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
By Natalia Manzocco
Aug 6, 2020
Nom Nom Nom crepes owner Marc Perreault poses outside his stall at Market 707, a beloved source for street food in Toronto. (Samuel Engelking)
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.
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!
Natalia came to NOW as the food writer in 2015 before taking over the lifestyle desk in 2019. She has written about food, style, technology, life and travel for the National Post, Sun Media, blogTO and Metro. She enjoys thrift stores and bad puns.