Although nothing beats our very own poutine, us Torontonians can appreciate a taste of diversity.
Living in such a scenic and diverse city, it is without question that Torontonians express a desire to explore different cultures within our own home. This is a simple notion as this beautiful city welcomes and embraces all cultures.
Is there any better way to learn and appreciate another culture than indulging in their delicious traditions? Give your taste buds an adventure and experiment with food from all over the world by checking out these cultural restaurants in Toronto:
La Carnita is “a celebration of urban culture through food, drink, art and sound.” This trendy spot embraces Mexican street cuisine through jaw-dropping presentations, authentic Mexican dishes and fantastic service. The two-floor space not only offers you delicious Mexican food but La Carnita also offers dessert. Pop down the hall to the restaurant’s sister company, Sweet Jesus for some scrumptious soft-serve ice cream cones.
Ethiopiques Ethiopian Restaurant is the restaurant for anyone and everyone. With vegetarian, gluten-free and halal dietary options, Ethiopiques welcomes and meets your needs. This restaurant is rooted by Ethiopian traditions and inspired by contemporary food. Ethiopiques allows for Torontonians to enter a completely different environment as Ethiopian cuisine follows traditions wherein everybody eats with their fingers and off of the same tray. Ethiopiques welcomes anybody to enjoy an authentic Ethiopian meal in a comfortable environment with excellent service.
Gusto 101 is a “tasty” Italian restaurant… No, really. It literally means tasty in Italian. Gusto 101 serves the best of Southern Italian classic dishes from pizza to pasta just like how Nonna makes it. The restaurant not only takes pride in its delicious authentic Italian cuisine, but also in its architecture and design. Gusto 101 is so beautifully laid out that it’s hard to believe it was previously a mechanic’s garage. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Gusto 101 has become home to many. If you’re craving a glass of wine on a gorgeous rooftop patio, the staff at Gusto 101 will do their best to merge the everyday with the exceptional.
Luckee is a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant the way it was meant to be: “food so tasty you’ll want to share.” This restaurant offers Torontonians with authentic Chinese cuisine that features classic dishes and dim sum from the culinary traditions of Guangzhou, Hunan, Shanghai and Szechuan regions. Luckee brings a Chinese tradition to a trendy Toronto restaurant and the response? Amazing.
By: Julia Colavecchia