10 Must Try Tastes of Summer

Summer is finally here.

There would be nothing worse than not seizing the limited number of summer days, and missing out on what makes summer your favourite season.

To help you seize the days, we found the top 10 tastes to make your Toronto summer the best one yet.

#10 Nitro cold brew coffee


It’s cold brew coffee but better. Infusing coffee with nitrogen gives it a silky creamy feel similar to Guiness. Get the refreshing new boost you need on a hot day at Crafted or Balzac’s.


#9 Japanese shaved ice


A light option when you aren’t up for ice cream. Get it at Tsujiri or Sugar Marmalade.


#8 Fight of fresh Toronto beers


Try Muddy York , Left Field, Great Lakes and Rainhard brews all in one sitting on the patio or AC at Liberty Village’s Craft Brasserie.


#7 Paleta


Mexican popsicles are putting Kensington Market on the foodie map! Try them at Paleteria or Wrestlers.


#6 Re-imagined Gelato


Death in Venice offers flavours that will floor you: Thai peanut soy fish, ricotta rosemary lemon and pistachio baklava are highlights.


#5 Cold cider



If 2016 is truly the summer of cider, there are a few you’ll want to sip on this summer. Her Father’s and Bar Begonia have the most impressive selections.


#4 Mezcal cocktail


Choose from 4 different mezcal (tequila is a type of mezcal) cocktails at the newly opened El Rey in Kensington Market. The patio is sure to be filled most of the summer.


#3 Gourmet sandwich


Sandwich spots are popping up like beautiful tulips. Try Teara Lab for a Japanese fusion sandwich or San Cosme for a massive Mexican sandwich.


#2 Thai rolled ice cream


Thai rolled ice cream? We were confused too. Lighter and fresher than regular ice cream, this stuff is delicious and watching it being made is just as fun as eating it! Newly opened Arctic Bites has it.


#1 Poke


This new food trend took the US by storm last year and its hit Toronto. Raw seafood marinated with Hawaiian flavours served over rice is the perfect picnic food. Pronounced “po-kay”, try the #1 taste of summer at the just opened Big TunaFish’d (as part of Adelaide Place Pop-up), Seven Lives Tacos or Miss Things, and keep an eye for North Poke opening later this summer.

Which of the 10 tastes are you going to try first?

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