insect tasting menu

Now you can eat insect tasting menu for $25 in Toronto

If you're tired of seeing un-intimidating dishes like hagis and bison burgers labelled as outrageous, Cookie Martinez has got you covered. The Toronto container shop restaurant will be serving up a prix-fixe menu centred on bugs on April 27. You read that correctly: bugs.

So, what's on this creepy, crawly menu? Cricket empanadas, mealworm ceviche, spicy cricket Thai spoons, cricket pate with crostini, chocolate-covered crickets and guacamole with water bug paste and crushed ants with plantain shavings. Pretty gourmet sounding, if you ask me. The entire menu will run you $25 plus tax.

Cookie Martinez is no stranger to edible insects. The shop regularly offers a selection of cricket-based snacks, which sound both terrifying and tasty.

If you aren't feeling bold enough to tackle all the courses, stop by one of these joints to get your fix of bug-based snacks.

UPDATE: The event date has changed since this article was first published. The new date for the tasting is April 27.

Photo of Cricket Thai spoons via Cookie Martinez.


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