Halo Halo Toronto

10 great takes on halo-halo in Toronto

If you're on the hunt for halo-halo in Toronto you won't have to venture too far. This popular Filipino summertime treat can be found at local tea shops, food trucks and restaurants all across the city. Prepare to cool off with the taste of the Philippines.

Here's a round-up of where to indulge in halo-halo in Toronto.

Max's Restaurant
This popular Filipino chain claims to have the largest halo-halo you'll ever eat - it's a super-sized version that feeds 5 to 8 people.

Lamesa
Indulge in a halo-halo packed with rum caramelized banana, coconut, strawberry, pinipig and shaved ice as this Queen West restaurant.

Kanto by Tita Flips
End your visit to this Dundas West food stall on a cooler note with an order of the popular Filipino dessert. It comes with a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk, various boiled sweet beans and fruits.

Casa Manila
A visit to this popular Filipino restaurant isn't complete without an order of The Ultimate Halo-Halo. It comes in a huge bowl with shaved ice infused with a creamy mix and pandan essence and topped with assorted fruits, sweet beans, custard, purple yam, ube taro ice cream and rice flakes.

Pinoy Waffles
This Pacific Mall waffle shop's halo-halo is a delicious combination of flan, macapuno, ube, and other assorted ingredients mixed with crushed ice and condensed milk.

Sampaguita Village
This Little Manila mainstay packs vanilla ice cream, boiled sweet beans, coconut, jelly and ube into their halo-halo.

Tinuno
This Filipino restaurant is the place to cool down in St. James Town with a traditional halo-halo made with shaved ice, ube ice cream, jelly and fruits.

Lola's Kusina
This Etobicoke restaurant makes a rendition of halo-halo filled with preserved sweetened fruits and massive scoops of ube ice cream.

Tsaa Tea Shop
This Danforth tea shop might be better known for their tea lattes and selection of loose lead, but don't miss their halo-halo filled with jello, sweet palm, kidney beans, red beans, shredded macapuno, sweetened bananas, corn, shaved ice, leche flan, ube, ube ice cream, rice crispies and evaporated milk.

Feedthe6
You can find halo-halo on special at this Toronto food truck. Their version comes with crushed ice, condensed milk, ube ice cream and assorted jello fruits.

What did I miss? Add your favourite halo halo in the comments.

Photos by Hector Vasquez.


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