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The Best Poutine in Toronto

The best poutine in Toronto is our humble take on the great Quebecois melange of fries with gravy and cheese. However, being outside of Quebec borders means we can put our own twist on this quintessentially Canadian dish. 

Here's the best poutine in Toronto. 


Nom Nom Nom Poutine
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Nom Nom Nom Poutine

Market 707’s resident poutinerie has been making killer cheese curds for years. Owner Marc Perraut uses onion-based gravy from Quebec and cheddar cheese curds. Those crispy fries are truly the perfect vehicle for toppings like Schwartz's deli smoked meat, Brussel's sprouts and hot dog slices.

Smoke's Poutinerie Adelaide
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Smoke's Poutinerie Adelaide

Look out for the bright red plaid signage and the bespectacled face of founder Ryan Smolkin and you've found a Smoke's franchise. Numerous locations across the city serve the same chicken-based gravy (the secret's in the spices) and eclectic toppings like Butter Chicken and Canadian Pizza.


Rudy on College
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Rudy on College

The real focus is the smash burgers but this popular burger chain also makes some exceptional poutine. Hold your cravings over with a satisfying  portion of chunky fries with squeaky Ontario-made cheese curds covered in tasty homemade gravy. The simpicity is key.

Holy Chuck Burgers
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Holy Chuck Burgers

Yonge and St. Clair's destination for drippy and deluxe burgers serves equally decadent poutine with Quebec cheese curds and beef gravy. There'se also the over-the-top $16 option with white truffle oil, kefalotyri cheese and white truffle mayo. 


Leslieville Pumps
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Leslieville Pumps

This general store-style pit stop in Leslieville serves up extra crispy hand cut fries loaded with darky gravy, made with the jus from their smoker, and white Ontario cheese curds. Beef brisket, applewood-smoked pulled pork—smoked meat is kind of their thing so you'd be remiss not to get some on your fries.


Sea Witch Fish and Chips
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Sea Witch Fish and Chips

We all know fish and chip joints make some of the best fries in the game, and this St. Clair West restaurant is no exception. Generously-sized chips fried in beef drippings with curds and beef gravy make an indulgent side to golden fried filets of haddock and pickerel. 

Woody's Burgers
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Woody's Burgers

Etobicoke’s go-to bar and grill has the perfect poutine assembled with Yukon Gold fries, beef gravy and Quebec cheese curds. You can even get a fried egg on top. Meaty additions include pulled pork, 12-hour brisket, smoked bacon.


The Enchanted Poutinerie
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The Enchanted Poutinerie

Believe it or not, this poutinerie at Dufferin and Wilson makes normal-coloured poutine and it's pretty damn good. Their Unicorn Poutine (which looks like a rainbow exploded over fries) may not suit everyone but regular orders include Quebec curds and gravy with drool-worthy toppings like Mac & Cheese or chicken shawarma. 

Burgers n' Fries Forever
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Burgers n' Fries Forever

The name says it all. John Street’s destination for buns and all things fried serves their poutine with handcut fries. Cheese curds come from Franco-Ontarian fromagerie St-Albert and everything’s doused in their veggie-based gravy.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez. Woody's Burgers@torontofoodtwins of Sea Witch, Ryan Hinkson of Holy Chuck.


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