Late night eats in Toronto are often defined as anything available after dinner hour.
But that’s not exactly helpful in those instances when you’ve closed down a bar and suddenly find yourself stranded outside…and famished. What you need in this case is really, REALLY late night eats.
Well, here’s where to go after last call in downtown Toronto to get them.
Two locations in the downtown core are open on Friday and Saturday nights until 3:30am. The specialty here is the iconic Canadian dish loaded with extras like bacon or smoked meat. The staff here are fully fluent in Drunk and will totally appease you even if you just point at the menu.
Address: 1112 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 617 King Street West, Toronto
Catering to all your drunken desires, this Dundas West snack bar is open until 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu here features epic munchies like personal size deep dish pizzas, smash bags, doughnut sandwiches, and mac ‘n cheese.
Address: 1256 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Like a reliable friend, this Chinatown institution is always there for you in the twilight hours. The restaurant can be found bustling on weeknights until 4 am, and until 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Get the General Tso and some noodles and you’re all set.
Address: 338 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
The retro diner at the base of the Thompson Hotel is like a magnet for club-goers. Slide into a deep booth and rest up while you wait for orders of buttermilk chicken, grilled cheese burgers and all
day night breakfasts.
Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
This indie outfit deals in dirty old school subs. There’s simply nothing gourmet about it. In the light of day, when better judgement prevails, they’re not all that appealing though after a night full of drinking and dancing, the turkey-bacon sub is a godsend.
Address: 389 King Street West, Toronto
Even after most of the city’s street meat vendors pack it in for the night, this hot dog focused eatery is open. On Thursdays, find the kitchen cooking until 3 am, while they go an hour later still on Fridays and Saturdays. Here you can satisfy cravings from Montreal-style steamies to footlongs served naked or beefed up with chili-cheez, pizza or cheeseburger toppings.
Address: 457 Spadina Avenue
Hours vary by location but on a Friday or Saturday night you’ll find the OG of Toronto burritories slinging tortilla wrapped bundles of joy until at least 3 am, if not later. Customize yours to order with selections like steak, chicken, haddock, or sweet potato with all the essentials; Tex Mex cheese, guac’, salsa, etc.
Address: 224 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Address: 575 College Street West, Toronto
Address: 1736 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 74 Dundas Street East
The chain of Korean restaurants boasts locations scattered throughout the GTA. The Chinatown outpost is open Friday and Saturday nights until 4 am, meaning there’s no need to rush your sizzling bibimbap or bowls of pork bone soup.
Address: 280 Spadina Avenue, Toronto