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From One Hungry Tummy to Another 10 Must-Visit Late Night Food Spots in Toronto

From One Hungry Tummy to Another: 10 Must-Visit Late Night Food Spots in Toronto

Just a little warning before you continue reading: this article is going to give you uncontrollable cravings that will have you wandering all around Toronto to find the best meals at midnight.

Toronto is a city with diverse and spectacular meals, which my mates and I found out after walking the streets at night looking for the best spots that will satisfy our gurgling tummies.

So, it’s time to whisk you away to the land of delicious cuisines—there’s no room for bland food here because midnight snacks…err…meals don’t have to be boring.

Of all the restaurants we tried, these are the ones that made the cut! Time to whip out your stretchy pants and witness Toronto’s insane late night food scene!

House on Parliament

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Address: 454 Parliament St

Contact Information: (416) 925-4074

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Kitchen closes at 11:00 PM on Sunday to Thursday, 12:00 AM on Friday to Saturday

Price Range: $10 – $30

This Cabbagetown pub is the ultimate spot for late night cravings. Think: burgers, chicken wings, fish and chips, nachos, and quesadillas. Then, you can down it all with a glass of good ol’ beer, whether domestic or international.

As much as we want to head there now, we have to do our job first and tell you that their food is amazing—ridiculously delicious, honestly. There’s also a good selection of drinks, and we particularly love their Pimm’s Cup, which gives that London pub vibe.

This Toronto pub is in a gorgeous brick house with a front and a rooftop patio, perfect for night owls. There’s a chill atmosphere inside that’s ideal for bringing your family or friends just to eat and chat.

Pro Tip:

This gastropub doesn’t accept reservations, so expect there to be a line during peak hours (especially during brunch). But for after dinner hours, you’re good to go!


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Address: College Park South Tower – 761 Bay St. Unit 2

Contact Information: (647) 350-6471

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Price Range: $10 – $30, $100+ for platters

I’m pretty sure we’ve all had late night sushi cravings. Luckily, Gorudoya is open ’til late every single day, selling generous servings and fresh ingredients. They use purple rice for their sushi, which adds a unique chewy texture.

You have the classic rolls (California roll, spicy salmon roll, and avocado roll) and combos that are the perfect addition to your midnight movie marathon. The roll combos have 16 pieces of sushi and the biggest platter has 106!

And if you fancy something hot on a cold Toronto night, there’s delicious ramen here. This late night spot also has a decent selection of soju to pair your noodles with.

You can head down here anytime, and you’ll most likely get a table—there’s a patio and plenty of seating inside. Then, you can walk right next door to Lemon Tree S&S for some dessert.

Pro Tip:

Check their socials for weekly specials and special promotions if you want to save some loonies.

Queen Mother Cafe

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Address: 208 Queen St W

Contact Information: (416) 598-4719, [email protected]

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday – Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Price Range: $10 – $30

Queen Mother Cafe is a staple in Queen West, having opened its doors in 1978. This spot has a chill atmosphere, where you’ll also see Canadian and British influence in the cafe’s design, including pictures of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The menu is inspired by Lao and Thai dishes with continental cuisine. A bestseller is the chicken and shrimp pad thai, which is stir-fried noodles with shrimp, chicken, and egg cooked in sweet and sour sauce and topped with roasted peanuts—we like medium spicy.

The ping gai is also a yummy must-try, which is basically a soft and juicy grilled boneless chicken with rice, greens, and a delicious spicy lime sauce. We like dousing our chicken with the sauce, so we always order an extra ping gai sauce.

Pro Tips:

If you don’t eat meat, they do have vegetarian and vegan options for some of their dishes. 
If you’re allergic to nuts, make sure you inform them whether you’re ordering for pickup or dine-in because a lot of their dishes have peanuts.

Juicy Dumpling

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Address: 280 Spadina Ave

Contact Information: (647) 352-5678

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Price Range: $4 – $10

If you’re looking for a late night cheap eats in Toronto, Juicy Dumplings always comes to the rescue. For only $3.99, you can get six pieces of pan fried soup dumplings—you can basically bring only $10 and come home with two dishes.

You can eat other Shanghainese food here besides dumplings. The sticky rice ball soup is one of our foodie team’s favourites, as well as the vegetable bun with shiitake mushroom—and both of these are still under $15.

The service here is pretty quick as well, perfect for late night appetite. This is also a no-frills eatery, just very casual. It’s the kind of place you go to with your coat under your pyjamas when it’s really late at night—no fussiness, just purely for hungry stomachs.

Pro Tip:

The place can get busy, so don’t forget to check if you have soy sauce and hot sauce with your order. It’s a good idea to consider take-out as well since it does get packed a lot.


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Address: 2 Lakeview Ave

Contact Information: Via in-person only; doesn’t accept reservations

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday – Saturday: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

Price Range: $10 – $35

Tucked in an unmarked building, Hanmoto is a hidden gem, the kind of place that tourists wouldn’t even know about. It’s even possible locals don’t know about it because this late night eatery doesn’t have any fancy decor or neon signage.

Despite the barebones style of this place, the food is anything but. The presentation will have you reaching for your phone for that Instagram-worthy shot, and the burst of flavours will surprise your tastebuds.

