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Taylor Newlands

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From egg waffles to charcoal cones, we find the best ice cream in Toronto

Ice cream comes in all shapes and sizes and we've got the cups, cones and sandwiches that you need to try this summer. From extravagant and Insta-worthy to basic and delicious, this is the best ice cream in Toronto.

The Toronto restaurants reopening now

As the rest of Ontario enters into Stage Two, allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor and patio dining, Mayor John Tory gives the go ahead for Toronto restaurants to get ready to reopen.

Tipping the Scales: Burgers

More than most dishes, a burger is at home in a brown-paper sack or on a table set with white linen and silver. These three buns cover all budgets.

Make This: Reyna on King's the Queen's Absolution

Cocktail expert Nerissa Quinn of Reyna on King shows us how to shake up the Queen's Absolution. Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, this frothy concoction is a vacation in a glass.

How to celebrate Mother's Day in quarantine

This year we may not be able to cash in some quality time with our moms or mother figures, but that doesn’t mean the special day should come and go without any fanfare. Here’s how to make a little Mother's Day magic while still social distancing.

You can still shop the St. Lawrence Market

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the St. Lawrence Market is still open to provide Torontonians with access to fresh, local food and grocery items. Delivery, pickup and curbside collection are also available.

Make This: Louix Louis's New York Sour

Strong and flavourful, this variation of a whiskey sour packs a punch with red wine tossed in the mix.

The best fish & chips places doing takeout and delivery right now

Crispy, crunchy, light and flakey, there's something magical about a perfect piece of battered, deep fried fish and a heaping side of fries. These are the best restaurants in the city offering the British dish for takeout or delivery right now.

Delivery of the Day: Fuwa Fuwa

These aren't your average pancakes. Meaning "Fluffy Fluffy" in Japanese, Fuwa Fuwa brings delightfully eggy soufflé pancakes to the GTA. Get them delivered for free on Uber Eats.

Acts of coronovirus kindness that are restoring our faith in humanity

Move over fearmongerers, there's a new sheriff in town – "caremongering" is sweeping the city. Here are the businesses that are doing what they can to give back to the community.

What's in Store: Pasta Pantry

We find out the secret sauce that has made Pasta Pantry the top meatball for 25 years.

Tipping the scales: Afternoon and high tea services

We guide you through three spots – each at a different price level – for the classic afternoon tea experience. Don’t forget: pinkies up!

Staycation: the Broadview Hotel

With panoramic views, retro-styled rooms and a sophisticated dining programme, the Broadview Hotel convinces us it’s the beast of the east.

Flavour of the week: Chat Bar

Billed as the first restaurant in the GTA to serve izakaya-style Chinese chuan'r, Chat Bar's grilled skewers are fiery in more ways than one.

Who you gonna call?

Ghost restaurants are answering the call that delivery apps have created; from virtual second outposts to condo-based dumpling factories.

Day Tripper: Port

We set sail for Port in Pickering where Jesse Vallins has created a menu that ranges from wood-fired pizza to inventive pasta and fresh seafood.

Top Six in the 6: Halloween parties 2019

Get your monster mash on at these spooky events.

Snack attack: Eatable popcorn is the nibbly you need right now

This alcohol-infused popcorn (that’s right ALCOHOL-infused) is the perfect snack for movie night, making friends or even as a holiday gift.

Flavour of the Week: Cass Avenue

Cass Avenue brings rock n' roll vibes, flavourful snack plates and curated cocktails to Yonge and Eglinton.

Top Six in the 6: Best cups of coffee to have at home or on the go

Just in time for International Coffee Day, we've rounded up our favourite cups to have at home or on the go, from the best beans to cool cold brew cans.