My Ford Fiesta Food Tour in Toronto
I was recently given a Ford Fiesta for a few days to drive around Toronto for a food tour. I decided to hit up some of my favourite spots in each of Toronto’s 6 major neighbourhoods: Downtown Toronto, NorthYork, Scarborough, Etobicoke, East York and York. It’s the first time I’ve been given a car, which was super cool! The Ford Fiesta is a compact 5-door hatchback that was great for this food adventure across the city.
I met up with my friends Jeff (@matter.to) and Jess (@goodfoodjess) and we went to Etobicoke first for some pizza from Stoney’s Bread Company and sweets from San Remo Bakery. Stoney’s bread company was our first stop and we tried one of their famous wood oven pizzas. The loaded Catalyunya pizza featured grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, artichockes, kalamata olives, caramelized onions and mouthfuls of cheese with each bite.
We stopped by San Remo Bakery for some Donut Gelato Paninis right after. You choose your flavour of gelato to stuff in a donut that is grilled lightly in a Panini press. Delicious! I recommend the Bacio gelato.
Next up was downtown Toronto, where we checked out Bronco’s at King and Strachan than made our way to The Keg. Parking downtown is especially convenient with the compact Ford Fiesta and the reverse camera really helps for those tight parallel spots downtown.
The Porkbelly BLT from Bronco’s was delicious! A mini triple decker sandwich with triple smoked pork belly, fried green tomatoes and spicy slaw.
The Keg is a Toronto classic, even Drake goes. The prime rib was cooked perfectly (as usual) and goes great with the twice baked potato. Of course we had to have a slice of their Billy Miner Pie, a delicious ice cream cake covered in caramel that always hits the spot.
The next day we continued the Toronto food tour in the Eglinton West neighbourhood, also known as York, which includes a lot of great Jamaican spots.
We got a box of Jerk Chicken from Spence’s Bakery, which was spicy and juicy. Extra red sauce on top makes it even better! Spence’s is also open 24 hours, which is very convenient for those late night cravings.
Randy’s Takeout is famous for their fresh beef patties. They taste amazing when they are fresh and cost just over a dollar each. You can also get the patty in a fluffy coco bun when you’re hungry for a little more.
The tour continued to the east end of the city aka East York, with lots of delicious spots along Danforth and in Leslieville.
We drove over to Pizza Libretto’s danforth location and ordered the Mushroom Pizza and Ricotta Fried Gnocchi. Get the pizza well done for a tastier experience.
We hopped back into the Fiesta and stopped by Ed’s Real Scoop in Leslieville for some ice cream. A long time favourite ice cream shop for many in Toronto! The burnt marshmallow flavour is to die for and I also enjoyed the apple pie, pistachio and espresso flavours.
For the third day of our Food Tour with the Ford Fiesta, we went to North York for some Japanese Tapas and Texas Style BBQ.
Adamson BBQ is a recently opened restaurant in the Leaside neighbourhood of North York that specializes in Texas style smoked BBQ. They make amazing brisket, sold by the pound and are only open weekdays from lunch until they sell out.
Our second North York spot was Nome Izakaya at Yonge and Sheppard. Nome is known for cocktails, foam capped Polar Ice beers, Japanese tapas and oysters. The Japa Burger sliders are great for sharing!
Since we were already uptown, we made the short drive over to the Scarborough area for some more tasty eats. Scarborough is known for some of the best Chinese food in Toronto, but really, its’ a gold mine for foods of all cultures.
We devoured giant Veal sandwiches at Agincourt Bakery. This classic Italian spot in Scarborough is known for their saucy fried veal and chicken sandwiches loaded with your choice of toppings (provolone and extra sauce please). The fried eggplant is also a savoury vegetarian option.
For our second stop in Scarborough, we took a break from eating and got some of Marathon Donut’s famous award winning Hong Kong Style Milk Tea. The milk tea here is strong, with a creamy flavourful profile. A Must try.
We topped off the whole tour with a lobster mountain at Fishman Lobster Clubhouse. One of the most extravagant meals you can get in Toronto. A unique experience with a fried lobster mountain, that you eat with gloved hands. The lobster is fried up with tons of garlic and mini fishies for an exceptional flavour.
The Ford Fiesta was a fun car to drive around the city. I liked its compact profile and rear view camera, which helped with parking and maneuvering in tight spots. Check out my #fiestafoodie map (uptop) of all the food spots around Toronto that we explored and featured in this post.
GFT #FiestaFoodie Destinations
York Randy's Spence's Bakery