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24 Toronto Restaurants in 24 Hours

24 Toronto Restaurants in 24 Hours

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Harry and Bruce travel north to Canada to take down 24 of Toronto's best dishes, including signature Canadian Caesars at Rock Lobster.

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- Welcome to one of the food capitals of Canada. - Toronto, Day of Gluttony. - [Voiceover] Press start. - [Voiceover] Epic food crawl through 24 restaurants in 24 hours. - [Voiceover] In food-centric cities all across North America. - [Voiceover] But it's more than a challenge, it's a journey. - We've got electric bikes, and we're gonna hit the town. - It's electric! The whole time I've been pedaling this thing? - Oh God, alright. - [Voiceover] Harry. Bruce. - [Voiceover] Round one, breakfast. - Oh, what a start, I need some juice! Are we doin' some green juice? - [Voiceover] So this is The Good, this is romaine, spinach, celery, cucumber- - Ooh. - [Voiceover] Our Gold Rush. This is pineapple, cucumber, lemon and ginger. - That's good. - [Voiceover] This is our Deep Roots. This is beet, carrot, apple, celery, and lemon. It used to be, they'd call this our Gateway Green. This is The Misfit. - [Voiceover] Oh my God, it's so good. - [Voiceover] Here we have our Wake Up, which is our spicy citrus. Our carrot, apple, and ginger. And we have our Chia Seed Hydrator. So now, this is our most intense. - [Voiceover] The Giver. - [Voiceover] Kale, collard, swiss chard. - That's intense. - You can't waft juice too. - You can smell that, you can. Can't you smell that? - Geez, what is it with you wafting and juice. - I feel like now we are ready. You have effectively prevented us from dying today. - I Love Waffles. For today's day of gluttony, the rule is, if you don't eat it, you gotta wear it. - I have the appetite today man, I brought it. - Okay. - [Voiceover] Gluten-free waffles, poached eggs, fruit salad on the side. - [Voiceover] Awesome. - This thing rocks. - It's like having a cookie with your eggs. - I think I broke my rule. Don't eat too much at the first place. - This is the second place, Bruce. - Thank God. - Two down, 22 more to go. That's right. - [Voiceover] Good morning. - [Voiceover] What's your specialty? - [Voiceover] Pumpkin millet muffins, they are all-natural, they're cinnamon and nutmeg. Our beautiful chocolate vegan espresso cupcake, you'll never know it's vegan. - [Voiceover] We'll do one of each. - Here it is. - That's got a sweet treat. - Sweets in the morning. Mmm. My eyes went into the back of my sockets because it was so good. - Because it's got chocolate, it's espresso, it's a no-brainer for Harry. But your frosting man, wow. - I knew you'd like the frosting. - It's vegan? I'm gonna lick this wrapper. - [Voiceover] Let's do it, thanks guys. Alright, number four. - Hey guys, here's your breakfast. We've got some local organic eggs, our sexy bean, which is our version of refried bean. - [Voiceover] Yummy. Sexy bean dip. No dude, you gotta put the eggs on top of the sexy bean dip. - Look at you attacking that egg. - [Voiceover] Local sustainable Toronto food. - [Voiceover] It's going from table to mouth. That's amazing. - Hey. - I got you a pumpkin and a Turkish. - Cool, let's do it. - Cheers, bud. Yeah I got the pumpkin. - Clearly, I got the Turkish. Switcheroo! - You're not sharing, you're not caring. - We gotta run dude. - 'Kay. - Slam 'em. - Bottoms up. - [Bruce] Woo. Wow, what a candy store. - [Harry] Is that dark chocolate? I'll take the first bite, Bruce, don't worry. - [Bruce] Ladies first. - Oh, wow, age beauty my friend. I feel like Canada has such a sweetness to it. - [Bruce] There's even chocolate on the very bottom. - [Harry] Is this an edible tag? That is not an edible tag. - I need this energy to power me to all our spots. Toronto's a big city. - Hey, look at this, look at this. - Oh you dirty guy. - I'm dirty. - Dirty! - You can't have a name like Harry and not be dirty. - And not be dirty, that's right. - [Voiceover] Round two, lunch. - Pulled pork sandwich. - And ribs. - At The County General. This is locally sourced pig. - [Voiceover] I cannot even wait to eat this. - Oh look at this. There's pineapple in that. Make love to it, make love to it, Bruce. The meat is falling right off the bone. - Oh, that nice little smoke. He's going for the cartilage too, man. You see that? - [Voiceover] Ladies and