World Food Market
World Food Market is an outdoor market that's home to more than a dozen vendors in international foods, with options from wings to banh mi, momos, vegan poutine, funnel cakes and churros.
Picnic tables provide seating in the middle of the grouping of huts, and the area is tented in the winter.
Here's a roundup of the businesses at the World Food Market.
Karma's Kitchen does Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian cuisine. They serve up momos either steamed ($7.50) or fried with gravy ($8.50) and can be stuffed with beef, chicken or veggies. They can be topped with a homemade hot sauce or sweet sauce.
Sweet Po Vegan Eats specializes in vegan comfort food. Their vegan BBQ poutine is topped with cheese made from sunflower seeds and mushroom gravy ($11) while their vegan mac and cheese is topped with crispy breadcrumbs ($8).
Kordog serves up popular Korean-style hot dogs ($4.99 plain), which are rolled in sweet rice, fried and then dusted with sugar before being topped with ketchup, sweet chili sauce, spicy mayo and sweet mayo to add extra flavour.
You can also get them stuffed with gooey mozzarella ($5.99) and rolled in potatoes ($5.99).
Choco Churros serves imported and traditional Mexican treats and desserts. Their churros are deep-fried in canola oil, then rolled in cinnamon sugar and can be topped with chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry syrup ($7 for five). They can also be served with scoops of ice cream (two churros and one scoop of ice cream for $7).
Mexi Burrito Corner offers Mexican cuisine, including a ton of different tacos ($12 for two) and burritos ($12). Tacos range from shrimp and fish to steak and cheese. Burritos can be offered in a variety of flavours, including the owner's favourite steak and cheese burrito.
The tacos are served up in twos, with your choice of crispy corn flour or wheat flour tortilla ($12).
Falafel and Gyro Guys bring Middle Eastern flavour to the market. They serve fresh falafel (plate with pita, $10.50), gyro ($7.25), hummus with pita ($8), kabob ($9 on pita), and kibbie (minced meat sandwich, $8.50). All of their food is house-made.
The Steak & Cheese Factory offers sandwiches and burgers. You can grab their eight-inch steak and cheese subs at $9.25 and pair it with one of their $5 vanilla, chocolate or strawberry milkshakes for a retro dining experience.
You can also check out other flavours like their spicy Mexican Philly ($15.50) or their poutine burger ($9).
Quick Pita does Lebanese classics including shawarma, falafel and gyros. They also serve a variety of poutine flavours, like shawarma poutine, and their meat is always halal.
Vietlicious offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine from a family-owned business. They offer their own family's favourites, such as seafood glass noodles served with fresh crab meat and mung bean noodles ($15.50) and banh mi ($6.99).
Samba Brazil Eatery brings a classic taste of Brazil to the market. Their pastéis, thin-crust pies filled with chicken, cheese or dried beef (price varies per flavour), and their coxinhas, shredded chicken covered in dough and fried in oil ($7.19) are their most popular items, both served with a housemade hot sauce.
Fruta Libre brings traditional Mexican street food to the market. Grab their Mexican street corn (corn, Mexican mayo, cotija cheese, lime and chili powder) served with a side of Takis ($8), or their esquites, which is basically their street corn but served in a cup ($9).
They also offer an assortment of Mexican chips, candy and pop that are usually hard to find in Toronto, like Mexican Doritos or Cheetos, along with their mixed fruits topped with spicy Tajin seasoning and chamoy, a savoury sauce made with pickled fruit.
Thindi Express is the spot for Indian street food at the market. They offer a variety of traditional Indian dishes, such as vada pav (a deep fried potato dumpling placed inside a bun, $9.95), or rava idli (a savory cake made from rice and lentil batter, $9.95).
They also offer pizza grilled cheese, filled with veggies and served with a spicy dipping sauce ($10.95).
Squares and Affaires serves up plenty of fried goodness. Savory dishes include fried shrimp ($7.99 for six), cod and chips ($14.49) and chicken and waffles ($10.99).
They also offer sweet desserts such as funnel cakes topped with ice cream and syrup ($11.99) and fluffy waffles that can be topped with things like fresh strawberries and cream or M&Ms ($8.49).
Munchies Toronto serves an assortment of deep-fried desserts, such as a deep-fried McCain cake ($6.99), Snickers ($5.99), and Twinkie ($5.99), as well as savory dishes like their mutton curry poutine ($10.99) or their pizzas, which come in a ton of flavours like BBQ chicken and their take on Hawaiian pizza ($12.99).
Spice 66 serves biryani — including chicken, beef and vegetarian — as well as beef and chicken kebabs. They're also known for their spicy chicken bowl called "Chicken 65" and they serve a variety of Indian drinks including a spicy and fragrant Indian hot chai.
6ix Fried Chicken offers exactly what their name implies — fresh fried chicken. Their chicken comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from classic fried chicken to nuggets, tenders and hot or mild wings. They also offer crispy fries and onion rings on the side, with dipping sauces like ketchup and mayo.
The Gspot brings Caribbean flavours to the market. Their dishes include their "Pineapple Express," which is a pineapple bowl that can be topped with either shrimp ($20.99), lobster ($25.99) and jerk chicken ($17.99) and jerk chicken sandwiches ($9.99).
Eric Patrick Hong and Hector Vasquez