Quesada Burritos

The first Quesada location was opened in 2004 and has grown to 78 restaurants across Canada since, serving burritos, quesadillas, tacos and more with fresh ingredients and Mexican flavours. At a media event held at Quesada (250 Dundas St W) hosted by Feed My Phone, we had the pleasure of meeting Steve Gill, the founder and chief recipe officer of Quesada Burritos & Tacos. We were also introduced to the “Joy of Mex”, the friendly, positive attitude held by the restaurant staff to provide delicious and tasty food. On the menu for the media preview, there was a mix of current menu favourites, as wellRead More →

Spicy Mafia is the sister restaurant to popular hot pot chain Morals Village. Main difference? They cater to a younger, hipper crowd, and instead of it being all-you-can-eat, it’s now priced upon the number of portions ordered. Did we mention that they also serve noodles at Spicy Mafia? The menu cleanly outlines the steps involved in ordering your mini hot pot combo: you pick a soup base, some staple food, some meat, and some dipping sauce. The basic combo comes included with the aforementioned items alongside included toppings, while ordering additional items cost extra (e.g. additional meat, seafood, soybean made dishes, etc.). A similar processRead More →

When it comes to pies, one does not immediately think – New Zealand, so we were surprised to learn that pies are as common of a staple as sandwiches and hamburgers are here in Canada.  In New Zealand, you can find pies just about everywhere, from gas stations to convenience stores. Usually, they are clean, finger friendly snacks, that don’t require a plate, fork, and knife. Our evening of pie tasting was courtesy of North Shore Pie Co. at Hemingway’s – a popular, non-pretentious restaurant that has been serving New Zealand fare for over three decades. The evening started off with a short introduction ofRead More →

Recently we had the opportunity to join Tasty Tours, a Toronto based tour that provides “food crawls” aka tours through different neighbourhoods in Toronto while sampling the food that each neighbourhood has to offer. Tasty Tours has been running tours for over 5 years and boasts an impressive 5* Tripadvisor rating, so we were excited to join them on their Kensington Market Sweet & Savoury Tour! Keep reading to find out how you can get a 20% discount on your next tour! We met Audrey, our tour guide, at Ding Dong Pastries in Chinatown for our first stop. Our group consisted of about 10 people,Read More →

The Canadian National Exhibition is an annual tradition that has not changed much over the years, but one thing that has is the variety of creative food creations patrons have to choose from. We tried three items from the lengthy list of outrageous food that the 2016 edition had to offer. The first sampling was the Churro Cheeseburger; a partnered creation of Epic Burgers & Waffles and I Love Churros.  The description of the burger: a beef patty (actually two broken half patties) used sandwiched between two churro buns – immediately reminded me of the McGriddle sandwich from McDonalds, a combination of savoury meat sandwichedRead More →

Sweetery is an annual sweets-only food festival hosted to promote and showcase confectionary and culinary arts in the Greater Toronto Area. This year is the second year that Sweetery is running, and it has expanded from a small parking lot last year to David Pecaut Square in the heart of Downtown Toronto. There were a variety of vendors at the festival, and as part of the media tour we had a chance to sample a few of the offerings. First item on the list were french style pastries baked and crafted by students from George Brown College Chef School. Our favourite by far was theRead More →

Welcome to our latest blog series featuring our review of the top desserts of summer 2016 in Toronto. You’ve seen countless photos of these desserts on Instagram, but do they live up to the hype? Follow our blog series to find out! Eva’s Original Chimneys is a food truck serving soft serve ice cream in a Hungarian pastry, aka “chimney cone”. The chimney is made with a dough wrapped in a spiral, cooked in what looks like a rotisserie grill. These cones were definitely the most Instagram’d desserts this summer. We caught them when they first launched these cones at the Evergreen Brickworks on their truck,Read More →

Welcome to our latest blog series featuring our review of the top desserts of summer 2016 in Toronto. You’ve seen countless photos of these desserts on Instagram, but do they live up to the hype? Follow our blog series to find out! Tsujiri is a global chain that was founded in Japan known for their matcha desserts. Tsujiri’s store in Toronto is its first in North America and is suitated amongst many other popular Japanese restaurants and dessert shops at Bay and Dundas. The design of the store is beautifully done, with wood panels lining the walls both on the exterior and interior of theRead More →

Welcome to our latest blog series featuring our review of the top desserts of summer 2016 in Toronto. You’ve seen countless photos of these desserts on Instagram, but do they live up to the hype? Follow our blog series to find out! Seven Lives Paleteria is an extension of the Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos brand exclusively focusing on Mexican-style and inspired desserts. They specialize in paletas (Mexican-style popsicles) but also serve a wide variety of other desserts and drinks, such as soft-serve ice cream, aguas frescas, mangonadas, and even sundaes. We ordered the coconut guava and watermelon paletas and we found them to beRead More →

Welcome to our latest blog series featuring our review of the top desserts of summer 2016 in Toronto. You’ve seen countless photos of these desserts on Instagram, but do they live up to the hype? Follow our blog series to find out! A new summer dessert trend has hit the city: Thailand-inspired ice cream! What makes it so special? The ice cream, while in liquid form, is poured onto a cooling table which hardens the ice cream into sheets. The sheets of ice cream are then scraped off the cooling table into rolls, which are then served to the customer! Arctic Bites is one ofRead More →