Canadian cuisine is more than just poutine and butter tarts, though gay Toronto does have some incredible selections of both. The city’s diversity ensures an impressive assortment of world cuisines, most notably the Chinese bistros and Greek delicacies. While sampling the city, make sure to check out one of these gay Toronto restaurants.
O’Grady’s is a comfy little LGBT joint that serves great pub fare alongside a nice selection of beers. The restaurant is also a great brunch spot and has a nice patio for warm summer days.
In the heart of the Gay Village is Café California, which serves a wonderful selection of Mediterranean food and strong Martinis. For a coffee, check out Fabarnak Community Café, a part of the 519 Project which works to promote inclusion, understanding, and respect with in the LGBTQ community through projects, meeting spaces, and leadership.
Modeled after a British pub, The Churchmouse: A Firkin Pub serves burgers, salads, nibbles and other shareables, as well as late-night munchies to help cure any impending hangovers.
The Beaver Café used to be an old art gallery, but has since been transformed into one of the hippest gay restaurants in town with a delicious taco menu and splendid vegetarian options.
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The chic Reposado Tequila Bar serves a spicy collection of Mexican tapas and compliments them with an extensive tequila and mezcal list.
Elsewhere, you can smell the fresh ingredients of the pizzas wafting from Sambucas On Church, one of the Village’s favorite contemporary Italian restaurants. Alternatively, transport yourself to Japan at Kinka Izakaya for lighter lunches and dinners. Check out their daily drink specials from chu-highs to sake bombs.