The top 15 cheap eats in Kensington Market
Kensington Market is full of delicious treasures. Whether you're craving a mid afternoon snack or a full meal, there's a spot for pretty much all your cravings.
Here are my picks for some of the best cheap eats in Kensington Market.
You can find the best tacos in Toronto on Kensington Avenue. While prices have gone up over the years, the taqueria is still as busy as ever cooking up fish and seafood tacos done SoCal or Tijuana-style. Get the Pulpo or the Gobernador.
This German-style sandwich shop brings a taste of Berlin to Toronto. Doners come with chicken, veal, lamb, fried halloumi, or gems. They're all topped with a yogurt sauce and a harissa-like hot sauce and veggies.
Belgian-style frites are delicious with only a bit of salt but here you can opt for more unique offerings like the War Frites topped with peanut butter, mayo and onion.
This is where to go for a traditional Venezuelan lunch. Arepas comes with a variety of different meats, veggies, cheeses and sauces.
This all-vegan restaurant dishes out an array of vegan comfort foods. A must-try is their southern fried tofu and mixed root vegetable fries. The tofu is seasoned with southern spices, coated in panko breadcrumbs and served with BBQ sauce for dipping.
If you're a fan of traditional fish and chips, then a visit to Fresco's is in order. While the restaurant also serves up great poutine and po'boys, the star of the show will always be the fried to perfection fish and chips.
This colourful Mexican-style sandwich shop at the corner of Baldwin and Kensington serves a variety of tortas including their Cubana loaded with smoked ham, adobo pork, gouda, sliced avocado, tomatoes, chipotle sauce and spicy dijon.
Kensington's biggest slice can be had at this Baldwin St. pizza parlour. Chow down on a slice of pepperoni on one of the few bar stools or if it's nice outside walk around Kensington 'za in hand.
Locals know to come here for their fill of homemade jerk chicken. All jerk is served alongside rice, beans and coleslaw for a complete meal.
Order up The ODB and you'll get boneless dark meat piled on top of a maple buttered waffle and dressed in a sweet and tangy sauce.
This favourite for gluten-free, vegan and organic eats is best-known for their sweet and savoury crepes, all made with homemade vegan buckwheat batter.
>Those in the know head to the back of this Latin American grocery store on weekends to find ladies making cheap and tasty El Salvadorian street food. A freshly made pupusa filled with pork, cheese and refried beans will set you back a mere $3.
Authentic Belgian waffles are the speciality here. Sweet and savoury waffles fill the menu and they can all be had for under $10.
Choose between beef or veggie chili, pork and jerk chicken on your frybread taco along with optional taco-y toppings at this Indigenous cafe and restaurant.
Hawaiian-style poke is what's on offer at this tiny Baldwin St. restaurant. Poke bowls come in three sizes, from small for a snack to a large you can barely finish. There's also the option to get three snack-size poke bowls for $15.
Jesse Milns at Seven Lives
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