Best jerk chicken in Toronto

In a sandwich, on top of rice and beans or stuffed in a dumpling, Toronto’s Caribbean restaurants are creating some amazing authentic jerk chicken! Whichever way you like to eat it, these 10 spots promise to deliver delicious chicken with the perfect blend of flavours. Here are the best restaurants to grab a jerk chicken meal.

Allwyn's Bakery

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Located in a strip mall in North York, you’d probably miss Allwyn’s Bakery if you weren’t already heading there for the amazing jerk chicken sandwich. A take-out spot, Allwyn’s jerk chicken sandwich is on the milder side, but is packed with flavour and served with a side of coleslaw.

The Real Jerk

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842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y7

One of the more popular spots in Toronto for Jamaican cuisine, The Real Jerk now has two locations, so it’s easier to get your hands on its famous jerk chicken. The Real Jerk also offers jerk wings, jerk pork, jerk snapper and full racks of jerk ribs!

Mr Jerk

2
209 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4X 1G1

Using traditional cooking techniques, Mr. Jerk’s jerk chicken will transport you to the islands without burning a hole through your wallet. It offers both jerk chicken and pork, and you can get them as a meal or in a sandwich. All the jerk chicken meals come with coleslaw, rice and gravy.

Mitzies Jerk

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3337 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1E9

Mitzie immigrated to Canada from Kingston and soon found herself opening her own Caribbean restaurant! Her Etobicoke take-out spot is well known for its authentic jerk chicken, so be prepared to wait in line to get in on all the deliciousness. You can order it as a meal or in a sandwich.

Jerk King

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522 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3

Jerk King doesn’t focus on décor because all the attention is directed towards the delicious Caribbean eats. Whether you order small, medium or large, the jerk chicken packs a punch in the flavour department! There are two locations in Toronto, which are both located on Bloor.

Cool Runnings Restaurant

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146 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V8

You can find jerk chicken scattered throughout the menu at Cool Runnings. From the jerk chicken wings to jerk chicken platters, served with steamed rice and coleslaw, you can get the tasty chicken in a variety of different ways.

Rasta Pasta

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61&63 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON Z3Z 3Z3

Rasta Pasta serves a unique fusion in Toronto – Italian and Jamaican. Their jerk chicken is served as a side dish and in dumpling form. Super spicy, their house made jerk sauce is also super delicious! They also offer Portland jerk pork that is served with a side of rice, veggies or coleslaw.

Pam's Caribbean Kitchen

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836 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6G 3M2

Pam’s Caribbean Kitchen offers fall-off-the-bone jerk chicken to the masses. This popular Caribbean spot is known for its authentic dishes You choose to have jerk chicken over rice and beans or in a roti!

Ritz Caribbean Food

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450 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X1

Located across the street from the Eaton Centre, Ritz Caribbean is known for low prices and fast service. The jerk chicken is a go-to spot for many Torontoians, and we can see why. The lunch special is one of the best in the city and the taste of the jerk chicken makes the deal even better!

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