Toronto’s best tourtière is the perfect meal for frigid days. Inspired by the traditional Québécois dish, these meat pies are the stuff that cold-weather comfort is made of. Our French-Canadian neighbours are no strangers to blustery days, drifting snow and double-digit negative temps. Trust a traditional Quebec dish to provide all the homey comfort and satisfying flavour demanded of northern weather extremes.
A golden, buttery, double-crust pie, tourtière is traditionally made of ground pork seasoned with spices, including nutmeg, allspice, clove and cinnamon. Opt for classic or try one of Toronto’s more inventive takes, with everything from seasoned tofu to wild boar or wine-braised du Puy lentils.
Whichever you bring home, you’ll quickly see what makes these pies classic. Warm one up for Christmas Eve and celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition. Tourtière at the holidays may just become your new favourite festive feast.
Here are 10 spots you can pick up a Tourtière.