5 of the best places to pick up poutine in Toronto

1) Leslieville Pumps

Leslieville Pumps is not only about tasty poutine; it’s also about a fun vibe. It’s a BBQ joint, a gas station and a general store. My personal favourite is the oldstyle gas pump that’s also a gumball machine. You can stop here on a road trip.

people having food outside Leslieville Pumps

2) Poutini's

This tiny spot serves up amazing poutine. Locals go out of their way to visit. You can ask for it double layered, the pinnacle of poutine design. Poutini’s has a plethora of varieties, including vegetarian. They are happy to play demo tapes if you’re a member of a local band.

a plate of Poutine from Poutini's Toronto

1112 Queen Street West

+1 647 342 3732


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3) Nom Nom Nom Poutine

Nom Nom Nom is another venue dedicated almost solely to poutine. It has a fun walk-up window with picnic tables situated on the sidewalk. For a very different style of poutine, try the Galvaude: seasoned chicken and peas, along with the traditional cheese curds and gravy.

yellow exterior of Nom Nom Nom Poutine bar

707 Dundas Street West

+1 647 636 0707


4) Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Sandwich isn’t pretentious. This laidback spot creates freshly made sandwiches, unique versions of poutine and serves a variety of local beers. The Danforth poutine adds a Greek twist with feta cheese and capers. The patio is a comfortable place to sit on summer days. Portions are huge, so arrive hungry.

patio of Knuckle Sandwich

5) Cluny Bistro

Cluny serves a fusion of French Canadian and classic French cuisine. The coq au vin poutine is made with chicken, red wine, bacon and cheese. It’s a unique twist on this heart-stopping dish. The decor is beautiful. It sets a beautiful scene for a few Instagram photos if you’re the type who likes to post your adventures.

interior of the Cluny Bistro in Toronto

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