Best schnitzel in Toronto

Lucky for Torontonians it isn’t that hard to find traditional and not-so-traditional schnitzel in this town. The German dish is a breaded, and then pan-fried, pork, veal or chicken cutlet. Restaurants in the city are now putting their own twist on it, offering eggplant or mushroom in place of meat. Here are the best bets for schnitzel in Toronto![Photo of Otto’s Bierhalle by Alexandra Caufin]

Little Bavaria German Restaura

3222 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1J 2H6

With 11 different kinds of schnitzel on the menu, it’s safe to say that Little Bavaria knows what it’s doing when it comes to Bavarian cuisine. The lively restaurant offers a huge selection with items like Mexican schnitzel topped with tomato, green pepper, celery and onion sauce, or the Hawaii schnitzel, breaded and topped with pineapple and cheese. There are also traditional schnitzels on the menu for the purists out there.

Schnitzel Queen

138 Longboat Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 4G3

Schnitzel Queen has been serving the Queen West neighbourhood for decades, and has become a sort of institution in the area. The schnitzel is always fried to perfection and is offered in either a meal or sandwich. Tasty and authentic, this place is named “queen” for a reason!

Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9

Known for its beer selection and great view of the lake, you’ll find the perfect chicken schnitzel on the menu that you’re going to want to try! The lemon chicken schnitzel is breaded in house with a spent grain breading, and served alongside fingerling potatoes, sautéed rapini, chargrilled lemon slices and crispy capers. Remember to ask your waiter which brew pairs best with the meal!

Bier Markt

67 O'Neill Road, Toronto, ON M3C 0H2

When it comes to schnitzel, The Bier Markt keeps it traditional, offering chicken or pork which is breaded in-house and then fried to perfection. You can choose your side, from options like fingerling potatoes, markt fries, house-made emmental cheese spatzle and then choose from four sauces to complete the traditional German meal.

Schnitzel Hub European Bistro

1415 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Y7

This midtown place prides itself on its authentic and modern takes on the Eastern European delicacy. The menu offers schnitzel in pork, chicken, veal and eggplant. The pan-fried meal comes in the traditional style, but Schnitzel Hub also offers unique options like the Canadian Schnitzel, topped with wild mushrooms, caramelized onion and cheese, or the Jaeger Schnitzel, topped the mushrooms, bacon and red wine sauce. Sides include coleslaw and your choice of spaezle, mashed potatoes, home fries or sauerkraut.

Town Crier Pub

115 John St, York, ON M9N 1J9

Town Crier is a classic Bavarian pub so you can expect delicious schnitzel on the menu! The pub offers four kinds of schnitzel including chicken, pork, Jagermeister peppercorn and Cordon Bleu. The schnitzel is served with Belgian frites.

Gianna's Pies and Patties

1554 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6

The Tennessee Tavern is Grant van Gameren’s latest endeavor and the focuses on the delicious traditional foods of Bavarian culture. The Wiener Schnitzel is made of veal and is breaded 24 hours in advance to ensure the perfect crispy exterior. The schnitzel is also available on the massive Tennessee Platter.

Otto's Bierhalle

1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H3

Set up like a traditional German beer hall, complete with communal tables, Otto’s Bierhalle you would expect traditional schnitzel on the menu, and you would be right! The schnitzel is reasonably priced and comes in pork, chicken portobello mushroom or halloumi, an unripened, unbrined cheese. Otto’s Bierhalle is open every day of the week!

Cafe Polonez Inc

195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2L5

This may be a Polish restaurant, but Café Polonez serves its schnitzel German style. Served daily as a sandwich, the chicken schnitzel is perfect for on-the-go-style eating. Breaded in-house, the schnitzel is served on a fresh bun and topped with various garnishes.

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