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How to Pick the Perfect Toronto Food Tour

5 tips on choosing the best Toronto Food Tour! If you’re like us, food is one of the first things you think of when planning a trip.  No matter where you come from, humans around the globe are united by one thing: we like to eat!  Though you can follow a Michelin Guidebook, it won’t likely let you experience the real culinary essence of a city. Beyond the touristy eats, it’s through a circuit of tiny local eateries and hidden alleys that you can unveil the best a city has to offer. Food tours – assuming they are well-organized and executed with passion, using credible local experts – are a great way to explore a city’s culture and provide attendees with a unique view of a neighbourhood. But with so many tours to pick from, how can you find the…

Go on a Toronto culinary adventure with these 10+ foods worth traveling for.

Forget jetlag, layovers and passport rules: Food tourism in Toronto will make your taste buds travel the world. Buzzing like the Big Apple and creative like La Belle Province, Toronto enjoys the best of both worlds and won’t let your appetite down. Rated one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto is home to 2.5 million people from more than 200 distinct ethnic origins. With over 50% of its population born outside the country, it’s no surprise that the culinary scene is as diverse, colourful and stimulating as the city itself. That you are new to the city, been living here for a while or just passing through, keeping-up with the latest trendy spots can be challenging. If you want to go beyond the tourists’ hot spots and get the latest insiders tips, this is for you! And…

Taste of America – New Orleans

New Orleans Food 101 Top Things To Try Gumbo Jambalaya Po Boys Crawfish Muffuletta Sandwich Best Fried Chicken! Willie Mae’s Scotch House Hushpuppies Dessert: Beignet Greetings fellow ChronicFoodie! There are many cities I’ve visited where it compels me to return again and again.  I know I usually cover the cuisine of a country on my blogs…

Taste of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Food 101 Top Things To Try Foods: Injera Berbere and Mitmita (Spices) Doro wat Tibs Shiro Kitfo Fit-Fit Drinks: Avocado Juice Coffee Greetings fellow Chronicfoodie! It was the Summer of 2016 that I found myself basking in the glow of my 50th country visited.  It’s hard to imagine that in just 41 years, I…

10 Foods “Born and Made in Canada”

10 Foods “Made in Canada“ Canada is a multi-cultural country with many influences when it comes to their cuisine.  When you ask a Canadian: “what is a Canadian food?”, the answers will vary.  However, here are 10 foods born and made in Canada and our contributions to the culinary world. Great Canadian Food Tour To…

Taste of Singapore

Singaporean Food 101 Top Things To Try Foods Hainanese Chicken Rice Laksa Oyster Omelette Chili Crab Kaya Toast Dessert Ice Kachang Drink Kopi Greetings fellow ChronicFoodie! What can one say about this fascinating “city-state” island country that has become a global phenomenon in every way possible.  A global city like no other and an absolute must for anyone who has an appetite for great food.  I was there eating as much as I could in the Spring of 2015.  I was sad that I was only there for 4 days but I did what I could to make sure I got a solid taste of this “otherworldly” destination. If you’ve not been to one of the technologically advanced cities of Asia, you will be in for quite a treat.  Whether it is Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, there…

Taste of Chile

Chilean Food 101 Summary Top Things to Try Foods: Empanadas Humitas Completo Pastel de Choclo y Humitas (Corn and beef casserole and Humitas) Sopaipillas Chorillana Ceviche Dessert Leche asada Beverage Mote con huesillo Greetings fellow Chronicfoodie! For over a year now, I’ve had a stop on my Kensington Market International Food Tour that showcases two…

Taste of Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand Food 101 Blog Summary Top Things to Try Foods: Sticky Rice (Khao Niao) Som Tum Tad (Green Papaya Salad) Khao Soi Sai Au Gaeng Hunglay Pork Belly Nam Phrik Dessert Sweet Sticky Rice Beverage Cha Yen (Thai Iced Tea) For the Brave – Do you dare to try the creepy and the crawly… Hello fellow Chronicfoodies, Forget what you think you know about Thai food.  Like many countries around the world, we often lump the cuisine under one big umbrella.  Indian and Chinese food are two great examples of what I mean.  The two most populous countries have regions that have varied cuisines that are often influenced by climate, geography and more often than not, religion.  To say that food from Thailand is green curry beef and pad thai really does not pay homage to the great diversity…

Taste of Afghanistan

Afghan Food 101 Top Things to Try Foods Afghan Bread Kabuli Pulao Mantu Kabob Bolani Kofta Dessert:  Firni Beverages Afghan Tea/Chai Duh Hello fellow Chronicfoodies! Almost 10 years ago, a friend of mine knew of a place in the North end of Toronto where an Afghan family had a restaurant that showcased Afghan cuisine.  There was a familiarity with the look, smell and taste but there was definitely something new in the experience. I’m no expert but one thing is for sure, Afghan food is growing quickly in popularity but in my experience, it is a popular trend that still is under the radar of most.  Over the last 10 years, it has become easier to find Afghan places to eat but the patrons seem to be only folks who apparently have roots in the Middle East or Asia. Afghan food…

My Favourite Eats 2017 – Tales of a Chronicfoodie

Tales of a Chronicfoodie A Year in Review (2017) – A Taste Around The World A special blog entry to recap the year that was and some of my favourite discoveries in 2017.  It’s been an amazing year and boy has it been delicious! Summary of Eats in Toronto European Portuguese – Nando’s German –…

Taste of Colombia

Colombia Food 101 Top things to try: Empanadas Chicharrón Arepa Bandeja Paisa Sancocho Morcilla Drink: Limonada de coco Colombiana Refajo Tales of a ChronicFoodie Hola! It was back in 2005 that I found myself on the coastal city of Cartagena and without fail, visiting Colombia assisted me in shaping my view of this country that…

Taste of Jamaica

Jamaica Top things to try: Jamaican Patty Jerk Meat Ackee and Saltfish Callaloo Pepperpot Soup Festivals Scotch Bonnet Pepper Ting Blue Mountain Coffee Tales of a ChronicFoodie If there is a West Indian country that has become a place of comfort food to me, it has to be Jamaica.  When I was in grade 4…

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