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The Best Dosa in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 15, 2014

Dosa TorontoThe best dosa in Toronto are not concentrated in the downtown core. In fact, you'll find the fermented rice and urad dal (black lentil) crepes spread thin across the GTA at South Indian restaurants from Mississauga to Scarborough.

For the uninitiated, the South Indian staple consists of crepes, often painted with ghee or stuffed with savoury fillings like mildly spiced potatoes, onions or paneer. They're accompanied by sides like sambar (a tangy lentil soup with vegetables) and a selection of tangy or cooling condiments, like coconut, tomato or coriander chutney.

Here is where to find the best dosa in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Indian Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Indian Restaurants in Mississauga
The best Indian Buffet in Toronto
The Best Sri Lankan Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Butter Chicken in Toronto
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The Best BLT in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 13, 2014

BLT TorontoThe best BLT sandwiches in Toronto follow a simple formula: Salty, cured meat layered onto bread with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes and creamy mayo. The classic combination leaves little room for improvement - but that hasn't deterred Toronto sandwich makers from trying.

Many of the spots this list take an artisanal approach; curing and smoking meats themselves, whipping up aioli from scratch, or taking liberties with the recipe, diverging-from the three namesake ingredients by swapping lettuce for bolder arugula, or fresh sliced tomatoes for roasted or fried variations.

Here are the best BLT sandwiches in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Sandwiches in Toronto
The Best Peameal Bacon Sandwiches in Toronto
The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto
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The Best Onion Rings in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 10, 2014

onion rings torontoThe best onion rings in Toronto can be found at chippies and fast food joints that take pride in making their heavy, hearty foods from scratch. The rings on this list are cut by hand, dipped and fried to order, seasoned generously, and served immediately. Suitable as a snack or side, this favourite alternative to fries is still salty and crisp on the outside, while the onion itself provides a sweet, soft counterpoint.

Here are the best onion rings in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Fries in Toronto
The Best Sweet Potato Fries in Toronto
The Best Old-School Burgers in Toronto
The Best Cheeseburgers in Toronto

Top photo by Lucas Richarz in the blogTO Flickr pool
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The Best Custom T-Shirts in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / September 8, 2014

custom tshirts torontoThe best custom T-shirts in Toronto are surefire attention-grabbers - they'll pull in any passer-by based on the coolness of the band, the beauty of the artwork, or the outlandish humour of its text. A shoddy print job or ill-fitting T-shirt will derail your club, team, or marketing stunt, so head to the best for all your custom printing needs. Perhaps you want someone to kiss you because you're Irish, or notice that you're with stupid? If you make it, they will laugh.

Here are the best custom T-shirts in Toronto.

Photo via The T-Shirt Guys on Facebook.
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The Best Fish & Chips in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 5, 2014

fish chips torontoThe best fish and chips in Toronto uphold Britain's most famous culinary export and offer that authentic Anglophile experience. Diverging ever so slightly from tradition, Toronto chippies have, in recent years, started to embrace more than just the typical fry fishes (halibut, haddock and cod) and have been dipping into a new pool of sea fare, including perch, trout, salmon and sole.

Regardless of the type of fish, these eateries excel at the essentials; crisp, golden batter enveloping delicate, flaky fish served alongside deep-fried spuds. The requisite accoutrements are here too, but above and beyond creamy tartar sauce and tangy malt vinegar, purists can even find the occasional side of mushy peas or pickled beets.

Here is the best fish and chips in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Fries in Toronto
The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Lobster Roll in Toronto
The Best Oysters in Toronto

Some photos by Rick McGinnis
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The Best Bread in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / September 3, 2014

bread torontoThe best bread in Toronto may be made of some simple ingredients - flour, water, a leavening agent. But your taste buds won't even notice - they're too busy being dazzled by the results to care.

The history of bread making goes back at least 30,000 years and crosses the globe, and has been a staple of the human diet for centuries. Closer to home, the Canadian prairies were once considered the breadbasket of the world. Toronto maintains this rich history with some truly great bakeries; take a slice out of life and sample their wares for yourself.

Here is the best bread in Toronto.

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