Inside six beloved Toronto street food businesses

These six Toronto street food businesses – from legendary doubles shops to the city's best poutine – are proof that delicious things come in small packages

That tiny street food stand or one-table takeout joint might not look like much at first glance. But Toronto street food restaurants have given way to some of the city’s most innovative – and most beloved – food concepts, with small storefronts and food court counters becoming a launchpad for delicious new ideas.

We spoke to six business owners – from downtown to Scarborough and back again – about carving out their own little niche in the city’s food scene.

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NOW What street food podcast

In the latest episode of NOW What, writers Radheyan Simonpollai and Natalia Manzocco and Kanto By Tita Flips’ Diona Joyce discuss the evolution of Toronto street food with host Norm Wilner. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, stream it on Spotify, or listen to their conversation right here!


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