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The Best Street Food in Toronto

The Best Street Food in Toronto

The Best Street Food in Toronto

Looking for the best street food in Toronto? We've compiled a list of the most notable street vendors, summer pop-ups, takeaway windows and street food-inspired restaurants throughout the city. Being the cultural melting pot that it is, Toronto is home to a wide variety of street food options, often featuring unique, modern twists on traditional ethnic cuisines. From Japanese fried chicken to Trinidadian doubles, here are some of the city's most delicious street food options.

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1

707 Dundas St W

Gushi Japanese Street Food

Gushi Japanese Street Food

Focusing on Japanese-inspired street food, Gushi's original location is part of Market 707 (a series of shipping container food stalls near Kensington), but they've now expanded to Cabbagetown as well. Their crispy Japanese fried chicken comes in three tasty flavours, with a variety of sides and add-ons to round out your meal.

3

Manipura

Manipura

This food trike makes plant-based Trinidadian doubles, a typical street food from Trinidad consisting of a chewy "bara" (a chickpea-based fried flatbread) stuffed with fillings like curried veggies and tofu, potatoes, chutney and hot sauce.

4

1701 Bayview Ave

Indian Street Food Co.

Indian Street Food Co.

Although it's technically a full-on restaurant, this Indian destination in Leaside mimics the street food experience with wooden walls, loud music, bright colours and food trolleys. The menu covers a variety of classic Indian dishes and tapas, for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.

5

3160 Steeles Ave E

Heisei Mart

Heisei Mart

Part of the Japanese J-Town complex, this Markham grocery store is not just a shop to find speciality items, but is also a destination to find popular Japanese street food. A takoyaki vendor is usually found vigorously flipping the battered octopus balls right outside the shop's entrance.

6

252 Dupont St

Madame Boeuf and Flea

Madame Boeuf and Flea

From the Rose and Sons team, Madame Boeuf is a summertime endeavour that doles out no-frills cheeseburgers, onion rings, hot dogs and chilli cheese fries. Located behind Bar Begonia, this pop-up is the ultimate backyard barbecue.

8

248 Ossington Ave

Kungfu Dawg

Kungfu Dawg

This tiny outdoor stall on Ossington is known for their elevated take on Toronto's traditional "street meat" carts. The artisanal hot dog stand is headed by Stephen Payne -- former charcuterie manager at Parts and Labour -- who shows serious commitment to both quality meat and ingredients.

10

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Canada's first dumpling-dedicated food truck travels around Toronto during the warmer months to dish out juicy pork, shrimp and chicken dumplings to the lunchtime crowd. Check their social media to stay updated on where they are!

11

505 University Ave

Nobs'

Nobs'

This "street meat" truck on University prides itself on serving juicy meat-stuffed sandwiches -- and absolutely no hot dogs! Steak, chicken and ribs are done on the grill and served in a wrap or atop a fluffy bun.

14

69 Kensington Ave

Seven Lives

Seven Lives

Tucked away in a tiny Kensington Market storefront, Seven Lives is a quintessential Toronto joint offering up ultra-fresh and flavourful tacos like carnitas, fried fish, spicy chicken and octopus, plus deliciously chunky guac and chips on the side. Grab an order and find a bench or nearby park to enjoy.

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Looking for the best street food in Toronto? We've compiled a list of the most notable street vendors, summer pop-ups, takeaway windows and street food-inspired restaurants throughout the city. Being the cultural melting pot that it is, Toronto is home to a wide variety of street food options, often featuring unique, modern twists on traditional ethnic cuisines. From Japanese fried chicken to Trinidadian doubles, here are some of the city's most delicious street food options.

3

Manipura

Manipura

This food trike makes plant-based Trinidadian doubles, a typical street food from Trinidad consisting of a chewy "bara" (a chickpea-based fried flatbread) stuffed with fillings like curried veggies and tofu, potatoes, chutney and hot sauce.

5

3160 Steeles Ave E

Heisei Mart

Heisei Mart

Part of the Japanese J-Town complex, this Markham grocery store is not just a shop to find speciality items, but is also a destination to find popular Japanese street food. A takoyaki vendor is usually found vigorously flipping the battered octopus balls right outside the shop's entrance.

8

248 Ossington Ave

Kungfu Dawg

Kungfu Dawg

This tiny outdoor stall on Ossington is known for their elevated take on Toronto's traditional "street meat" carts. The artisanal hot dog stand is headed by Stephen Payne -- former charcuterie manager at Parts and Labour -- who shows serious commitment to both quality meat and ingredients.

10

feasTO

feasTO

Canada's first dumpling-dedicated food truck travels around Toronto during the warmer months to dish out juicy pork, shrimp and chicken dumplings to the lunchtime crowd. Check their social media to stay updated on where they are!