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Porchetta and Co.

Hot Dining: 3 Top Toronto Sandwich Spots

The Caprese Baguette at Sliced

Seeking sustenance in a hurry? Head to one of these excellent eateries serving substantial gourmet sandwiches.

1 As one might expect, Banh Mi Boys specializes in the Vietnamese bahn mi—a sub-like sandwich with fixings like pork and lemongrass, or braised beef cheek. Diners can also get stuffed on steamed baos, Korean tacos and even kimchi fries. 392 Queen Street West, 416-363-0588. See map »

2 When Torontonians just have to have a nice bit of pork shoulder wrapped in proscuitto wrapped in pork belly on a fresh sourdough bun, they visit Porchetta & Co. Feel guilty about all that meat? Make it “healthier” by adding rapini. 825 Dundas St. W., 647-352-6611. See map »

3 Sandwich traditionalists have a new fave in Sliced, which features the likes of peanut butter and jam, ham and swiss, a Caprese salad sammie, and even a decadent lobster BLT. 650 Bay St., 416-971-4000. See map »

Staff Picks: 10 Shops for Great Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the specialty at Cheesewerks

The good old-fashioned sandwich is one of our most malleable meal staples, ranging from grab-and-go combos of bread and cold cuts to multi-layered gourmet offerings. Our favourite sandwich shops showcase the many flavours and textures one can fit on a bun or between two slices of bread. (more…)

Hot Dining: Dundas West’s Restaurant Row

Enoteca Sociale's chef Rocco Agostino (photo by Aislinn Laffan)

It may be somewhat outside of the downtown core, but there’s a lot of delicious dining action along Dundas Street West, between Bathurst and Dufferin street. This charmingly gritty strip has, over the past couple of years, seen an influx of excellent and affordable eats, including internationally known charcuterie citadel The Black Hoof and hyper-specialized sandwich shop Porchetta and Co. (825 Dundas St. W., 647-352-6611), which proudly offers only two menu items. Honest, homespun fare is the watchword here, with Campagnolo (832 Dundas St. W., 416-364-4785) offering local comfort dishes and chef Rocco Agostino of Enoteca Sociale cooking up Italian cuisine just like nonna used to make it. And, though tiny, Brockton General (1321 Dundas St. W., 647-342-6104) serves up big taste from its limited daily menu.