Toronto’s top Caribbean restaurants

Toronto is home to some of the best Caribbean cuisine outside of the West Indies. Whether it’s a mom and pop shop or a trendy bar, there are lots of options in the city for stellar Caribbean cuisine! Here are the best Caribbean restaurants in Toronto. [Photo credit: iStock]

One Love Vegetarian

854 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G3

One Love Vegetarian is a vegan restaurant that serving up serious Caribbean flavours. From the infamous pumpkin roti to the callaloo, the dedication to authentic Caribbean cuisine and vegan-friendly meals has made this spot one of the best restaurants in the city.

Rhum Corner

926 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W3

For delicious Haitian cuisine you need to grab a table at Jenn Egg’s Rhum Corner. Before you even try the food, the ambiance will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the island. Try the oxtail and bean sauce.

Simone Caribbean Restaurant

596 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1R1

Simone’s Caribbean Restaurant has some of the best Jamaican cuisine in Toronto located in the heart of Greektown. The restaurant first opened its doors in 2003, and has been packed ever since! The authentic Jamaican cuisine and the cozy atmosphere has people coming back for more.

Cool Runnings Restaurant

146 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V8

From oxtail to jerk chicken, Cool Runnings Is comfort food at its finest. The menu is filled with Caribbean classics made with only the best ingredients. Try the curry chicken!

The Real Jerk

842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y7

A location change couldn’t keep the fans of The Real Jerk at bay! An institution in the city, it opened in 1984, and has been serving authentic roti, jerk chicken, curry beef and ackee ever since. There are now two locations in the city and The Real Jerk also hosts events like boat cruises and cocktail tastings.

Rasta Pasta

61&63 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON

The food at Rasta Pasta is unique with taste and quality found on each menu item. It’s Jamaica meets Italy at this fusion restaurant located in the heart of Kensington Market. The Reggae lasagna, (layers of ricotta, mozzarella and jerk chicken cooked in rose sauce), is a fan favourite!

Mitzies Jerk

3337 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1E9

If you want delicious jerk chicken, then you’ll have to head to Etobicoke to try the famous Mitzie’s Jerk! When you walk into Mitzie’s you may even see Mitzie herself behind the stove, creating her family’s Jamaican recipes. Catering is available.

Monas Roti

4810 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1S 4N6

Located in Scarborough, Mona’s Roti has made a name for itself across the GTA. It’s the combination of great customer service and delicious food that has given this resto an outstanding reputation. Try the authentic West Indian roti!

Under The Table

568 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1P8

This Cabbagetown eatery only uses the best in Jamaican and Canadian ingredients when preparing the delicious eats. You’ll find comfort dishes like jerk chicken, ackee and salt fish on the menu. Under the Table serves brunch on the weekends.

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
Being a vegetarian isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to grabbing a quick and affordable meal. Luckily, many vegetarian and vegan restaurants have made it their mission to provide Toronto’s vegetarians with quick nutritious meals. From a vegan breakfast and lunch spot to a vegan burger spot, here are the best quick-service vegetarian spots in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
Whether you prefer fruit or vegetables, there are lots of places to grab a freshly made smoothie in Toronto. Establishments across the city are making delicious blends with unique and tasty flavour combinations and energizing proteins. Here are the best smoothies in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
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