Tasting Toronto With A Kensington Market Food Crawl

Photo of Connor Titmarsh
9 February 2017

A food crawl jumps between restaurants, sampling the best dishes available. Offbeat Kensington Market is filled with the perfect restaurants to make a food crawl memorable and fulfilling. Experience the culture, enjoy the food.

Kensington Market | © Rina Pitucci/Flickr

St. Andrew Poultry

Things have changed at St. Andrew Poultry since it first opened its doors back in 1962 — but not much — which is a good thing. The chickens are not killed out back anymore, but there is still plenty of fresh and hot food to enjoy. Fried chicken is their specialty — order a couple pieces and watch as it is fried to crispy perfection upon order. They also serve Kawartha Dairy ice cream, a long held secret of cottagers everywhere. Grab a seat at one of their few stand up bars and enjoy.

Mare Pizzeria

There is no shortage of pizza places in the city. Plenty have given the art of the crispy crust and gooey cheese but none have perfected it quite like Mare Pizzeria. Enjoy budget-friendly prices and the option to order anything from a 12-inch pizza to a crowd pleasing 15-inch x 21-inch monster.

Seven Lives | © Suwannee.payne/WikiCommons

Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos

Nestled under a low hanging red awning, you will find one of the best spots for tacos in Toronto. Seven Lives offers a wide selection of tacos. Whether it is the signature ‘Gobernator’ or the perfectly blackened mahi mahi, there is something for everyone. Beyond the tacos, there’s a selection of chilled Mexican sodas to pair with the ceviche — lime-marinated seafood.

The Burgernator | Photo by Author

The Burgernator

The Bergernator serves burgers like ‘The Big Bang,’ ‘Hasta La Vista, Birdie’ and the ‘AK-Veggie 7.’ This is the perfect snack to pair with a couple beers, and there’s plenty of room to sit inside where the smell of the grill is ever present.

Ronnie’s Local 069

Ronnie’s Local 069 has the perfect patio out front and an eclectic, interesting and completely unique design aesthetic inside. What Ronnie’s does best is beer. Ronnie’s has made it customary to bring in goodies from your Kensington Market stroll.

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