This saucy, gooey dish of deliciousness that came from the French-speaking province of Quebec in the 1950s is now one of the best-loved dishes in the country. Who doesn’t love fries covered in rich gravy and melted cheese curds?! To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up the best places for poutine in Toronto…
Best Poutine in Toronto
Nom Nom Nom brings poutine to another level with their house-made curds that add insane flavour. You can choose from the Traditional Poutine, with red potato fries, classic Quebec-style gravy and curds or tasty meat toppings. Want a real feast? Go for the Half and Half: half fries. Half curds. Full flavour.
Poutini’s has been serving up some of the tastiest poutine in Toronto – heck, some of the tastiest poutine in Canada since 2009. The potatoes are fried twice, Belgian style, and the cheese curds come from a local dairy farm. There’s even vegan cheese that’s just as good.
Korean-style poutine might sound like madness, but it works. It actually works exceptionally well. This late night eatery is a funky Korean food joint with some classics and unique twists. Their poutine is the perfect example: it’s tangy squash with curried gravy, Kewpie mayo and cheese curds.
This place specialises in fish and chips, and while the fish is truly excellent (it’s deep fried in beef drippings!) the poutine is key. It’s made with hand cut fries from local potatoes, thick chunks of cheese curds and a dousing of gravy. Yum.
This might look like a nondescript gas station outside but inside, it’s home to mouth-watering meals, including their legendary sandwiches, BBQ and poutine that’s made with flavoursome jus from their meat smoker. Though there are plenty of picnic tables in the summer months, this is the ideal place for a grab & go lunch.
Yep, you might come here for their juicy beef burgers, but make sure you order a side or the excellent poutine to share. There’s the classic poutine with rich, hearty gravy and Quebec cheese curds, or for something a little more indulgent you can dig into their foie gras poutine. This beauty comes with freshly-seared Quebec foie gras, curds and Italian white truffle oil.
Could there really be a poutine list without Smoke’s? Naysayers will disagree, but Smoke’s Poutinerie chain is a classic spot for some great poutine. The crispy brown fries soak up chicken gravy with a hint of rosemary and whatever toppings you fancy. We like double-smoked bacon, caramelised onions, sautéed mushrooms and chipotle pulled pork.