over tender chunks of meat.

Here are the best Afghan restaurants in Toronto.

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The best Persian Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Kebabs in Toronto
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