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The Best Schnitzel in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 1, 2016

pierogi torontoThe best schnitzel in Toronto doesn't discriminate between pork, chicken or veal. These beautifully breaded and fried specimens can be found at European eateries and bars, and while they're delicious plain, they're better still on a bun or dressed up with things like sauteed onions, mushrooms, cheese, or, of course, sauerkraut.

This is the best schnitzel in Toronto.

Some photos by Rick McGinnis and Hector Vasquez.

Country Style Hungarian

Country Style Hungarian

The main attraction at this restaurant in the Annex are the massive schnitzel dinners served with a choice of rice, potatoes or dumplings and cucumber slaw. The menu bills Wiener Schnitzel, Parisian Schnitzel and Chicken Schnitzel ($19-$20), but the thing you really want is the Wooden Platter ($40-$66), a shareable sampling of all the good stuff. More »

Schnitzel Queen

Schnitzel Queen

This Queen East establishment serves up schnitzel sandwiches and dinners ($6-$13) in a multitude of sizes and styles. The King Sandwich is the thing to get. It comes loaded with roasted bacon, onions, sauerkraut and cheese. More »

Cafe Polonez

Cafe Polonez

At this fixture on Roncy, choose between thinly pounded, lightly breaded pork loin or chicken breast served plain with a bouquet of salads ($16.75-$17.50), or topped with fried mushrooms and optional cheese or crowned with a fried egg. More »

Schnitzel Hub

Schnitzel Hub

This restaurant at Yonge and St. Clair serves up veal or chicken cutlets breaded and pan-fried to a golden hue. There are 10 different types of schnitzel ($20-$23) to choose from including the Veal Tiroler stuffed with wild mushrooms and Emmental. Each order includes roasted veggies and a choice of spaezle or mashed potatoes. More »

Gourmet Schnitzel House

Gourmet Schnitzel House

This eatery on Kingston Road offers seven different types of schnitzel dinners. The house schnitzel ($10.95) is a plain pork cutlet encrusted in golden breading, while dressed up versions can be had loaded with sauteed mushrooms ($11.95), onions ($11.95), or hunter sauce and cheese ($12.95). More »

The Musket

The Musket

The family-run pub in Etobicoke is home to traditional German-Austrian specialties including a range of schnitzel from the classic Wiener version ($16.95) to dressed up versions like Jaeger Schnitzel ($17.95), Franz Josef Schnitzel ($18.95), and Cordon Bleu Schnitzel ($18.95). More »

Town Crier

Town Crier

This Club District pub serves up three types of gourmet schnitzel, big pork cutlets doused in mushroom cream sauce ($14.95) or Jagermeister peppercorn sauce ($15.95), or dressed up with ham and cheese, Cordon Bleu-style for $15.95. Each order is served with a pile of Belgian frites. More »

The Saucy Pierogi

The Saucy Pierogi

This Polish pierogarnia does more than just dumplings. You'll find this eatery on Dundas West serving up schnitzel dinners ($9) with sides of sauerkraut slaw, gravy and garlic mashed potatoes, plus beer-friendly schnitzel sliders (two for $7) loaded onto a fresh bun and topped with pickles, slaw, and secret sauce. More »

Green Eggplant

Green Eggplant

The chicken schnitzel is a specialty at this family restaurant in the Beaches. Here you'll find the dish breaded and lightly fried then served with a choice of salads and sides like French fries or red skin mashed potatoes. More »

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