Caribbean restaurants Toronto

The Best Caribbean Restaurants in Toronto

The best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto are cooking eats that are pretty much synonymous with our local food culture. Beef patties, doubles, patty sandwiches, and oxtail with rice and beans are just a few favourites being cooked up from these longstanding institutions across the city. 

Here are the best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto. 


Chris Jerk
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Chris Jerk

Jerk shawarma and their quintessential jerk poutine keeps this corner Scarborough shop on Birchmount a fave. You know it’s a staple when the likes of Gyptian and The Weeknd have rolled through, plus they have hot sauce that’s to die for.

Mona's Roti
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Mona's Roti

The Khan family has been operating this hot counter for decades. As the name implies, Mona and her rotis have ascended to fame thanks to their fluffy dahlpuri and paratha, but also for their doubles, and basically everything else.


Allwyn's Bakery
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Allwyn's Bakery

Expanding to four locations since first opening on York Mills in 1996, Allwyn’s is probably best known for its juicy jerk with rice and peas, plaintain, and slaw. Of course anywhere carrying Fahmee patties is usually a place of note.

Nicey's Eatery
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Nicey's Eatery

Head to Markham Road for jerk-covered wings, ackee and saltfish, dumplings, and oxtail meals in a sprawling restaurant. They also have a location on Morecambe that’s dedicated solely to takeout.


Jerk King Bloorcourt
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Jerk King Bloorcourt

Quick and cheap, this mini chain has several locations, with two on Bloor and another across from the AGO. If you’re going to go to one, I recommend the one at Bloor and Dufferin for a speedy lunch.


Tropical Joe's
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Tropical Joe's

Stuffed jerk chicken patties—enough said. Find Tropical Joe’s tucked away inside Leslieville’s Gerrard Square. It blows away every other food court option in the mall, easy, especially with a side of jerk poutine.

Randy's Roti
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Randy's Roti

This food truck turned restaurant near Yonge and Bloor is probably best known for their doubles with mango chutney, coleslaw, and chadon beni. Their bake and shark is pretty good too if you’re hankering for a Trini specialty.


Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen
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Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen

Definitely higher end than a regular plaza spot is this restaurant in a house near King and Portland. Jerk wings come dressed with wild honey and scotch bonnet dust, and quarter jerk chickens come with a huge pile of Chubby’s slaw.

Judy's Island Grill
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Judy's Island Grill

This Little Jamaica stalwart is as good for takeout and for dining in. Their menu runs the gamut of classics like jerk chicken and veggie roti, plus their portions are definitely big enough for dinner.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Nicey's Eatery, Sheryl Bryan of Judy's Island Grill


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