As you might have noticed, I am totally addicted to phö. I try to go at least every two weeks. I wanted to share 3 of my go-spots that are within the city of Toronto and won’t fail on the flavour scale.
TORONTO INSTITUTION: PHO HUNG
Located : 350 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G4
Busy, family-run spot with simple decor famous for its broth & large menu of hearty Vietnamese fare.
My go-to PHO is the large with beef and rare beef
PRICE: 5/5 , large portions and affordable – two can dine for under 30s
NEW TO THE BLOCK: DEMEN BISTRO
Located: 500 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3
Demen Bistro is a Vietnamese restaurant offering the staple and popular dishes known to most, such as pho, vermicelli and rice dishes, and spring rolls. On weekends, they’re opened late for the night owls.
I discovered this joint while walking home from work. A cute lil spot on Queen west and walking distance to my house…. I will forever be going there when I am in need of phö.
PRICE: 5/5 – a medium size phoö for 9$ with a side of spring rolls and you’ll be eating for under 20 $.
QUICK & EASY: PHÖ VISTRO
Casual Vietnamese place serving pho, including vegan-friendly bowls, in a snug dining room.
I went here with my friend Bryn, who follows a plant-based diet! We got some vegan fresh rolls and some phö. They have vegan options that are delicious.
PRICE: 4/5 ; pricing was a bit pricier than the other options! and service was a bit slow! But flavour was on point.