St. Lawrence Market of Toronto – must-eat foods

St. Lawrence Market, ©jsmjr/Flickr

St. Lawrence Market, ©jsmjr/Flickr

The St. Lawrence Market in Toronto has been named the top food market of the year 2012 by the National Geographic magazine, which means that when you visit the city of Toronto you must stop by it and try its most delicious foods. Don’t forget to take your stretchy pants with you and by all means your appetite. Head out towards downtown and goggle your eyes at the ultra-fine items displayed through St. Lawrence’s. Since Toronto is a multicultural city it offers a great variety of delicacies and fine foods. Read further below about the most delicious and mouthwatering items of St. Lawrence Market.

The Hollow delicacy

One of the before-mentioned delicacies can be bought at a bagel joint called St. Urbain, which makes bagels here for more than twenty years. St. Urbain prepares its product in Monteral-style which makes the bagels soft and crispy with cream cheese or garlic herb on the top. They are best served hot straight out of the oven, but they are also incredibly delicious if it’s warmed up in the toaster. St. Urbain bagels are always baked on site and they sell over 700 pieces per day which says a lot about their quality.

St Urbain bagel, ©GanMed64/Flickr

St Urbain bagel, ©GanMed64/Flickr

Fish & Chips Toronto-style

Your next stop shall be Buster’s Sea Cover where you can taste the Boston Blue fish and chips plate, a three portion serving of golden fish with curly fries and homemade coleslaw sprinkled with a drop of lemon juice and vinegar on the top. If you are hungry we suggest you hurry up and stand in line because at lunch time all the businessmen come out and swarm up to get their daily dose of fresh fish.

Carousel Bakery

The Carousel Bakery stands and sells its world famous sandwiches with a secret recipe at St. Lawrence Market for more than 30 years. Their most popular product is a classic Toronto sandwich, called the Peameal Bacon on a bun. Magazines and newspapers write about it and even celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones have visited, enjoyed a meal and left their autographs behind. Visit Carousel Bakery for a snack and don’t forget the honey mustard sauce!

St. Lawrence Market, ©jsmjr/Flickr

St. Lawrence Market, ©jsmjr/Flickr

Best for last – desserts at Churrasco of St. Clair

We all know that desserts always have a special place even after a satisfying three course meal. At Churrasco of St. Clair you can try the incredibly tasty Portuguese tarts served with silky yellow custard on a flakey crust. If you prefer something savory have the Portuguese Chicken roll or a Quarter Chicken dinner for take away.

Visit Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market and eat as much as you like but don’t forget to burn up those calories afterwards. Take a lovely stroll around town or go for a run in one of the beautiful parks.

A pinch of Italian

If you are a fan of Italian tastes and flavors we recommend you to stop by at Mustachio Sandwiches and try the fried golden perfection of eggplant parmigiana sandwich or the Italian veal. A sandwich at Mustachio’s is so massive that even if you are starving and have a friend with you who just as hungry as you are, will be enough. Beware of the hot peppers and remember to have a fizzy Orangina with your sandwich or stop by the Canadian juice chain and have a freshly squeezed orange juice or a delicious strawberry banana smoothie.

Chicken and eggplant parm sandwich at Uno Mustachio, ©Allerina& Glen MacLarty/Flickr

Chicken and eggplant parm sandwich at Uno Mustachio, ©Allerina& Glen MacLarty/Flickr

 

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