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10 Places for the Best Poutine in Toronto

10 Places for the Best Poutine in Toronto

Poutine—a Canadian classic, a Québécois cuisine, and the dish you cannot miss out on in Toronto. Ask any Canadian what their favourite restaurant is and they’ll tell you lots, but where to get the best poutine? Ah, they’ll probably tell you just one or two.

It’s a simple dish but requires the perfect combination of flavours and consistency; that’s why we scoured Toronto for the best poutine, including some hidden and not-so-hidden spots, whether you want a traditional or a variation with many toppings.

Stop wondering and read on!

Sea Witch Fish and Chips

Website: https://www.seawitchfc.com/ 

Address: 636 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A9, Canada

Contact Details: 

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Price/s: $13

The thing about this eatery is it focuses on fish and chips, but that doesn’t mean their poutine isn’t a must-try! If you happen to pass by Claire Avenue West, definitely get a side of poutine because no meal in Canada is complete without it!

Their fries are crispy golden that’s soft on the inside, slathered in gravy that’s not too salty but hits the right spot. The cheese curds? Oh man, they have the perfect creamy consistency.

The best news is they’re pretty affordable for the generous servings. They’re available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery via Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, and DoorDash.

Pro Tip:

  • If you’re ordering fish and chips, we suggest adding that extra $4 to upgrade to poutine instead of buying a separate one.

Rudy

Website: https://rudyresto.com/ 

Address: 619 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B5, Canada

Contact Details: 647-748-7839

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday & Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:30 AM

Price/s: $7.99

Rudy is known for their burgers, but did you know they have one of the yummiest poutine in Toronto? Even our friends from Montreal liked this Toronto spot, which definitely says something!

Their fries are thick but not too soft on the inside, which is a perfect combination with their thick and flavourful gravy. They also use squeaky Quebec cheese curds, which adds to the authenticity of the food!

With five locations in the GTA, you’ll find this restaurant very accessible no matter where you live. They also offer deliveries, so there’s no need to get up in bed for your poutine cravings.

Pro Tip:

  • If you don’t want to wait a while for your food, we suggest ordering online for pick-up.

NomNomNom Poutine

Website: https://www.nomnomnom.ca/ 

Address: 707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6, Canada

Contact Details: [email protected]

Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price/s: $9.29+

This adorably named poutine spot is a can-not-miss spot in downtown Toronto. It’s a popular place for locals and tourists alike—not surprising since this is easily one of the best places.

That’s because they use veggie gravy straight from Quebec, which has a perfect amount of saltiness. They also don’t skimp out on ingredients—they serve a nice portion of big, chewy cheese curds!

You won’t be disappointed with their selection. The pulled pork poutine is a good option, or go with the double cheese if you want that extra squeak!

Pro Tip:

  • You can purchase a pack of fresh cheese curds that you can take home! Perfect for poutine at home!

The Holy Chuck

Website: https://holychuckburgers.com/ 

Address: 1450 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Y7, Canada

Contact Details: 

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Price/s: $12.99

One of the best poutine in Toronto is found inside this burger shop. Poutine and burger? Count us in!

We first want to say that their poutine looks incredible—the presentation looks mouthwatering. They serve large portions, with slightly thin fries, squeaky cheese curds from Quebec, a nice amount of gravy, and seasoned with herbs and spices on top.

They don’t have a lot of seating inside, but you can order via Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Skip the Dishes for delivery. 

Pro Tip:

  • You get to save some extra money by buying a combo meal.
  • Don’t forget to try their yummy Nutella and peanut butter milkshake with your poutine.

Leslieville Pumps

Website: https://www.leslievillepumps.com/ 

Address: 913 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J4, Canada

Contact Details:

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Price/s: $8.84 – $15.75

This local hotspot has a creative eye, offering one of the best and most unique poutine variations in the city. They serve different kinds, and each one is worth a try.

You can opt for the classic poutine, topped generously with rich dark gravy, smoker au jus, herbs, and orange and white cheese curds. For a more adventurous palate, go for the toppings—the beef brisket chilli is a particular favourite of ours.

You can order ahead and pick it up at Queen Street East or order for delivery if you prefer the convenience. They’re available on Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Ritual.

Pro Tip:

  • The poutine is best paired with a southern beef brisket burger. 
  • Take home some of their delicious baked goods. This Toronto spot is a general store, so you’ll find plenty of things to bring home.

