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The seven best poutine spots in Toronto

Published On 09/05/2013 Published On 09/05/2013
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1. Smoke's Poutinerie 218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, M5H 1W7

Smoke's is one of the first of its kind, serving up a menu exclusive to poutine, and with more than 30 core menu choices, as well as the option to build your own, you can't go wrong if you're jonesin' for poutine.

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2. Poutini's House of Poutine 1112 Queen St W, Toronto, M6J 1H9 (Queen St West)

Poutini's is all about freshness for the sake of flavor, whether you're talking about their hand-cut, skin-on fries, to their cheese from Maple Dale Farms, which is delivered every other day.

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3. Utopia Cafe & Grill 586 College St, Toronto, M6G 1B3 (Little Italy)

This chow spot may be near Little Italy, but it specializes in poutine, burgers, burritos, and sammies, making it a hotspot for whatever mood you might be in.

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4. The Lakeview Restaurant 1132 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6J 1X2 (Trinity Bellwoods)

The Lakeview will blow you away, not with a posh interior or gourmet cuisine, but with a menu loaded full of delicious comfort food and never-ending open hours with old-fashioned congeniality.

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5. Big Smoke Burger 573 King St W, Toronto, M5V 1M1 (Fashion District)

BSB might be a domineering burger joint by serving only Ontario AAA beef in a variety of burgers, but you can't overlook their poutine or their old fashioned milkshakes.

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6. Caplansky's Deli 356 College St, Toronto, M5T 1S6

Caplansky's serves up house-smoked, hand-cut meats in a number of classic deli sammies for lunch, as well as a number of dinner and breakfast options to satisfy your hunger any meal of the day.

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7. Fynn’s of Temple Bar 489 King St W, Toronto, M5V 1K4 (Toronto)

Lots of places in Toronto dish out decent poutine, but you haven't had the 'tine til you've dropped by Flynn's to try theirs, available with smoked brisket, pulled pork, tikka masala, and traditional style.