Late night eaters rejoice! Junked Food Co. is here to take care of all your post 1-3AM cravings for food. I would like to re-assure you that while they are considered as “the ultimate premium drunk food of Toronto,” the food actually also tastes great sober! I have been following their Instagram account for quite a while now and seriously, you must follow them to see all of their crazy creations. While Junked Food Co. is by no mean a healthy food establishments, the ingredients are delicious, fresh and it’s real food if you discount things like Doritos.
As Junked Food Co. recently released a new menu, I have asked Brian (Co-Owner) if he would like to collaborate with Arnold (who is by the way an amazing photographer) and myself – and Brian graciously agreed! He showed us around the kitchen and Arnold was able to take a few videos of how the food was made. If you would like to check out those clips, head over to his Instagram where he already posted up two clips.
The first dish that Brian showed us was their famous 7” deep dish pizza! To be honest I had the original Chicago-style deep dish pizza before and I still much preferred the original thin crust more. However, after trying the Mac n’ Cheetza deep dish at Junked Food Co., I have developed a new-found appreciation of thick crust!
I adored the personal pizza which was was only 7”. It featured a moderately thick crust and is filled with delicious layers upon layers of mozzarella, mac n cheese, and a gracious amount of tomato sauce. Did I mention the cheese? Loved how the pasta was perfectly cooked, then enrobed in a rich, velvety cheese sauce. The tomato sauce had a slight tang which was a perfect compliment to that creamy mac n cheese
What is yummier than Oreo cookie and Milk? Of course Oreo waffles! For the waffle, the oreo were incorporated directly into the batter, cooked until golden brown with a crispy exterior and soft on the inside. The hot waffle was then smothered with fresh marshmallow fluff and torched for a slight toasty, nutty scent. As a final touch, Brian topped the Oreo waffle with some chocolate bits and drizzle all that with more chocolate sauce – an ultimate experience for any chocolate lovers.
In a normal poutine dish, the fries at the bottom usually have absorbed so much gravy, grease, and cheese curds. Ew. Instead of using the basic french fry, Junked Food Co.’s poutine used tater tots. They were perfectly fluffy on the inside and golden brown and crisp on the outside. Since the potato tots were able to absorb all the poutine deliciousness without getting soggy, the tots became juicy bombs of pleasure.
A FROZEN DONUT ICE CREAM SANDWICH?! This is groundbreaking… I honestly didn’t mind that the donut was frozen as it will hold the ice cream much better when you attempt to eat. To my surprise, the overall sandwich wasn’t too sweet as there was a slight spicy-sweet-ish from their house-made famous sauce – the Swedish Berry jalapeño sauce. I’m sorry, it’s the bomb. I don’t know how, but it works and I hate myself when I finished almost 1/2 of it in one sitting.
Brian also assembled Junked Food Co.’s famous creation – the Doritos Smash Bag but unfortunately, we forgot to take a picture of it. With that said, here is the picture of the bag from the TO_Finest’s Food Crawl! Do consider the below picture for illustrative purpose only as there are different variations of the smash bags.
Another great thing about Junked Food Co. is that all the dishes are made fresh to order, and the staff will ask you about your likes and dislikes to make a custom one. They also take requests too. So if you see some crazy recipes on Pinterest, do tell them and you might see it up on the menu!
Disclaimer: While the food was provided by Junked Food Co., I am not obliged to publish a review on the business. All opinions/thoughts are my own. For more information about my review policy, please click here.