Snack bars in Toronto aren't restaurants where you necessarily eat a little, but a lot of little things. They specialize in tiny plates of delicious finger foods perfect for sharing with groups of friends.
1. 416 Snack Bar // 181 Bathurst St.
This snack bar is a fork-free zone. Cutlery free makes these two-bites all the more sharable, from steak tartar on toast, to oysters and mini eggplant sandwiches.
2. Bar Raval // 505 College St.
There are practically endless tapas options at Bar Raval including our favs, cured meats and sharp cheeses. Try a seasonal fav like these great shisito peppers or a classic spicy tuna hand roll.
3. Bar Buca // Various Locations
This italian snackery mastered the art of authentic bites from seasonal fried squash flowers to beautiful, crispy pizzas.
4. Oddseoul // 90 Ossington Ave.
This place is the perfect blend of Korean and American food. Fuck up your average poutine with squash and kimchi or kick back with a classic pork bun.
5. Pinkerton's Snack Bar // 1026 Gerrard St. E.
This late night Gerrard joint has a ton of rotating late night bites from fried broccoli and tuna poke.
6. Bar Fancy // 1070 Queen St W.
Bar Fancy has debatably the best fried chicken in the city. Grab a couple cocktails and snap a pic of the neon tiger before diving in.
7. Food & Liquor // 1610 Queen St W.
This Parkdale stop has all of your favourites on deck. Delicious little sliders, Korean fried chicken, or corn on the cob.
8. Bar Begonia // 252 Dupont St.
Just LOOK at these waffle chips. Amazing. This steak tartare is to die for, let alone the delicious potato pairing.
9. Peoples Eatery // 307 Spadina Avenue
This Chinatown eatery offers up plates of sharable duck, fried rice and pancakes amongst other plates like this delicious poke bowl.
10. Portland Variety // 587 King St. W.
This King St. stop is extremely well known for their brunch but their snacks kick ass too. In particular? Their yellowfin tunafish poke.
11. Rickshaw Bar // 685 Queen St. W.
This bar specializes in making a little bit of everything, for everyone. Roasted cauliflower for the vegans, scallop ceviche for vegetarians and grilled lamb with naan for the meat lovers too.
12. Carmen // 922 Queen St W
These Spanish bites are perfect for sharing and sipping cocktails together. These lettuce wraps are super refreshing on a hot day out paired with an iced cold Corona.
13. Beast // 96 Tecumseth St.
Meat lovers, worry not. Beast has you covered with thicc meaty options from snack to full-sized portions. Pictured here? Succulent pork hocks.
14. Mamakas Taverna // 80 Ossington Ave.
This little Greek spot has tons of Mediterranean favs for you to dig into. Like this yummy piece of octopus!
15. Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar // 81 Bloor St. E.
This Bloor Street eatery showcases flavours from Northern Thailand while giving people the flavours and textures they crave. Ex. These squash fritters.
16. Patria // 478 King St. W.
Classic Spanish fare is the most incredible at Patria. Head over for authentic tapas, like these stuffed dates.
17. The Carbon Bar // 99 Queen St. E.
If this picture doesn't convince you to go to Carbon Bar, nothing else will.
18. Sneaky Dee's // 431 College Street
These nachos are a Toronto staple to share on a sloppy, last call kinda night.