A Sneak Peek At All The Gourmet Grub at the CNE
Marking the end of summer (so sad), the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has officially kicked off in all of its ride, games, and – of course – food-filled glory.
When it comes to the gourmet grub at the CNE, you’ll find no shortage of calorie-packed (but so worth it), creative, and totally Instagram-worthy options.
Here’s a peek at some of our favourites.
All the Gold Goodness
Making for like-worthy social media material this year, you can expect gold leaf-covered indulgences, like the Gold Burger (which will set you back a cool $100) from Bacon Nation or the Gold Ice Cream from Eative.
The Cookie Dough Supreme
If you aren’t afraid of calories, opt for the Cookie Dough Supreme by OG Chimneys, made exclusively for the CNE. This ultimate dessert features edible birthday cake dough and a cream cheese icing spread, topped with house-made white chocolate sauce, a cookie, and sprinkles, all inside a freshly baked graham Chimney Cone.
🍪COOKIE DOUGH SUPREME IS COMING – ONLY AT @letsgototheex 🍪 . Featuring layers of @kykykookies edible birthday cake dough and a cream cheese icing spread. . Topped with house-made white chocolate sauce, sprinkles and an ooey-gooey KyKy Birthday Cake Kookie! . Inside a hand-rolled, freshly baked graham Chimney Cone. . Only available for a limited time at the CNE at these locations inside the grounds: August 17 to September 3: Inside Food Building, Eva's is operating at the Chimney Stax booth. . August 24-26: At the Food Truck Frenzy, the Eva's truck will be here in addition to the Stax booth on these days.
Tim Horton’s Donut Poutine
It doesn’t get more Canadian than poutine or a Tim Horton’s doughnut – combined. Celebrate the tastes of our home and native land at the CNE with a Donut Poutine from Tim Horton’s. You can expect donuts made into the shape of fries, drenched in caramel sauce and topped with decadent white chocolate chips.
Exclusively at the @LetsGoToTheEX Tim Hortons Food Building.
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— MyTimHortons (@MyTimHortons) August 15, 2018
Korean Fried Frogs Legs
Get as adventurous with the food as you do with the rides with interesting food choices in the Food Building like the Korean Fried Frogs Legs from Farm to Fryer (who, by the way, also offer things like comforting Mac and Cheetos Popsicles).
Dare ya to try these Korean Fried Frog Legs! 😏 Tomorrow's THE DAY! Tag your daring friends! Try them at #CNE2018 Food Building from Aug 17-Sep 3, 2018! #LetsGoToTheEx . Follow #FarmToFryer on Twitter and Facebook as well! . . . . . . . #tastetoronto #torontofood #tofood #yyzeats#foodporn #igerstoronto #eeeeeats #foodspotting#foodgasm #markhamfood #torontoeats #torontolife #lovetoronto #yyz #tofoodies #toronto #blogto #eatfamous #fnceats #theex #cne #narcitytoronto #feedmyphone #cravethe6ix #toeats #koreanfood #froglegs
S’More Fried Chicken Sandwich
If you can’t quite decide between sweet or savoury or are simply feeling like a blast of both, head over to the Heartbreak Chef booth for their (incredible looking) S’More Fried Chicken Sandwich. This one is guaranteed to hit the spot.
Hot Damn it’s summer time and I’m feeling good! Come check us out at the Heart Break Chef Fried Chicken Sandwich booth starting tomorrow all the way to September 3rd @letsgototheex , and try the two sandwiches the whole city is talking about. S’more fried chicken and the Apple fritter along with 4 other signature sandwiches. See you this weekend Toronto! 📸 @iamjulianross #blogto #streetsoftoronto #torontolife #torontofood #friedchicken #burgersto #torontochef #cne #baconnation #summertime #smore #applefritter #igfood #instafood #cheflife #tastetoronto
The Candy Land Milkshake
Tap into your inner child in with the ridiculously over-the-top Candy Land Milkshake from longtime Toronto diner Frans. If you don’t splurge on one for the sugar rush, do so for the Instagram op. This shake definitely defines “eye candy.”
The Vegan Frites Extreme
Dutch Frites returns again with the crowd-pleasing Vegan Frites Extreme. The highly addictive fries are topped with a 100 per cent vegan mayo that is made in-house daily without animal or meat-based products.
Deep Fried Cheese Curds
The only thing better than cheese curds are gooey, deep-fried cheese curds. Once again, guests can mow down on Hong Kong-style “toast curds” from King of Curds, topped with peanut butter, condensed milk, and a chunk of butter.
Chocolate Banana Steakclair
Another over-the-top indulgence can be found at Philthy Philly’s on the midway. If you think you can handle it, the Chocolate Banana Steakclair features steak, provolone cheese, banana slices, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream – all stacked on a chocolate éclair doughnut. Yikes.
🎡 LET’S GO TO THE EX 🎠| It’s that time of the year again and we are so excited the CNE IS BACK and @philthyphillys will be launching some special CNE menu items at the CNE this year! 🎉 . SWIPE 👉😍 FOR THE INSIDER SCOOP ON #philthyphillys SECRET CNE MUNCHIES. 🔥 Pork Chop on a stick 🔥 Chocolate Banana Steakclair Thank you @instafoodto for the great photos and @jojoinstameets for bringing together an amazing group of people to us at the CNE. . . . #cne #foodcoma #nomnomnom #torontoblogger #tofood #cneeats #exhibition2018 #foodtruck #limitedtime #special #crazyfoods #foodporn #foodstagram #philthyphillys #phillycheesesteak #cheese #pork #foodsonastick
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