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The Best Jerk Chicken in Toronto

The best jerk chicken in Toronto is proof that we’ve got it covered when it comes to an incredible array of cuisines in this city. Even in this cold, gigantic country of ours, here in Toronto you can find tropical flavours from tiny islands bursting with heat and passion, especially in that comforting delicacy, jerk. Rihanna even saw fit to bestow her grace upon one of our jerk establishments.

Here’s the best jerk chicken in Toronto.



Allwyn's Bakery
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Allwyn's Bakery

Located in North York, Allwyn’s is a simple takeout spot that nevertheless has snagged our number one spot on this list. Jerk sandwiches and patties for cheap are the go-to here. If you can't decide, combine the two and order a patty sandwich!

Rasta Pasta
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Rasta Pasta

This Kensington restaurant fuses two cuisines one might never think of as going together, but they’ve been winning hearts with the combination. You can add a piece of their perfectly cooked jerk chicken to any pasta for $4, but it’s the basic chicken with veggies and slaw that’s a winner.


Roywoods
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Roywoods

Exploding onto the jerk scene this year is Roywoods, a to-go establishment located near clubby King and Bathurst on Fort York Boulevard. Jerk sandwiches on coco bread baked fresh daily and the tenderest chicken with a crispy, flavourful outside and scotch bonnet hot sauce will keep customers coming in until their super late weekend closing times of 4 a.m.


Ritz Caribbean (Yonge and Shuter)
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Ritz Caribbean (Yonge and Shuter)

Open for about fifteen years in neighbourhoods across Toronto, Ritz Carribean is known for their low prices and many locations as much as they are for their delicious jerk chicken to folks from all walks of life.


Mr. Jerk
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Mr. Jerk

In the Don Mills area, Mr. Jerk has those excellent jerk prices down with specials for just $6.49 including a free drink to wash down all the spiciness from overloading your huge charcoal grilled piece of chicken with their famous homemade hot sauce.

The Jerk Joint
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The Jerk Joint

Located in the somewhat weird collection of food stalls that populate St. Patrick’s Market Square, the oddness of the Queen West hall doesn’t put off huge lines of workers forming around lunchtime and at dinner who are there to pick up their favourite regular jerk chicken, made healthily with as little grease as possible and accompanied by refreshing Ting.



Chris Jerk
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Chris Jerk

Apparently they do a mean jerk shawarma and jerk poutine at this Scarborough place, which might be an even more daring combo than Rasta Pasta. The meeting of spit-roasted meat and juicy, flavourful, boneless jerk chicken sees excellent returns on all the bold risks it takes.

Mitzie's Jerk
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Mitzie's Jerk

Mitzie is from Kingston, Jamaica, so if you’re looking for authentic no frills jerk, you can find it here at this Etobicoke take-out spot. The order of the day here is chicken, chicken, and more chicken, so you can get fried or BBQ chicken here as well, or mix up your order into a grab bag of poultry deliciousness.

The Best Jerk Chicken in Toronto


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