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The Best Kosher Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 20, 2014

Kosher Restaurants TorontoThe best kosher restaurants in Toronto strictly adhere to Jewish dietary laws while also dishing out some seriously tasty grub. Whether you're observant or otherwise these restaurants achieves gastronomic feats all in accordance with Jewish dietary law. You might even find yourself wishing they're open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Here are the best kosher restaurants in Toronto.

See also:

The top 10 Jewish bakeries in Toronto
Where to buy kosher food in Toronto
The best delis in Toronto

Dr. Laffa

Dr. Laffa

Fresh baked flatbread is the main event at this Middle Eastern eatery, where the menu features massive shawarma and falafel wraps and hummus topped with foule or fried eggplant. Dr. Laffa is so good, it's easy to forget it's fully certified kosher. More »

Ben & Izzy's Deli

Ben & Izzy's Deli

Classic deli meats like pastrami and corned beef are sliced thin and stacked on to fresh rye at this certified kosher delicatessen on Bathurst in Lawrence Manor. More »

Umami Sushi

Umami Sushi

This kosher sushi bar located on Bathurst is shellfish free (in accordance with Jewish dietary laws) so while you won't find any ebi, there's still plenty of crowd-pleasing selections including salmon, tuna and hamachi maki, plus vegetarian options galore. More »

Tov Li

Tov Li

Two locations (both on Bathurst) have been servicing Toronto's kosher community with quick, wholesome fast foods, served in an easy setting or available for take-out or catering. The menu covers a broad range of continental comfort foods (pizza, pasta), but things to get here are the falafel pitas and vinegar-dressed chopped salads. More »

Pantry Foods

Pantry Foods

Found on Bathurst north of Lawrence, this prepared food boutique offers breakfast and lunch options including salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Standouts on the menu include the vibrant chop salad and a wasabi-dressed tuna sandwich. More »

King David Pizza

King David Pizza

Established in 1990, and now with locations in North York and Thornhill, this pizzeria has earned its reputation for a solid selection of kosher (you won't find any pepperoni here) pizzas, falafels and bourekas. More »

Marron Bistro

Marron Bistro

This modern bistro on Eglinton is the most formal of all the restaurants on this list, offering a refined setting for date nights and celebratory occasions. The kitchen here is known to be ultra-accommodating and is happy to tailor menus with advance notice. Expect to find tapas-style selections along with bistro standards like steak tartare and seared flatiron steaks. More »

Hummus Hummus

Hummus Hummus

Mezze dips and shawarma platters are among the house specialties at this Mediterranean eatery on Steeles. While service is reportedly hit or miss, the food consistently earns high praise. More »

Joe Boo's Cookoos

Joe Boo's Cookoos

This glatt kosher rotisserie grill house on Bathurst in Thornhill goes by just Cookoo's for short and while the menu covers burgers and steaks the thing to get here is the chicken, specifically the crispy wings in classic flavours (varied hot sauces or honey). More »

Discussion

19 Comments

Ryan replying to a comment from John Labatt / October 20, 2014 at 04:29 pm
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This guy.
north york jacob / October 20, 2014 at 04:40 pm
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Bistro Grande on eglinton west (near marron) is a great dairy place. Delicious pasta, pizza and cheesecake.
Tov lie / October 20, 2014 at 06:52 pm
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Sorry but TOVLI sucks. It's like eating cardboard with some fake cheese. King David is a better bet.
David / October 20, 2014 at 07:50 pm
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Tov-li is the epitome of low-quality greasy food. I have avoided it for years. Surprised Java and Jewels isn't on the list. The new Ba-Li Laffa on Bathurst should be top 3. Burgy's at Bathurst and Steeles is also a very good upscale burger place. Good start but lots missing from this list.
Michael Richards / October 20, 2014 at 09:26 pm
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can anyone point me to some decent jewish food downtown?
what / October 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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this is the worst list you have it all wrong. What about Lyme taco? What about Bistro Grande? Tov Li, Really? Come on, even the Sobey's ticket counter is better than that.
Toques and Beards replying to a comment from lol / October 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm
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It works for the Fords.
Anthony replying to a comment from John Labatt / October 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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Labatt, indeed. Give it a rest, buddy.
David / October 21, 2014 at 02:30 am
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Where is The Chicken Nest! Canada's Best Kosher Restaurant with Chicken & Ribs Done The Old Fashioned Way! Toronto Life rated their chicken soup #1 in the city! Located at Bathurst & Lawrence recently renovated
Adam / October 21, 2014 at 09:19 pm
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Pizza Cafe at Bathurst and Wilson is the best kosher pizza in the city by far and they didn't make the list. These rankings make zero sense.
I'm 100% Jewish / October 22, 2014 at 10:01 am
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And you wouldn't catch me anywhere near these places, Bathurst area will make you sad.....
andrew replying to a comment from Michael Richards / October 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
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Unfortunately there are no kosher restaurants downtown.

Many uptown restaurants will deliver (at a fee) downtown
andrew replying to a comment from I'm 100% Jewish / October 22, 2014 at 10:52 am
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Have you ever Tried our sushi
Ayla replying to a comment from Michael Richards / October 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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If you're looking for kosher and jewish, that's a little harder, but the Harbord Bakery (brunswick and harbord) and Caplansky's (college and major) both are pretty good. I think the bakery actually might be kosher, I know they at least used to not sell leavened products during passover and the like, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Noah M replying to a comment from Michael Richards / October 22, 2014 at 09:13 pm
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Though they don't actually cook their own food, the Hillel at U of T on Harbord, just west of Huron, serves hot catered Kosher meals from 5-7 from Monday-Thursday every week(excluding days when the university is closed, of course). Cost is $5.00 for a meal, which usually includes soup, salads, an entree and a side. Pretty cheap for kosher food. It's called Harvey's Table
Westender / October 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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Um... I'm pretty darn sure that Sababa's in Richmond Hill is glatt . Besides that it is probably the best takeout counter in town..
no clue / October 29, 2014 at 02:12 pm
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What is with you guys?? You really have no clue when it comes to reviews. You missed half the kosher restaurants in the city including one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time....Jacobs Deli in Thornhill.

Get with the program!!
no clue / October 29, 2014 at 02:14 pm
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AND pizza cafe...how do you miss that?

no clue replying to a comment from David / October 29, 2014 at 02:15 pm
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YES! Missing Chicken Nest too...that's ridiculous!

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