The best Caesar salad in Toronto is typically defined by roughly chopped romaine hearts, crunchy croutons, parmesan, an anchovy-based dressing, and our usual Canadian fave, bacon. But this doesn’t stop Toronto innovators from constantly experimenting with these core building blocks to make this classic the flavour bomb it can truly be.
Here is the best Caesar salad in Toronto.3 - Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
The Caesar at this King West steakhouse is prepared tableside and features traditional fixings like anchovies, salt, raw egg yolk, Tabasco, Worcestershire and an abundance of croutons.
4 - 416 Snack Bar
Who says you need a knife and fork to enjoy a great caesar salad? This Queen and Bathurst snack bar’s eat-with-your-hands concept is a deconstructed delight of fresh lettuce, lemon, and a pile of bacon bits topped with cheese.
6 - Octagon
The Caesar salad at this upscale Thornhill restaurant is prepared exactingly at the tableside. Raw egg, lemon, anchovies, red wine vinegar, garlic and croutons are all combined in an elaborate waltz that's sure to result in one of the more memorable salads you'll eat.
10 - The Wickson Social
The $14 Caesar at this Yonge and Wellesley gastropub is grilled, and the dressing is made with roasted garlic. It's also got baby gem lettuce, crispy pork belly and croutons.
11 - Maple Leaf Tavern
Tons of anchovy dressing, parm, herbed croutons, and an enormous cut of grilled, single-smoked German bacon define the epic Caesar salad served at this Leslieville restaurant.
8 - Superpoint
The Caesar salad offered at this pizza joint on Ossington comes with chopped romaine topped with garlicky dressing and, ingeniously, smoky, crunchy Hickory Sticks, all for $12.
9 - Village Pizza
This little pizza chain with locations on Dovercourt and Dundas West offers up an $8 Caesar salad made with baby kale, upping the health quotient a bit. It's topped with a generous amount of anchovies and capers and a little bacon.
5 - The Gabardine
This popular bistro in the Financial District ups its salad game with a soft boiled egg that adds to the texture of a classic Caesar. Grana padano, bacon, and of course, croutons also top this lunchtime offering.
7 - Salad Days (Yonge and Bloor)
This Bloor Street spot fills you up on a dime with a Caesar for just $5.35 that tops a mix of iceberg and romaine lettuce with parmesan, bacon, croutons, cucumber, tomato, and for an extra hit of satisfying protein, chicken.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO