TO Food http://tofoodfest.com/
July 29th, 2012
When I discovered there was a food tasting show in the city I immediately had to go. I arrived just in time to see the vendors just beginning to set up. After a tour around the grounds and a meet and greet with the owners I could not wait to start tasting all the food. There was so much to see, taste and smell – from top rated restaurants in the G.T.A to new food concepts just starting out and only found at these underground food events I could have written pages and pages about my afternoon, but I decided to sum it up as short and delicious as possible.
www.whatsyourcupcakemuffin.com Takes international desserts and makes them into cupcakes.
www.marymacleod.ca Makes everything by hand. Belgian chocolate is their best seller. A team of eight runs the show. Seven thousand cookies produced a day with all Canadian ingredients.
www.patisserieroyale.com Lovely rosewater flavoured desserts, a secret family recipe. The dough is brought in from Montreal.
www.francescabakery.com Is an Italian bakery that serves delicious desserts and savory treats.
http://baossto.wordpress.com/ Pillowy and light handmade buns inspired by David Chang. My personal favourite is the crunchy bean sprout pork belly bun. Without a storefront these gems can only be found at underground markets.
www.pavitrarestaurant.ca This Indian eatery is excellent, not too much spice just enough to bring out individual ingredients. The buttery chicken is my personal favourite – very tender. One can see that they love their food, it’s their passion.
www.galaspeppersauce.com Created by Galadriel James, has authentic Caribbean flavour made from scotch bonnet and Caribbean peppers.
www.jamiescrackedcorn.com Organic sugar cane makes this popped corn extraordinary.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Moes-Burgers/300088980018756 Freshly made juicy half ounce beef patties fit nicely between soft, fluffy buns.
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http://www.facebook.com/ComidaDelPueblo Translating to ‘food of the people,’ this eatery is mainly found at underground markets, or pop-up restaurants. Interesting spices and very fragrant dishes make up their Latin street food menu. I love the spring roll dip, a red onion aioli.
http://thebackyardkitchen.wordpress.com/ This local side business for a couple of home cooks whose passion is for locally sourced food has brought them to the surface through the Toronto Underground Market.
https://www.facebook.com/thetacocat I really enjoyed the calamari taco with hints of citrus, hot peppers and chunks of pineapple finishing sweet. The flavours are clear and the concept is adorable. Who wouldn’t love a taco cat?