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The Best Poutine in Toronto

The Best Poutine in Toronto

The Best Poutine in Toronto

Scouring the city for the best poutine? Whether that be a joint solely dedicated to poutine or a feature on a restaurant's menu, we've got you covered. Poutine has gone from Quebec delicacy to national icon and has inevitably become a staple menu item among Toronto’s food scene. Many restaurants have taken a new spin on the traditional fries, gravy and cheese curds. We’re seeing jerk chicken poutine, squash poutine, poutine topped with pulled pork, butter chicken, seaweed and a variety of vegan poutine options as well. At the end of the day, all we really want are some crispy fries topped with the real-deal, squeaky cheese curds, lathered in piping-hot smooth gravy, right? Here are the top picks for poutine in Toronto. 

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1

Rudy

Rudy's Poutine

Rudy's Poutine

Rudy’s poutine is exactly the no-frills kind of poutine you need in your life. Great for sharing -- or all to yourself -- Rudy's will fill your poutine cravings. Best part is that they are on Uber Eats for when you don't feel like leaving the comfort of your home.

2

Lady Marmalade

A.M. Poutine

A.M. Poutine

Originally located on Queen East, Toronto's favourite brunch place serves up some amazing A.M. Poutine. This poutine comes with crispy baked hash browns, cheese curds, miso gravy or hollandaise -- with the option to add poached eggs, pulled pork, or bacon. Who says poutine can’t be consumed at every meal of the day?

4

Moo Frites

Japo Frites

Japo Frites

This tiny Kensington spot has twice-fried thick-cut fries -- the Belgian way -- making an excellent foundation for a mound of Ontario curds and peppery, slow-simmered beef and chicken gravy. Be sure to try to their "Japo Frites" featuring crispy fries drizzled with house-made wasabi mayo, Japanese sweet mayo and topped with seaweed and toasted black and white sesame.

5

Oddseoul

Squash Poutine

Squash Poutine

This eclectic snack and cocktail bar on Ossington is heavily influenced by Korean flavours and is a steadfast neighbourhood favourite. The squash poutine has garnered quite a cult following and consists of fried squash smothered in a vegetarian curry gravy and is topped with kimchi cabbage, cheese curds, scallions, sesame seeds and drizzled in mayo.

7

Smoke's Poutinerie

Triple Pork Poutine

Triple Pork Poutine

You can't write a list of Toronto's best poutine without including the famed Smoke's Poutinerie. While it's a nation-wide franchise and more of a fast-food experience than dine-in experience, Smoke's has an extensive menu offering just about any combination of toppings you could ever imagine. 

9

Chris Jerk Caribbean Bistro

Jerk Chicken Shawarma Poutine

Jerk Chicken Shawarma Poutine

This fresh take on poutine features crispy fries topped with moist jerk chicken shawarma, jerk gravy and shredded mozzarella cheese. It’s recommended to pair it with a sweet Caribbean drink to complement the rich salty notes from the poutine. This mouth-watering dish always hits the spot!

11

Poutini's House of Poutine - CLOSED

Poutini's Classic Poutine

Poutini's Classic Poutine

Located on Queen West, Poutini's serves up many different types of poutine, including vegan options. The large crispy fries are covered in thick tasty gravy with your standard cheese curds. Open until 3:30 am on weekends, come here to satisfy all your poutine needs, even if that means carb-loading after a night of drinking.

12

Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle's Classic Poutine

Knuckle's Classic Poutine

While Knuckle Head is widely known as one of the best places in the city to eat sandwiches, much to your surprise - or not - they also serve incredibly tasting poutine. Their classic poutine is made with fresh-cut russet potatoes, those real cheese curds you know and love and a dark lager gravy.

The Best Poutine in Toronto

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The Best Poutine in Toronto

Caroline Hill

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Scouring the city for the best poutine? Whether that be a joint solely dedicated to poutine or a feature on a restaurant's menu, we've got you covered. Poutine has gone from Quebec delicacy to national icon and has inevitably become a staple menu item among Toronto’s food scene. Many restaurants have taken a new spin on the traditional fries, gravy and cheese curds. We’re seeing jerk chicken poutine, squash poutine, poutine topped with pulled pork, butter chicken, seaweed and a variety of vegan poutine options as well. At the end of the day, all we really want are some crispy fries topped with the real-deal, squeaky cheese curds, lathered in piping-hot smooth gravy, right? Here are the top picks for poutine in Toronto. 

1

Rudy

Rudy's Poutine

Rudy's Poutine

Rudy’s poutine is exactly the no-frills kind of poutine you need in your life. Great for sharing -- or all to yourself -- Rudy's will fill your poutine cravings. Best part is that they are on Uber Eats for when you don't feel like leaving the comfort of your home.

2

Lady Marmalade

A.M. Poutine

A.M. Poutine

Originally located on Queen East, Toronto's favourite brunch place serves up some amazing A.M. Poutine. This poutine comes with crispy baked hash browns, cheese curds, miso gravy or hollandaise -- with the option to add poached eggs, pulled pork, or bacon. Who says poutine can’t be consumed at every meal of the day?

4

Moo Frites

Japo Frites

Japo Frites

This tiny Kensington spot has twice-fried thick-cut fries -- the Belgian way -- making an excellent foundation for a mound of Ontario curds and peppery, slow-simmered beef and chicken gravy. Be sure to try to their "Japo Frites" featuring crispy fries drizzled with house-made wasabi mayo, Japanese sweet mayo and topped with seaweed and toasted black and white sesame.

5

Oddseoul

Squash Poutine

Squash Poutine

This eclectic snack and cocktail bar on Ossington is heavily influenced by Korean flavours and is a steadfast neighbourhood favourite. The squash poutine has garnered quite a cult following and consists of fried squash smothered in a vegetarian curry gravy and is topped with kimchi cabbage, cheese curds, scallions, sesame seeds and drizzled in mayo.