Philthy Philly’s

Website: https://philthyphillys.com/ 

Address: 624 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4, Canada

Contact Details: 905-801-9797

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 am (location dependent)

Price/s: $12.99+

You will drown in poutine in this eatery. The servings are massive, especially the Philthy size, even though they might not look like it.

Any Canadian will tell a poutine newbie to stick with the classic—no other ingredients besides fries, gravy, and cheese. But if you’re looking for plenty of toppings, you’ll find this place a must-visit because they’re not stingy with their servings.

The bacon poutine is a nice option if you don’t want too much going on in your poutine. But a filling morning meal is the breakfast poutine, which is topped with egg, bacon, and steak.

Pro Tip:

  • Stop by on a Tuesday for their Choose-day special. A regular poutine will only cost $6 plus tax.

New York Fries

Website: https://www.newyorkfries.com/ 

Address: Eaton Centre North, 260 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L9, Canada

Contact Details: 416-408-3501

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Price/s: $8.19+

This is a place to try poutine in Toronto because of the wide range of selections. *Cue Ophrah’s voice* YOU get a poutine! YOU get a poutine!

You get fresh-cut fries doused with their signature gravy, which is surprisingly vegetarian-friendly. The best part is their Quebec cheese curds that are in the middle of squeaky and melty.

A popular option is the butter chicken poutine, which has Indian spices that are mildly spicy for that extra kick. Another bestseller is the pulled pork poutine, complete with smokey sauce.

Pro Tip:

  • We highly suggest dining in. The poutine variations have a lot of juices that will turn your fries soggy, especially on the bottom.

BeaverTails

Website: https://beavertails.com/ 

Address: 145 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2H4, Canada

Contact Details: 

Opening Hours: (location dependent)

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price/s: $9.50

Yes, we are including the popular Canadian flat donut shop on our list. Despite focusing on pastries, they actually make spectacular poutine!

They’re the go-to for a quick poutine fix, considering their roughly 200 locations in the country. They top their fries with a generous serving of cheese curds and, of course, with flavourful gravy.

Once you’ve tasted that, you can move on to their peculiarly named dish, Poutail, which is poutine served on top of their signature flat donut. It’s a unique offering that you don’t normally see in Toronto—and it’s really good!

Pro Tip:

  • It’s best to call ahead before going to a BeaverTails branch. Not all offer poutine, so if you don’t want to order Poutail, you might be disappointed.

Knuckle Sandwich

Website: https://www.knucklesandwich.ca/ 

Address: 969 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON M4C 3G5, Canada

Contact Details: 

Opening Hours: 

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm 

Price/s: $11

In this East York burger joint, you’ll find delicious classic poutine that’s best paired with a juicy burger and a pint of beer. It’s the type of place for a casual brunch or dinner with family or friends.

They only use locally sourced fresh ingredients. All meats are naturally raised, which is more sustainable, healthier, and tastes better.

Their poutine has golden brown fries that are perfectly cooked, with salty (but not too salty) gravy and an abundant number of melty cheese curds. It’s the perfect side dish that goes with any burger.

Pro Tip:

  • This burger haven is more of a dining-in-place. If you order takeout, you’ll lose the crispiness of the fries, and it won’t be as pleasing to eat because they don’t use thick fries.

C’est What

Website: https://cestwhat.com/ 

Address: 67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5, Canada

Contact Details: 416-867-9499

Opening Hours: 

  • Sunday & Monday: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Price/s: $10+

This taproom is a laid-back spot for poutine and beer just near St. Lawrence Market. The decadent poutine is a perfect food for late-night cravings—it’s best to down it with a cold glass of beer.

Their tasty classic poutine comes with thick gravy and diced green onions that add a pop of colour. Their cheese curds are well-portioned—actually, the whole dish is perfectly portioned.

A bestseller is the butter chicken poutine, which is topped with pieces of buttered chicken, almond slices, mango chutney, and diced green onions. It’s not a traditional Québécois dish, but it’s something you can’t pass up in Toronto.

Pro Tip:

  • Check their social media updates for live music. They invite performers on weekends.
  • For a brain booster activity, you can join trivia nights! There’s no reservation required, and it’s a nice way to meet some locals.

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