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Dec 6, 2010 05:58 AM

Favourite downtown Sandwich?

I am looking for some tasty sandwich options in the downtown core. Would love to hear everyones suggestions!

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  1. Petit Four - in Commerce Court.
    Heidi's Deli - Commerce Court
    Pumpernickels - BCE and FCP and TD.
    Aroma - Standard Life.

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    1. re: MeMeMe

      Thanks for the ideas! What have you tried at these places that is good?

      1. re: Oscar22

        Petit Four has amazing interesting sandwiches - Smoked Chicken Club, Ham Sandwiches, Pulled Pork, Reuben etc. Freshest bread - and great soups Heidi's has great sliced chicken breast and club sandwiches. Pumpernickels does a mean schnitzel sandwich, and Aroma has huge sandwiches (a half a sammy is enough).

        1. re: MeMeMe

          I was very disappointed that Petit Four used processed chicken. Inexcusable at that price.

          1. re: Apprentice

            Not when I've been there. They use smoked chicken which seemed freshly made, and the chicken meatballs were also homemade (not made with ground chicken).

      2. re: MeMeMe

        The tuna sandwich (a riff on a nicoise salad) at Petit Four is absolutely delicious.

        I also like the italian meats on baguette at the takeout counter at Mercatto.

        15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

        1. re: EarlyDrive

          the Fresh food sandwiches across from P Four is also good, but cash only, which means I usually end up with a smoked salmon sandwich from P Four

          1. re: EarlyDrive

            I also love that Mercatto sandwich, specifically on the whole grain baguette, which has pumpkin seeds and is very tasty bread.

        2. Mustachos at the St Lawrence Market, lower level.

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          1. re: wrigbay

            Agreed with this one! My favourite is the eggplant on focaccia!

          2. Before there was Metro, there was a woman working at the Dominion at Yonge and Eglinton who made the best Italian style sandwiches. Just like my mom made for my lunch when I was a kid. Combinations of salami, mortadella, capicollo, provolone <sigh>...I have occcasion to be there once a week and would stop every time to get one to take back to my office for lunch. Sadly, since the Metro thing, she is now reduced to following a formula and she's been reined in as far as her delicious combinations. We have commiserated over this together.

            She still makes the sandwiches on the ciabatta that are behind the glass. They don't come pre-packaged from the Metro "factory". I am so crazy about her magical sandwich powers, that even though I don't shop at Metro, I have sought out their sandwich counters and tried several of the same sandwiches at other locations. Nothing compares to my sandwich senora at the other Metros. Some, I would say, are inedible.

            1. Black Camel just across from the Rosedale Subway exit. THE BEST - pulled pork sandwich, roasted veggie sandwich ... all of them!

              Black Camel
              4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA

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              1. re: CocoTO

                I agree that the Black Camel has a great pulled pork sandwich. I would stretch the limits of the core to include the veal sandwich at California Sandwiches on Claremont in Little Italy. It is a simple yet truly great sandwich.

                California Sandwiches
                244 Claremont St, Toronto, ON M6J2N2, CA

              2. Not quite "downtown core," but no thread about Toronto sandwiches is complete without a mention of the Fish Store on College. Cheap, fast, fresh, and filling. The rolls (from the bakery across the street, I believe) are amaaazing.

                The Fish Store
                657 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B7, CA

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                1. re: Whats_For_Dinner

                  I used to love the fish store but last time we picked up a scallop sandwich the scallops were much smaller than I remembered from several previous purchases and they were way overcooked. As well the vinagrette seemed different. Have there been changes or just an off day. Hopefully just an off day because the dozens of sandwiches I've had there previously were all amazing.

                  1. re: jamesm

                    oh no! i love the fish store but sadly haven't been in a very long time...

                    The One That Got Away on King at Portland sells similar sandwiches that make me think of the Fish Store. They also have wrap and salad options for the grilled fish or you can get it fish and chips battered.

                    The Fish Store
                    657 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B7, CA

                    1. re: jamesm

                      lets seriously hope it was an off day. I will check them out soon. This is troubling news indeed, the type that makes you feel you have been taking something for granted for too long...

                      1. re: jamesm

                        That's odd, I went quite a bit over the summer and everything was its usual brilliance. I haven't been since August so can't comment on anything more recent.

                        But still, that's surprising to say the least.

                        1. re: magic

                          The one I had was about a month and a half ago. I'm more than willing to try again since everything else I've ever had there has been outstanding. I love the buns they use. You can get them across the street at the Portuguese bakery.

                          1. re: jamesm

                            Agree that the buns make it.
                            The other fish sandwich place I mentioned uses delicious buns too. They are touch greasy but light. I'd eat the bread alone!

                            1. re: jamesm

                              Hopefully it was just an rare misfre.

                              1. re: magic

                                Had the grilled char sandwich at the Fish Store yesterday and it was excellent. Loads of fish, great bun, nice fresh lettuce and tomato and all for $7.30 + $1.00 for avocado (which was a very nice addition). Also tried the grouper which was also great. Fish also available as a wrap or on rice for same price.

                                Extremely fast just before noon, but it was lined up when we left. Perfect light quick lunch.

                                1. re: PoppiYYZ

                                  I had the Grouper special yesterday too! I was there around 1 and there was no real line up by that time.

                                  I actually prefer the grilled fish sandwiches at The One That Got Away on King at Portland and then of course they serve perfect fries!

                                  1. re: justsayn

                                    Ha ha! If "The One That Got Away" are better, I can't wait to try them. They are next on my list.

                                  2. re: PoppiYYZ

                                    The scallop sandwich at the fish store is phenomenal. Maybe my favourite sandwich but I'm a sucker for scallops.