The best shepherd’s pie in Toronto brings an age-old stick-to-your-ribs portable meal to our modern times. Maybe you haven’t been out herding sheep all day, but you’ve been on your grind enough to deserve a meal like this.
Here’s the best shepherd’s pie in Toronto.8 - Irish Embassy
The cottage pie at this popular Irish pub in the Financial District is made with Ontario beef, peas, corn, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
10 - The Wicket
The traditional shepherd's pie at this spot on Bloor between Dundas and Keele is kept simple, made with ground lamb and just a little bit of cheese.
7 - The Pour House
Lamb and beef braised in red wine, rustic veggies, mashed potatoes and beef gravy come together for the pie at this Annex pub at Dupont and Davenport.
9 - The Roy
Carrots, peas, corn and naturally-raised beef swim in a thick gravy under homemade mashed potatoes in the shepherd's pie at this Leslieville mainstay.
6 - The Peacock Public House
The shepherd's pie at this multi-level English pub in Little Italy is actually vegetarian by default, with roast button mushrooms in place of meat, accompanied by mash and English buttered peas.
11 - The Caledonian
A Scottish steak pie is similar to a shepherd's pie at this Little Italy place, with puff pastry in addition to the usual mash, hand-cut top sirloin with stout and root veg providing the stewy filling.
3 - Stout Irish Pub
Garlic mashed potatoes are stacked on top of braised lamb shoulder and top sirloin beef stew with carrot, rutabaga, parsnip and celery root in a cylinder topped with crispy onions at this Cabbagetown pub.
4 - C'est What
Lamb and veggie casserole is topped with smashed roasted red potatoes and Gruyere at this public house on Front near Church, where you just might get a side of live entertainment along with your shepherd’s pie.
5 - Black Dog Pub
The shepherd's pie with sweet corn, carrot, onion and celery at this classic spot on Island Road in Scarborough’s Rouge Hill neighbourhood rocks as much as the Led Zeppelin song this pub shares a name with.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO