Fall’s coming and it’s time to pack on your thermal winter coat, #fatties. And we’re not talking about buying a new leather jacket. There’s a reason we crave hearty, fattier foods during the coldest times of year. It’s your body’s way of telling you to prepare for the cold by adding on some extra insulation.
With this in mind and at the request of #morgantheintern, we’re bringing you some of our favourite deep fried Toronto foods. Stop drooling, it’s not polite.
1. Fried chicken: Is there anything more satisfying than biting into some crunchy chicken lick’en? We think not. Some of our favourite spots include The Saint (227 Ossington Ave), authentically southern chicken at The Ace (231 Roncesvalles Ave) or The Stockyards (699 St. Clair Ave W), who call themselves a larder – need we say more? Or visit The Gabardine (372 Bay St) for the perfect mixture of salty, sweet and fatty with their chicken and waffles.
2. French fries: What’s better than gobbling some hot, crisp french fries then licking the salt off your finger tips? Yeah, nothing. Because we’re good Canadians we love Poutini’s (1112 Queen St W) peppery gravy and cheese curd clad fries. This End Up (1454 Dundas St W) double fries their fries and if you go to Chippy’s (893 Queen St W) you’ll get some great fish and nice chunky chips.
3. Deep fried desserts aka fair food: Even when The Ex closes, deep fried goodies can be found throughout our glorious, food loving city. The Football Factory (164 Bathurst St), The Caledonian (856 College St) and Disgraceland (965 Bloor St W) make deep fried Mars bars and The Whippoorwill (1285 Bloor St W) has killer funnel cake. Disgraceland also makes a decent gluten free chocolate cake. And then there’s that magical Bacon Nation food truck we keep seeing roll through town.
4. Donuts: Yes, donuts are worthy of their own section. Some of our favourite Toronto shops include Glory Hole (1596 Queen St W), Von Doughnuts (713 Danforth Ave), Tiny Tom Donuts (7323 Woodbine Ave) and Dough by Rachelle (via Beast). Mmm.
What are you packing on some cold weather insulation with?