Shakshuka toronto

The Best Shakshuka in Toronto

The best shakshuka in Toronto is the delicious Maghrebi mixture of runny poached eggs, tomatoes, onions, and spices. This breakfast staple sometimes comes in in a halloumi-sprinkled bread bowl, though it’s usually a one-skillet affair. 

Here’s the best shakshuka in Toronto.


Cafe Landwer
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Cafe Landwer

There are multiple locations of Landwer to order this shakshuka ($15.45). A pair of eggs are poached in tomato and pepper sauce, garnished with parsley, and served with tahini, labneh, and side salad.

Souk Tabule
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Souk Tabule

This Middle Eastern restaurant in the Canary District makes their version of this dish ($13) with a trio of soft-cooked, local free-run eggs. You'll get a scoop of their delicious labneh on top too.


Simit & Chai
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Simit & Chai

A menu of Turkish brunch eats includes the Menemen Shakshouka ($14.58). You get the option of adding feta, pastrami, or an extra egg to this sumac-spiced dish served with a side of simit.

Eggstatic
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Eggstatic

Rich tomato sauce with sauteed onions and feta cheese envelop the eggs at this Bayview brunch spot known for, obviously, its eggs. This dish, $13.79, comes with fresh-baked pita and veggies.


Aish Tanoor
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Aish Tanoor

There are three different types of shakshuka at this kosher Eg West spot. There’s the classic ($14) in a house-made bread bowl, and another that comes with Merguez sausage ($16). A third comes with the addition of four delicious sabich fritters ($15).


Darna
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Darna

This Middle Eastern spot on Bayview (which has a twin location just outside of Jerusalem) makes the classic shakshuka while also offering cauliflower ($15) and beef ($18) shuka too.

Crowded House Restaurant
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Crowded House Restaurant

This Leslieville restaurant isn’t so bustling anymore, but the menu still includes the crowd favourite shakshuka ($15). It’s served with garbanzo bean puree, crushed sesame seeds, eggs, and hummus.


Shook
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Shook

Portland Street’s purveyor of shakshuka is back from a fire to bring us their smoky tomato version of poached eggs. The dish, $18, comes with with grilled peppers, harissa, toum, and pita.

Photos by

Hector Vasquez of Cafe Landwer. Additional photos courtesy of The Green Wood, Simit and Chai, Shook, and via @instafrani of Crowded House.


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