Kinton Ramen (51 Baldwin Street): Japanese noodles are even better with gyoza and kimchee.
Carousel Bakery (93 Front Street East): The classic peameal bacon sandwich is pure Canadiana.
Hot dog carts (around Toronto): Polish sausage, spicy Italian and veggie are Toronto twists on a street classic.
Bangkok Garden (18 Elm Street): Feast on traditional Thai just a stone’s throw from Yonge-Dundas Square.
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower (301 Front Street West): An inspired menu and 9,000-bottle wine cellar make it a culinary landmark.
Ruby Watchco (730 Queen Street East): Trust the chef and enjoy the four-course tasting menu at this Leslieville hot spot.
Momofuku Noodle Bar (190 University Avenue, ground floor): This popular ramen resto’s surprising hit is the group dinner: a by-reservation-only duo of fried chicken—one Korean-style, the other Southern—with all the fixings.
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West): Charcuterie and cocktails now, dancing after. (Or is it the other way around?)
Caffé Demetre (400 Danforth Avenue): Scarf down artsy sweets and coffee-based bevvies at this GreekTown dessert bar.
Pravda Vodka Bar (44 Wellington Street East): Late-night caviar, vodka and cherry perogies, served to DJ beats.
Goldstone Noodle Restaurant (266 Spadina Avenue): Late-night BBQ duck and mango shakes beckon.
Weslodge Saloon (480 King Street West): Crispy pig’s ears and thrice-cooked fries fuel the party at this see-and-be-seen bar.
The Thompson Diner (550 Wellington Street West): Now’s the perfect time for buttermilk fried chicken, right?
The Lakeview Restaurant (1132 Dundas Street West): With its 24-hour brunch and milkshake menu, The Lakeview is a late-night institution.
Owl of Minerva (5324 Yonge Street): Korean bulgogi and bibimbap are the perfect fuel for a madcap, non-stop night.
7 West (7 Charles Street West): Pita pizzas, pastas and salads: any time of day or night, 365 and 24/7!
Fran’s Restaurant & Bar (20 College Street): All-day breakfast to start the workday… or cap an epic night out.
Sunset Grill (1 Richmond Street West): Eggy delights like omelettes, eggs Benny and Florentine arrive promptly at this biz-district diner.
Bonjour Brioche (812 Queen Street East): Locals credit this quaint Riverside bakery and café with the best baguettes this side of the Right Bank.
Easy Restaurant (1645 Queen Street West): This Parkdale brunch spot has a laid-back vibe and killer coffee.
Mitzi’s Café (100 Sorauren Avenue): This neighbourhood café serves up succulent French toast on a tree-shaded patio.
Emma’s Country Kitchen (1108 Street Clair West): If 11 a.m. feels too early to eat, order the “hangover helper” burger.