We love jerk chicken and beef patties. I mean, who doesn’t love Caribbean food? The thing is, most of the time it’s not the healthiest option especially when the traditional dish doesn’t call for leafy greens other than a small amount of delicious creamy coleslaw.
Despite that, we can’t help but crave the familiar flavours of Caribbean home. That’s where Allwyn’s Bakery comes in. It’s a Caribbean bakery that makes fresh patties, jerk chicken, ox tail, and curry daily.
The best part is we’re going to show you how we make their jerk chicken takeout “healthier” because we have readers asking for the best healthy takeout options in Toronto without being forced to eat bland and tasteless whole foods.
We are excited to do a review about Allwyn’s Bakery because we are going to show you how you can enjoy your favourite comfort foods without feeling guilty!
Allwyn’s Beef Patties, Jerk Chicken, Ox Tail, and Curry Menu
Here is a quick glimpse of their menu. We like how simple and straightforward it is!
We were so swamped with work again today, so we didn’t have time to prepare dinner again. This time, Rui wasn’t looking to eat healthy as he was craving for some flavourful jerk chicken at one of his favourite takeouts. Stress eating is real, guys!
Hence, we are going to do a review on Allwyn’s yummy jerk chicken dinner and beef patties.
This is what we ordered.
Jerk Chicken Dinner with Rice and Beans
One of the top places we go to is Chris Jerk because they serve amazing authentic jerk chicken plates! We also enjoy Scotty Bons for its Westernized mix with a bit of a modernized touch.
However, today we decided to visit Allwyn’s again because we were really satisfied with their dinners in the past. We were also feeling for a change in environment and taste.
We usually call for 2 plates of jerk chicken dinners, but today, I wasn’t feeling for takeout, so I just ate my favourite homemade chicken sandwich with sweet potato and salad on the side.
Rui can’t go a day without greens, so he mixed some fresh spring mix and tomato grapes into his jerk chicken plate. We actually prefer this addition since these types of dishes usually flood you with a load of rice and potatoes!
Trust us, any leafy green you add to this makes a nice balance. It’s an easy way to take your greens because it’s mixed with the delightful Caribbean flavours! Oh yeah, and mixing the coleslaw sauce with it makes it even more enjoyable. You won’t even notice you’re eating veggies because the flavours from the dish itself will be so strong! It’s almost like creating a healthy jerk chicken burrito bowl!
You can buy a big or small box of these greens at your local grocery stores like Costco, Metro, Sobby’s, Loblaw’s, Whole Foods, No Frills, etc. It’s a really budget-friendly and convenient way to add your own fresh veggies to almost any takeout without any prep or cook time. Other than washing them of course.
We prefer the one from Whole Foods because from our experience, it’s the freshest and cleanest. It’s also marketed as “tripled” washed though we recommend giving it another rinse. The spring mix we buy from Costco is comparable too!
What we really like most about Allwyn’s is their jerk chicken. Their chicken is packed with so much flavour and you can taste a small hint of spice, but it’s nothing crazy.
We would say Allwyn’s jerk chicken dinner is quite comparable to Chris Jerk but really different from Scotty Bons as Scotty Bons has this more Westernized taste and appeal.
All these three places make delicious jerk chicken, but we have to say our favourite is Chris Jerk. We think their chicken is juicier and stronger in spice and flavour. I’m not sure if it’s because we grew up with it and that was our go-to place in the past, but Chris Jerk beats Allwyn’s hands down!
Despite that, we still love and enjoy Allwyn’s jerk chicken and we highly recommend giving them a try when you’re feeling for something different.
If you’re looking for the best patties in Toronto, we’ve got them on our top Jamaican beef patty list here.
Aside from jerk chicken, we also enjoy Allwyn’s beef patties. They are very similar (almost identical) to the ones from Warden Station. If you haven’t tried Warden Station beef patties, then you’re missing out.
It could be that this type of beef patty reminds me of my high school and university years when I would travel on the TTC from downtown back to Warden Station. It was a convenient spot for me to grab a beef patty just to kill time waiting for my next bus to go home. I remember everyone from school and work raving about Warden Station’s beef patties all the time!
We don’t know if Allwyn has the same supplier as Warden Station’s beef patties, but we can tell you they’re really good when it’s hot and fresh!
It’s flakey on the outside and very moist on the inside. There’s a good ratio of meat to dough and it’s well-seasoned.
To our surprise, this time when we went back, they said there was some issue with their supplier. So, they weren’t serving the beef patties like the ones from Warden Station. Instead, it was the thinner and more flakey version.
They also sell this style at Scotty Bons, which we enjoy too. But, if we had to pick, we definitely prefer the Warden Station ones!
I don’t know if I take that back now after looking at the pictures. Both styles are great and you can’t go wrong with either when you’re craving a quick snack or bite-size.
All we can say is that it’s worth coming here to try their jerk chicken and beef patties. The portion size of the dinner is pretty big and it’s definitely shareable between two people if you are looking to control your portion sizes. We know it can also be addicting to finish the whole plate by yourself because of how delicious it is!
The only downside is that their jerk chicken can be a little inconsistent. It’s not always as juicy and flavourful as we would like it to be, but when it hits the spot – it’s definitely one of the best things on the menu.
The service has always been amazing whenever we’ve come here. They are quick, efficient and very friendly!
You can also order by phone in advance so they have your food ready for pick-up.
For a small little place like this, they do a great job of keeping things running smoothly.
It’s a small and simple place with not much to look at. But, it’s always clean and bright inside.
We wouldn’t come here for the ambiance, but it’s definitely not a turn-off either. We don’t care if they’re a hole-in-a-wall restaurant as long as they serve us some good Caribbean dishes! 🙂
Their price is very comparable to other Jerk Chicken restaurants. Beef patties are cheap snacks, so their pricing is similar to other beef patty joints in Toronto too. Like other places, you can buy them in bulk too.
It costs about $12.35 for one jerk chicken dinner. With tax, that’s just about $14, but the great thing is you can easily share this with two people since they do give you a good amount of chicken and rice. They also have the smaller option for $9.25, but we believe the $12.35 is a better value whether you want to finish it alone or share it with someone else.
Allwyn’s Bakery, Beef Patties, Jerk Chicken, Ox Tail, and Curry Rating: 4/5
Overall, we’re very happy with our takeouts from Allwyn’s Bakery! We would definitely recommend their jerk chicken and beef patties. We haven’t tried the ox tail or curry yet since we always go back for their specialty dishes – the jerk chicken and patties.
The service is always quick and friendly, and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. We’ll definitely be back to try the rest of their menu items on one of our cheat days!