Great spots to satisfy your hunger in Toronto’s Leslieville

Although it seems like Leslieville exploded in popularity quite recently, it’s actually been slowly building a solid reputation as a place to go for foodies for well over a decade. You can walk down this strip of Queen East and find something to eat that fits whatever you fancy at the moment. Here are some terrific options!

Tango Palace Coffee Co

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1156 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L2

Tango Palace Coffee Company has been a local haunt in Leslieville for more than 15 years. It’s the perfect place to go for a mid-afternoon coffee and treat, with a cozy atmosphere, free WiFi and an inviting vibe.

Ascari Enoteca

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1111 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K7

Ascari Enoteca does Italian really, really well. Their pasta is handmade daily on the premises, with dishes rotating regularly to make the most of what’s locally available.

Gio Rana's Restaurant

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1220 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L7

Gio Rana’s Really Really Nice Restaurant has been a go-to for delicious Italian plates to share in Leslieville for years. Known also as “the Nose” due to its giant, well, nose on the outside of the restaurant, the atmosphere is bustling and hip and the food is consistently delicious.

Goods & Provisions

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1124 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K8

Goods & Provisions is a really great place to stop and get a good drink and a bite to eat. The prohibition-era styling makes it a treat for the eyes, and perfectly done dishes like the Bone Marrow make it a treat for the stomach. They do meat really well here.

Leslieville Pumps

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929 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J6

Leslieville Pumps serves gasoline as well as Southern style BBQ. Their takeout sandwiches are great to bring to a picnic, along with the coleslaw and smoked baked beans.

Queen Margherita Pizza

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1402 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C9

Queen Margherita Pizza was there in Leslieville at the start of the Neapolitan pizza craze. Locals love this place because they take reservations and because the pizza is damn good.

Reliable Halibut & Chips

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954 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J7

Reliable Halibut & Chips is praised by locals for the light batter used on its fish and the fresh cut fries. Choose from halibut, haddock, cod or basa fillets, and rest assured that their servings are generous.

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