The Best Beyond Meat Burger: Tim Hortons vs. A&W

After seeing a recent post from Narcity, I was inspired to taste test the Beyond Meat burgers at Tim Hortons and A&W.  Beyond Meat’s plant-based food products have been an exciting addition for vegetarians and investors (stock market-wise, Beyond Meat shares have outperformed Bitcoin in the last three months). In July 2018, A&W was the…

6 Must-Try Ice Cream Parlours in Toronto

In my opinion, any time is a good time for ice cream.  I love how the dessert evokes glee, and brings back pleasant childhood memories.  My love-affair with ice cream stems so deep that I developed a wine ice cream, for my final MBA business plan proposal. The process of honing a recipe and trying…

17th TD Festival of South Asia

Gerrard Street East comes to life every summer, with the TD Festival of South Asia. In its 17th year, the festival runs from noon until 11 pm on July 13th and 14th from Glenside Avenue to Coxwell Avenue. Despite living in Toronto for so long, it was my first time attending the Festival of South…

Beaches Jazz Festival: Beats in the Heat

It’s festival season in Toronto, and the Beaches International Jazz Festival is on from July 5-28, 2019.   Featuring international and local talent, the month-long festival is in its 31st year and is well-known amongst music lovers. The programming and themes offer something for everyone, and the different east-end venues encourage attendees to explore more of…

Koreatown Food in Toronto: Soon Tofu and Bubble Tea

Mmm… Korean food. One of my favourites. I’ve been a long-time customer of Tofu Village, and can’t get enough of their soon tofu. The  Korean stew contains generous amounts of soft tofu, can be adjusted for spice level, and is served in a piping hot stone bowl. The dish also comes with purple rice, and…

Nathan Phillips Square: Green Roof Tranquility

If you work in the heart of Toronto, it can sometimes feel like a concrete jungle and finding space to decompress can be a challenge. I’ve been guilty of skipping “me-time” altogether, during the work day, when meetings and deadlines start to blur together. However, I’ve come to realize how important it is to take…

Cheap Eats Toronto: $10 and Under

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like cooking. Or splurging on a pricey meal.   Luckily, the Toronto food scene has you covered. Whether you’re craving crunchy tacos or slurp-worthy noodles, you can find dining gems across the city offering global meals for $10 or less before tax and tip. Yes. It’s possible!    I love eating delicious…

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room: Art Gallery of Ontario

Every once in awhile you come across an artist that makes you smile, think, and wonder in awe, “How did they come up with this?!” Yayoi Kusama is one of these artists. At 90 years old, the Japanese creator continues to captivate audiences with her playful and hypnotic installations. Last Spring, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors…

Ramen Run: The Best Ramen in Toronto

Lately, I can’t get enough of Japanese ramen. Despite the warmer weather in Toronto, I find myself craving a steamy bowl of al dente noodles swimming in a savoury pork or chicken broth. Mmm… Just typing those words makes my mouth water. Although the comfort food is often linked to Japanese cuisine, ramen has Chinese…

House of Mirrors: Luminato Festival 2019

Looking for an a-maze-ing experience this week? You still have time to check out Luminato’s House of Mirrors installation along Toronto’s beautiful Harbourfront. On now until June 23, 2019, House of Mirrors is the North American debut of Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney’s artistic, 55+ tonne mixture of steel (40 tonnes) and mirrored glass (15+…