West of Centennial Park in Etobicoke, nestled in a spacious plaza, is a gem of a restaurant that carries a simple but effective philosophy: bringing people together over really, really good barbecue. While the meat is halal, this barbecue joint hopes to attract people of all faiths and identities with this accessible product. Chainsmoker also has locations in Milton and London, with even more on the way.
Hank Daddy’s BBQ
Hank Daddy’s is truly a hidden gem north of the city. Hank Daddy’s BBQ brings a little country to Keele and Highway 7 with its excellent playlist of country jams, picnic tables for dining, and the owner always sporting his very own cowboy hat. Not to mention delicious BBQ.