The Best Jerk Chicken in Toronto
The best jerk chicken in Toronto is a formidable list of the best-spiced and most tender chicken on the block. It goes without saying that a big drum BBQ with plumes of nose-itching smoke outside the joint is a good sign of great taste, as it's not just the spice mixture that you create but that open-air grilling that really makes jerk chicken out of this world.
Here is the best jerk chicken in Toronto.
Follow your nose to Underhill Drive near Lawrence and the DVP where you'll find Toronto's best jerk chicken at Allwyn's Bakery. Caribbean food lovers from all over the city will want to make the trek for their perfectly spiced and delicious chicken. Their specialty is the jerk chicken sandwich with slaw. The heat of the moist jerk chicken, the creamy slaw and amazing coco bun - yum! It's super cheap, too. More »
What a great joy it is to see the BBQ smoking on the Kensington sidewalk outside Rasta Pasta. They make the most fabulous jerk chicken, tender and flavourful, and the owners chat amiably with all the market visitors. Their homemade jerk sauce brings the heat, and their hot sauce takes it to the next level. More »
Jerk chicken is the specialty of The Jerk Joint, and you can have it tons of ways - in a wrap, between coco buns, as wings, or a whole bird. They even jerk their fries. The chicken is juicy, wth great heat and spice levels that surprise you with a lingering bite. The Jerk has legions of fans. Don't be intimidated by the lineup - it's fast moving, they're friendly and you won't regret it once you sink your teeth into a spicy hunk of meat. More »
Owned by Horace "Rap" Rose and serving the Eglinton West neighbourhood since 1982, Rap's offers the authentic spirit of Jamaican jerk chicken. Smoked and jerked outside on the big BBQ drum, especially at night, the results perfume the neighbourhood and are downright heavenly. Make sure to get the homemade jerk sauce, and hot sauce as well! More »
Another Eglinton West staple, Spence's Bakery has some fine jerk chicken. A hint of sweetness, and not too salty, with that scotch bonnet and pimento spice to get your eyes and mouth watering. More »
Sheppard East is treated to Mona's Roti, a 25 year Trinidadian family business. The assembly-line style food prep looks daunting, and there is little in the way of seating (just do take-out), but you'll put all those kinks behind you when you take a bite of the deliciously spiced jerk chicken. More »
Mr. Jerk grew from a tiny counter in the Peanut Plaza in 1979 to the Toronto's foremost Caribbean food chain, with six locations across the GTA, so they must be doing something right. Each is individually owned so there are some small differences (the Don Mills and Markham locations are known to be the best), but they all follow that same jerk recipe, so why not try them all and decide for yourself? More »
Jerk chicken tender enough to shred with a fork, well spiced and crispy skin- Albert's Real Jamaican has become a tried and true favourite for many Torontonians. Others complain of bad service, inconsistent product, and steep prices since they moved to the bigger location, nostalgic for the old ways and tastes. More »