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With more than 20 specialty pies on their menu, it's clear there's very little the cooks at Cranky Hank's haven't tried putting on their pizzas. Said specialty pizzas host everything from seasoned gyro beef and ranch dressing to reuben sandwich fixings, whereas personalized pies often sport more traditional toppings, including artichoke hearts. The rest of Cranky Hank's menu spotlights other pizzeria favorites, from customizable calzones to wings tossed in roasted-garlic barbecue sauce. To complement feasts, bartenders whip up mixed drinks and serve craft beer by the bottle, pint, pitcher, and trough. As adults enjoy their grownup beverages, youngsters can play video games in Cranky Hank's game room. Family karaoke, meanwhile, raises the roof each Sunday. The bar also entertains patrons with 12 televisions broadcasting major sporting events and every flower-arranging competition.
1 Church Street
Toronto,
ON
CA
Little nuggets of pearl sugar caramelize during baking, making Wanda's made-to-order Li?ge-style waffles different from the typical Belgian style. The dough is infused with vanilla, maple, or strawberry flavour, and the waffles can be crowned with toppings such as Nutella, strawberries, or caramel. Toasted sandwiches, such as the croque monsieur and the signature chicken with thai sauce, sate savoury teeth, whereas espresso and coffee drinks brewed with beans from Illy wash it all down with more refinement than sucking on a garden hose.
361 Yonge St
Toronto,
ON
CA
The Marshmallow Factory, born after an inspiring marshmallow landed in a fateful latte, invites guests to create their own airy desserts from a bounty of flavoured marshmallow creams. Within the technicolor, sweet-smelling shop, guests can select a base for their dessert composition, filling a cup, tart, biscuit, or chocolate shell with flavoured fluff before layering on a choice of 20 toppings such as sprinkles, gummy bears, or powered sugar. The sweet cream can also coat fresh fruit or foam down in a coffee or hot chocolate.
709 Danforth Avenue
Toronto,
ON
CA
Iron Rose Tea Gallery is just that?a sort-of gallery filled with teas and treats that are almost too beautiful to drink or eat. Jars marked with rainbow-colored labels brim with exotic tea blends in flavors that range from classic earl grey to honey pistachio biscotti ceylon or toasted caramel rooibos. Behind glass display cases, artisan pastries tempt sweet teeth, as does the selection of Belly gourmet ice creams, which are produced from only natural ingredients?like real milk, egg yolks, and vanilla?in nearby Muskoka. Of course, Iron Rose Tea Gallery is a real gallery as well?while they sip, guests can peruse a curated collection of photography, eyeball jewelry from local artists, and marvel at the rare scones kept behind glass.
228 Queens Quay W
Toronto,
ON
CA
They aren't doctors, but since 2001, the staff at Pulp Kitchen have been following their own prescription for health: fresh fruits and vegetables. Lots of them. They're found throughout a totally animal-product-free food menu?with gluten-optional options such as quinoa salad, tofu-avocado sandwiches, and hummus wraps?but mostly, they're found in liquid form. A huge array of juices and smoothies are formulated to deliver a concentrated dose of nutrients straight down the hatch. Extra boosts are available with add-ons such as flax oil, ginseng, red clover, and other natural supplements. Pulp Kitchen's founder, Marie Crawford, trains her staff to educate others on healthy living as well as make perfect fresh pressed juices.
565 Danforth Avenue
Toronto,
ON
CA
Market Bistro brings Old Italian traditions across the Atlantic in each espresso, hot pressed sandwich, and sizzling pizza they craft. Staff members begin paninis atop fresh baguettes, strewing them with mixed greens and olive oil before adding traditional fixings such as sweet or hot salami, basil pesto, and veal cutlets. Caprese and Nicoise salads give diners a tour of classic European recipes, and traditional pizzas don fresh tomatoes and mozzarella before wearing such toppings as pepperoni, fresh basil, or a mix of vegetables. But, like the security alarm on a chicken coop, Market Bistro shines brightest at breakfast—specialty espressos complement Italian pastries including fruit tarts and tiramisu.
171 East Liberty Village
Toronto,
ON
CA
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