The Best Caribbean Restaurants in Toronto
The best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto stand out, despite a healthy amount of competition across the city. The best in this class are mom and pop shops that, for the most part, have been in business for years, dishing out island staples like roti, doubles, jerk meats, and all sorts of fritters.
Here are the best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto.
Mona's is a takeout operation in Scarborough. You'll find Caribbean specialties stocked in the hot table up front, while the kitchen produces fresh dahlpuri, paratha and pholourie from scratch daily in plain sight of patrons. The curry goat roti wrap is a house favourite, but Trinidadian doubles are not to be missed.
The Rexdale and Scarborough doubles shop has recently opened a new location at Yonge and Eg, where they dish out hearty curries with warm paratha, ackee and saltfish, and stewed chicken with calalloo and rice. The selection of snacks here is cheap and cheerful, too, featuring favourites like pholourie, aloo pie, and delicious doubles packed with spiced chickpeas.
The chain of Caribbean eateries is well loved for its dahlpuri-wrapped roti filled with cabbage, carrots and cauliflower, plus choices like channa, curry boneless goat, or eggplant. Beef patties, currant rolls and coconut tarts are menu staples, too, and can be washed down with imported bevvies like Grace ginger beer and peanut punch.
The Caribbean restaurant on the Danforth is a cozy destination for overstuffed roti wraps, flavourful curries and jerk chicken dinners. Start with apps like johnny cakes or codfish fritters, but try to save room (good luck, the portions here are huge) for sides of slaw and golden fried plantains.
This casual eatery and takeout spot can found on Bathurst across from the TTC station, and is a haven for meatless eaters looking to fill up on roti filled with seasoned pumpkin, chickpeas and potatoes or textured protein. Be sure to try the signature corn soup - the chunky, gently spiced chowder is a standout.
The sister restaurant to The Black Hoof is the perfect place to nibble on Haitian eats along with fun, rum-centric libations. The menu features snacky foods like accra, banana frites and street-style girot (fried pork) alongside wholesome plates of oxtail and bean sauce, cashew chicken, and fried soft shell crabs.
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