What’s more Canadian than a big bowl of fries and cheese curds smothered in gravy? Absolutely nothing.
Toronto offers up everything from the classic Quebec dish, to extravagant twists that feature squash, coq au vin, and more! Whether you’re looking for a good old fashioned poutine, or you want to try something a little bit different, we’ve put together a list of the best poutine you can find in the city.
Check out the best poutine in Toronto below.
Poutini’s House of Poutine
This West Queen West hot spot is open into the wee hours of the morning, serving up some of the most delicious fries doused in gravy and cheese that this town has to offer. They offer up a variety of different poutine options, whether you want it topped with BBQ pork or bacon, or you can even go for the vegetarian version.
Head over to this little shack, as they offer up some of the best poutine you can imagine. Run by a Montreal who makes his own cheese curds within Market 707, NomNomNom Poutine not only offers up the perfect classic poutine, but they also have a variety of unique options like smoked meat and brussel sprout.
Toronto’s classic burger joint Rudy stands out for their unbelievable, hearty poutine that doesn’t need any over-the-top additions. Their thick-cut fries serve as the perfect vessel for their delicious soy-onion-beet gravy that tastes just like beef and their giant squeaky cheese curds.
Head to Kensington Market to indulge in some twice-fried frites, as their fries are definitely the stand out in their delicious poutine. Their traditional poutine comes smothered in Ontario cheese curds and a peppery beef-and-chicken gravy that will keep you wanting more.
If you find yourself in the East end of the city, check out Leslieville Pumps. The general-store-style shop serves up a huge poutine loaded with gravy, jus from a smoker, white and orange cheese curds, and your choice of pulled pork, brisket, brisket chili, or baked beans.
If you’re looking for a pretty unique poutine, head to Oddseoul to try out their squash poutine. The Korean-Canadian snack bar offers a creative twist on the classic Quebec treat, serving up deep-fried squash cubes with kimchi, green onion, Kewpie may, black sesame, and pickled ginger, all smothered in a curried chicken gravy.
Holy Chuck Burgers
Holy Chuck Burgers is doing way more than serving up mouthwatering meat, they also offer delicious poutine at their Yonge and St. Clair shop. The dish comes topped with Quebec cheese curds, seared Quebec foie gras, and Italian white truffle oil for a fancy twist on the Canadian classic.
The Enchanted Poutinerie
The Enchanted Poutinerie is a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it scenario, offering up a tie dye unicorn poutine at their restaurant near Dufferin and Wilson. If you’re not looking for a colourful poutine, they still offer up a classic poutine, or you can choose from a huge list of flavours like bacon, cheeseburger, chicken shawarma, chicken nugget, mac & cheese, jerk chicken, and more.
Feeling fancy? Head to The Distillery District’s modern French hot spot, Cluny Bistro, which takes an elevated approach with its coq au vin poutine. The dish sees its fried dressed with red wine-braised chicken, topped with St-Albert cheese curds and sautéed bacon and mushrooms.
The 6 Burger Bar
Scarborough boasts The 6 Burger Bar near Birchmount and Eglinton. They offer up some pretty wild poutine, which can come topped with everything from lobster to chicken tenders, or you can even indulge in the most Canadian option that comes topped with mac and cheese, peameal bacon, and strip bacon.