Do you have a sweet tooth like us?  Then you have fair warning.  Eva’s Original Chimneys now has a brick-and-mortar location! As some food truck aficionados know, Eva’s Original Chimneys started off as a food truck at various events around Toronto, including the Evergreen Brickworks, where the lineups were insane as Torontonians couldn’t get enough of their “doughnut cones”. After this widespread success, fast-forward in time and the move from just a cramped food truck to an actual physical location was a natural progression.   We met the owners of Eva’s Original Chimneys, Kristin and Justin, at their recent soft opening of their new locationRead More →

Tosto Dishes

TOSTO Quickfire Pizza Pasta recently opened shop in the heart of Toronto’s Fashion district and we were fortunate enough to be invited to a media event for the launch of their flagship location. We got to mingle with other food bloggers and learn about the franchise’s history from the owners, all the while sampling their many dishes from their plentiful menu. The recently opened location is located at Richmond St. W. & Spadina Ave and can be easily spotted from a distance with its large, bright sign and the interesting doors made from shipping containers. The open-concept interior is spacious, with adequate lighting and aRead More →

Shoko Chocolate Heart

In preparation for Valentine’s day, we were invited by Good Food Toronto to participate in a chocolate decorating event to make our own Valentine’s (or un-Valentine’s) chocolate hearts. The event was hosted by Goûter Patisserie, Boulangerie & Chocolaterie and Shoko Chocolates. We were greeted by Rodney Alleguede, owner of Gouter and Royce Li, owner of Shoko Chocolates.  All the pastries, breads, ice cream and chocolates are made in house at Gouter and are beautifully displayed in their small storefront. Shoko has partnered with Gouter and sells many of their chocolate products in the Gouter location. Rodney and Royce led us downstairs through two floors of kitchens –Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

We were delighted to be invited to Delysees’s “Summer Rendezvous”, to celebrate the launch of their new line of mini pastries and desserts. Delysees is known to be one of Toronto’s top authentic French pastry shops, and we were excited to take a sneak peek into their new offerings. The menu for the evening consisted of an impressive assortment of tarts, cakes and eclairs. We started with the lemon meringue tart and double dark chocolate mini choux. The lemon meringue tart had the right amount of tartness and tasted just like how a lemon meringue should, but nothing more stood out (3.5/5). The chocolate miniRead More →

Mysteriously Yours is Toronto’s only interactive dinner theatre and has put on murder mysteries for 28 years. Expect funny, friendly actors and an entertaining show with the current theme: “Spy School!: Mission Ridiculous”. A three-course dinner selection was served prior to the show with complimentary tea and coffee. Chefs soup of the day: Cream of spinach and potato topped with scallion and parsley oil. The soup was creamy but erred on the salty side. 3/5 M.Y Salad: Arugula with roasted chickpeas, shredded carrot, feta, and lemon-tahini dressing. A basic salad but the combination of chickpeas and lemon and tahini dressing went well together. 3/5 Chicken in white wine sauce: TenderRead More →

Originating from Vancouver, Miku is a very popular Japanese-themed restaurant known for their aburi-style sushi. They are able to draw long lines at their Vancouver location, but will they be able to meet the high expectations that Torontonians have after hearing about all the hype? Read on and find out! Located by the Harbourfront at Bay and Queens Quay, Miku Toronto houses a seating area that allows diners to look into the city. The bar area is nestled inside near a glass wall with tapestry that has similar designs to that of the Vancouver location. It is also here where the sushi chefs are onRead More →

Love Gelato is a cute little shop on Main St Markham serving quality gelato, sandwiches and desserts. We had the opportunity to meet the two owners, Daniel and Vlad, who were extremely welcoming and down to earth. They have two key values they uphold for Love Gelato, customer service and quality of product. The owners frequently travel to try alot of gelato as part of their goal to make their gelato the “best gelato you’ve ever tasted”. Love Gelato’s gelato is vegan, peanut free and gluten free, and everything in the shop is homemade except for the macarons which are sourced from a local bakery.Read More →