Over the long weekend, I grabbed lunch with an old CAMH coworker across from the newly rebuilt CAMH site on Queen Street West. And I walked by Type Books, the little indie bookstore featured in this video. Inside, I found Take Away by Jean-Francois Mallet, a food photography book featuring street food from around the world.
The photos are gorgeous and delicious. My parents always talk about amazing street food in Hong Kong which makes me incredibly jealous and hungry. Toronto street food is mostly just hot dogs and a few poutine trucks outside of City Hall. Different food stands have opened up but business has been slow and vendors complain that city regulations suck.
Take Away is available at Type Books at Queen West and Strachan (support local bookstores!). You can also buy it on Amazon if you’re not in Toronto – in which case, please send us some better street food.