The Best Mac and Cheese in Toronto
The best mac and cheese in Toronto pays homage to a classic comfort-food dish that, though humble, is ingrained in Canadian culture and cherished in our collective nostalgia. While the boxed supermarket version might satisfy the craving just fine, these are places that take it up a notch, going gourmet with truffles and foie gras, creamy house-made bechamel sauce, and an obscene amount of cheese.
Here is the best mac and cheese in Toronto.
At this Financial District restaurant, the mac and cheese ($17) features tubular noodles tossed in cheesy bechamel and topped with a breadcrumb crust. Carnivores can have it specked with chunks of smoked ham for $19. More »
Laced with truffle oil and smothered with cheesy, gooey goodness, the double mac 'n' cheese ($12.75) at this 24-hour hotel diner is a menu fave. The indulgent dish is served in a hunger-crushing portion, still sizzling in a heavy cast-iron skillet as it arrives to the table. More »
This soulful side dish is meant to complement fried chicken and jerk beef meatloaf dinners, though it’s good enough to deserve having the spotlight to itself. Here the mac 'n' cheese ($5) is incredibly rich, creamy and generously portioned. More »
Served in a skillet, this comforting dish is composed of gruyere, aged cheddar and l’ermite bleu cheese hugging vesuvio pasta and laced with black truffles, shallots and cream. Topping it off, you'll find a jalapeno-cheddar biscuit crust, and if that's not enough, there's the option add bacon too ($2-$4). Regular ($15) and large ($25) sizes are available. More »
Tucked inside the Hudson Bay's flagship store on Queen St., this O&B restaurant regularly offers mac and cheese ($15) with a seasonal spin. Expect to find seasonal variations stained green by spinach or topped up with a chunk of pork belly. More »
Macaroni ($24) goes next level when it's loaded with asiago cheese and seared foie gras at this restaurant and wine bar on King East. While the price tag might seem steep, fear not - leaving full and satisfied is all but guaranteed. More »
Don't let its name put you off - this fast casual spot in the Junction knows a thing or two about being cheesy. The menu features six variations on mac ‘n' cheese ($6.75-$11.25) ranging from a classic recipe to tricked-out versions topped with popcorn chicken or butternut squash. More »
This bistro restaurant in Corktown will nourish souls and bellies with its bubbling mac and cheese ($15), which comes dressed up with asiago and parmesan and studded with crispy bacon. More »
This local on the Danforth makes rosemary-scented mac ’n cheese ($15) that’s rich and creamy, thanks to the triple-cheese combo of aged cheddar, gruyere and parmesan. Want to make it even heartier still? Add on double smoked bacon for $3, or shrimp for $8. More »
This single-item specialist offers over a dozen cheesy, carb-loving variations of mac 'n' cheese ($6-$12). The menu does classic all-cheese standards, as well as playfully channeling some cross-cultural flavours via cheeseburger and butter chicken mash-ups. More »
Soak up all that rum you’ll be drinking with the macaroni au gratin ($7) at this Haitian restaurant and bar (from the same folks behind Black Hoof). Here the generous bowl offers a hearty helping of gooey, cheesy noodles encrusted with a breadcrumb topping for just a little crunch. More »
The menu at this Bloor West Village pub features upgraded takes on familiar favourites, and the chef’s mac and cheese ($18) is no exception. Here the noodles are smothered with porcini cream sauce, studded with mixed mushrooms and crowned with an asiago-lemon-thyme crumb, a drizzle of truffle oil and fried shiitakes to garnish. More »