Welcome to Island Foods

Established in 1973 our family owned and operated restaurants have proudly served the City of Toronto authentic Caribbean cuisine for almost 50 years. Valued in the community for excellent quality and famous for our roti, we strive everyday to provide consistent great tasting food made from the finest ingredients. Whether you are trying Caribbean food for the first time or a veteran client there are currently two locations where we warmly invite you to enjoy our family recipes in a casual atmosphere


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The Island Foods Story

In 1974, the first Island Foods Restaurant was opened in Dufferin Mall by Ruth and Ramasar Sawh. Arriving in Canada in 1968 and having no previous restaurant experience they were true entrepreneurs-driven by the dream of a bright future for themselves and their growing family.

Using fresh local ingredients that were readily available, Ruth created authentic recipes that would introduce Caribbean cuisine to Toronto. With dedication and charm Ruth and Ramasar invited customers to what soon became Toronto’s first Caribbean destination restaurant. A loyal following ensued throughout the years and they are so proud to see the success of Island Foods.

Today, we are still a family run business with a trusted brand that still uses Ruth’s recipes-a real dream come true.




News & Media

April 18, 2019 - Winner of the World’s Hot Sauce Award

April 4, 2019 - King Street location is closing in June

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