The top 15 fast food restaurants in Toronto
Fast food restaurants in Toronto show just how little city folk are willing to compromise on good food obtained quickly. Though prepared in minutes and eaten out of boxes and wrappers, quality ingredients, traditional flavours and plenty of options are what make our best fast food awesome.
Here are my picks for the top fast food restaurants in Toronto.
When Torontonians just want to have a messy Italian sandwich with tomato sauce dripping down the sides, stretchy cheese and burning hot peppers, we head to locations of this old school Italian sandwich shop.
Multiple locations of this burger joint whip up wildly imaginative creations like grilled cheese ice cream sandwiches and stacked chili cheeseburgers. All locals know about their "Secret Menu".
A popular go-to with spots all over the city, there are a ton of options for nominal burritos here including ground soy, calamari, sweet potato, steak, haddock, halibut and chicken. You can also get your burrito gluten-free or "naked" (no tortilla).
Pork belly banh mi sandwiches, fried chicken bao and kimchi fries are just a few of the tasty offerings available at this popular Toronto chain.
One of Toronto's best pizza joints has five locations to serve you from, so no matter where you are in the city you'll be able to sink your teeth into cheesy goodness. Don't skip on the garlic knots, either.
Nutritious, balanced meals of rotisserie chicken and colourful salads are quick grabs for eaters on the go from these counters throughout the city.
Hot dogs are anything but typical at this Toronto restaurant. The hot dog chain serves them loaded up with everything from fried eggs to pulled pork. Fries get the same treatment.
Build your own healthy and flavourful bowl with ingredients like cold noodles, tofu, five spice steak, pumpkin seeds and Thai chilies at this restaurant with spots in downtown Toronto and North York.
Toronto's OG smash burger joint now boasts four locations throughout the city. This means you can fet your fill of double cheeseburgers and poutine whether you're midtown, on the Danforth or in the Entertainment District.
Burrito Boyz isn't the only fast food outpost for delectable burritos and bowls. This chain has dozens of locations throughout the city so when that craving hits for meat, rice and beans, you're covered.
The restaurant may not look like much from the outside but this takeout spot doles out delicious and budget-friendly meals. Visit one of their three locations for jerk chicken sandwiches and patties.
What started as a food court vendor in Village by the Grange has grown into a chain with outposts across the city. Snack on dumplings and bao sandwiches that will leave your taste buds satisfied.
Recognizable from the plaid and bespectacled smiling mascot decking out the exterior of every one of the multiple locations of this poutine chain, dozens of choices inside include poutine topped with pierogies, chicken, or three kinds of pork.
Take everything you thought about fast food and run in the opposite direction with it at this super-convenient healthy restaurant that makes it easy to eat well with their salads, bowls and wraps.
This popular halal burger chain is dishing out burgers at locations throughout Toronto and the GTA. Options run from classic cheeseburgers to ones stacked with three patties and grilled cheese buns.
Hector Vasquez at California Sandwiches. With files from Jaclyn Skrobacky and Amy Carlberg.
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