Toronto Eats II

Hi friends! I’m back with another edition of Toronto eats.

Toronto is fast becoming one of my favourite foodie cities. There’s just SOO much to eat, and I LOVE it.

This time, I did a bit more than eat. I went to some very touristy spots, got on the basketball playoffs bandwagon and developed a crush on the KING in the north!

Here’s a summary of everything I ate and did! ENJOY!

Strawberry vegan donut- Bloomer’s

Whenever theres a vegan option, esp if it’s pastry, I’m usually down to try it.

I was AMAZED by how good this donut was. It was so soft and major #ragrets that I didn’t try all the flavours.

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Butter tart and chocolate tart- Baker Bots Baking

I’ve been wanting to try a butter tart since my last trip. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I didn’t enjoy this one. According to my sister, this one wasn’t a good one to try.

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The chocolate tart though, I LOVED. It was like a cookie/tart hybrid, with a mini profiterole on top! Should’ve had like 5 more.

Pattie sandwich- Pattie’s Express 

Last time I tried a Jamaican Pattie for the first time, and I was in love. This time I took it to another level. I tried a Pattie sandwich with coco bread.

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IT WAS SO GOOD. The bread was so soft and made the spice of the Pattie filling more manageable.

Beyond meat bolognese, THE BEST GARLIC BREAD EVER and more- SOS pasta

I was v excited to try the beyond meat bolognese sauce- because part time vegan. It was quite good, it tasted like normal meat to me.

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But the star of the meal at SOS pasta was the garlic bread. Probably the best garlic bread I’ve ever had. The bread was just rightly crisp, the garlic butter- amazing. More #ragrets for not having it like 500 times.

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Couldn’t stop talking about how good it was for the next 2 days. They also had an interesting take on the Caesar salad- no creamy dressing and had crunchy chickpeas (YUMM). Another star of the show. IMG_7921.jpg

We also tried the sticky toffee pudding.

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Not bad, tasted a bit marzipan-y. You know how I feel about marzipan, and if you don’t, let me tell you I’m not a fan.

Rice Krispy French toast- School

Ughhhhh, this was SO SO GOOD. I couldn’t eat both the pieces so I took some home and I acc ate it. I didn’t forget about it in the fridge and then throw it away a couple of days later, like I usually do.

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Biscuits- Popeye’s

I was craving something bready, and I thought it was about time I tried Popeye’s. Whenever we walk past the store front my sister ALWAYS talks about how she could live off the biscuits, and I must say, for once she wasn’t being dramatic (my family members have a tendency to be dramatic).

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These biscuits were so buttery and fluffy 🤤, a bit salty though.

Creme Brûlée Pancakes- Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes

Last time I tried Hanabusa, while the pancakes were good, the line is a bit MUCH.

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These were sooo good, I loved the bruleed bananas. I’m happy there’s a Fuwa Fuwa in London. Means I can get my fluffy pancake fix when I’m in need!

Caramel Churros- Chocco Churros

I loved these churros because they were not greasy at all.

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Dinner at Byblos

So much food was ordered, I don’t even know where to start. Maybe i’ll start with my favourite. IMG_8006.jpg

Black truffle and halloumi pide 😍. AMAZING! This was my first time trying pide, and the dough was so soft. I really enjoyed this.

Other favourites include the TENDER lamb ribs,

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Wagyu Hummus,

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And the crispy Qatayef.

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Excuse the poor picture quality, obvs due to mood lighting 🙄.

Let’s take a break from the food and talk about the touristy things.

CN tower

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The VIEWS 😍 .

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Niagara Falls

The FUN Canadian Side.

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The not so fun American side 👀.

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Most dangerous rapids in the world- class 6 white water rapids.

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Okay, back to the food.

“Long and Skinny” pasta and grilled squid – Amano Pasta

I feel like I’m always craving pasta, and the craving is never satisfied. Probably why I can eat pasta every blessed day.

We tried going to Amano Pasta the first time and they were closed, but our booking had been accepted? I was so upset when we got there and they were closed, I was READY for some good pasta.

Anyway, when we finally made it back, we got the “Long and Skinny”, which was Cacio e Pepe. I liked how simple the flavours were, although I think more cheese and a bit more salt would’ve made this PERFECT!

Ive been craving Cacio e pepe so much, I might try making homemade pasta.

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We also tried the grilled squid. Super yummy!

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Burgers– Rudy

We all know how much I love Shake Shack, and I never thought I would say what I’m about to BUT, I think I love Rudy burgers just as much as Shake Shack 😱.

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SO SO GOOD. The fries have nothing on Shake Shack cheese fries though.

Carrot cake, chocolate mud, London fog and raptors donut- Dipped Donuts

Whenever I’ve walked past Dipped Donuts, theres always a long line. When I decided to brave the long line, it moved pretty quickly.

I tried 4 donuts.

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Carrot cake and chocolate mud.

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London fog- earl grey and a raspberry pastry cream filled Raptors donut.

My 2 favourites were the carrot cake and the London fog. I loved the tea leaves on the earl grey donut. All the donuts were super soft and quite a generous size.

 I had to get the Raptors donut because 2019 world champions- DUH? 🏀🏆. And also because I developed a mini crush on MVP Kawhi Leonard- I’m over it now though. The entire city was trying to get Kawhi to stay and I thought #kawineanddine was a great idea.

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I enjoyed watching the playoffs and the atmosphere in the city was GREAT! I think I might just start watching basketball regularly!

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This blog post has taken me sooooo long to write. But today I decided to just get it done.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Toronto eats.

Thank you for reading, BYE!!! ✌🏾✌🏾

#WETHENORTH!

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