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10 Toronto restaurants to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day

Tuesday , March 29th , 2016

Eggs Benedict is a classic dish that consists of poached eggs resting on peameal bacon or ham, set atop an English muffin, and smothered in buttery hollandaise sauce.

Retired Wall Street stockbroker Lemuel Benedict is believed to have invented the “Benny.” In 1984, to cure his hangover, Benedict stumbled into New York’s famous Waldorf Hotel and ordered toast, poached eggs, bacon and a shot of hollandaise.

The maître d'hôtel decided the dish was delicious, and refined the recipe by introducing ham and English muffins. Today, eggs Benedicts can feature a range of flavours by swapping out ham for smoked salmon, steamed spinach or other ingredients.

Regardless of how you prefer your Benny, the dish is always an indulgent start to the day — especially on National Eggs Benedict Day! For the best eggs Benedicts in the city, check out the following restaurants: 


A favourite for foodies, this delicious Distillery District restaurant serves both pulled pork and portobello mushroom variations of the classic eggs…


With multiple locations throughout the city, and breakfast served until 4 p.m., this casual restaurant is a perfect destination to ring in National Eggs…


Visit this Toronto landmark for brunch at its most refined, and to enjoy peameal bacon or smoked salmon eggs Benedicts that can be prepared without bread…


A Queen Street East must for breakfast or brunch, this quaint eatery offers a range of signature Bennys, including a pulled pork option served with citrus-infused…


If you love brunch and barbecue, then you’ll love the Barque Benedict — featuring brisket, smoked salmon or pulled pork on cornbread — at this Roncesvalles…


You can build your Benny any way you like at this Woodbine and Danforth Avenue diner that offers coconut, HP Sauce-infused or Cajun hollandaise, to name…


Another great spot to build your own Benny, this eatery serves eggs Benedicts with a beer-infused hollandaise sauce and choice of house-made English muffin…


Located steps away from the St. Lawrence Market, this Belgian cafe serves a grilled rib-eye steak Benny with a bright, lemon-infused hollandaise, potato…


From classic to California Bennys with avocado and tomato, this Queen Street East eatery offers diners several eggs Benedict options, all served with…


With a variety of eggs Bennys to choose from, including Cajun chicken and Montreal smoked meat, this breakfast joint is an easy choice for National Eggs…

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