These are 9 of Toronto's most drool-worthy poutines

Apr 10 2019, 5:10 pm

There’s little more Canadian than a fierce platter of poutine, ready to be tucked into. Classic crispy fries, squeaky curds and savoury gravy create a true culinary masterpiece.

But sometimes, you want to switch things up. Why not opt for an elevated version of the dish?

These are the must-try poutines to scout out in Toronto.

Oxtail Poutine from Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

 

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Chubby’s is serving up a brunch-poutine with braised oxtail, scotch bonnet fries, cheese curds, mozzarella, green onion and oxtail gravy. It’s the ultimate way to put a stop to that hangover.

Address: 104 Portland Street
Phone: 416-792-8105

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Gnocchi Poutine from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

 

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Mildred’s, known to worship flavour, does the juices of oxtail justice by oozing it in gravy form over gnocchi poutine. Ontario cheese curds punctuate the rich dish with gooey, mild and chewy goodness. It’s comfort food done right.

Where: 85 Hanna Avenue
Phone: 416-588-5695

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A.M. Poutine from Lady Marmalade

 

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Breakfast done right. Home fries and cheese curds are topped with miso gravy or hollandaise, and you can add poached eggs, pulled pork, bacon or braised beef. Now that’s the way to start the day.

Address: 265 Broadview Avenue
Phone: 647-351-7645

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Pumps Poutine from Leslieville Pumps

 

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This loaded poutine can be amped up with pulled pork, beef brisket, beef brisket chilli or, for veg-heads, baked beans. No matter what, you’re looking at dark rich gravy and jus from the smoker, and squeaky orange and white Ontario cheese curds.

Address: 929 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-465-1313

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Spiced Chicken Poutine from Love Chix

 

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This crispy-fry confection comes with fried chicken covered in parmesan, ranch, chili, and cilantro. Sign us up.

Address: 1588 Dupont Street and 111 Richmond Street West
Phone: 416-546-0626

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Meatball Thai Coconut Poutine from My Meatball Place

 

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This poutine is made with meatballs smothered in a Thai coconut sauce, served over perfectly crispy fries. And yes, it’s just as summery as it sounds.

Where: 617 King Street West

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Squash Poutine from Oddseoul

 

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This squash poutine is served with a Korean curry gravy, cheese curds, kimchi, kewpie and chives. It’s guaranteed to spice up your poutine’s life… and probably your own, as well.

Address: 90 Ossington Avenue

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Butter Chicken Poutine from My Roti Place

 

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For a place that specializes in roti, this spot serves a killer poutine. Butter chicken sauce replaces gravy, blanketing perfectly crisped fries. It’s the flavour-adjustment you didn’t know this classic dish could benefit from.

Address: 1376 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-538-7684

Address: 901 King Street West
Phone: 416-306-8445

Address: 406 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-306-8445

Address: 3 Glebe Road East
Phone: 416-322-9559

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The Classic from Poutini’s

 

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Sometimes, you don’t need the frills. The classic option from this iconic Toronto spot checks all the boxes: crispy fries, squeaky curds and savoury gravy. Get some.

Address: 1112 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-342-3732

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