best takeout brunch Toronto

The best takeout brunch in Toronto

From savoury breakfast sandwiches to piled-high pancakes

Just because in-person dining is closed that doesn’t mean your weekend brunch ritual has to be put on pause. The warmer weather makes it possible to take your brunch to go and enjoy it in a park (or back in bed snuggled up with your new favourite Netflix series — we won’t judge).

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet, savoury or a little bit of both, here are our picks for the best takeout brunch in Toronto.

 

Emma’s Country Kitchen

Tucked away in the St. Clair neighbourhood, Emma’s Country Kitchen offers much more than your standard eggs with a side of toast. Their all-day brunch menu features mains like biscuits and gravy, brunch poutines, breakfast sandwiches and an assortment of delicious pancakes, such as the cinnamon bun pancakes or the wild blueberry and lemon ricotta pancakes. Emma’s also offers a pancake party pack ($40) that comes in a large (14″) pizza box and includes four sides of pancakes (mini egg, blueberry, buttermilk and cinnamon bun) and feeds between two to four people. Along with their hot brunch menu, Emma’s Country Kitchen also sells a selection of house-cured meats, freshly-baked bread, classic brunch cocktails and homemade donuts.

 

The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder

There’s something about the buttermilk fried chicken and waffle combo that just works well. Every dish on the Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder’s Sunday brunch menu incorporates the exceptional barbeque cuisine the restaurant is known for, whether it’s paired with smoked meat or housemade bacon or sausage. Priced from $10 to $20, Stockyards favourites include the Dirty Bird (a boneless fried chicken breast topped with bacon and cheddar, a sunny side-up egg and gravy, served sandwiched between a Belgian waffle) and the classic Stockyards breakfast sandwich (a deep-fried poached egg with bacon or country sage sausage and aged cheddar on a buttermilk biscuit).

 

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Once one of the busiest brunch spots in the city with a waitlist for both indoor and outdoor dining, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen continues to prove why it offers some of the best takeout brunch in Toronto with its sweet and savoury options. Mrs. B’s famous buttermilk pancakes with wild blueberry compote and whipped cream are still available to enjoy at home, as are the salmon, bacon and avocado vedas (soft poached eggs on a flaky croissant topped with bearnaise sauce). Bubbly and bottled wine can also be added to your order.

 

Fuwa Fuwa

If pancakes are your idea of the best takeout brunch in Toronto, look no further than Fuwa Fuwa, which means “fluffy fluffy” in Japanese. With more than 10 options to choose from, all of these light and airy pancakes come topped with fresh fruit, as well as other sweet additions, like maple syrup, strawberry, blueberry or chocolate sauce, and even vanilla ice cream. Starting at $11, must-try pancakes include the matcha and red bean pancake, the blueberry cheese pancake with ice cream and the raspberry and caramelized banana pancake.  The pancakes take 25 minutes to make, so to enjoy them at their best, make sure you time your order for pick-up just right.

 

The Good Fork

 

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Turkish flavours and ingredients set the Good Fork‘s seasonal brunch menu apart from the standard bacon and eggs. Savoury options include the Çilbir (garlic confit labneh, two poached eggs, warm spiced tomato butter, herby salad, crispy buckwheat and a pita to dip) and the Anatolian Delight (toasted sesame Turkish-style bagel served with red lentil soup, citrus-marinated olives, whipped feta, cucumber and pomegranate salad, grape molasses and tahini); while those with a sweet tooth can opt for the blueberry halva pancakes, which come with orange blossom ricotta, lemon-y blueberries compote, halva crumble and pure maple syrup from the Hockley Valley region. All of the menu items range in price from $14 to $19.75 and there are a variety of vegetarian choices.

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