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The top 10 new restaurant openings in Toronto for July

July was an excellent month for restaurant openings in Toronto. While new eateries popped up in all corners of the city, the Junction might've been the biggest winner last month; there are new spots for burgers, sandwiches, slow roasted meat and more in this west end neighbourhood.

Here are my picks for the top new Toronto restaurants that opened in July.

Eat BKK
This new Thai restaurant in North York is serving up Bangkok-style street foods. Find noodles, soup and curry, plus an array of fusion foods, such as ramen tom yum, spaghetti curry and American breakfast fried rice on the menu.

Ricarda's
This new restaurant, bakery and cafe is offering customizable salads, flatbreads and pastas along with hearty entrees like cardamom honey glazed muscovy duck breast. On the bakery side of the business, find artisanal breads and all sorts of pretty sweets.

Barrio
Leslieville gained this Mexican cerveceria last month. The new spot boasts a killer patio where beer and margaritas are specialties at the bar. Meanwhile, the kitchen is responsible for tacos, tostadas and quesadillas.

Rudy
This new fast casual eatery in Little Italy is slinging out griddle smashed cheeseburgers, crispy fried chicken sandwiches and ooey gooey poutines.

Guu
This Japanese izakaya is back and doing what it does best. Head to Parkdale to find Sapporo in one litre mugs, steaming bowls of ramen and fresh, snacky foods like beef tataki.

Crafty Coyote
From the folks behind the Victory Cafe comes this Annex-area pub. Expect tables populated with dishes like tandoori chicken flat bread and truffle cheese fries in the evening, while weekends here are all about brunch featuring an abundance of customizable omelettes, bennies and burgers.

Woody's Burgers
The second location from this Etobicoke burger joint landed in Baby Point in July. Flame-licked burgers are what this place does best. Try the Coronary, which features a beef patty stuffed with blue or cheddar cheese and topped with fried onions, smoked bacon and a fried egg.

When The Pig Came Home
A new Eastern European deli has opened in the Junction. Best known in the community for doling out BBQ at the local farmer's market, owner Ryan Gatner is now serving up porchetta, Montreal-style smoked beef cheeks and house-made peameal bacon on a bun.

Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza
This Boston import is introducing coal-fired pies along with family-style, Italian-American standards to Toronto. The pizza is unique, featuring an ultra thin, crispy crust. And don't miss the Sunday gravy, a meat studded red sauce meant to be swiped up with bread.

Wicked Sammich
This sandwich shop in the Junction is serving up a tempting array of hearty handheld meals. Find Thanksgiving on a bun (turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy), piri piri chicken on Portuguese rolls, and steak and egg sandwiches on the menu.

Photo from Eat BKK by Hector Vasquez.


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