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03/04/2014 03:20 EST | Updated 03/06/2014 02:59 EST

Toronto Food: 32 Food Things Only A Torontonian Would Understand

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We may be best known for our crack-smoking mayor and our constant complaints about the weather, but underneath all that snow and Rob Ford paparazzi, Toronto is and always will be the city of good food.

Whether you're trying out one of the latest foodie hot spots like Bar Isabel or the city's hidden gems tucked away in west-end plazas, food courts in Markham, Ont. or food trucks during summer festivals, the city has a long list of dishes to offer.

Recently, the New York Time's travel section lauded Toronto's food scene, with writer Francine Prose sampling from some of the city's most well-known multicultural neighbourhoods — from tofu stew in Koreatown to salmon in Little Poland. Even though Prose mentioned not hitting up smaller or newer ethnic communities outside of the downtown core because of time restrictions, we can only stress that all of GTA has a lot to offer.

And when our foodie cousins down south came up with this list of food things only New Yorkers would understand, we realized it's valuable to get insight on a city's food scene from the people who eat out and grocery shop there a lot.

While we couldn't possibly cover every single Toronto foodie secret, it's about time the city deserved a little more love. Here are 32 food-related things only the people of Toronto would understand and let us know, what would you add to this list?

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