Poutine is one of Canada's main claims to fame in the food department. We're also known for some other favourites around the world such as bacon, maple syrup and ketchup chips!
Honestly, I could go on about all the great foods Canada brings to the world but we all know that the best one really is poutine. There's something so amazing about the simplicity of a poutine, after all it's just 3 ingredients: fries, gravy and cheese curds!
But putting those 3 ingredients together made something so mind-blowingly delicious that we're all basically addicted now. It's our go-to food when we've been out late partying and need a greasy meal, after a rough breakup when we just need comfort food and also on that one day a week we along ourselves to cheat from our diet.
Toronto and some of the surrounding areas of the GTA are home to some seriously good poutines. These poutines are so decadent and delicious they'll keep you coming back for more!
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Nom Nom Nom Poutine
Where: 707 Dundas St W // The Annex
Why You Should Go: This small little food truck on Dundas West has some of the best poutine you can find in all of Toronto. Their gravy comes straight from Quebec and is vegetarian, their cheese are squeaky and the potatoes are crispy and delicious. They even serve a smoked meat poutine with meat straight from Schwartz's Deli in Montreal!
Where: 929 Queen St E // Leslieville
Why You Should Go: This restaurant is actually a gas station but it serves up some seriously good food as well. One of the best items on their menu is their poutine which comes in tons of different types like pulled pork, beef brisket, chili and more!
Poutini's House Of Poutine
Where: 617 King St W // King West
Why You Should Go: This poutine shop has two locations, one on Queen West and one on King West, and they both offer an insane selection of poutines. Try their bacon poutine, roasted mushroom poutine, smoked meat poutine and more!
Where: 218 Adelaide St W // Downtown Toronto
Why You Should Go: This wouldn't be a Toronto poutine list if it didn't include Smoke's Poutinerie. This is the classic spot you go to for late night munchies as well as some of the best, classic poutine in the city!
Holy Chuck Burgers
Where: 1450 Yonge St // Summerhill
Why You Should Go: This spot is definitely not a poutine shop, their specialty is ridiculously massive and crazy burgers. But they also serve a delicious poutine that you can pair with a massive burger if you really want to go all out here.
Where: 969 Coxwell Ave // East York
Why You Should Go: This is another Toronto spot that definitely isn't known for their poutine but it is one of the best sides on their menu. They specialize in massive sandwiches that go perfectly with a side of their classic poutine!
Where: 210 Ossington Ave // Trinity Bellwoods
Why You Should Go: You really can't go wrong with a poutine from a classic burger joint. This spot specializes in burgers, beer and fries and they have a selection of 3 delicious poutines to choose from!
No Bull Burgers
Where: 1019 Kingston Rd // The Beaches
Why You Should Go: This burger joint in The Beaches is the best place to get your poutine fix. They have a selection of poutines including their pulled pork poutine, brisket poutine and Montreal style poutine!
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Where: 326 College St // Kensington Market
Why You Should Go: Who doesn't love a fancy hot dog topped with an insane amount of toppings? What's even better about this Toronto chain is that they have a huge selection of poutines like their Kimchi poutine, eggs n' bacon poutine and grilled cheese poutine!
Off The Hook
Where: 749 Broadview Ave // Riverdale
Why You Should Go: This spot is basically an up-scale fish and chips joint that also serves a decent sized selection of delicious poutines. You can choose from their vegan poutine, Canadian bacon poutine, classic poutine, and chowder poutine!
Porchetta & Co.
Where: 545 King St W // King West
Why You Should Go: This spot is the perfect place to drop in for a quick lunch that will leave you completely satisfied. They make crazy sandwiches like their spaghetti grilled cheese and obviously their porchetta sandwiches. But they also serve a classic poutine on the side with pork drippings!
Utopia Cafe & Grill
Where: 586 College St // Trinity Bellwoods
Why You Should Go: Not only is this poutine insanely delicious but it's also made with a vegetarian gravy! They also have a whole slew of toppings you can choose to add to your poutine to make it totally unique to you.
The Rebel House
Where: 1068 Yonge St // Rosedale
Why You Should Go: This Riverdale spot offers a unique twist on a classic poutine dish. They cut their potatoes into thin wedges instead of fries then top it all with a homemade gravy, cheese curds and mozzarella.
Mama's Boys Burgers
Where: 480 Danforth Rd // Scarborough
Why You Should Go: This spot gets credited for serving up the best burgers and fries in the area. That's pretty tempting, isn't it? They serve up homemade fries so you know you're getting the good stuff!
Sea Witch & Chips
Where: 636 St Clair Ave W // Wychwood
Why You Should Go: This spot offers amazing fish n' chips that come with the option of switching out your chips for a classic poutine. Their fish is super crispy and their fries are homemade and delicious!
Where: 47 Charles St W // Yorkville
Why You Should Go: This spot takes diner food up a notch with their amazing burgers and fries. The fries are made with fresh cut Yukon Gold potatoes and loaded with cheese curds from Quebec topped with their steaming house gravy.
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Fresco's Fish And Chips
Where: 201 Augusta Ave // Kensington Market
Why You Should Go: This Kensington Market spot is mostly a fish and chip joint but they also have a small selection of amazing poutines to choose from. Try their maple bacon poutine, vegetarian chili poutine, or classic Quebec style poutine!
