The Best Snack Bars in Toronto
The best snack bars in Toronto are places where an assemblage of finger foods can sub in for a meal, and where menus don't list entrees but rather an assortment of nibbles that satiate and accelerate drinking. Generally these are places that cater to odd hours: that peckish period between lunch and dinner, post-work aperitivo time, and after-hours eating.
Here are the best snack bars in Toronto.
See also: The best wine bars in Toronto
One of the first in Toronto to devote a menu to utensil-free fare, this Queen and Bathurst spot is popular for always keeping the menu fresh, diverse and priced especially cheap ($5ish) for each a la carte nibble. The selection is constantly in flux but things like mini macs, trini doubles and banh mi have been known to make appearances. More »
This microbrewery on Ossington offers a killer summer patio and endless supply house brew. The menu majors in beer-friendly accompaniments like salty smoked almonds ($4), olives ($4), salumi plates, and cheese boards ($9-25). More »
Also on Ossington, this Korean American mash-up does solo-sized options like steamed buns ($5) and bulgogi cheesesteaks ($5). To share there are choices of communal cocktails to pair with Ssam spreads ($25) or tempura chicken with devilled egg platters ($14). More »
The newly opened Buca spinoff offers an array of rustic Italian goodies that span from morning espresso accompaniments to bite-sized bar snacks. Expect to find toothpick-skewered and finger friendly foods like fritto misto (fried stuff), frico (fried cheese), and tramezzini (crustless sandwiches). More »
Situated in Riverside, this laidback cocktail lounge is well loved by locals for offering a fun selection of munchies like KFC banh mi ($7), tacos ($8), and kimchi rice bowls ($5). More »
A cafe by day, a cocktail bar by night, the menu at this all purpose Christie Pits spot offers a varied selection of bits and bobs to go with coffee or something stronger. Here, doughnuts with coffee pudding ($6) are billed alongside pork rinds ($4), cretons ($6-7), and chicken wings ($10). More »
A cash-only spot in Parkdale that majors in snacks like radishes with goat butter ($4) and peas in a pod ($3) that are simple, affordable, and excellently pair with beer. Rare and interesting selections of finger foods include chicken heart skewers ($5) with gremolata or sweet and spicy duck tongues ($7). More »