La Diperie

Summer is (almost) here and the Danforth has a new addition to its rather meager ice cream scene. There is Dolce gelato – which is always fabulous; Caffe Demetre – an equally good ice cream and dessert parlour with delicious, made to order gigantic crepes and waffles (I am already drooling). And now there is…

Gastwirtschaft Schilling

Ahh Schnitzel. There is nothing more Austrian than a thin, well breaded, crunchy, juicy, salty, lemony piece of tenderized veal. Forget about the pork and the chicken imitations, those sad, thick, chewy attempts of emulating the uniqueness of a Wiener Schnitzel. Not to speak of turkey or even tofurky. Blasphemy. There is one place you…

Leberkas Pepi

The first thing I do when I come to Vienna – after hugging my mom of course, since she has to get out of bed and wait around at the airport – I get a Leberkäsesemmel. What is Leberkäse you ask? Well, let me explain. Leberkäse sounds somehow disgusting. In Vienna it used to be…

ra’mien’s La Mien

  Whenever I go back to Vienna there is one restaurant I have, have, have to visit – ra’mien. This place has nothing to do with Austrian cuisine nor any other traditional Viennese food, but it is the best, possibly healthiest comfort food on a cold winter day. When I went back over Christmas I…

Trattoria Nervosa

Today my friend invited me for a birthday lunch. Having a birthday party is great, because you get to to celebrate with people you love, and the people who couldn’t show for some reason treat you to lunch to make up for their absence. Food is probably the best gift anyways. Besides love and life…

NÜGATEAU

On my way to class I needed to pick up something to eat and as busy as Queen Street West as, between Bathurst and Tecumseth there is only a Tim Hortons and a Pizzaiolo where you can get a quick bite to eat. So instead of opting for something savoury I decided to try out…

7 Dim Sum

Update: 7 has closed. Have you ever tried soup dumplings? If not, you should. It is the most joyful, surprising food coming in little, mouthful packages. I assume that there is plenty of  Xiaolongbao  in town, Mother Dumplings makes them in a less soupy, more juicy version. But there is a place on The Danforth…

Delysées – Authentic French Bakery.

My appreciation for French pastry goes just as far as my heartburn. I enjoy the mille-feuille fluff but boy oh boy is it bad for my reflux. Since I used to live in Paris and tried the city’s best pains au chocolat the high horse I am sitting on is quite impressive. I will never…

Caffé Demetre

I had to get out of the house because for some odd reason I am not able to do anything at home. Nothing. I even asked Dr. Google if I could have ADHD, but then again – the infinity of the internet and my constant wish to lose myself in it might be the problem….

The Lakeview – Tuna Melt

The Lakeview is one of the best diners in Toronto. It serves old fashioned milkshakes, burgers and sandwiches with a hipster twist to it. Their tuna melt is worth crossing town. Mixed with little chunks of carrots, celery, red onion, a cilantro-walnut pesto (very light) and melted Havarti cheese served on dark rye it’s one…

Dolce

Not much to say, best Gelato I had in Toronto. The service is average but that’s probably because customers want to try all the flavors before deciding they’re gonna go with chocolate anyways and nobody tips. But delicious, the hazelnut is so creamy I had it three hours ago I still can’t get over it,…

Mocha Mocha

The Danforth is changing quite a bit, with Greek restaurants closing down each day and new hip cafes such as Marvel opening. There is one cafe at the corner of Logan that has been open since 1991 and doesn’t seem to be suffering the constantly rising rents and shrinking crowds. Mocha Mocha serves salad platters,…