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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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