Restaurant Canada Show 2018 Highlights

Restaurant Canada Show 2018

Restaurant Canada’s signature event of the year, the RC Show is an opportunity for members of the restaurant industry to taste, learn, and grow their craft. This year, the theme was “Innovation Unleashed!” and TuckShop Kitchen’s own Jake Taylor was asked to unleash his creativity by participating in the inaugural Garland Canada Culinary Competition.

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Making the Bacon: How a Beloved Product is Made

Your tantalizing fragrance,
Wafts over me,
Igniting my senses.
Sizzle! Pop!
Your siren call lures me,
And I am powerless to resist.

On Valentine’s Day, people’s thoughts turn to love. And in the food world, few foods are as beloved as American-style streaky bacon. But not all bacon is created equal and in this post we’ll give you an idea why. As promised in our burger post, we’re going behind the scenes with TuckShop Kitchen to find out how they make their bacon so delicious. The first stop when making bacon…

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Our Toronto ‘Hood: Junction Triangle


TuckShop Kitchen is proud to call the growing Junction Triangle neighbourhood home. Since starting construction in our space in September 2014, the area has since developed a unique identity and strong sense of place in Toronto.

Our shop is located at the intersection of Dupont Street and Edwin Avenue in Toronto, close to one of the old Canadian Pacific Railway lines that give the entire Junction area its name. This area derived its name from the fact that it was at the junction of two Canadian Pacific Railway lines. Notably, TuckShop lies within the Junction Triangle area, which is bordered by railway lines on all three sides of its borders.

West Toronto Railway Station (courtesy: Toronto Public Library)

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The Burger that Started it all: How the Tuck Burger is Made


The burger that started it all! Here is the story behind TuckShop Kitchen’s juicy, flavourful, mouthwatering burger. This burger is definitely one of the best sandwiches in Toronto and we’ll go behind the scenes to learn the process of how the Tuck Burger was created along with what goes into making the burger. But this isn’t just about the burger; the making of the Tuck Burger is also part of the story behind TuckShop Kitchen itself. The creation of the Tuck Burger started from one simple question:

How can you make an incredible, restaurant-quality, meat-lovers’ burger for under $10?

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Winter Hours and Menu


Winter is here. The cold weather is all around us, and it feels like this year the weather is dropping considerably faster than in 2016. With the new weather comes some changes to our store to share, including an updated winter daily special menu.

Winter Hours & Winter Menu

As the days get darker and temps plummet, we are announcing that effective this week (Nov. 20, 2017) TuckShop Kitchen is moving to winter hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 11am to 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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BlogTO: Best Peameal Sandwich in Toronto

Some exciting news: BlogTO has listed in “Best Peameal Bacon Sandwich in Toronto” today. It’s especially exciting for us since we’ve been curing our own pea meal for about a year. Read more

Sandwich Battle

It’s the winter time here in Toronto. It’s ridiculously cold and everyone is hibernating during the dark days of January and February. Here at TuckShop Kitchen, it’s a prime time for us to test out new recipes during the slower months and flex our sandwich muscles to try something new for lunch. Read more

Closed for the Holidays

Winter closure

We are closed Dec 25, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017 for the Holidays. We will be back at it on Tuesday, January 3rd at 11:30AM!

Yelp Best Burger in Toronto

Best Burger List Toronto, TuckShop Kitchen

We’ve heard from our customers about how much they love our burger. It’s what keeps us dancing during the sweaty hot summer when our grill and BBQ smokers were on full throttle, and as we go into the Fall and Winter seasons.

Today Yelp just profiled us a Best Burger in Toronto in their email newsletter to Toronto subscribers! Thank you to the Yelp reviewers who’ve given us a 4.5 Star rating, and for Yelp to profile us as a best burger in Toronto. If you do use Yelp please help us by reviewing us on our Yelp page to help us continue to get the word out! Read more

Come Celebrate Our 1st Birthday

Wow. 1 year.Grand Opening Party

I can’t believe how quickly the year has already flown by at TuckShop Kitchen, and now we’re about to celebrate our 1st birthday. It feels like yesterday when we were pitching city hall at a committee of adjustment hearing among big wig developers and angry residents raging against their building plans. Luckily for us, only heroes live in the Junction Triangle since we only received overwhelming support and love from the local community, signing petitions and promoting us on the Junction Triangle facebook page. Who can also forget the 8+ months of construction needed to convert a vacant garage and basement into a takeout restaurant and convenience store.

tuckshop construction

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