The Best Poutine In Toronto

Poutine is incredible, always has been and always will be. Fries, curds, and gravy usually taste great on their own and also tend to pair well with a great deal of meat and vegetable toppings. No matter what you’re craving chances are you can get a poutine version of it you’ll love. Below is a short list of what I feel is the best poutine in Toronto.  

Smoke’s Poutinerie: Montreal

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(218 Adelaide Street West http://smokespoutinerie.com/ @poutinerie)

The Montreal consists of smoked meat, pickles, and mustard. If you can’t decide between getting a smoked meat sandwich or going for poutine this is a great hybrid that tastes great and  allows you to remain indecisive.  

Caplansky’s : Smoked Meat Poutine

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(356 College Street, http://caplanskys.com/ @Caplansky)

This is the first time I’ve come to Caplansky’s for something other than a sandwich. Going to Smoke’s showed me how much I loved smoked meat poutine so I knew I was going to be into this. I really enjoyed this poutine, will get it again, and when I do I plan on grabbing some of their cheesecake as well. 

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen Gnocchi Poutine

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(85 Hanna Avenue, http://templekitchen.com/ @mildredstemple)

This was my first visit to Liberty Village and I’m glad I made this my first meal. Instead of french fries, potato gnocchi was served with oxtail, curds, and gravy in a hot skillet.  This was everything I love about poutine and gnocchi. I wanted to get dessert but decided against it as it gives me an excuse to come back next time I’m in the area. If you end up getting this just make sure you don’t accidentally touch the skillet like I did. 

Smoke’s Poutinerie: Double Pork

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(218 Adelaide Street West http://smokespoutinerie.com/ @poutinerie)

Pulled pork, bacon, and peppercorn sauce make this my current favourite Smoke’s poutine. Their Thanksgiving poutine came close but this one is everything I want every time I have it. I will never be able to stop ordering this and hope it never leaves their menu. Everytime I think of ordering the triple pork I remember how good this is and end up talking myself out of it. My only advice is if you plan on going late make sure you’re not too late. I’ve made it minutes after closing time before and been devastated.

There are a lot of restaurants offering oxtail and pulled duck poutine that I plan on checking out in 2013. I want to revisit Poutini’s, see what Smoke’s January special is, and hopefully find somewhere that does fried chicken poutine. No matter how cold it gets this winter I’ll always be walking distance from great poutine and this is something I’m very much looking forward to.  Happy New Year everybody!