The best poutine in Toronto

Poutine, a Canadian classic, has won hearts with its simple yet irresistible blend of crispy fries, melty cheese curds and savoury gravy. In Toronto, the love for this comfort food is real, and the city offers some top-notch spots to satisfy your poutine cravings.

From fancy spots to local haunts, here are the go-to places in Toronto for a perfect poutine fix.

Chris Jerk

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Caribbean food haven Chris Jerk has not one but nine poutine options on the menu, including jerk chicken shawarma poutine, jerk chicken breast sweet poutine and sweet poutine no meat.

Smoke’s Poutinerie

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While we bid a fond farewell to Smoke’s founder, Ryan Smolkin, in October, his legacy of kindness and legendary poutine lives on. At Smoke’s, there’s a poutine for every fan – from butter chicken and perogy to Philly cheese steak and double pork.

Big Smoke Burger

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While our top-notch burgers take center stage, Big Smoke’s premium poutine is a crowd-pleaser too. Options include pulled pork, veggie, spicy, bacon, and the craft, featuring crispy fries, Quebec cheese curds, gravy, sautéed mushrooms, and rosemary-garlic mayo.

Sea Witch Fish & Chips

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Despite their guise as a solid fish and chips spot, the poutine here steals the show. No fancy toppings required—just poutine the way it was meant to be.

Stack

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Established in 2012, Stack is a family-owned and operated restaurant, renowned for its authentic Texas-style 12-hour slow-smoked meats. Enjoy their delicious traditional poutine or elevate it by adding pulled pork or brisket to the mix.

Utopia

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Utopia is dedicated to delivering a seriously delicious poutine experience. Customize your dish with an array of toppings like sautéed mushrooms, fried jalapeños, tempeh, fried egg, fried chicken, grilled chicken or even steak. Plus, here’s the surprise—the gravy is completely vegetarian! You’d never guess.

Nom Nom Nom Poutine

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Discover an array of incredible choices on the menu at this go-to spot for poutine. Whether you’re a meat lover opting for the Super Dog, smoked meat or pulled pork, or a cheese enthusiast indulging in the triple cheese delight, there’s something for every palate.

Fancy Franks

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For those in the know, it’s no secret that Fancy Franks takes their poutine pretty seriously. From the loaded potato and original chili to eggs n’ bacon, they’ve got fancy covered. And if that’s a bit too much, you can always go for the Not so Fancy, featuring chopped hotdogs, ground chorizo, cheddar cheese, gravy and jalapeño twists.

Rudy

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It’s hard to pinpoint whether it’s the perfectly cooked thick-cut fries or the homemade gravy that makes Rudy’s no frills poutine so darn good.

Burgers n’ Fries Forever

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With a name like Burgers n’ Fries Forever, you’d expect the poutine to be exceptional, and this shop doesn’t disappoint. Recognizing that fries are just as crucial as the burger, the menu offers various options, including the traditional poutine made with double-fried hand-cut fries and the Nashville Chicken poutine with  gluten-free popcorn chicken, southern slaw and pickles.

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