The "Best Of" Eglinton Way featured on Streets of Toronto
BEST FRENCH PASTRIES
From the sinful croissants to the meticulously layered kouign-amann, every creation from GOÛTER is truly remarkable. It’s often touted as the best you can find outside of Paris. 300 Eglinton Ave. W.
The bakers here know their way around a pie. Award-winning creations at PHIPPS BAKERY include lattice-style fruit pies and a super-rich caramel and pecan number. 420 Eglinton Ave. W.
BELLA is part of the fabric of the Eglinton nabe. Scan the boutique’s Instagram to spot owner Melissa Guido donning daily inspo. Staples like ruffly frocks, playful jumpsuits and wrap sweaters abound. 498 Eglinton Ave. W.
Grab a cosy booth and order goodies like the Banquet Burger at this midtown gem. Lookout for stars like Zach Hyman and hockey player Max Domi, who are often seen here. 233 Eglinton Ave. W.
There’s a reason why HOTEL GELATO has thrived for more than a decade: rich,creamy house-made gelati (think lemon ricotta, gingerbread and apple pie flavours). 532 Eglinton Ave. W.
Whatever your heart desires, THE ABBOT has it all. Get the club sammie (maple-ginger glazed chicken with bacon on brioche) or the shepherd’s pie (rosemary gravy–laced beef and veg with mashed potatoes). 508 Eglinton Ave. E.
BEST NAIL ART
LTS NAILS has been a staple in the neighbourhood for years, and patrons keep coming back for good reason — the nail artists here are detailed, and you’ll leave with a fresh, cool set for less than the Toronto average. 540 Eglinton Ave. W.
BEST DRY CLEANER
For your expensive couture or the dress that’s seen better days, head to ASHFORD CLEANERS. They’ll remove even the most stubborn dinner party stains with ease! 535 Eglinton Ave. W.
BEST LOCAL JEWELRY
With unique and funky finds, VICKY’S JEWELLERY is always a fun shopping experience. You never know what you’ll leave with — a frog brooch or a floral statement necklace? 404 Eglinton Ave. W.
BEST FARMERS' MARKET
Where: 125 Burnaby Blvd.
When: Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 4 to Oct. 29.
Rows of red and orange tomatoes, stacks of asparagus and mounds of potatoes — your senses will be delighted when you visit the Eglinton Way Farmers Market in Forest Hill. Grab some artisanal dips, fresh meat and harvest veggies, and enjoy a morning of great food and fun.