Picking up from where I left off in my last post – Eat, See, Do: Toronto Part I; here are some more things to do if you’re ever in Canada’s largest city. Some of these may not seem that unconventional, but they have been included in this list because of my personal experience – and trust me, they’re worth doing.
Having spent some time in Toronto this past October, I got to experience a lot more than I had initially thought. Besides being a cultural mosaic, Toronto is also Canada’s largest city (the 4th largest in North America) and has been consistently named one of the world’s ‘most livable cities‘. Apart from exploring the world’s #1 Food Market – St. Lawrence – and re-discovering my love for Thai food at local favourite PAI, I did manage to soak in as much of Toronto’s attractions as I could, thanks to my friends.
One of the first meals I had on my recent trip to Toronto was at Pai, a Northern Thai specialty place and a hit among locals. The first time I ate here, we went at Lunch time and had to wait a bit, because the Restaurant was completely packed, but it was SO worth it. The vibe here is expressly chill, the Staff are friendly and their motto is ‘don’t worry, be hippie’ – which also pretty much describes the decor.
Ranked the #1 Food Market in the World by National Geographic, the historic St. Lawrence Market in Old Toronto is a must-see for any food lover. A congregation of the City’s best local producers, this historic landmark is one of two famous Markets (the other being a hipster’s paradise – Kensington Market) and I can safely say, that if I lived in Toronto I would most definitely spend every earned penny on produce from St. Lawrence.
“Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” -Anthony Bourdain
Vegetarians, Fruitarians, Pescatarians, Meat Lovers, Wine Connoisseurs and Confectionery Lovers – there’s something for everyone (especially if you’re a Bacon Lover). To make it easier for the discerning traveller, here are a few recommendations on what to try at St. Lawrence: