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Food and Drink Experiences in Ontario
Your personal, preferred guide to the best food and drink experiences in Toronto Canada
Updated August 5, 2023 / Commissions may be earned from our affiliate partner links
Canada is a dream destination for foodies, and Ontario’s culinary scene is diverse and multicultural. Dedicated farmers, growers, bakers, cheesemakers, vintners, and brewers produce an incredible array of delicious food and drink, and talented chefs use this seasonal abundance to create memorable dishes ranging from indigenous and regional cuisine to international favorites.
LuxuryOntario is pleased to showcase the very best the province has to offer, from award-winning fine dining restaurants to casual lakefront spots. Canada is rich in natural resources and has international culinary credibility, including producing 70% of the world’s maple syrup. ‘The Great White North’ is also home to the most donut shops in the world per capita!
Toronto restaurants are some of the best in North America, and Canada’s largest city is home to more than 5,000 dining establishments. From Little Italy to Little India, from Chinatown to Greektown, the best restaurants in Toronto range from award-winning gourmet bistros to casual cafés, coffee shops, and farmers’ market vendors.
Food and Drink, Beer and Wine
Wineries and breweries are also an important component of Canada’s culinary culture. The craft beer, ale, lager, and cider scene in Ontario is excellent, and popular Toronto breweries include Henderson Brewing and Mill Street Brewery. Check out Big Rig Brewery in Ottawa for its Cream Ale, and raise a pint at the award-winning Boshkung Brewing Company, one of the top breweries in cottage country Haliburton.
Wineries and vineyards are also becoming a top tourist destination in Ontario, from the boutique wineries in Twenty Valley to the artisanal vintners in Niagara Falls. Popular Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries include Wayne Gretzky Estates and the Peller Estates Winery, and add to the exciting food and drink options in Niagara Falls. On the northern shore of Lake Ontario east of Toronto, top wineries in Prince Edward County include Closson Chase Vineyard and Sandbanks Estate Winery.
From farms, farm stands, and farmers markets, to apple orchards and herb and flower farms, Ontario’s bounty of berries, sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, honey, and other seasonal delicacies make this beautiful province a foodie paradise. Whatever you’re craving, let LuxuryOntario be your guide to the best restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries in Ontario, Canada, as well as the top luxury hotels, shopping, real estate, and things to do.
Looking for the best dining experiences in Haliburton Ontario? Contributor Aneeqah Sohail shares her list of the top Haliburton restaurants and casual eateries. Enjoy!