gentlemen, Bruce has an announcement. - If you'd like to impress your woman tonight, you'd take her to The County General. And I don't mean the hospital. - Time to unleash the beast. - Beast! Yeah. - [Voiceover] We went to lunch and then came back to breakfast, cause this place is breakfast, so good. - These are our huevos rancheros. - [Voiceover] Wow. - [Voiceover] Awesome. Watch that yolk open. - [Voiceover] Ooh. - You get all the components on one fork bite. I'm going Beast Mode. - This is the bite. Harry approves of this message. You know what I need? Some sweet potato fries. This time we got some reinforcements, our buddy Colin, here at Old York. - Hey guys, welcome to the Old York. I hear you're in for some sweet potato fries. Wanna wash it down with a good local cider. - Love cider, dude. - You're nose-deep, Bruce. - That's proper hydration. - Number ten. - FOB. I'm bringing Harry to a classic Vietnamese meets southern-style po' boy sandwich. - [Harry] Let's do it. - This is our famous soft-shell crab sandwich. - [Voiceover] Oh man. - [Voiceover] We have it on a custom brioche and our famous broccoli slaw. - Quentin's had a local following here, he's a respected chef. This is his first restaurant on Queens Street. - Go for it, dude. That's all you. - You gotta try a little bit, I mean I know the batter but-- - If you don't eat it, you gotta wear it. Here's a little reminder. Oh yeah. - Great, I'm wearing my food. I made the rule up. - This is what happens when you're afraid. - I'm not afraid, I ain't scared. The slaw is really good. Want it, Bruce? Let's go. - Oh boy, wow. - [Harry] Oh, macaroons. I will join you on the matcha. - [Bruce] This is amazing. Look at those little mini-ones, they have mini ones. - [Harry] How many are in a box? - [Bruce] Six, we gotta get six. - [Harry] Cafe au lait, matcha, pistachio. - [Bruce] Pistachio. - [Harry] Let's try the strawberry. Why not. Oh, pumpkin! - [Bruce] It's that time of the year, gonna have to do lemon. - [Harry] Okay, limon. - [Bruce] If the macaroons are as good as the packaging, - [Both] I'm sold. - Nothing says macaroons like hot chocolate, and more chocolate. It's time for the afternoon sugar rush. - Cheers, man. I need a little spice up in this joint. - A little bit of coffee, that's the afternoon pick-me-up, man. This is what they're known for, the Mayan Spice shot. - Definitely reach sugar gluttony. - I'm gonna tip the scale with this cone of chocolate. It's got a fudge center, wow. - Have some macaroon, I think that's actually pistachio. This, with the macaroons, I've got a sugar high. Sweetened up! - Woo, man. Pai. This is the spot to come to for authentic northern Thai food. - Chef Millie, thank you so much. - Kon kun krab. - Kon kun krab. - This looks amazing. Wow. Look at that pork belly. - Pork belly on top of ground pork? Thai basil? These flavors hit home. - [Harry] You are fish sauce crazy. - That's how you gotta get fish sauce, the stinkier the better, too. - [Bruce] Past the halfway mark, it's all downhill from here, people. - [Harry] We can do this man. - [Bruce] Pho man. - [Harry] We can do this. - You got your second wind? - Second wind. - [Bruce] A little sauce up in this joint. - When you eat tendon, you become stronger. - With the broth, Harry. - In Asia, it doesn't matter if you slurp. - It's compliments to the chef. - Dude, he said you gotta finish your broth. - You don't speak Vietnamese! - Dude, if you don't finish that broth, you know what happens. - Happy? - Yeah dude. Team player, Bruce. Team player. Yeah, buddy. Omakase at Yasu. - Omakase means I'll leave it up to you. - Which means it's the chef's choice. - The fish is flown in fresh daily from around the world. - [Bruce] Evashi, otherwise known as sardines. This is the best piece of sardine I've ever had. - Monkfish liver from Boston. It's like a fish pate. - [Both] Ocean trout. - Is sushi at its finest. - Reach in for some ginger. - Yeah, you gotta get that ginger. - It resets the palate. - Egg. The egg is the hardest. Can I have the whole block? Let's go, we got it. - Wow, thank you. The ceviche winner, this is Toronto's ceviche king. - Yeah, baby. This is kind of one that I've taken my take on something that my dad does a lot. There you got the Tipico from Valdez. - Chef Valdez, man, this is on point. - So good. I'm getting like heat right there. You've gotta drink the juice, guys. - Yeah, if anybody ever gives you a ceviche, you drink thejuice. - Gotta