1112 Queen Street West
Type: Late Night, Snack
For anyone living in Toronto, you’ll know that the two major joints that are known for their poutine is Smoke’s Poutinerie and Poutini’s. Smoke’s has gotten extremely popular with many stores across Canada and are even expanding to the US. Both are great but I feel that since Smoke’s has become a huge franchise, they’re quality isn’t as great as it was before but it could be location based as well.
Located on Queen West, the shop is fairly small with three or four long wooden bar-like tables. There isn’t much space at all but most people eat and go so you won’t have to wait long.
They have two sizes available and I recommend the smaller size because poutine is very heavy and can get you full very fast. You’ll also get tired of the taste very easily. My Bacon Poutine sounds simple enough; crispy bacon with cheese curds and gravy but it was just right. They didn’t skimp out on the toppings and it wasn’t drenched in sauce. But I wish my cheese melted more instead of staying solid.
The Roasted Onion and Mushroom Poutine was great as well. It was less salty and more on the savoury side. I’m not a huge fan of onions but when they’re roasted or grilled, they taste amazing! This one however, could’ve used more sauce.
Which one do you prefer? Or are you just a general fan of poutine and love it no matter how it’s served :p?