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Our Summer 2021 Eats Bucket List

Our Summer 2021 Eats Bucket List

Our Summer 2021 Eats Bucket List

As with all good things, summer, too, must eventually come to an end. Happily, there's no need to panic... yet. To help you in your quest to spend summer's latter half wisely, we've compiled a summer bucket list of must-have foods sure to improve your each and every day. Some are new; others are classics that continue to charm year after year. All are delicious year-round but reach peak appeal when eaten under sunny blue skies, in the carefree way summer demands.

Summer may be fleeting, but there's still plenty of time to try everything on TasteToronto's summer eats bucket list. Start today, and embrace all the drippy, gooey, creamy, refreshing bites the season has to offer.

77 Ossington Ave

Souvla

Souvla

The perfect street food, the souvla at Mamakas' pop-up is made with spit-roasted meat, fluffy, house-made pita, ladolemeno sauce, veggies and tzatziki. With no word on whether Souvla will live to see another summer, the only sensible thing to do is to tuck into one of these hand-held delights before the season is out.

106 John St

Elotes from La Carnita

Elotes from La Carnita

Dull the ache of spending the summer at home with a local dish sure to transport you afar. After a few minutes on the grill, fresh, sweet corn is topped with Mexican crema, queso añejo, ancho and arbol chili powders. Finished with a squirt of lime, this elote is creamy, smokey, bright and comes as close to Mexico City as possible without a plane ticket.

100 Adelaide St E

Lobster Roll from COAST by MDP

Lobster Roll from COAST by MDP

We don't live by an ocean, but that's no reason to live without one of summer's greatest blessings -- the lobster roll -- in your life. At COAST, each lobster roll is filled with PEI lobster, COAST aioli and seasoning, then flecked with chives for added oomph. Eat one or many, and embrace summer the way they do in the Maritimes.

11 Byng Ave

Chungchun Rice Dog

Chungchun Rice Dog

Outrageous enough to replace some of your cherished CNE eats, Chungchun Rice Hot Dogs' offerings are portable tube steak pleasure on a stick. Akin to a corn dog, these puppies are available in a range of finishes, from basic crispy rice batter to squid ink.

244 Augusta Ave

S'mores Cake from Bunner's

S'mores Cake from Bunner's

Bring the campfire to you with Bunner's S'mores Cake. A chocolate cake layered with chocolate ganache, topped with marshmallow and homemade graham crackers, this vegan, nut-free, dairy-free confection packs all the nostalgic appeal of summers past into one gorgeous dessert.

147 Spadina Avenue

Birria Balam

Birria Balam

Of all the seasons, summer is the best time to play with your food and dribble sauce down your sunscreen-coated arms. Do what you must -- wear a tank, roll up your sleeves, lean forward -- so you can dip your quesabirria tacos into deeply savoury, richly meaty consommé with abandon.

275 Cherry St

Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

If summer inspires cravings for Southern-style barbecue, get your hands on some stunning bbq specimens at Cherry Street Bar-B-Que. From assorted wings to ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and more, Cherry Street Bar-B-Que's menu delivers a Southern spin on some of summer's most iconic staples.

796 Bloor St W

Banjara Bloor

Banjara Bloor

When temps rise, embrace the heat with traditional Indian dishes from Banjara. From fiery vindaloos to unctuous butter chicken, Banjara's dishes are the perfect accompaniment to a lassi or a juice from their sugar cane cart on summer's hottest days.

Our Summer 2021 Eats Bucket List

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Our Summer 2021 Eats Bucket List

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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As with all good things, summer, too, must eventually come to an end. Happily, there's no need to panic... yet. To help you in your quest to spend summer's latter half wisely, we've compiled a summer bucket list of must-have foods sure to improve your each and every day. Some are new; others are classics that continue to charm year after year. All are delicious year-round but reach peak appeal when eaten under sunny blue skies, in the carefree way summer demands.

Summer may be fleeting, but there's still plenty of time to try everything on TasteToronto's summer eats bucket list. Start today, and embrace all the drippy, gooey, creamy, refreshing bites the season has to offer.

77 Ossington Ave

Souvla

Souvla

The perfect street food, the souvla at Mamakas' pop-up is made with spit-roasted meat, fluffy, house-made pita, ladolemeno sauce, veggies and tzatziki. With no word on whether Souvla will live to see another summer, the only sensible thing to do is to tuck into one of these hand-held delights before the season is out.

106 John St

Elotes from La Carnita

Elotes from La Carnita

Dull the ache of spending the summer at home with a local dish sure to transport you afar. After a few minutes on the grill, fresh, sweet corn is topped with Mexican crema, queso añejo, ancho and arbol chili powders. Finished with a squirt of lime, this elote is creamy, smokey, bright and comes as close to Mexico City as possible without a plane ticket.