Where: 401 Bay St // Downtown Toronto
Why You Should Go: If you're looking for a unique way to enjoy your poutine in the city, this is it! This spot makes a roast duck poutine pizza! Yup, you read that right, a poutine pizza and it tastes just as amazing as it sounds too.
Lou Dawg's Southern BBQ
Where: 76 Gerrard St E // Downtown Toronto
Why You Should Go: Lou's is a big BBQ chain all across Ontario that's well-known for their massive poutines. You can try their best like their chili cheese poutine, big dawg poutine and classic poutine!
Toma Burger Addiction
Where: 712 Queen St W // Trinity Bellwoods
Why You Should Go: Although this spot is mainly a burger joint, they also have a decent sized selection of poutines to choose from. You can try their Mexican poutine with guacamole, pulled pork poutine, or their truffle oil and caramelized onion poutines.
Where: 1959 Queen St E // The Beaches
Why You Should Go: This Beaches classic is known for it's amazing BBQ. With amazing BBQ comes delicious fries so you can definitely bet on this spot having some seriously amazing poutine! In fact, they make a signature poutine topped with BBQ!!
John And Sons Oyster House
Where: 56 Temperance St // Old Toronto
Why You Should Go: I've only got two words for you on this one: Lobster. Poutine. Need I say more? This is probably one of the most decadent poutines you'll find in the city, so treat yourself!
Where: 24 Wellesley St W // Yorkville
Why You Should Go: This is a delicious Japanese ramen joint that also serves a poutine! It gives a Japanese twist to a Canadian classic that will expand your taste buds and give you an exciting poutine experience.
Where: 178 Baldwin St // Chinatown
Why You Should Go: You can tell by the name of this place just how seriously they take their fries. It's their specialty and they do it pretty darn well. They make all kinds of unique fry dishes including a classic poutine!
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Charred Rotisseries House
Where: 244 James St N // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: Just a little bit outside the city, but totally worth the drive! This spot serves up some amazing rotisserie chicken and the perfect thing to add to your meal is their poutine. They make it with a homemade piri piri sauce for a little extra flavour and spice!
Where: 23 Augusta St // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: This Hamilton go-to serves up a decadent poutine that everyone needs to try. It's a crab poutine made with crab meat, cheese curds and bacon clam chowder. Yum!
Where: 398 John St // Burlington
Why You Should Go: You can tell by the name that this spot specializes in everything poutine. They have a huge selection of amazing poutine to choose from, a selection of gourmet fries and street meat!
Southern Smoke Barbecue House
Where: 201 Ottawa St N // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: This BBQ spot in Hamilton has some seriously delicious eats. Their BBQ is to die for and but their sides are what really make the meal special. Try their poutine for an amazing addition to your BBQ plate!
Where: 131 Ottawa St N // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: You can see by the name that this spot isn't a poutine joint. They actually specialize in ridiculously good grilled cheese. But they have a poutine side that looks delicious and will pair perfectly with an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich!
Where: 49 King William St // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: This spot serves up some seriously juicy and delicious burgers. But they also have a whole section on their menu dedicated to fries and poutines. Try some of their unique poutines for a delicious meal!
Rolly Rocket's BBQ
Where: 470 King St W // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: Another amazing BBQ joint in Hamilton but this one has a massive section on their menu of poutines. Try their brisket poutine, sweet tater poutine or classic poutine!
Where: 180 Kenilworth Ave N // Hamilton
Why You Should Go: This spot is a Hamilton staple for basically all your food needs. Seriously, they have literally everything here! They have a huge poutine selection including an actual poutine burger!
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Burlington Charcoal Pit
Where: 2031 Lakeshore Rd // Burlington
Why You Should Go: The Burlington Charcoal Pit is a go-to spot in this area for simple but delicious burgers. They also have a great poutine to add to the side of your meal!
Where: 1455 Lakeshore Rd // Burlington
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Why You Should Go: You can clearly tell by this photo that the poutine at this Burlington spot is going to be something super special. It's super decadent and delicious and should be at the top of your cheat meal list.
Halifax Original Donair
Where: 3300 Fairview St // Burlington
Why You Should Go: This Burlington spot is known for their extra delicious gyros but they also have a decent selection of poutines to pair with them. You can try their Montreal style poutine, bacon double cheese poutine and classic poutine.
Beertown Public House
Where: 2050 Appleby Line Unit K // Burlington
Why You Should Go: This Burlington spot serves up-scale versions of classic pub foods. You can try one of their many beers on tap while enjoying their "proper poutine" for a delicious meal!
Boon Burger Cafe
Where: 399 Elizabeth Street // Burlington
Why You Should Go: This burger joint prides themselves on offer fresh and local ingredients in their burgers. They also have a big selection of poutines to choose from including their thanksgiving poutine, greek poutine, chili cheese fries poutine, and more!
Where: 4305 Fairview St // Burlington
Why You Should Go: This is a beloved food truck in Burlington is a treat for anyone that gets a chance to eat their. They serve classic food truck eats like burgers, hot dogs and of course classic poutine and fries!
The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
Where: 443 Brant St // Burlington
Why You Should Go: The Works is a big burger chain that serves up some seriously cool burgers. But they also have a few selections of different poutines to choose from!
New York Fries
Where: 777 Guelph Line // Burlington
Why You Should Go: You really can't go wrong with a classic fry chain like New York Fries. If you're in the Burlington area this spot is a great place to go for a faithfully delicious poutine!