893 Queen West, at Gore Vale, and others, chippys.ca
Long before it seemed like there was a designer burger shoppe or upscale poutinerie on every corner, this self-described "rock ‘n' roll chip shop" was the first to apply the gourmet concept to the favourite Friday fry-up. No Captain Highliner frozen fillets or reconstituted McCain spuds here. In their place, expect fresh haddock, halibut and cod, all battered with Guinness-spiked Japanese panko breadcrumbs and sided with hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. Purists appreciate the house-made tartar sauce, curried gravy and none-more-authentic mushy peas.
Harbord Fish & Chips
147 Harbord, 416-925-2225