BBQ brisket in Toronto can be found at some of the city's best barbecue joints and smokehouses. These tender slabs of meat are cooked with care for hours at a time and don't need to be devoured on a bun. Whether you like it sauced up or au natural, these restaurants are the spots to visit for your brisket fix.
Here are my picks for the top places to get BBQ brisket in Toronto.
Toronto food truck Stoke Stack BBQ has gone bricks and mortar. This BBQ joint found by Bayview and Leaside serves up their brisket ($7 1/4 lbs., $22 1lbs.) encrusted in salt and spices.
Roncesvalles favourite smokehouse does their brisket for 12 hours, before making it available in a 4oz portion for $8 and a 7oz portion for $13. It's also available in their platter for four ($99), which they call the ultimate BBQ meat experience.
The Carbon Bar
This Southern-inspired eatery on Queen East serves up USDA Prime Beef Brisket ($23) on its own and in their Pit Master Platter ($30 per person) accompanied by pork ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, pickles and french fries.
Here's another food truck gone bricks and mortar. Hogtown Smoke does a lot of things well, but their brisket is a must-try. Their signature smoked brisket ($24 1/2 lbs., $38 1lbs.) is served alongside a choice of two sides. I'd opt for the root beer baked beans and creamy slaw.
Smoque N' Bones
Smoque N' Bones brings Southern hospitality to West Queen West. Their stacked menu of BBQ eats includes some delectable beef brisket. For $8.90 you can get 1/4 lbs, it's a 1/2 lbs. for $12.90 and you can pig out on a pound for $27.90.
Greenwood Smokehouse BBQ
Among the meaty offerings you'll discover at this Danforth and Pape restaurant, their brisket is one of the best. It's available a la carte for $14. The order consists of tender wood-smoked beef with Memphis BBQ sauce and caramelized onions.
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Photo of Hogtown Smoke by Jesse Milns.
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