Street Eats, Toronto, Canada: Simply Street Meat

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Today, our series hits the streets of Toronto, the busy, bustling capital of Ontario. Toronto may not be the culinary capital of the world but if you’re strolling around the city, you won’t find yourself starved for something to snack on! Whether you’re stopping to grab some peameal bacon on a bun (backbacon – a genuine Canadian treat) from the St.Lawrence Market or popping into one of the bakeries lining the streets of Chinatown, you’ll find something to keep you energized throughout the day as you tour the AGO, visit the ROM, climb the CN Tower, or stroll along on the waterfront. While these snacks are delicious, there’s only one thing you can get no matter where you are in the city! So, my vote goes to…

#1 Street Snack in Toronto: Street Meat

It may not be the most “Canadian” cuisine you can find, but Street Meat – that is to say delicious hot dogs and sausages – is the most common (and delicious) street snack for visitors to Toronto.

Street Meat, Toronto
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What is it?

From first glance, it might look like a sausage, but it’s so much more than just a sausage. From Polish to German to spicy Italian, you can enjoy chicken, beef, pork or veggie sausages, dressed up with your favourite toppings from mustard and ketchup to pickles and onions! Add a drink and you’ve got lunch on the go for under 5 bucks – that’s Canadian for $5.00!

Where can you can find it?

You can find these delicious sausages scattered around the GTA. Stationary vendors are located on busy street corners or outside popular tourist hot-spots like the Eaton’s Centre, Union Station, the Air Canada Centre, and the Rogers Centre. Got the late-night munchies? You can find a number of vendors selling street meat into the wee hours of the morning as you hop from one bar to the next or make your way home after a night of exploring some of Toronto’s best nightlife. Dance the night away and then indulge in a delicious dog and put all those calories, right back on. You know you want to.

How do I make it?

However you want. Go nuts!

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