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The most insane food creations to try at this year's CNE (PHOTOS)

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Eric Wainwright Aug 17, 2016 4:14 am

For some, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is about summer, fun rides, and winning giant teddy bears.

And while that’s all well and nice – we all know it’s really about the food.

Long one of the CNE’s main attractions, the culinary creativity on display

And this year, there are more than 100 restaurants and 60 concessionaires to keep your tummy happy. From healthy snacks, to halal options, and an international fare, here are some of this year’s food highlights at the CNE. And oh, there’s lots of deep fried goodness of course.

Churro Cone & Churro Burger – I Love Churros

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The cone speaks for itself, but hiding in the back there is the partnering I Love Churros made with Epic Burgers to create a cheese burger sandwiched between two – you guessed it – two churros.

Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Bowl – Eat My Bowls

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Eat My Bowls really likes you to not have to clean up, that’s why everything they give you is edible. Enjoy the whole thing. Literally.

Fruit Loop Donuts – Tim Hortons

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Pretty straight forward. And pretty delicious too.

The Original San Francesco – Mega Sandwich

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The Original San Francesco isn’t messing around. We suggest using two hands (and about a thousand napkins) when you take on this combo of veal, chicken, eggplant, fries, two kinds of cheese, and, of course, one a spicy a meatball!

Farm to Fryer – Sweet Potato Pie

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It’s pie, but also so much more than pie. Think marshmallow inside meets mashed sweet potato outside. Oh, and topped with bacon, obviously. Farm to Fryer is also offering a fried pig eared sandwich this year if you’re up for something a little more intense.

Philly Steaklair – Philthy Philly’s

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If you’ve ever dreamed of a philly cheesesteak and an eclair combination, your dreams have come true. If you haven’t, you’re not dreaming right.

The Big Pickle Dog – Pickle Pete’s

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What’s the CNE without some deep-fried pickle? Pickle Pete’s is presenting a giant pickle hollowed with a hot dog shoved through its centre. Oh, then it’s smothered in corn dog batter and deep fried.

Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls – Howie’s Cinnamon Rolls

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This epic food combination mixes tender pulled pork and a soft warm cinnamon bun. Drizzled in frosting, this salty and sweet pair is one of our favourites.

The CNE opens to the public this Friday Aug, 19 and runs until Monday, Sept 5.


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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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