2017 has been a rollercoaster year for colourful food trends in Toronto.
Rainbows, and unicorns might have started the year off with a welcome dose of whimsy, but things have since taken a darker turn and now you’ll find menus across the city dominated by all-black, GOTH menu items.
With Halloween on the horizon, here’s some of the darkest delicacies available in Toronto.
Galaxy Milkshakes from Millie Creperie & Patisserie
Black as the night sky and bespeckled with sweet starry clusters and ribbons of gold, this pastry shop is serving up Galaxy Milkshakes and Stardust Crepe Cakes that are literally out of this world.
Address: 161 Baldwin Street, Unit 6, Toronto
Address: 112 Oxley Street, Unit 101, Toronto
Address: 8321 Kennedy Road, Unit 1065, Markham
‘iHalo-we’en from iHalo Krunch
Get this black cone crowned with a swirl of pumpkin, vanilla bean and coconut charcoal for JUST $1 on October 31st just by ordering via foodora. Better still proceeds are going to charity.
Address: 915 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tonkotsu Black at Sansotei Ramen
Tonkotsu finished with signature black garlic oil isn’t just some schtick. Not only does the oil coat the broth with a slick black layer but it also contributes bold flavours.
Address: 179 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Address: 650 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: 13 Byng Avenue, North York
Address: 3987 Highway 7 East, Markham
Black Beauty from The Chase
This charcoal-coloured Blackboard Sour features a frothy blend of Beefeater, Dolin Dry, and Tio Pepe, with sweet and tart flavours of kumquat and lime.
Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Bamboo charcoal buns from Yu Seafood
Oozing with salted egg yolk custard, these black and gold buns aren’t so much spooky as they are elegant.
Address: 270 West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill
After Party from ELXR Juice Lab
Wake yourself from the dead after wild night out with this hangover helper: alkaline water, lemon, maple syrup, and activated charcoal.
Address: 2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Activated charcoal pastries from Bake Code
All black foods are known to make appearances on the menu of this Euro-Asian bakeshop. Find activated charcoal croissants that are as black as they are buttery.
Address: 4910 Yonge Street, North York
Address: Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
Address: 9255 Woodbine Ave, Unit 16, Markham
Goth Lattes from Jimmy’s Coffee
Billed as “A healthy drink for dark souls!” Jimmy’s locations across the city introduced this “natural detoxifying latte made with activated charcoal, maple syrup and almond milk” ealier this fall.
Address: 107 Portland Street, Toronto,
Address: 191 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Address: 84 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
Address: 15 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Address: 735 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 166 McCaul Street, Toronto
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