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The Best Bites to Pair With Your Olympic Viewing

The Best Bites to Pair With Your Olympic Viewing

The Best Bites to Pair With Your Olympic Viewing

Inspired by the host country, the best bites to pair with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are packed with flavour and are the best accompaniments to your favourite sports. From classy to casual -- think stunningly sumptuous Wagyu to fried shrimp sandos -- these dishes are ideal to pair with victories, losses and every high-stress moment between. As the most inspiring athletes aim to be higher, faster and stronger than the rest, sate your appetite with tastier, grander, bolder dishes that are guaranteed to wipe out the competition.

If you've been waiting to cheer on our athletes, the moment is now. Whether you love the thrill of the 100 metre, the elegance of gymnastics or the lightning speed of A-list table tennis, the Olympics offers up a range of real-life drama sure to electrify your summer. Pair each minute with one of these expertly, if unscientifically, chosen dishes, and revel in a global summer ritual that, in many ways, feels the way it always has.

456 Queen St W

Raku

Raku

Ever wondered what a diver feels like moments before the plunge? Neither have we, but something about these cold noodles from Raku, topped with mountain yam, quail egg, and bonito flakes, feels like the right fit.

60 Harbour St

Harbour 60

Harbour 60

If Olympic weightlifting inspires cravings for protein, sate them with a meal of Japanese Wagyu beef from Harbour 60. Luxuriously marbled and exceptionally tender, Wagyu seems an appropriate splurge for any elite, global event.

3328 Yonge St

Shoushin

Shoushin

Olympic swimmers come as close to acting like marine life as humanly possible. Toast their efforts with the freshest, most glorious seafood available from Shoushin. Expertly prepared and gorgeously presented, each order from Shoushin will make you feel as close to Japan as if you were within splashing distance of Tokyo's innovative, newly opened Aquatics Centre.

758 Yonge St

Rolltation - Yorkville

Rolltation - Yorkville

Athletes in the 100m probably aren't fuelling their success with rice burgers. Still, if Japanese fast food is what you crave, then a rice burger -- piled high with teriyaki chicken and all the fixings -- might be just the thing to scarf down as you watch the world's fastest humans compete.

1314 Queen St W

Guu Izakaya

Guu Izakaya

Like an athlete who excels at every event in the modern pentathlon, you can crush each course at Toronto's Guu Izakaya. Salty, savoury and perfect with a drink, it's not hard to outpace the competition when it comes to indulging in these addictive snacks.

831 Queen St W

iHalo Krunch

iHalo Krunch

Between the surf, sand, sun and abundance of rippling, tanned muscles on display, time spent watching Olympic beach volleyball is sure to heat you up. Cool things off with a cone from iHalo Krunch in traditional Japanese, and not so traditional, flavours.

The Best Bites to Pair With Your Olympic Viewing

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The Best Bites to Pair With Your Olympic Viewing

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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Inspired by the host country, the best bites to pair with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are packed with flavour and are the best accompaniments to your favourite sports. From classy to casual -- think stunningly sumptuous Wagyu to fried shrimp sandos -- these dishes are ideal to pair with victories, losses and every high-stress moment between. As the most inspiring athletes aim to be higher, faster and stronger than the rest, sate your appetite with tastier, grander, bolder dishes that are guaranteed to wipe out the competition.

If you've been waiting to cheer on our athletes, the moment is now. Whether you love the thrill of the 100 metre, the elegance of gymnastics or the lightning speed of A-list table tennis, the Olympics offers up a range of real-life drama sure to electrify your summer. Pair each minute with one of these expertly, if unscientifically, chosen dishes, and revel in a global summer ritual that, in many ways, feels the way it always has.

3328 Yonge St

Shoushin

Shoushin

Olympic swimmers come as close to acting like marine life as humanly possible. Toast their efforts with the freshest, most glorious seafood available from Shoushin. Expertly prepared and gorgeously presented, each order from Shoushin will make you feel as close to Japan as if you were within splashing distance of Tokyo's innovative, newly opened Aquatics Centre.