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Top 10 Places to Eat In the St. Lawrence Market

Top 10 Places to Eat In the St. Lawrence Market

Top 10 Places to Eat In the St. Lawrence Market

For over two hundred years, the St. Lawrence market has been the culinary beacon for Toronto. Having survived two major fires, a roof collapse, and waves of urban development, the St. Lawrence Market serves as the focal point for food in this city. It doesn't matter where you come from, when you got here, or how long you're here for; you'll be able to find incredible food at all price points to satisfy your cravings. In 2012 National Geographic ranked it as the best of the world's Top 10 Food Markets, and listed below are ten food spots that will serve you well in this award-winning market. Would National Geographic lie to you?

10

95 Front St E

Yip's Kitchen

Yip's Kitchen

With the Chinese food culture as strong as it is in Toronto it's almost expected to find excellent Chinese food in the St. Lawrence Market. Yip's is easily regarded as an institution in the city, with their char siu pork famously known as some of the best in Toronto. Their prices are incredible, and it's very easy to understand why there's always someone being served at their counter.

9

93 Front St E

St. Lawrence Pizza and Pasta

St. Lawrence Pizza and Pasta

It's no coincidence that the go-to pizza and pasta spot in the market has both pizza and pasta in its name. The sign for fresh pasta is a shining beacon on the market floor, and it's no secret you'll be well served by getting the ravioli with their combo sauce, which is a mix of tomato, alfredo and pesto. There's no better combo out there, I assure you.

8

91 Front St E

Paddington's Pump

Paddington's Pump

Sometimes nothing hits the spot more than a sit-down breakfast, and Paddington's Pump has you set with a full breakfast menu that lasts all day long. In the mood for some bacon and eggs? How about some hollandaise, or a peameal bacon sandwich? Your breakfast fantasies will be fulfilled here.

7

93 Front St E #11

St. Urbain Bagel - Front

St. Urbain Bagel - Front

The best Montreal-style bagels you'll get outside of Montreal. You can find them in the back corner of the market, turning out bagels by the thousands from their wood-burning oven. The smell of fresh-baked bagels covered with sesame, salt, onion, poppy seeds is strong, and don't forget to pick up their homemade spreads too. Go early and eat your bagel straight from the oven.

6

Bespoke Butchers

Bespoke Butchers

Consistently listed as one of the top sausage purveyors in Toronto, Sausage King truly has an unlimited offering of traditional and unique sausages. Their meat is local, ethical and sustainable, so you can feel good as you pick up a sausage of the day (for a very affordable price). It's huge, comes in a warm bun, and will fill you right up. Blows any hog dog cart out of the water.

5

93 Front St E

Scheffler's Deli

Scheffler's Deli

Scheffler's Deli holds the throne when it comes to being THE go-to deli. The selection is almost overwhelming, as the offerings look so delicious that it's tempting to build a charcuterie board right in the middle of the market floor. Prices are slightly on the high side, but how can you argue when the Iberico ham melts in your mouth. Treat yourself people.

4

Market

Uno Mustachio

Uno Mustachio

The king of the St. Lawrence Market veal sandwich, Uno Mustachio, has been serving the good stuff since 1984. This baby takes two hands to control, and don't be alarmed when the sandwich is as big as your head. Ask for the veal with eggplant parmigiana and watch as they prepare it right in front of you from ingredients sourced on the daily.

3

95 Front St E

European Delight

European Delight

It's always useful to have a go-to pierogi spot, and European Delight can become yours. Open since 1990 and located in the lower level, you can feast on European classics like latkes and pierogies, all for very affordable student-friendly prices. Once you've had your fill, you can pick up a frozen bag of pierogies as well and continue the party at home.

2

93 Front St E

Buster's Sea Cove

Buster's Sea Cove

The name of the game at Buster's Sea Cove is generosity. These guys are GENEROUS when it comes to their lobster rolls because these bad boys come stuffed in a buttery bun and the lobster is as fresh-tasting as you can get. Don't be surprised to find a line when you go; it's been like that since they opened.

1

93 Front St E

Carousel Bakery

Carousel Bakery

Often imitated but never duplicated, Carousel Bakery's Peameal Bacon Sandwich is easily regarded as the best one of its kind in the city. As simple as you can get, the quality of the bread is really what sets this sandwich off. Even the late, great Anthony Bourdain gave his approval. It's that good.

Top 10 Places to Eat In the St. Lawrence Market

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Top 10 Places to Eat In the St. Lawrence Market

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For over two hundred years, the St. Lawrence market has been the culinary beacon for Toronto. Having survived two major fires, a roof collapse, and waves of urban development, the St. Lawrence Market serves as the focal point for food in this city. It doesn't matter where you come from, when you got here, or how long you're here for; you'll be able to find incredible food at all price points to satisfy your cravings. In 2012 National Geographic ranked it as the best of the world's Top 10 Food Markets, and listed below are ten food spots that will serve you well in this award-winning market. Would National Geographic lie to you?

10

95 Front St E

Yip's Kitchen

Yip's Kitchen

With the Chinese food culture as strong as it is in Toronto it's almost expected to find excellent Chinese food in the St. Lawrence Market. Yip's is easily regarded as an institution in the city, with their char siu pork famously known as some of the best in Toronto. Their prices are incredible, and it's very easy to understand why there's always someone being served at their counter.

7

93 Front St E #11

St. Urbain Bagel - Front

St. Urbain Bagel - Front

The best Montreal-style bagels you'll get outside of Montreal. You can find them in the back corner of the market, turning out bagels by the thousands from their wood-burning oven. The smell of fresh-baked bagels covered with sesame, salt, onion, poppy seeds is strong, and don't forget to pick up their homemade spreads too. Go early and eat your bagel straight from the oven.

6

Bespoke Butchers

Bespoke Butchers

Consistently listed as one of the top sausage purveyors in Toronto, Sausage King truly has an unlimited offering of traditional and unique sausages. Their meat is local, ethical and sustainable, so you can feel good as you pick up a sausage of the day (for a very affordable price). It's huge, comes in a warm bun, and will fill you right up. Blows any hog dog cart out of the water.

5

93 Front St E

Scheffler's Deli

Scheffler's Deli

Scheffler's Deli holds the throne when it comes to being THE go-to deli. The selection is almost overwhelming, as the offerings look so delicious that it's tempting to build a charcuterie board right in the middle of the market floor. Prices are slightly on the high side, but how can you argue when the Iberico ham melts in your mouth. Treat yourself people.

4

Market

Uno Mustachio

Uno Mustachio

The king of the St. Lawrence Market veal sandwich, Uno Mustachio, has been serving the good stuff since 1984. This baby takes two hands to control, and don't be alarmed when the sandwich is as big as your head. Ask for the veal with eggplant parmigiana and watch as they prepare it right in front of you from ingredients sourced on the daily.

3

95 Front St E

European Delight

European Delight

It's always useful to have a go-to pierogi spot, and European Delight can become yours. Open since 1990 and located in the lower level, you can feast on European classics like latkes and pierogies, all for very affordable student-friendly prices. Once you've had your fill, you can pick up a frozen bag of pierogies as well and continue the party at home.