10 deliciously festive (and just plain delicious) snacks from the Toronto Christmas Market

10 deliciously festive (and just plain delicious) snacks from the Toronto Christmas Market

toronto-christmas-market-2013-intro A bag of cinnamon-dusted beaver tails from The Beer Hall
 

There’s one place in Toronto that’s unabashedly keen for the holidays: the Toronto Christmas Market. Twinkling with thousands of lights and dotted with fire pits, the Distillery District’s annual cheer-fest is, well, cheery. There’s the dazzling, house-sized tree, the old-timey carrolers and the rows of wooden huts selling ornaments, tree-toppers and quaint stocking-stuffers like beeswax candles and matryoshka dolls. And then there’s the food. Snagging a table at nearby El Catrin may be a near-impossible feat, but the market stalls offer all the essentials for a make-your-own feast. We did some culinary reconnaissance (on the coldest day of the year, no less) to help you make a beeline for the best goodies. Here, the top 10 treats.

Toronto Christmas Market, Nov. 29–Dec.15, The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St., torontochristmasmarket.com