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206) Eat at Paulette’s 21 Aug 2012

Everyone’s been buzzing about Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken. The small, quirky take-out joint opened its doors in Leslieville last month, just down the street from us, in a long-time vacant storefront that we always assumed was an undercover drug operation.

Following the elite fast-food trend sweeping over Toronto, Paulette’s offers naturally-glazed artisanal donuts (the cakey kind, not yeasty, with names like Mango Yuzu, Blueberry Balsamic, Rootbeer Float, and Fresh Mint and Lime Mojito), in addition to simple, basic, fried chicken: naturally-raised, free-run birds, brined over night in a subtle mix of lemon, herbs and spices, and double-fried for extra crunch.

We stopped into Paulette’s last week, fresh off the heels of our ridiculously strict “Paleo Diet” regime. We grabbed a couple donuts, some fried chicken, a side of mac-and-cheese, and a drink; the bill came to $25 bucks. Was it worth it? At the time, absolutely. Although, in truth, we could have eaten a deep fried bug that day and been completely satisfied.



2 Responses

    Susan says:

    Was reading the TO Star and saw the article about. Haven’t heard of Paulettes – may venture over there on the weekend. Sound delicious. How would you rate the donuts and the chicken meal out of 10?

    Laura & John says:

    Hi Susan! Yes, definitely go give it a try (if not to just come check out Leslieville). If you’re not into sweet donuts, I’d stay away from the lime mojito. Blueberry balsamic is yummy. All in all, I’d give it an 8 rating (chicken & donuts). Points off for being too pricey. Thanks for leaving us a comment!