1. Peameal bacon sandwich
Carousel Bakery (address and info)
St. Lawrence Market
If Anthony Bourdain says you gotta eat it, well, then what choice do you have? But seriously, this is an iconic Toronto food item for a reason. The deceptively simple sandwich consists of griddled peameal on a bun. No more, no less. The goal here is to highlight the salty, smoky goodness of the bacon.
2. Khao soi
Khao San Road (address and info)
We’ve talked about the addictive and authentic khao soi from Khao San Road before, but it really can’t be left off a list of must-eats in the city. Get your bowl of egg noodle filled with aromatic golden curry and chicken or tofu.
3. Gran fritto misto
A3 Napoli (address and info)
Meant to be shared, the gran fritto misto platter at this casual spot in Little Italy is a decadent mess of fried snacks. In the golden and perfectly crunchy pile you might find rapini, zucchini, cauliflower, any number of other seasonal veggies, arancini, and a rotating roster of seafood. Everything comes hot out of the friggitrice, a special deep fryer imported from Naples.