Toronto’s best sausage rolls are the handheld meal you need to save you from dreary work-from-home lunches. Months into COVID lockdowns, we’re all a little tired of swivelling toward the kitchen for midday sustenance. If you’ve been relying on sad leftovers, cereal, or worse, a hodgepodge of soon-to-expire goods, treat yourself to something markedly different. Golden, and savoury, equal parts tender and crisp, a sausage roll is a one-stop-shop when it comes to fuel and fulfillment. With every bite, you’ll admire the subtle seasoning of house-made sausage and the tender crumb of the most ethereal pastry.
If your only experience with sausage rolls has originated in a frozen food aisle, you’re in for a surprise. Expertly and carefully created, these versions bear as much resemblance to mass-produced appetizers as poultry does to controversial British creation, the Turkey Twizzler.
Swivel toward your coat and boots on your next lunch hour and take a jaunt toward one of these bakeries or restaurants. Buy a few sausage rolls and head home. You won’t want to share, so gobble them up before you arrive.