The Dish Power Rankings: Keep on Truckin’ Edition

The Dish Power Rankings: Keep on Truckin’ Edition


In this week’s roundup: food truckers rally, and Susur Lee’s dim-sum shop goes live.

1. Caplansky’s
Deli master Zane Caplansky became the unofficial spokesperson for disgruntled food-truckers citywide (and supplier of grilled cheese sandwiches to mayoral candidate John Tory).

2. Luckee
Weekend tables are scarce at both Bent and Lee, but it was Susur’s new dim-sum shop that foodies were buzzing about all week. (It opens tonight!)

3. Noodle Bar
The Momofuku ramen shop upped the ante with a new lunchtime delivery service. (The Grid’s taste-testers gave it points for punctuality and tidy packaging.)

4. Bar Buca
More effusive praise for the Euro-style café, this time from the Globe’s Chris Nuttall-Smith.

5. Bar Isabel
The Spanish restaurant topped Now’s list of Toronto’s 25 hottest restaurants (which came with this general caveat: “Nobody said anything about best”).

6. Rose and Sons
Looks like Anthony Rose may soon be serving an influx of monied tourists: his diner made Travel and Leisure’s list of international brunch destinations.

7. Brussels Bistro
The Brussels crème brûlée “could be the poster child for vanilla awareness,” according to the Star’s Amy Pataki. So…lots of good vanilla flavour, then.

8. Eat Fresh Be Healthy
According to 56 Yelpers, 144 UrbanSpooners and 120 TripAdvisor reviewers, this unassuming downtown lunch spot is doing something extremely right.

9. La Cubana
You Gotta Eat Here’s John Catucci thinks you should eat at La Cubana (“The food is so delicious here, it’s stupid.”) He recommends the short-rib medianoche.

10. Pukka
Home of the city’s best butter chicken, according to BlogTO’s recent roundup. (We found it a touch sweet.)

Honourable Mentions: Richmond Station’s short-rib patty topped Thrillist’s list of the city’s best under-the-radar burgers, and The Grid gave a shout-out to Queen West restaurant Lamesa’s eggs florentine, a Filipino take on eggs Benny made with pork and fermented shrimp paste.