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The Best Mac and Cheese in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 23, 2014

Best Mac and Cheese TorontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto
The Best Poutine in Toronto
The Best Cheese Shops in Toronto
The Best Diners in Toronto

The Gabardine

The Gabardine

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 »

Thompson Diner

Thompson Diner

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 »

Harlem Underground

Harlem Underground

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 »

Prohibition

Prohibition

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 »

Bannock

Bannock

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 »

Trevor Kitchen & Bar

Trevor Kitchen & Bar

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 »

Cut the Cheese

Cut the Cheese

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 »

Weezie's

Weezie's

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 »

Auld Spot Pub

Auld Spot Pub

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 »

Rhum Corner

Rhum Corner

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 »

Kennedy Public House

Kennedy Public House

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 »

Discussion

33 Comments

Rich / July 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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Cut the Cheese's Southern Comfort mac is the bomb
James Kachan / July 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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The Yukon in parkdale has a crazy good Mac n' Cheese.
Bite Mark / July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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I like the Caledonian's mac n' cheese too.
Alison / July 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm
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The truffle mac and cheese at MoRoCo is the best around
Jess / July 23, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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The mac and cheese at El Furniture Warehouse is to die for!!!
Gabrielle / July 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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victory cafe's mac and cheese is divine !
Liz / July 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
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Cheesewerks is fantastic but they weren't an option on the blogTO survey - tough to make it into a top spot with only user-submitted "Other"s to rely on.
Eve / July 23, 2014 at 01:10 pm
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The chipotle Mac and Cheese with bacon and chives at Johnny Jackson's in Little Italy is the best I've ever had. Served with garlic toast! Generous portion and just a bit of spice makes it amazing. $10
Niko / July 23, 2014 at 01:23 pm
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7 West Cafe has amazing 24h Mac and Cheese. In fact, they have great 24h everything!
Josh / July 23, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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Where's 3 Speed!
poh / July 23, 2014 at 02:07 pm
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Non-boxed macaroni and cheese should not be automatically considered gourmet. A bechamel (flour, milk, butter) is one of the simplest things one can make.
Perry Como / July 23, 2014 at 02:21 pm
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i like the kraft dinner from honest eds
DR / July 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
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I agree with Liz, by far the best option in the city for quality M&C is Cheesewerks. A glaring omission on the list.
Indianguy / July 23, 2014 at 02:35 pm
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Yes? Hi! The New India Pub has the Mac and the Cheese with the Parmageddon crusty topping.
Brandon / July 23, 2014 at 02:57 pm
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How did you people vote a basic-sounding $17 mac & cheese to the number 1 spot?
Steverator / July 23, 2014 at 03:52 pm
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the mac and cheese at ____ is _____.
Karla / July 23, 2014 at 04:10 pm
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Everyone knows the most epic Mac and Cheese is at Stout in Cabbagetown. It's a down right religious experience.
heather / July 23, 2014 at 04:19 pm
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YOU GUYS: the beconsfield was ROBBED for not making this list.
Steph / July 23, 2014 at 05:04 pm
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Y'all, if you're spending $17 (or $19 with ham or whatever) on mac and cheese, you're a fluffing idiot. P.S. the Mugshot missed the list and that's a sad thing.
sw / July 23, 2014 at 06:37 pm
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Yay! Prohibition's mac n cheese is the bomb dot com. I approve.
Kurt / July 23, 2014 at 09:36 pm
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Relieved to see Rhum Corner on here. Surprisingly seriously delicious. I was expecting to leave a comment along the lines of, "Hey you may not know it but Rhum Corner blah blah blah..."

Holy crap it's good.
Adisa Glasgow / July 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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The southern comfort mac and cheese at cut the cheese is pretty boss...both the owner and the chef are cool as fuck... im really happy they're getting some love...
Laurouu / July 24, 2014 at 12:19 am
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Dance Mac is so so so good. Dangerously close to my work...
Tony Vernon / July 24, 2014 at 09:03 am
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I can't believe Kraft Dinner isn't on this list. It's the best, and I bet it would beat all these other ones hands down!
Nope / July 24, 2014 at 11:37 am
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Rock Lobster all the way/
Caker Mcfaye / July 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm
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Who the hell charges $17 for mac and cheese? This is worst than the overpriced grilled cheesed in this city'
B.W. / July 24, 2014 at 01:15 pm
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Indie Ale House, smoked brisket mac n' cheese!!!
Sarah / July 24, 2014 at 03:01 pm
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The mac and cheese at Kitch is amazing!!!
Kraft Dinner / July 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
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Nobody loves me except for Tony.
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Al / July 24, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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The White Brick Kitchen has some pretty damn good Mac and Cheese.
Eli / July 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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Fanny Chadwick's has the best Mac and Cheese in the City! Can't believe it didn't make the list
AT / July 25, 2014 at 11:43 am
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There were a ton of good places not listed... but I may be biased, since I was one of them :-( ! Next year, blogTO!!! facebook.com/macntdot
jasmine / July 30, 2014 at 01:09 pm
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Cut the cheese is acceptable only I drunk or hungover. You're much better off going across the street to indie ale house

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