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The Best Pide in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 9, 2015

pide torontoThe best pide in Toronto are plentiful on the menus at Turkish restaurants and take-out pizza joints. Expect flavourful pies formed from thin dough folded around minced meat and soft eggs, spinach and feta or mozzarella and pastrami, bold spices, and fresh herbs.

Here are the best pide in Toronto.

Pizza Pide

Pizza Pide

This Turkish pie purveyor in Leslieville specializes in long stretched lahmacun smeared with a spicy mix of meat and peppers, plus canoe-shaped creations loaded with herbed minced beef and feta, or lamb with mozzarella. More »

Byblos

Byblos

This upscale restaurant in the Theatre District cherry-picks its favourite recipes from the regions around the Black Sea. Acharuli ($10), a variation of khachapuri, is a popular boat-shaped street food from Georgia. Have it here with harissa, cheese, a dash of za'atar, and a soft quail egg. More »

Mr. Pide

Mr. Pide

You'll find this Turkish pide joint on The Danforth slinging pinched pies blanketed with toppings including combinations of turkish sausage and egg, chicken strips and cheese, and finely spiced minced meat with onions and green peppers. More »

Dino's Wood Burning Oven

Dino's Wood Burning Oven

As the name suggests, this Turkish takeout and delivery operation fires its pides (along with Italian-style pizza) in a wood-burning oven. Cheese and pepperoni pide are popular picks, but the Sujuk Pide ($13) layered with Turkish sausage, garlic butter, mozzarella, and herbs is a standout. More »

Sofra Istanbul

Sofra Istanbul

This North York spot gets as hot as Istanbul in July with its ovens and doner machines running, but the Konya-style pide is worth it. The dough is divinely rich while the mozzarella-to-beef ratio is on point. More »

Mustafa

Mustafa

From the same owner as Pizza Pide, this restaurant on Wilson Avenue is outfitted with long couches (sedirler) draped in traditional Turkish textiles. The menu is equally rich, boasting cheesy, voluptuous pizza-pideler topped with boldly spiced minced meats, and deli faves pepperoni and pastrami. More »

Pasha's Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Pasha's Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Anatolian pides with spinach and feta, pastrami and cheese, Turkish sausage, and minced meats are all on the menu at this restaurant on Overlea Boulevard. The Karisik, offers a different flavour with each slice, so diners can sample a little bit of everything. More »

Shirin Kebab House

Shirin Kebab House

If you can't decide what to get at this Turkish doner shop at Eglinton and Vic Park, go for the mixed pide. This place offers the chance to try a trio of styles including soujouk, minced lamb, and mozzarella. More »

Mersin

Mersin

This Mediterranean grill near High Park is a casual spot to fill up on boat-shaped pizzas. House favourites include the Etli (ground beef) pide, along with versions loaded with sausage and cheese, feta and fresh herbs, and sausage with fried eggs. More »

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Jill / September 13, 2015 at 11:51 am
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Pide is awesome. East rules in this category. I wish a good one would come west
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