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The Top 5 Places to Eat Right Now in Food-Obsessed Toronto

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The trendy dining room at Hanmoto.

Hanmoto

This tiny west-end spot offers addictive Japanese comfort food like dyno wings: deep-fried, boneless chicken wings that are stuffed with pork, bacon and ginger,slathered in kewpie mayo sauce and served in a takeout box. 2 Lakeview Ave.

Antler

The appropriately named chef Michael Hunter serves up wild and foraged cuisine—including boar, venison and bison. 1454 Dundas St. W.

 Alo

Dig into Alo’s inventive six-course tasting menu to find out why chef Patrick Kriss’s French-dining destination is one of the finest restaurants in Canada. 163 Spadina Ave., 

Jackpot Chicken Rice

Everything on the menu, from the kaffir broccoli tempura to the Hainanese chicken to the rich, schmaltzy rice, is full of exciting flavours, both traditional and new.
318 Spadina Ave. 

Piano Piano

Chef Victor Barry’s chic Italian restaurant is great for kids and a boon to grown-ups who love perfect Neapolitain pizzas (try the Bitters: scamorza, parmesan, dandelion, kale, garlic, chilies and lemon). 88 Harbord St. 

 

Hot Dining: Late Night Bites

When you’re in the mood for an evening snack, we’ve got a few places that will fit the bill.

The Traditional Poutine from Smoke's includes hand-cut yellow fleshed fries, fresh Quebec cheese curds, and their signature homemade gravy.

Smoke’s Poutinerie
An after-bar staple, here you get fries smothered in gravy, cheese, chicken, beef, or even veggies.
407 Dalhousie St., 613-789-2873
www.smokespoutinerie.com

Zak’s Diner
Open 24 hours, so you can order breakfast morning, noon, or night.
14 ByWard Market Square, 613-241-2401, and 499 Terry Fox Dr., 613-435-5483
www.zaksdiner.com (more…)