Everyone is still buzzing about the grand opening of Jollibee in the GTA. As excited as we are, we also wanted everyone to appreciate all the incredible (non-chain) restaurants that serve authentic and delicious Filipino food spots we have in Toronto. The cuisine draws inspirations from Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Spanish, Japanese and American cultures, which bring together world favourite flavours that accommodate everyone’s taste buds.
This contemporary eatery has unique and inventive Filipino-inspired dishes and is open for dinner and weekend brunch.
Location: 669 Queen St W
This traditional family-style Filipino restaurant is known for their feasts which incorporate a variety of traditional dishes into a complete smorgasbord, served on banana leaves and eaten with your hands.
Location: 31 Howard St
A casual eatery with a modern meets tropical vibe, serving traditional Filipino meats, seafood & stews. It was opened by the same people as Lamesa and has a very laid back setting with takeout options.
Location: 634 St Clair Ave W
Tropical decor complements the Filipino homestyle restaurant with authentic flavours. They even offer vegetarian and gluten-free options and are welcome to those with allergy sensitivities.
Location: 879 York Mills Rd
You can expect great food with generous portions, excellent service and chill ambience, with more than reasonable prices. They even have a creative cocktail list to choose from.
Location: 1690 Queen St W
6. Kanto (by Tita Flips)
Enjoy homemade servings of Filipino favourites like ‘Lechon Kawali’ (Crispy Pork Belly), which this street booth is most well-known for.
Location: 707 Dundas St W
This Filipino feast is a mouthwatering assortment of grilled meats, seafood, grilled veggies, fresh fruit and rice served on top of banana leaves.
Location: 3790 Bathurst St
This traditional Filipino eatery offers favourites including crispy pork, fried noodles & spicy shrimp. Its prices are very affordable too, with dishes around $10 – $15.
Location: 322 Wilson Ave
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Are there other delicious Filipino restaurants that we’re missing? Let us know in the comments.
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