For all the meat-lovers in the city, BBQ is the ultimate comfort food! We all know that America is the #1 place in the world for that juicy, fall-off-the-bone BBQ eats. Everything from ribs, pulled pork, smokey brisket and of course, the sides! I’m talking about a creamy coleslaw, pickles, corn and mac n’ cheese! If you’re like me and haven’t had the chance to taste that delicious Memphis BBQ, I got some news for you! BBQ spots around The 6ix are spreading like crazy and if you’re a killer for BBQ, here a few spots that you have to check out this summer! Don’t worry, you can stop searching for “BBQ near me”, we’ve got you.
Here are some BBQ joints in Toronto you have to visit
275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L3
Tues-Sun: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cherry St. BBQ meats are smoked for hours over white oak with classic Southern smoking tradition. They offer counter-style service and if you’re thinking about visiting them this week, spots are on a first some, first serve basis! And if your dad is a lover of barbeque, they’re offering a Father’s Day special for $160 (serves 4). Pre-ordering ends on June 17th at 2 p.m!
869 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G4
Mon-Thurs: 2 p.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Smoque N Bones is a staple barbeque spot on Queen St. W. They’re inspiration comes from the 4 pillars of barbeque, from Memphis, Texas, Kansas and the Carolinas. They have your traditional ribs, peppercorn beef and BBQ sandwiches loaded with meat, caramelized onions, coleslaw and sauce of choice.
650 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2H7
Mon-Sat: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Pig Out BBQ is known for their signature pulled pork! It’s smothered in their mouthwatering barbeque sauce, and on top of a fluffy bun! You can also get their beef brisket and fall-of the bone ribs!
299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M3
Wed-Fri: 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Head a little farther west to experience these delicious barbeque ribs. This BBQ joint in Toronto is known to have food so good it melts in your mouth.
1959 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1H7 (The Beaches)
Mon-Thurs: 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sun: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Hogtown Smoke is known for their over-the-top, drip-down-your-hands creations! Owner Scott Fraser turned his love for barbeque into his entire life! Hogtown has also won awards at the CNE! With they’re two locations, one at the beaches and other in Kensington Market, there’s no excuse to not check them out!
699 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B2
Tues-Fri: 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat-Sun: 12 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Stockyard’s midwest style of griddle smashed burgers, awarding winning Fried chicken, and authentic wood smoked regional barbeque! They use both hot and cold wood smoking and aging methods! They also offer daily breakfast and soulfully sweet weekend brunch!