Toronto is the capital of Ontario in Canada with iconic tourist attractions such as Queen’s Park and the CN Tower. The city’s food scene is just as delightful as its tourist attractions. If you are thinking about spending a weekend in Toronto, book your flight with Cathay Pacific in advance to start planning today.
Don’t be left questioning where you will be eating your meals when you visit Toronto. Take a self-guided food tour of Bell Trinity Square on a Saturday and the Financial District on a Sunday.
Bell Trinity Square is located in Downtown Toronto in the former Eaton’s Annex area. Bell Canada was a former resident in the Eaton’s Annex area which is also home to the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity. Hence, this is why it is called Bell Trinity Square. Navigate the square by walking on James St, Bay St, and Dundas St. Spend the day at Bell Trinity Square by visiting these iconic eateries explained below.
When you visit Toronto, head over to Bell Trinity Square’s popular breakfast restaurant called Eggspectation. It is a breakfast-exclusive cafe, bar, and restaurant chain serving up chicken and waffles, the Uneggspected, and the Eggs San Marzano.
The chicken and waffles dish features panko-crusted chicken tenders and Belgian waffles for a traditional take on a popular dish. The Uneggspected is a Montreal steak topped with your style choice of two free-run eggs and accompanied by Lyonnaise-style potatoes. Try the Eggs San Marzano which includes two poached free-run eggs in tomato sauce garnished with basil and an accompaniment of Lyonnaise potatoes.
Address: 483 Bay Street, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C9
After you finish breakfast and explore more of Trinity Bell Square, walk over to Trattoria Mercatto for a delicious Italian lunch experience. Try one of their pizza, piatta, salad, or gluten-free dishes.
They feature an iconic pizza and beer bundle for parties and tailgating. Their Linguine di Mare features mussels, linguine noodles, calamari, spicy pilacca, and shrimp. Other pasta dishes include bolognese, pilgese, and carbonara.
Address: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1, Canada
Take the four-minute walk from Trattoria Mercatto back to nearby Eggspectation to try Timothy’s Cafe for a delicious snack. Whether you like traditionally brewed hot coffee, chai latte, green tea latte, cappuccino, or espresso, grab a cup of your favorite coffee from Timothy’s Cafe. Pair with your favorite dessert such as freshly baked cake slices, muffins, cookies, croissants, and so much more!
Address: Bell Trinity Square, 483 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2C9, Canada
Hendriks Restaurant & Bar is an upscale dining establishment that earned the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Travelers continuously gave the restaurants high ratings on the website that year.
Start with a french onion soup as a warm and savory appetizer. Indulge in the iconic Hendriks Burger with thick-cut candied bacon, onion rings, adobo pepper aioli, and blue cheese on top with a side of fries for your main course.
Address: 218 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H6, Canada
Save room for dessert and head to Crepe Delicious for an unforgettable creperie experience. Try one of their breakfast, sweet, or savory crepes. If you have little ones with you, there are kiddie crepes for them to enjoy. Try the popular Chocolicious or the Sundae Crepe.
If you are not in the mood for a crepe, sample one of their 24 sweet gelato flavors. Go tangy and tart by trying lime, lemon, or green apple gelato. Go luscious with the salted caramel or the cappuccino gelato.
Address: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1, Canada
The Financial District is the heart of the Toronto Stock Exchange and some delicious eats that are worth exploring. Get started on your Sunday food tour in the Financial District.
Go light on breakfast at Luisa’s Burritos & Bowls so that you can have room for a larger lunch and dinner today. Try Luisa’s delicious plantain chips with avocado dip or pita chips with harissa hummus for dipping. It is an unconventional breakfast, but it is also light, refreshing, and healthy because of the protein in the avocado or chickpeas in the hummus.
Address: Exchange Tower, First Canadian Place, 130 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 2A2, Canada
Sushi is a perfect lunch. Light on the stomach and versatile with so many flavors to try, Sushi Cafe on University Avenue in the Financial District is your go-to for being transported to Japan’s delicious tastes without having to book another flight with Cathay Pacific.
The mom-and-pop takeout sushi bar features three popular sushi rolls. The Green Dragon Roll with avocado, mayo, and unagi sauce is earthy and creamy. Their Red Dragon Roll with salmon is soft and flavourful. Sushi Cafe’s Spicy Salmon Roll with tempura bits packs a punch on your taste buds because of the spicy mayo.
Address: 33 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5J 2S7, Canada
Poutine is one of the most popular snacks in Canada. It is a dish of french fries mixed with brown gravy and cheese curds. While it is a simple dish, it is a mouth-watering comfort food Canadians flock to regularly.
Try poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie. Uniquely named for the popular snack dish, Smoke’s Poutinerie is a popular Canadian fast-food chain that serves only poutine dishes with over 30 combinations of toppings.
Go traditional or ramp it up with different meats or vegetables. Sample a new combination of poutine you have never tried before such as Chicken Bacon Ranch, Pulled Pork Poutine, Korean-Style Poutine, or the Veggie Deluxe.
Address: 218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1W7, Canada
Thai Island specializes in pad thai, Vietnamese Mung Noodle Salad, and Vietnamese Noodle Soup. Pad thai dishes are simple, yet very delicious. You can choose from tofu, chicken, or shrimp.
Vietnamese Mung Noodle Salad comes in four different kinds including vegetables, grilled chicken, crispy chicken, and shrimp. Their Vietnamese Noodle Soup comes in six flavors such as vegetable and tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken wonton, and BBQ chicken.
Address: 130 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3C2, Canada
Go to Cafe Landwer for a modern twist on Israeli rugelach by ordering their rozalach. Try the Nutella, lotus, or half Nutella and half lotus rozalach, which is a delicious dough baked in a stove oven and topped with the chosen confections.
Address: 165 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 3B8, Canada
We can hear your stomach grumbling already as you anticipate tasting Toronto’s popular food fare. Don’t forget to book your flight to Toronto with Cathay Pacific so it is one less thing on your to-do-list.