“It’s not Filipino food without rice,” says Christina, one of our Filipino friends in Toronto as she recollects her fond memories of enjoying family meals. A small neighborhood in North York, around Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue is even dubbed as Little Manila out of the several Filipino communities across Canada because of the high concentration of Filipinos in the area. While many have mastered cooking Filipino food in their own homes, sometimes we just don’t have the time to be our own chef. So in case you crave Filipino food last minute, we’re listed down some of the top picks Christina shared with us. And yes, they do deliver!
An infusion of sizzling Asian and North American cuisine, they’ve created “Lechon Sisig Fries” which is a mixture of Philippines’s well-loved Lechon (roasted pork) and north america’s poutine. Apart from that, they also offer all sorts of lechon such as Cebu lechon, sizzling lechon sisig, grilled cebu lechon, sizzling pakbetchon, lechon bicol express, sinigang na lechon, sizzling lechon paksiw, lechon manok, lechon fried rice, roasted pork bun, lechon salad, deep fried lechon, lechon con bao, pancit con lechon, bihon con lechon, and pork ceviche. Such a wide variety of lechon options, you won’t run out! They are available on Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Skip.
Address: 430 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2B1, Canada
They pride themselves in cooking up traditional Italian cuisines but their catering options for pork, beef, vegetable dishes, rice and noodles, dessert and baked goods are truly pinoy at heart. They even have cassava cake, sapin-sapin, buko pandan, halo-halo, leche flan, fresh ube and cheese pandesal and pandan pandesal with cream cheese for your sweet cravings! They are available on Skip ((https://www.skipthedishes.com/arsenios-kitchen), DoorDash and UberEats.
Address: 640 Danforth Road Scarborough, Ontario Contact: (416) 546-4850
Max’s Restaurant has established itself as a household name in the Philippines, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition. Known for its tender, juicy, and deliciously crispy chicken, the restaurant’s popularity grew over the years and became known as “The House That Fried Chicken Built.” Now a global brand, Max’s restaurant serves real, authentic Philippine cuisine at over 200 locations in the Philippines, 8 in the Middle East. They are available on Skip and UberEats.
Address: 1520 Steeles Ave West Unit 121 Vaughan, ON L4K 3B9 Contact: (289) 597-9433
Tita Flips is a family business specializing in authentic Filipino dishes and pastries since 1980 in the Philippines. They were known for peanut products that are distinctly Filipino. Upon moving to Toronto, they continued what was started as there was a demand. Today, the most popular dishes on their menu are tapsilog, sisig fries, and lechon kawali. Order from UberEats.
Address: 2986 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3 Contact: (647) 333-8482
Foodtrip Filipino Restaurant offers the Toronto community a variety of delicious breakfast dishes, noodles, fried rice, specials, and many more. The most commonly ordered dishes from this store are halo-halo, two-piece chicken with palabok, traditional taho, two-piece chicken with spaghetti & a drink, lumpiang shanghai, tapsilog, bangus belly, lechon kawali (fried pork belly), pork sisig. They also have boodle fight-style meals good for 2-5 persons and family sets for 6, 8, and 10 persons. They are available on DoorDash, UberEats, and Skip.
Address: 3790 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada Contact: (416) 398-4800
Republika is a Family restaurant serving traditional and modern Filipino dishes. Their Chef’s specials are bicol express/laing overload, beef bulalo pares, sirloin steak in adobo butter, tuna kilawin, beef salpicao, and beef kalbi. They offer free delivery across GTA (sat & sun) and to North York, Scarborough, Markham and Ajax (tues-sun) through their in-house delivery when you order a minimum of $50. Still, they are available on )Skip)[https://www.skipthedishes.com/republika-restobar-and-grill-wilson-avenue), UberEats, and Ritual.
Address: 288 Wilson Ave Toronto Contact: (416) 633-1288 / (647) 631-3030
They are a family-run restaurant where you can indulge in authentic Cebuano food. The most popular items on their menu are lechon baboy, barbecue skewers, lechon manok, liempo, lumpia shanghai, pancit, sisig, monggo, pakbet, and white rice. They also have combo meals with two viands, white rice and a drink for a full experience. You can order their food from UberEats, DoorDash, and [Skip)(https://www.skipthedishes.com/wilson%27s-haus-of-lechon).
Address: 365 Wilson Avenue Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 1T3 Contact: +1 416-792-7548
Family-owned and operated, this restaurant has been in the little Manila community since 2005. The most commonly ordered items and dishes from this store are pancit sampaguita, lechon kawali. Inihaw na baboy, lechon kawali fried rice, sinigang pork, sinigang vegetables, crispy pata, pork chop, and sampaguita special dinner for 2. They are available on DoorDash.
Address: 322 Wilson Ave, North York, ON M3H 1S8, Canada Contact: (416) 630-2122
Known for their Filipino comfort food, Sarimanok is popular for their pancit, beef kaldereta, pinakbet, chicken adobo with broccolo, vegetable spring rolls, pork bicol express, chicken afritada, and of course, their freshly steamed basmati rice which is available in garlic, white or brown. They are available on UberEats (https://www.ubereats.com/ca/toronto/food-delivery/sarimanok-filipino-kitchen/cZ6YsUEmT6O8wiix-DVIbA), DoorDash, and Skip (https://www.skipthedishes.com/sarimanok-filipino-kitchen).
Address: 10 King’s College Rd, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8, Canada
This delivery-only restaurant serves Filipino dishes to hungry Torontonians. The owner started the business after losing his job in advertising during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. He started delivering food to friends but word spread like wildfire and before he knew it, he was a full-time chef with a small team and a growing reputation. They only prepare meals for take-out and delivery on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Their regular food offerings are adobong baboy, binagoongang hipon and pancit bihon canton. They accept orders through their website.
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