7 Instagram-Worthy Foods In Toronto & Where To Find Them – Narcity

It’s easy to get into a routine full of old favourites, like Sunday brunch at your neighbourhood go-to and sushi nights from that spot you swear is the best in the city. And when someone suggests trekking across town to try a new “it” dish? You think it’ll never be as good as that other place you already know and love.

The thing is, you don’t need to travel to far-off locales to experience something new or taste something different. Toronto is home to thousands of restaurants serving up unique eats and Instagram-worthy plates. It’s time to break your routine and be a tourist in your own city, travelling the globe via flavours found right here in YYZ.

Destination Toronto is helping you do that by challenging residents of the 6ix to a massive game of Never Have I Ever. It’s time to go beyond the usual and try out new and exciting flavours around the city. Never have you ever… eaten an ice cream cone bigger than your head or tasted the colours of the rainbow in the form of sesame butter — until now.

With thousands of dining options, why stick to your “same olds”? Get that camera ready as you rediscover the 6ix with the city’s most Instagrammable eats.

If you need a little help finding all the city has to offer, inspiration is right around the corner with the My Toronto Pass, a mobile pass to exclusive, curated experiences around the city.

Soufflé Pancakes From Fuwa Fuwa

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Address: 408 Bloor St. & 2471 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: The best things in life take time and these soufflé pancakes from Fuwa Fuwa are no different. Each one takes 23 minutes to make from start to finish, but these delicious jiggly puffs are definitely worth the wait.

With a choice of flavours, two locations and online ordering options, you are out of excuses to not give these Instagrammable pancakes a try.

Never have I ever… eaten pancakes this fluffy.

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A Big Slice From Lamanna’s Bakery

Address: 6758 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Home to one of the largest slices you’ll find, Lamanna’s Bakery serves a slice that is the equivalent of a 21-inch round pizza. Fire up that camera; a culinary journey this ambitious must be documented.

Order your slice in advance on the Lamanna’s Bakery website and try to save room for some dessert.

Never have I ever… demolished a slice this big.

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A Colossal Ice Cream Cone From Tom’s Dairy Freeze

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Address: 630 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Tom’s Dairy Freeze has been open since 1969 but when it comes to Instagrammable desserts the menu at this Etobicoke ice-cream staple is on the cutting edge. Order a flavour burst cone and get a magical sky-high serve of ice cream wrapped in a rainbow of sweet toppings.

Never have I ever… eaten an ice cream cone bigger than my head.

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Beet Sesame Butter & Falafel From Parallel 

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Address: 217 Geary Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Sesame is at the heart of everything this shop does. Order the green falafel with the brothers’ famous and photo-worthy beet sesame butter for some beautiful contrast. Soon enough, you’ll have the takeout number memorized.

Never have I ever… tried pink tahini.

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The Tastiest Tacos From Seven Lives

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Address: 72 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: These are not your average tacos. Forget the nights spent around the family dining table with shredded cheddar cheese, ground beef, and mild salsa. Seven Lives in Kensington Market has a menu of authentic Baja-style tacos with choices for every dietary need.

Chow down on mushrooms, cactus, shrimp, carnitas and — of course — guac.

Never have I ever… eaten a taco this good-looking.

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Too-Pretty-To-Eat Doughnuts From Glory Hole

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Address: 1596 Queen St. W. & 1505 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: With flavours that taste as good as they sound — Glazed Cinnabun, Peach Jam, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Toast and Butter, to name a few — it’s easy to understand why Glory Hole Doughnuts has been tagged hundreds of times on Instagram.

Choose the one that tempts you most (or buy yourself a box of assorted flavours) and you’ll soon see why this spot is so popular.

Never have I ever… seen a doughnut this beautiful.

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Egyptian Brunch At Maha’s

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Address: 226 Greenwood Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Sometimes the simplest ingredients are best. The Instagram-worthy shakshuka featuring fresh tomatoes and homemade baladi bread makes this Egyptian spot perfect for a brunch date with your partner or besties.

Plus, the colourful patio is a great backdrop for any photoshoot!

Never have I ever… Instagrammed food this colourful and delicious.

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After over a year of keeping your distance from everyone and everything, it’s time to safely reconnect with the city. If you can say “never have I ever” to being a tourist in your hometown, why wait any longer to discover everything Toronto has to offer? Fuel your curiosity with the My Toronto Pass (and follow all public health guidelines) to turn “never have I ever” into “I know just the place.”

To learn more about being a tourist in your own city, head to Destination Toronto’s Never Have I Ever website or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.