Foodies Flocking to The 6ix

Written by Ali Seca on May 2, 2016

Foodies Flocking to The 6ix


The spotlight is on our glorious city: The 6ix – and it’s not bias, its official too! Just last year, the Economist ranked Toronto as the top city in the world to live! So what exactly makes our city oh so fabulous you may ask? Although the list is endless, our most notable call to the fabulousness is our diverse mix of people and cultures that sets us apart from the rest. In the growing world of all things “foodie”, this of course makes our burgeoning food scene all the more exciting; providing an extraordinarily eclectic mix of options to choose from! Move over Ketchup chips and Tim Hortons! Now more than ever, foodies are flocking to The 6ix to dig into our delicious food scene!

With, dare we say, far too many options to choose from; here we will share with you our five fave, fabulous dining finds in T.O.

The Sultan’s Tent

For those looking to indulge in an exotic Casablanca getaway, albeit still in The 6ix—look no further than The Sultan’s Tent. This marvelous Moroccan gem is not just great for feasting, but it is also a feast for the senses! Be treated to four courses of French-Moroccan delicacies while resting on cozy colourful divines, surrounded by warmly lit Moroccan lanterns. The experience wouldn’t be complete without some enticing belly dancers too! Beware if you are celebrating a special occasion, you’ll be asked to join in on the dancing fun!


Not only does Canoe feature contemporary Canuck cuisine, but it also features amazing #VIEWS from The 6ix (pun intended) as it is perched on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower. The critically acclaimed restaurant features unique dishes that pay tribute to all things Canadian. Start off the night with smore’s foie gras, followed by roast Yukon caribou, all while sipping on their smoky rose cocktail infused with maple syrup…can it really get any more Canadian than that?

Lee Restaurant

Nothing says Toronto quite like fusion—cuisine that is. When it comes to the best of fusion cuisine, no one quite nails it like Canadian bred internationally acclaimed chef, Susur Lee. Although he recently opened the restaurant “Frings” with a little someone who goes by the name of Drake, the French-Asian influenced cuisine featured at Lee’s still trumps all. With everything from cheese burger spring rolls to savoury lobster ravioli, with every bite you won’t question that Mr. Lee is an Iron Chef and Top Chef winner after all.

Bar Isabel

With a restaurant whose motto is “Eat, drink—be merry”, you just cannot go wrong! The ambiance will have you feeling as if you’re in in a sultry Spanish tavern in the outskirts of Spain, while in reality you’re far from it– in the haute hipster neighbourhood that is College and Ossington. The restaurant boasts tapas style dining featuring succulent Spanish cuisine. This paired with rumba music playing in the background and craft beers and cocktails a-flowing make Bar Isabel a must.

School Bakery and Café

This list would not be complete without a brunch option of course! With plenty of brunching destinations to choose from, School scores top on our list for their patio. Besides, who doesn’t like their eggs served sunny side up with a dose of actual sunshine! Just one look at the Liberty Village hot spot’s menu will leave your mouth watering; with cheese cake stuffed French toast and buttermilk fried chicken and waffles–this school is worth getting up early for!




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