Thursday Jun 01, 2023

New Toronto Chinese restaurant is all about eating alone

Many people consider “table for one” to be a sad phrase, but it doesn’t have to be.

Throughout the pandemic, Toronto diners have become more comfortable eating alone, both inside their homes and out in restaurants. Now, a new spot in Baldwin Village not only encourages you to dine by yourself, it expects you to.

Yunnan Noodle Shack (at 43 Baldwin St.) bills itself Toronto’s first solitary dining restaurant – not the first restaurant to allow people to come in and eat alone, but one where that’s the only option.

“Everything here – the atmosphere, the music, the service, even

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Toronto food tour ranked one of the best experiences in the world

Who knew Toronto was hiding something so incredible? And delicious! TripAdvisor has released its 2022 Travellers’ Choice rankings, with the “best of the best” attractions, experiences, and activities around the world and it turns out that Toronto has one of the world’s best food tours.

In TripAdvisor’s worldwide ranking of food experiences for 2022, Toronto landed in 21st place for its international culinary tour in a very unexpected part of town — Kensington Market!

The tour, called Toronto’s Neighborhood International Food Tour, has been rated the “best of the best” and TripAdvisor users seem to agree. The experience has received

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Stackt Market Toronto Asian snacks store Auntie’s Supply leaving

Nearly two years after it first opened its doors at Stackt Market, Auntie’s Supply will be taking its goods to a new location this spring.

The Asian-owned snack and grocery store will have its last day in the shipping container market in the Fort York neighbourhood on March 26, it announced on social media this month.

“When I opened my location at @stacktmarket in June 2021, I thought I was launching a six-month pop-up to test an idea,” the Instagram post reads. “In less than a year, we opened a second location and hired three people, and the rest was

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Two more Toronto restaurants close their doors for good

Two more Toronto restaurants close their doors for good | The Star

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This Toronto restaurant is also a university class

The Met Dining Room isn’t just a student-run restaurant at Toronto Metropolitan University, it’s also a kind of secret but totally open to the public place to get one of the most affordable multi-course menus in the city.

Food fans in Toronto wait months for the prix fixe deals that come around at famous restaurants during Winterlicious and Summerlicious, but at Met Dining Room you can actually get similar deals throughout the year.
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“We don’t have the traditional overheads of a restaurant, so we pass those savings forward to the guest who dines with us,” Met Dining Room executive chef

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Turkish restaurant flagged for 8 infractions by Toronto health inspectors

A Turkish restaurant and cafe chain in Toronto was flagged by health inspectors at one of its locations this week after several infractions were detected. 

Mado’s downtown location at 144 Yonge Street is well known for offering flavourful Turkish breakfast platters, gozleme (stuffed flatbread), and a wide selection of baklava. 

The restaurant received a conditional pass notice on Feb. 1 after health inspectors found eight infractions, six of them significant, one of them minor, and one categorized as “other.” 

The significant infractions included failing to “ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary,” failing to “keep toxic substance in container bearing identifying

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