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10 Best Sandwiches in Toronto

10 Best Sandwiches in Toronto

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Growing up, I absolutely hated bringing sandwiches to school – some measly ham and cheese sandwiched between two dull slices of white bread? No thanks. (Sorry, mom.)

As I’ve gotten older and tried the plethora of amazing sandwich options out there in the universe, I’ve realized that sandwiches can be fun and yum.

From freshly-made bagel sandwiches to authentic Cuban sandwiches, here are some of the best sandwiches to eat in Toronto!

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Best sandwiches in Toronto

La Cubana restaurant in Toronto, Ontario

La Cubana

Enjoy some of the best sandwiches in Toronto at this family-run Cuban spot.

They serve up Cuban comfort foods and cocktails, and they even brew their own craft beer!

Everything is also made in-house, including their bread and desserts.

La Cubana in Toronto

Try their signature Pressed Cubano Sandwich, made with their freshly-baked Cuban bread!

Their retro decor is super cute and Instagrammable, and they’ve got two locations in Roncesvalles and on Ossington.

LOCATION: Various locations

Porchetta & Co.

You’ll find a small yet mighty menu at this spot on King West.

Go for their Porchetta “House Special” Sandwich made with slow-cooked roast pork, or go for their Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich if you’re feeling spicy.

They also have set meals for one or two people, as well as family-style meals.

Their main location is near King & Portland, and they’ve also got a location in the PATH by King & University in the Financial District.

LOCATION: Various locations

Brunch at Light Cafe, Toronto

Light Cafe

Light Cafe is a Taiwanese-inspired cafe serving up all of the cuteness alongside amazing food.

They do their own contemporary spin on classic café bites, and their gourmet sandwiches are fantastic.

They’ve also got incredible Asian-inspired desserts and drinks!

Dessert at Light Cafe, Toronto

If you’re looking for even more Instagrammable food spots serving up Asian-inspired bites, you’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy spots in North York.

LOCATION: 23 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON

Belly Buster Submarines

Belly Buster has been serving sub sandwiches in Toronto for almost 50 years (since the 70’s!)

Go for their classic Assorted Sub or try their Cheese Steak Sub!

You can choose between a 6 or 12 inch sub on either white or whole wheat bread, and you can choose from a variety of different toppings.

Their OG location is just north of Yonge & Lawrence (which has been recently renovated), and they’ve also got locations in the Entertainment District and Leslieville.

LOCATION: Various locations

San Francesco Foods

San Francesco was started by a couple that immigrated from Italy back in the 1950’s, and they’ve been a staple in Little Italy ever since.

You’ll find classic Italian sandwiches like their Nonnas Meatball Sandwich, along with a small selection of pizzas, panzerottis, and pastas.

Their bread and signature marinara sauce is made fresh every single day!

Their original location is in Little Italy, and they’ve also got locations near Yonge & Lawrence, off the Don Valley Parkway near Pape, and on the Danforth.

LOCATION: Various locations

Union Chicken

If you love all things chicken, you’ll absolutely love Union Chicken.

They serve up everything from spit-fired rotisserie chicken, to chicken wings, to fried chicken sandwiches at their two locations inside Union Station.

Go for their OG Fried Chicken Sandwich or their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich!

They source their naturally-raised, free-run chickens from family-run Ontario farms, which is awesome!

You can also now find them inside Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket.

Sandwiches from Kettleman's Bagels in Toronto

Kettleman’s Bagels

Kettleman’s is a popular 24-hour Ottawa bakery that’s been serving up Montreal-style bagels since the 90’s, and they now have locations in Toronto!

You can literally watch them make their bagels by hand inside the bakery, which is pretty cool.

Choose from a dozen different bagel options, including Poppy Seed, Garlic, and Blueberry.

The best thing about is that you can choose any of these bagels for their two dozen bagel sandwich options!

We love the Cubano and Famous Chopped Liver Bagel Sandwiches, and Adam has always gone for the Kettleman’s Special when he’s visited Ottawa.

You can also take home one of their many different kinds of cream cheese (including Lox, Hot Pepper, and Dill Pickle).

The line can get pretty long, so I’d recommend ordering ahead on the Kettleman’s app, and you can pick up your order without having to wait in line!

You can find them across from Stackt Market, in Etobicoke, and in Whitby.

LOCATION: Various locations

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Wildly Delicious

You might have seen Wildly Delicious’ food products before, but did you know they have a little restaurant in their Distillery District store?

Their menu is made up of different sandwich options that change up every so often, but their sandwiches are literally amazing.

I had their Parm Crusted Grilled Cheese a couple of years ago, and it’s probably one of the best dang grilled cheeses I’ve ever tasted, though it’s no longer on their menu!

Sandwiches from Wildly Delicious in Toronto's Distillery District
The Green Goddess and Badass Fried Chicken sandwiches from Wildly Delicious.

After you’re full of saucy sandwich goodness, take a walk through the store and shop everything from house-made sauces, to jams, to vinegars.

If you’re looking for unique Toronto stores to purchase some gifts from, it’s the perfect spot – especially if you’re shopping for foodies!

Grab some of their chimichurri steak rub, French onion & goat cheese dip, or spiced whiskey marmalade to take home!

LOCATION: 11 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON

BBQ Chicken from Roywoods Toronto


Roywoods has some of the best jerk chicken in Toronto, though I’m definitely a big fan of their BBQ Chicken.

You can choose between sandwiches or plates, but both are amaze.

Roywoods at Toronto Union Station

All of their chicken is halal as well!

You can find them downtown at Union Station or CityPlace, as well as inside Yorkdale Mall and Square One in Mississauga.

LOCATION: Various locations

Banh Mi Boys in Toronto

Banh Mi Boys

Banh Mi Boys puts their own unique spin on the classic Vietnamese sandwich with modern fillings like meatballs and deep fried squid, and they do the same with their Korean-inspired tacos and Chinese bao.

Definitely go for the Squid Banh Mi and 5 Spice Pork Belly Bao – they’re my go-to orders whenever I come here!

Their OG location is by Queen & Spadina, and they’ve also got locations at Yonge & Gerrard and York University.

Fun fact: Banh Mi Boys is owned by the sons of the popular banh mi shop Nguyen Huong in Chinatown!

LOCATION: Various locations

Best sandwiches in Toronto:

  1. La Cubana
  2. Porchetta & Co.
  3. Light Cafe
  4. Belly Buster Submarines
  5. San Francesco Foods
  6. Union Chicken
  7. Kettleman’s Bagels
  8. Wildly Delicious
  9. Roywoods
  10. Banh Mi Boys

These were some of the best sandwiches to eat in Toronto!

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