Where to Get the Best Late-Night Snacks in Toronto
We’ve all been there. Wandering the streets after a night out, and passing “closed” sign after “closed” sign when all we want is to grab a late-night snack with our friends. Thankfully, some restaurants cater to the post-bar crowd, you just have to know where to find them.
Whether you’re craving Asian-style tapas, Italian fusion, fried chicken or dim sum, we’ve done the dirty work so you can enjoy some delicious late-night eats.
If you’re prone to fancying a late-night snack after a night out, you’re going to fall in love with these 7 restaurants.
Open from 6 pm to 2 am, Hanmoto is a Japanese-style snack bar that’s the answer to your post-night out prayers. Munch on delicious eats like panko crusted shrimp and mushrooms, fried eggplant and spicy dyno wings. And if you want to keep the night rolling, order one of their signature cocktails, like The North Town Nashi.
After a night out with friends, a jaunt over to Thoroughbred on Richmond Street could be just what you need. From 5 pm to 2 am, customers feast on everything from pan roasted octopus and oysters, to crispy wedges and cheddar cornbread, to kung pao cauliflower and chicken liver mousse. No matter what your late-night taste buds are calling for, Thoroughbred has food and drink to satisfy.
3. Bar Fancy
Located in Beaconsfield Village, Bar Fancy has some of the best late night grub in the city. Make your way down a Queen West alley and take a seat at the snack bar that offers fried chicken, oysters, nachos and so much more. Open from 5 pm to 2 am, you can head there once you’re done at the bar and fill your stomach to make for easier hangover mornings.
With a devoted late night menu that runs from 11 pm to 2 am, Insomnia is the perfect place for a late-night snack. Nosh on a smoked chicken or pulled pork taco, an insomnia burger, or poutine made with their renowned hand-cut fries. The cozy atmosphere will have you feeling right at home, or you can order take-out if you’d rather eat in your apartment.
5. 416 Snack Bar
The name pretty much says it all, and with their doors open until 2 am, 416 Snack Bar will be your late-night saving grace. With Asian style tapas, draft brews, and cocktails, the dimly lit space is one of the best places to hang out in the city. The menu is constantly changing, but according to the website, you can expect three things: Always to be eaten with hands, always diverse and always delicious.
6. 7 West Café
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Open 24 hours, 7 West Café is ideal if you’re craving late-night Italian eats. Situated in a three-story Victorian town home on Charles Street, order from a list of delicious pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas, as well as yummy appetizers if you want just a bite.
7. Rol San
Dim sum seems to be a common post-bar craving for Torontonians, and if you’re one of those patrons, Rol San is open until 2 am. Known for its quick service and abundant plates of Chinese food, it’s the perfect place to end off your night. Try the crispy beef in ginger spicy honey sauce, sweet and spicy chicken, or stick to their famous dim sum, made to order by their dedicated dim sum chef.
Featured image: Insomnia Restaurant
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.