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The Best Snack Bars in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 11, 2016

snack bars torontoThe 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.

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

Find ready-to-eat pinxtos lining the bar at this Barcelona-inspired snack bar on College Street. Keep the cocktails flowing while grazing on tapas, cheese and cured meats including seasonal selections like the shrimp crudo or tuna pickle gilda. More »

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

Prices and portions are designed to encourage snacking at this cutlery-free establishment at Bathurst and Queen. The two-bite tastes represent the diverse cuisines found through the GTA and include options like oysters on the half shell, steak tartare on toast, spicy tuna handrolls, eggplant sangwich double downs and more. More »

Bar Buca

Bar Buca

The Italian snack bar just off King West is home to a menu of cicchetti, fritti, spuntini and spiedini. Expect the selection of small plates to change frequently to showcase seasonal ingredients such as recent standouts like the crispy squash blossoms and burrata stuffed with pesto. More »

Oddseoul

Oddseoul

Korean and American cuisines mingle on the menu of this Ossington bar. House favourites include the Loosy, a patty melt built on challah, pork steamed buns, kimchi smothered squash poutine and bulgogi cheesesteak sandwiches. More »

Pinkerton's

Pinkerton's

Expect a rotating lineup of snacks on offer at this late night neighbourhood joint on Gerrard. Recent features have included Korean fried broccoli, albacore tuna poke, and steamed buns topped with galbi beef and pickled veggies. More »

Bar Fancy

Bar Fancy

Follow the neon tiger to the side door entrance of this West Queen West bar to get your dirty nachos fix and slurp back a few oysters. Late night is when this place really comes to life and when you're most likely to find the convivial crowds double fisting cocktails and fried chicken drumsticks. More »

Food & Liquor

Food & Liquor

The Parkdale bar deals in an array of small plates such as pork stuffed taro puffs and Korean fried chicken. In addition to deep fried delicacies, expect an an ever changing selection of addictive veggie dishes like spicy kimchi, corn on the cob and tofu mushroom dumplings. More »

Bar Begonia

Bar Begonia

Feeling peckish on Dupont? Head to this Parisian cocktail lounge for steak tartare with waffle fries, foie gras and liver parfaits, and salt cod croquettes with harissa. To drink, you'll find an array of signature cocktails along with manhattans and negronis on draft. More »

People's Eatery

People's Eatery

Latkes topped with trout and sour cream, fried tongue sandwiches on pretzel buns, and General Tso tofu are all on the menu at this Chinatown eatery. Larger appetites can consider the very sharable order of peking duck served with fried rice and pancakes. More »

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