So long tired burgers…adios tacos…step aside colonel you know who…and don’t even mention sandwiches-made-me-skinny Jared’s indiscretions. Poké (pronounced poh-kay) is poised to trample the Toronto (Canadian?) fast food market. Already a staple in L.A and New York, poké is an attractive, healthy, light, yummy, exotic take out food (like that exchange student whole stole your highschool prom date). In essence it is a mix of raw cubes of fish (usually tuna or salmon) marinated for flavor and garnished with any combo of cucumbers, carrots, avocados, chopped lettuce and tobiko (those Japanese crispy bits).

POKÉ IS ON ITS WAY TO THE 6IX

POKÉ IS ON ITS WAY TO THE 6IX (photo: Foodland)



Akin to the welcoming pineapple, poké hails from Hawaii, where the word translates to mean “slice” or “cut”. On the big island, you can grab it at drive thrus or gas stations. Similar to a sub, it’s entirely customizable and unlike a Chipolté calorie laden rice bowl, its low cal high protein. The best part is, it doesn’t feel like supermodel salad. It really satisfies.

LIKE FRO-YO MEETS SUSHI, SAY HELLO TO POKÉ

LIKE FRO-YO MEETS SUSHI, POKÉ IS ENTIRELY CUSTOMIZABLE (photo: Aloha Poké, Singapore)



As of right now the ONLY place to sample poké in the GTA is at Miss Thing’s on Queen West. But according to our very reliable sources, North Poké is ready to launch in Little Italy very very soon (for now they exist on FB alone). From there, we anticipate a market flood. Franchisees should be hoki-pokiing (sorry, we HAD to) around the concept come next February’s franchise expo.