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The Best Deli Subs in Toronto

The Best Deli Subs in Toronto

The Best Deli Subs in Toronto

There's just something about a deli sub. Maybe it's the sense of familiarity, bringing back memories of elementary school lunches that mom made. It could be how easy they are to make because we're all fed up with home cooking. Or it could be the addicting nature of deli meats in general because there are few things better than mortadella, salami and prosciutto. The deli sub scene has exploded in Toronto over the past few years, and listed below are players new and old to the sandwich game where you can pick up the best deli subs in the city.

1311 St Clair Ave W

Tre Mari Bakery

Tre Mari Bakery

A St. Clair staple. The hot table is legendary, but you can never go wrong with any of the panino offerings. You can watch as one of the nonna's behind the counter prepares your deli sandwich for you. It's prepared with love, fat chunks of cheese and fresh deli meats from the slicer. What more do you want.

161 Harbord St

Emmer

Emmer

The key at Emmer is the ingredients. Their slab sandwiches are served on house semolina and olive oil slab bread, the mozzarella is hand-stretched, the mortadella is glistening, and the pistachio pistou is fancy. Probably the most high-end sandwich on this list, but it deserves to be here nonetheless.

374 Royal York Rd

SanRemo Bakery

SanRemo Bakery

You really can't go wrong at SanRemo. A Toronto gem open since 1969, they bake their bread, slice the deli meats right in front of you, and will yell at you just like you're a member of their large Italian family. The muffuletta needs two hands and an unhinged jaw, but it's worth it.

2021 Yonge St

La Salumeria

La Salumeria

A veteran in the sandwich game. A staple in the Toronto deli scene. They don't advertise it, there are no signs telling you, but La Salumeria has been serving some of the best handmade deli sandwiches since 1984. Pick your bread from the front, bring it to the deli counter and pick anything you want or let them work their magic.

15 Elm St

Elm Street Italian Deli

Elm Street Italian Deli

You'll never go wrong getting a deli sub from a restaurant with Italian Deli in its name. The menu options sound like they're cast members of The Sopranos, only adding to the allure. The offerings are a little pricey, but your first bite from a Don of Elm St sub will set you right.

The Best Deli Subs in Toronto

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The Best Deli Subs in Toronto

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There's just something about a deli sub. Maybe it's the sense of familiarity, bringing back memories of elementary school lunches that mom made. It could be how easy they are to make because we're all fed up with home cooking. Or it could be the addicting nature of deli meats in general because there are few things better than mortadella, salami and prosciutto. The deli sub scene has exploded in Toronto over the past few years, and listed below are players new and old to the sandwich game where you can pick up the best deli subs in the city.

161 Harbord St

Emmer

Emmer

The key at Emmer is the ingredients. Their slab sandwiches are served on house semolina and olive oil slab bread, the mozzarella is hand-stretched, the mortadella is glistening, and the pistachio pistou is fancy. Probably the most high-end sandwich on this list, but it deserves to be here nonetheless.

2021 Yonge St

La Salumeria

La Salumeria

A veteran in the sandwich game. A staple in the Toronto deli scene. They don't advertise it, there are no signs telling you, but La Salumeria has been serving some of the best handmade deli sandwiches since 1984. Pick your bread from the front, bring it to the deli counter and pick anything you want or let them work their magic.