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A Quintessential Toronto Summer: Must-Eat Dishes of the Season

A Quintessential Toronto Summer: Must-Eat Dishes of the Season

A Quintessential Toronto Summer: Must-Eat Dishes of the Season

Summer’s here and that means many restaurants in Toronto are dishing out innovative must-eats for the season. While many people rely on the CNE to get their fix of fun food for the summer, you can still enjoy tons of other delicious concoctions and dishes without having to wait until next year. From spicy fried chicken ice cream sandwiches to grilled Mexican Street corn, there’s something for everyone. So get ready to make the most out of summer and indulge in these must-eat dishes of the season.

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2

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville Ice

Nashville Ice

Although the CNE will not be making its return this year, you can still taste what it has to offer with the Nashville Ice from this hot chicken meets Japanese street food takeaway spot. The fried chicken ice cream sandwich is the perfect combination of sweet, savoury and spicy; all rolled into one.

4

Chungchun Rice Dog

Korean Sticky Rice Corn Dogs

Korean Sticky Rice Corn Dogs

While you won’t be able to get your hands on a classic festival or fair corn dog this summer, Korean-style corn dogs at this takeout spot in North York are still an option. Different kinds of hot dogs are rice flour battered and coated with toppings such as ramen chips, potato and their newest topping, fried chicken!

6

The Haam

Sushi and Taco Platter

Sushi and Taco Platter

Japanese meets Mexican cuisine at this restaurant located in the Entertainment District. Feast on a platter loaded with a variety of soft shell tacos and sushi that is perfect for the summer. Tacos include Baja fish, and even chicken teriyaki and gochujang barbacoa.

7

Isabella's Boutique Restaurant

Mochi Doughnuts

Mochi Doughnuts

Incorporating mochi in baked goods has become increasingly popular in Toronto, especially in the form of mochi doughnuts. This Japanese restaurant has been perfecting mochi doughnuts for a while now, with new flavours coming out every week.

8

Eataly Toronto

Torino-Style Pizza

Torino-Style Pizza

Enjoy traditional Torino-style pizzas for lunch or dinner at Eataly’s new outdoor patio. While you’re at it, sip on fresh Italian spritzes and savour aperitivo bites inspired by summer.

9

Just Add Milk

Cereal Milkshakes

Cereal Milkshakes

Cool off from the heat with a cereal milkshake from one of the city’s newest pop-ups located in Convenience. Cereals infused in the milkshake include Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Oreo O’s and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. They are available lactose and dairy-free.

10

El Mercado

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Don’t miss out on the city’s first outdoor social distancing food market -- extended for the remainder of the summer. While you’re there, be sure to try the Mexican street corn topped with a generous amount of lime mayo and Cotija cheese. Other offerings that are perfect for summer include Fish Head Tacos and fried Mars or Snickers chocolate bars.

A Quintessential Toronto Summer: Must-Eat Dishes of the Season

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A Quintessential Toronto Summer: Must-Eat Dishes of the Season

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Shania & Peony Wong

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Summer’s here and that means many restaurants in Toronto are dishing out innovative must-eats for the season. While many people rely on the CNE to get their fix of fun food for the summer, you can still enjoy tons of other delicious concoctions and dishes without having to wait until next year. From spicy fried chicken ice cream sandwiches to grilled Mexican Street corn, there’s something for everyone. So get ready to make the most out of summer and indulge in these must-eat dishes of the season.

10

El Mercado

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Don’t miss out on the city’s first outdoor social distancing food market -- extended for the remainder of the summer. While you’re there, be sure to try the Mexican street corn topped with a generous amount of lime mayo and Cotija cheese. Other offerings that are perfect for summer include Fish Head Tacos and fried Mars or Snickers chocolate bars.