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Toronto’s best house-made chips

Inventive house-made chips are the latest chef indulgence—and they’re dangerously habit-forming.

Best Chips Toronto: White Brick Kitchen
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White Brick Kitchen’s barbecue-flavoured kettle chips are served with a creamy aged cheddar and pimento dip. $6. 641 Bloor St. W., 647-347-9188.    

Best Chips Toronto: Bar Isabel
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These irresistibly zingy corn chips, served fryer-warm with Bar Isabel’s pickled anchovies, are seasoned with dried Spanish peppers, lime zest and cayenne. $9. 797 College St., 416-532-2222.    

Best Chips Toronto: Valdez
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The textures and flavours in the taro and yuca root, plantain, corn, and potato chip appetizer at Valdez are heightened by the five spice–spiked guac for dipping. $11. 606 King St. W., 416-363-8388.    

Best Chips Toronto: Gladstone Hotel
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At the Gladstone Hotel, earthy-sweet beet chips get their savoury tang from a sprinkle of lemon-rosemary salt. $3. 1214 Queen St. W., 647-792-5957.    

Best Chips Toronto: Ceili Cottage
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Ceili Cottage’s whisper-thin, sea-salted kettle chips shatter on impact. $3. 1301 Queen St. E., 416-406-1301.    

Best Chips Toronto: Comrade
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Light and airy potato chips tossed in thyme, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper are the perfect herbaceous nibble to complement the cocktails at the Comrade. $5. 758 Queen St. E., 416-778-9449.    

Best Chips Toronto: H Bar
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Thinly shaved carrots, beets, potatoes and parsnips are dunked in canola oil and served with a maple aïoli at H Bar. $4.42. 859 Queen St. W., 647-352-4227.    

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Best Chips Toronto: The Wallace Gastropub
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The Wallace Gastropub’s hefty kettle chips are cut and fried to order, and served with spicy chipotle aïoli. $7. 1954 Yonge St., 416-489-3500.    

Best Chips Toronto: Goods and Provisions
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The secret to the flavour-packed bites of taro, sweet potato and purple potato chips at Goods and Provisions is a toss in togarashi, a Japanese spice blend of chilies, ginger and garlic. $5. 1124 Queen St. E., 647-340-1738.    

Best Chips Toronto: Quince
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At Quince, the potato gaufrettes are crispy slices of waffle-cut russets, deep-fried till golden and simply seasoned with salt. $4. 2110 Yonge St., 416-488-2110.

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