Five Fusion Restaurants Doing Takeaway In Toronto

By Karen Burshtein

When you can’t decide what to take out for dinner try two cuisines mixed together! Luckily Toronto has some of the most intriguing fusion restaurants the world over.Toronto is known for its diverse population, which happily carries over to its restaurants. You can experience almost any country’s food in the GTA: Italian, Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Croatian and everything in between. But one of Toronto’s most exciting gastro calling cards is the unexpected culinary mashup. You’re probably familiar with one of the original Toronto fusion restaurants, Rasta Pasta, for Italian Jamaican takeaway. But in the GTA you can also get some other pretty awesome fusion cooking. Here’s some of the most intriguing and Take Out Canada’s favorite culinary mashups.

Arguably the most famous fusion restaurant in Toronto, Rasta Pasta is a Kensington Market fan favourite This place is a shining example of Kensington’s history as a melting pot for immigrants. No surprise then that it makes it onto most food tours of the city. Some of our favourite items on the menu” Dreadlock pasta and Reggae Lasagna.

Address: 61 Kensington Ave, Toronto


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Teta’s Kitchen brings together two women, one from Lebanon and one from Indonesia, who cook their grandmother’s recipes for you under one roof. (Teta, meaning grandmother in Arabic.) The two met at F.L.I.P. Kitchens in North York (Food Learning Innovation Place, an incubator for new restaurant businesses), and now share their grandmother’s recipes in individual dishes from their respective cultures and in one unforgettable hybrid recipe: the Indo-falafel. This delish culinary overlap is made with chickpea falafel, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, chopped chili and is served with cilantro, mint, red onions, cucumbers, tahini and sweet soya sauce.

Address: 5210 Yonge Street, Inside FLIP Kitchens, Toronto, ON


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Can you say ultimate multi-cultural comfort food? Easy, it’s spelled Butter Chicken Mac’n Cheese. Or Tandoori Fried Chicken. Kathi Roll Eatery which has multiple locations across the GTA calls itself an “Indian Mash-Up Eatery.” We also love the Punjabi Tacos which are mini naans with fillings such as Chicken Tikka or Butter Chicken, and tandoori pickled onions, coleslaw and Taco Sauce. The best of both worlds.

Address: Multiple Locations GTA

This St. Clair West restaurant’s groovy retro decor pays tribute to the tenth element – neon- with its groovy neon decor. Atomic 10 does some culinary alchemy, fuses tacos and Asian specialties for such taste-filled dishes as Kpop tacos, Pad Thai tacos and Dat Chick and Carne Asadas.

Address: 145 Lauder Ave, Toronto, ON


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Mexiterranean, what took you so long? Casa Madera, in Toronto’s new urban retreat the 1 Hotel, fuses Mexican and Mediterranean is the first location in Canada of the US based Noble 33. Chef Olivier Le Calvez displays his half French, half Mexican heritage seamlessly in refined mash ups of the culinary traditions of Mexico and the Mediterranean. The restaurant is in a high end hotel but what sounds better than pork carnitas made with duck confit to take home or even better as room service.

Address: 550 Wellington Street W Toronto ON


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