The best late night eats in Toronto are comprised of a varied selection of cuisines that satisfy hunger pangs long after other eating establishments have closed up their kitchens. Whether you’re just up late with a craving for a quick meal (that doesn’t involve having to cook), or you’re in search of a sweet or savory post-bar snack, Toronto has some seriously good options – options that go beyond the usual assortment of hot dogs and pizza slices. Hungry after hours? Here are some of the best late night eats in Toronto.
It’s all about the nachos at Sneak Dee’s (well, that and the burritos and tacos and quesadillas). So if you’re in the mood for some simple Mexican fare outside of the usual operating hours of most establishments, head here to get your fix.
Need a comfort food fix at 2 a.m.? The Lakeview, open 24 hours, is an historic diner in Toronto’s west end, founded in 1932. Head here any time of night and order something from their large menu, heavy on brunch items (there are 10 different takes on eggs benny), sandwiches and diner classics like mac and cheese and fish and chips. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, order up a milkshake, float or ice cream sundae.
The Thompson Diner
Another 24-hour restaurant, The Thompson Diner is a classic diner with a late-night menu that’s served from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. You can order from a decent sized list of satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs goodies like a decadent mac and cheese with truffle oil, various breakfast items, fried chicken, burgers, and poutine.
416 Snack Bar
As the name suggests, this place is all about the snacks – snacks that you can indulge in until late. The kitchen is open until 2 a.m. and turns out a rotating menu of small plates meant to be eaten with your hands. You might find a sandwich of some kind, or maybe some dim sum, or a steamed bun filled with pickled veggies. Whatever it is, it’ll be tasty, satisfying and fun to eat.
The Ossington Stop
Head to the causal, friendly Ossington Stop for a late-night food fix. Cozy, relaxed and dimly-lit, the late-night menu is full of handmade, comfort-leaning items like hearty flatbreads, dumplings, cabbage rolls, sandwiches and mac and cheese.
Pinkerton’s Snack Bar
Get your late-night snack fix courtesy of Pinkerton’s Snack Bar, which serves classic cocktails, local beers and a regularly rotating menu of creative small plates until late (kitchen is open until 2 a.m.) The Leslieville spot has friendly staff on hand to serve items from the menu that changes according to what’s in season.
Despite what the name might lead you to believe, Bar Fancy is a pretty chilled out spot along Queen west – and the kitchen is open until 2 a.m. So if you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood and in need of something to fill your stomach, head here for a card of comforting foods like their very popular fried chicken, wings, and nachos.
Poutini’s House of Poutine
Sometimes all you want after a late night is something salty, satisfying and not particularly healthy. Poutine ticks all the post-bar boxes and makes for a simple yet indulgent late-night snack. One of the best places to get poutine in Toronto is Poutini’s. Whether you head to the Queen west or King west locations, you’ll be able to order a variety of poutine until 3:30 a.m.
This unassuming spot in Bloordale has a kitchen the stays open late and a laid-back vibe conducive to lingering over a craft beer or a cocktail. In terms of satisfying your hunger pangs, the kitchen at the Four-Seven serves food and drinks until 2 a.m. every day. The menu changes periodically, but they always have something interesting going on in the kitchen and the menu is very reasonably priced. What you’re getting here is simple yet high-quality food that’s great for sharing.
7 West Cafe
No matter when you’re feeling peckish, you know you can grab something to eat at 7 West Café, which is open 24/7. The menu here is huge, so you should have no trouble finding something that hits the spot, be it a plate of pasta, order of nachos, all-day breakfast, or a salad and a sandwich.