Toronto's Poutine Festival Has Over 100 Unique Dishes & Here Are Some You'll Want To Try

Poutine pizza, anyone?
Ontario Associate Editor
Toronto's Poutine Festival Has Over 100 Unique Dishes & Here Are Some You'll Want To Try

One of the most Canadian festivals ever is coming up, and you can enjoy it from your home.

Toronto's La Poutine Week, presented by Saputo, is happening from February 1 to 7, 2021, and there are so many crazy creations to try.

This year, the nation-wide event has more participating restaurants than ever before, including over 127 venues in Toronto.

The dishes will be available to order through SkipTheDishes, and here are a few unique takes on the iconic Canadian dish to add to your list.

Time to start planning those orders, eh?

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Valentine Poutine From Texas Longhorn

Price: $11

Address: 1077 N Service Rd., Mississauga, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Poutine has gotten a sweet makeover at this spot. Dessert lovers can enjoy pastry-based fries covered with cream cheese balls, chocolate sauce, berries, and whipped cream.

Photine From Dzo Viet Eatery

Price: $15

Address: 308 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: The perfect way to warm your soul on a winter day, Photine comes with grilled Pho spiced beef, Pho gravy, cheese, and crispy shallots.

Poutine Pizza From Aces Pizza

Price: $19.95

Address: 250 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Poutine but make it pizza! You can grab a slice or two of this unique pie, which is topped with gravy, fries, mushrooms, and cheese curds.

Butter Chicken Poutine From Punjaabi Grand Indian Buffet

Price: $9.99

Address: 150 Windflower Gate, Woodbridge, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Spice up your life with the creamy butter chicken poutine, available in regular, spicy, or 911 spicy.

Poutine Brunch From 3 Brewers

Price: $12

Address: 275 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This dish is the very best way to start your day. Crisp fries are loaded with Toulouse sausage, caramelized onions, camembert cheese and a soft-cooked egg. The meal is then finished with hollandaise sauce, sriracha and chives. There is also a vegetarian option.

Japanese Curry Poutine From Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

Price: $11

Address: 928 College St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: A unique twist on traditional poutine, this dish comes with fresh-cut fries, Japanese curry gravy, cheese curds, onions, pickled ginger and tagorashi.

Cottage Pie Poutine From Stout Irish Pub

Price: $18

Address: 221 Carlton St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: You'll feel right at home with this comforting pie poutine, which comes with spiced fries, ground beef, carrots, peas, Quebec cheese curds, and red wine gravy.

Shrimp Poutine From West Coast Sandwiches

Price: $16

Address: 69 Oxford St. Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Seafood lovers can indulge in this meal of fries topped with signature gravy, Saputo cheese curds, cheesy salsa and sautéed shrimp.

The Dirty Poutine From The Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles

Price: $15

Address: 79 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Loaded with boneless buffalo bites, jalapenos, ranch, cheese curds, and mushroom gravy, this poutine will take you away to comfort food heaven.

Chicken Pot Pie Poutine From Union Chicken

Price: 12.95

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Try It: Chicken pot pie gets even more comforting in this poutine dish. It comes topped with pulled chicken, cheese curds, peas, carrots, and black pepper gravy.

Char’D Short Rib Poutine From Char’D Grill

Price: $15

Address: 925 Rathburn Rd. E., Mississauga, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Made with waffle fries, this dish boasts grilled Halal beef short ribs, cheese curds, and garlic aioli.

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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