You can get raw and cooked meals. Do try the salmon aburi, which is torched salmon with Kewpie honey and garlic oil, and the famous and unforgettable Dyno wings, which are basically glazed chicken wings stuffed with pork dumplings.

Pro Tip:

It’s easy to miss Hanmoto if you don’t know what you’re looking for since it’s not labelled. It’s just a few steps from the corner of Lakeview and Dundas, the small building with bamboo sticks on the walls, right next to Churchill Bar.

MARKED Restaurant

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Address: 132 John St

Contact Information: (647) 660-7948, [email protected]

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Price Range: $20 – $30 without cocktails; cocktails start at $20

This chic restaurant in downtown Toronto is the place to go if you’re looking for a fancy late night meal. The interior is absolutely stunning with its South American touches that will leave you in awe.

The food is beautifully presented as well. But the star is in the food’s rich flavours, where you get to taste delicious South American dishes cooked in a natural wood fire grill—even the plate of charred corn ribs is popular here.

But if we’re getting serious, the mushroom coxinha (porcini mushroom and truffle mayo sauce) is a crowd-pleaser because of its intense flavour. The cassava fries with spiced dusting are nice and crispy and perfect finger food.

Pro Tip:

If you get severe allergy symptoms, we suggest skipping this one since the kitchen uses the same equipment for preparation. Cross-contamination is possible.

416 Snack Bar

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Address: 181 Bathurst St

Contact Information: (416) 364-9320, [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Price Range: $10 – $20, platter is $40 and oysters are $25 to $50

If your tummy screams for Asian cuisine, head over to 416 Snack Bar, one of the best late night finger food spots in the area. Pretty much everything on the menu is small plates, basically full of appetizer choices that will have you ordering more.

This trendy hotspot makes different kinds of Asian meals for a diverse variety, including Korean, Lebanese, Vietnamese, and Filipino dishes. We do love steak tartare, which is best eaten with lettuce.

The foie gras torchon is a solid choice, as is the Reuben sandwich, which we find is always nicely done. The crispy bread works really well with the tender middle.

Oh, and this is a no-cutlery restaurant and has been since 2011. It’s a good thing, though, because it makes the late night food experience more memorable and fun.

Pro Tips:

If you’re coming with friends and want to split the bill, make sure to ask for it upon arrival or it won’t get divided after you’re done eating.

They don’t do takeouts. But if you won’t be dining in and prefer to eat at home, you can bring your own container for the staff to put your food in—they’ll happily do it!


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Address: 1570 Bloor St W

Contact Information: (416) 532-2323, [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 AM

Price Range: $15 – $30

Indian food taste good any time of day, but if you fancy late night meals, Bawara is one of the easy spots to visit in Bloor West. You get to taste the rich flavours of Hakka cuisine that’s also 100% halal.

The vibe here is casual and very welcoming, which is perfect for dining with friends. Don’t miss out on the Szechuan fried rice (we prefer it with egg), which pairs well with the devil’s chicken, a spicy chicken cooked with chilli-garlic sauce and various spices. 

Another delicious combination is the laal maas curry served with roti. It’s basically a slow-cooked lamb marinated with various spices, which gives that super rich flavour.

Do order a club soda because there’s just something superb about the rich and spicy flavour that goes well with a carbonated drink—it just cleanses the palate really well.

Pro Tip:

If you order the combo meals, they’re only available until 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. But you can still get them as late night meals from Monday to Thursday.

Sneaky Dee’s

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Address: 431 College St

Contact Information: (416) 603-3090

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Price Range: $15 – $30

Late nights don’t always have to be just snacking, it can also be the time to have fun. And that’s exactly what Sneaky Dee’s is for us because there’s live music to keep everyone up at night, just like a club with really good food.

Indulge in Tex-Mex cuisine, starting with the superstar nachos—there’s a huge selection and we always go for the regular one with guac. The quesadilla grande with chicken breast is very filling and the perfect fuel if you’re planning to dance the night away.

The cocktails here are superb. If you’re coming in with a large group, we recommend the 60 oz sangria for that sweet and fruity drink—they have red and white wine, but we just tend to always go with red.

Pro Tip:

Don’t miss out on special events. Their Instagram account is always updated so you can watch comedy nights, join dance parties, and enter trivia nights. It’s a fun way to have a banging night out.

The Lakeview Diner

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Address: 1132 Dundas St W

Contact Information: (416) 850-8886

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours

Price Range: $15 – $30

If there’s a restaurant in Toronto that never sleeps, it’s The Lakeview Diner. That means there’s food available anytime in Toronto. Oh, and Guy Fieri featured this spot on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

It’s a staple in the neighbourhood where Torontonians gather to get their favourite meals. Everybody loved the cornflake chicken sandwich, famous for its cereal-breaded chicken, which is so iconic that you cannot visit without trying it.

Other favourites are the freedom toast and the beef brisket poutine, ideal for lunch and late night eats. The apple pie milkshake (a drink and dessert in one) is also a superstar you cannot miss. It’s such a classic—creamy, thick, and absolutely delish.

Pro Tip:

If you’re looking for affordable cocktails, check their $4 mimosas and $5 Caesars. It’s such a steal, you’ll probably go back!

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