drink the juice. - [Voiceover] Round three, dinner. - [Harry] It's about time to drop those bikes, it's cocktail hour, Bruce. - We're here at Patria, they're known for their tapas, okay I've got the smoked Manhattan. - This is the Wise Guy. - That's the Wise Guy. - I'm a Wise Guy. - Okay. Losing my brain here, - [Voiceover] I just tried to suck the cocktail pick. Bacon wrapped dates. - [Voiceover] Filled with manchego cheese. - Boom. - Bam. - They made the bacon crispy, that's the best part. - This guy's a bacon snob, people. - Do you mind if I take the last one. - No, are you kidding? - I always have room for more bacon. - I will drink to that, hear hear. Shall we? - We shall. - We're at WVRST, getting our bison sausage and our duck fat fries on. - I've got my Holy Smoke Scotch Ale, he's got his Heritage Cider, we're ready to go. - Do you feel like we've had a lot of fries today? - Yeah but these are different, man. Duck fat fries for the extra flavor. I saw they got the elk, oh, man, Harry, come on man. - Dude. - We didn't come this far to get beat by the WVRST. - You gotta take care of it for me, dude. - You know the rules. - We're gonna put some aioli on your nose, dude. - Dude. - What a good sport, buddy. - Look at that, instant service. - Come and Get It. - That's why they call 'em that. Cheers. - [Bruce] Chipotle short ribs. Like a taco poutine. - We haven't done poutine yet, this is our very first one, man. That little skillet's gonna-- - [Voiceover] Work it, work it. - Now you know it's good. Is this fantastic, man? I don't know what that spice is but... Oh bud! Yo, bro, come on. - Oh, that hurt. - We're almost done with this. - Oh dude. - Yeah, come on, buddy. Let's go. Have a drink. Hey buddy, wake up man. I ordered some Sweet Jesus ice cream. We're at Home of the Brave, we're gonna get some cocktails too. Hey but this has got chocolate, vanilla, fresh banana chunks, all the stuff we like. - Alright, give me a bite, I'll take a bite. - Just have a little taste. It's got a little graham cracker, toffee bits. - I can't eat graham crackers, dude. - It's so good man, mmm. It's team effort man. - No. - Ugh, you're making me mad. - Take it, take it, oh! - Ha. That should be a little refreshment man. A pick-me-up, quite American, I got the Chicago. - Better, better. - Ah, woo. Only an ice cream can quench that. Yeah buddy, yeah. - Does not go with ice cream, but it's good. - Harry, I know what you need. - A coffee cocktail to wake me up. - We're here at Gladstone's Hotel. - This is the best place to come for a coffee cocktail. - Yeah. Oh my god. I think I might have caught my 21st wind. - Yeah, this guy, activated by espresso, man. - Look at you, you're licking your glass man. - It's got cocoa powder! Was this a good idea, taking you to Gladstone's Hotel? - It was a good idea. - It's pretty eclectic, not bad for 125 year old hotel. Man that's good. Come on, let's go. - Let's take the elevator. - We're here at Rock Lobster and I've got the perfect thing for us. - [Bruce] Bring it on. - I present to you the Rock Lobster Caesar. You do Bloody Marys in the states, right? - That's right. - We do Caesars in Canada. - What's the difference? - Clamato versus tomato juice. - Ah. - A lobster tail from Nova Scotia, Canada, a little bit of Montreal steak spice. - [Voiceover] Wow. - [All] Cheers. - [Voiceover] Man. - [Voiceover] This is Canada in a glass. - Wow! - Bruce Bruce, aren't you glad you have a whole one? - Wow, yeah, get it Harry. - There it is, there it is, oh oh! He almost took my fingers off. - [Voiceover] Beautiful. - Oh, free it! - [Voiceover] Free it! - My hat's off to you man. - [Voiceover] Send these babies in. - [Voiceover] Oh my god. - [Voiceover] Ever had a lobster roll before? I know you have, you're American. - [Voiceover] I think we invented it. - [Voiceover] You probably did. That's done. - Number 23, Colin, thanks for the recommendation. - No worries. - [Voiceover] This is the spot, Bar Hop. - [Voiceover] Final stage. Bruce, we've been broken, we've been battered, and we've been beaten. - But we're still standing. - Number 24, Prohibition. - Just a little sipper. - [Harry] That's a good Canadian whiskey. - Bartender? - Nice. - Cheers, buddy. - Toronto, man. - Man, it's been a city of my firsts. My first macaroon, my first poutine, my first Caesar. Thank you. - Dude. Wait till Montreal. - Montreal. - [Voiceover] Game over.

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