I’m taking a break from the Ideal Vacation series to bring you a new challenge: I’d like to create a series of entries that’ll serve as a resource to find awesome home-cooking restaurants in Toronto, Ontario. To start off, I’ll pick an area of the GTA, and let you know where my favourite place to eat is, and why. You can tell me if I’m nuts, or if you know of a better place.
Toronto sometimes gets a reputation for being a bit uptight, and it’s not hard to understand why: costs are sky-high for real estate in this busy city, so you gotta be good to make it.
However, you don’t have to be expensive, posh, or even that great of an atmosphere to have really good home-cooked food. Although it’s sometimes nice to have a fancy meal out, with so many of us 1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-generation Canadians living here, there’s something to be said for having a meal that reminds us of chowing down at the family dining table growing up.
I have explored some areas more than others, so if your fave spot doesn’t make it here, I might not even know about it! If you have a suggestion of a place, tell me here and I’ll make sure to try it in the next few weeks. Also be sure to include your favourite dish, so I can know what to order!