12 epic creations to try during Toronto's week-long poutine festival

Jan 27 2021, 9:35 pm

It’s time to make some room because La Poutine Week is coming back to Toronto this year and you’ll want to prepare yourself, it’s about to get messy.

The annual event, honouring a truly Canadian dish, is set to take place from February 1 to 7, 2021.

Tons of Toronto restaurants will be serving up their own rendition of poutines from Pho-inspired bowls, to mixed Shawarma poutine and even Poutine Pizza.

“Participants engage with the festival by eating original poutines, sharing their experiences on social media, and voting using the La Poutine Week website,” read the festival’s website.


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“Restaurants can benefit from the festival, making record sales throughout the La Poutine Week festival, and some even running out of food in the historically quieter winter months.”

The week-long event competition has also cut its restaurant registration fee by 60% and will offer free participation if eateries are unable to afford the cost.

Any of the restaurants registered on SkipTheDishes can be accessed through the app for orders during the festival.

This year a dollar from every poutine sold will go towards Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB).

Here’s a little taste of what’s in store for this year’s event:

  • MB The Place To Be: Putin ng Ina Ko – $11.99
  • Dzo Viet eatery: Photin – $15
  • Maybes Shawarma: Mix Shawarma Poutine – $9.49
  • Food Fight BBQ: BIG POPPA POUTINE – $14.95
  • The Pilot: Chorizo ​​Poutine – $15
  • Burger Avenue: Pulled brisket poutine – $15.25
  • John’s Fish ‘N’ Chips: Greek poutine – $7.50
  • Bangkok Garden: Thai Poutine – $10
  • Dublin Calling Toronto: Irish Poutine – $9.95
  • The Wilcox: Lobster Poutine – $24
  • Smash Kitchen & Bar: Fried Chicken Poutine – $18
  • Char’D Grill: Char’D Short Rib Poutine – $15

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