Excellent barbecue restaurants in Toronto

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Barbecue is a time honoured tradition of our neighbours to the south, and here in Toronto, we took inspiration from the great pit masters and created our own brand of northern barbecue. From mouthwatering brisket to pulled pork and ribs, several Toronto kitchens offer tender fall-off-the-bone meat with authentic smoked flavour. Check out the city’s best barbecue!

Greenwood Smokehouse BBQ

673 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4J 1L2

Low and slow is the motto at Greenwood Smokehouse. The east end barbecue spot has a vast menu that includes smoked wings, brisket, pulled pork and ribs. There’s also a brunch on weekends.

Barque Smoke House

299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto ON M6R 2M3

Barque Smokehouse is not only one of the best spots for barbecue in the city, but it is super kid friendly too. It’s open for lunch and dinner service and offers a kid’s menu – a pint-sized selection of signature barbecue dishes. Try the beef brisket and the St. Louis style ribs.

Stack Restaurant

3265 Yonge St, Toronto ON M4N 2L5

This Yonge & Lawrence hot spot has some stellar barbecue picks! It offers Texas Brisket, BBQ pulled pork, deli smoked meat and the famous pit smoked quarter chicken. Open seven days a week.

Adamson Barbecue

176 Wicksteed Ave, Toronto ON M4G 2B6

Open for lunch, Adamson Barbecue takes the lunch counter up a notch with its selection of smoked and grilled meats. The meat is sold by the pound or plate and there’s a selection of rustic sides and sandwiches. They also have a catering menu.

Electric Mud Barbeque

5 Brock Ave, Toronto ON M6K 2K6

Barbecue and rock tunes are on the menu at Electric Mud BBQ. Choose from burgers, fried chicken, pulled pork or smoked brisket, and you will be rocked with flavour. They offer a selection of craft beer and the patio is pretty killer in the summer.

Big Crow

176 Dupont St, Toronto ON M5R 2E6

Need we say more than chopped brisket nachos? Big Crow has been a staple on Toronto’s barbecue scene since it opened in 2012. The backyard style restaurant is only part of the reason why it gets such high praise, the inventive menu items and quality barbecue keeps people coming back for more.

Cherry St Bar-B-Que

275 Cherry St, Toronto ON M5A 3L3

Cherry Street Bar-B-Que pit-smokes its meats over white oak, a classic Southern barbecue technique. Taking inspiration from the many regional cuisines of the U.S., the resto also features a massive patio, live music and a picturesque view of the skyline.

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
Being a vegetarian isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to grabbing a quick and affordable meal. Luckily, many vegetarian and vegan restaurants have made it their mission to provide Toronto’s vegetarians with quick nutritious meals. From a vegan breakfast and lunch spot to a vegan burger spot, here are the best quick-service vegetarian spots in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
Whether you prefer fruit or vegetables, there are lots of places to grab a freshly made smoothie in Toronto. Establishments across the city are making delicious blends with unique and tasty flavour combinations and energizing proteins. Here are the best smoothies in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
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