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The Best Pork Sandwiches In Toronto, 2012


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The Best Pork Sandwiches In Toronto, 2012

AndrewWalshe | Dec 22, 2012 10:17 AM

For the last four months I have been trying to figure out what I want out of life. No matter what I end up doing one thing is for certain: I want to eat pork sandwiches, lots and lots of pork sandwiches. I rarely find a pork sandwich I don’t fall for and I don’t see this trend changing anytime soon. I’ve decided to chronicle what I believe is the beginning of a lifelong love affair with pork sandwiches. These four sandwiches are the first of many.

Delux: Cuban Medianoche

Cured pork shoulder and gruyere on a fresh bun. When it arrived it looked daunting to say the least and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to finish it. It took me less than five minutes to prove myself wrong. Next time I visit I look forward to trying either their chicken or cubano sandwich and getting some donuts to go.
(92 Ossington Ave @DeluxRestaurant)

Porchetta & Co: The Sandwich

Pork shoulder that is marinated for 24 hours, then wrapped in prosciutto, then wrapped in cured pork belly, then roasted and slow cooked. All of this is sliced and served with crackling on a sourdough bun. I got the standard but plan on adding cheese, rapini, and extra meat on my next visit. This sandwich introduced me to crackling and in many ways helped to broaden my pork sandwich worldview.
(825 Dundas Street West @PorchettaAndCo)

LiI Baci Hero

Pork/beef meatballs worked wonders together in this sandwich. Along with tomato, basil and melted mozzarella this is something I could see myself eating and enjoying every day. Looking at this picture makes me wish I had two: one for now and one for my fridge.
(2013 Yonge Street/892 Queen Street East @LilBaci)

Porchetta & Co. : Breakfast Sandwich

I really enjoyed my first experience at Porchetta & Co. and promised I would check out their breakfast sandwich as soon as possible. As soon as the weekend came I decided there was no time like the present. The breakfast sandwich had the same marinated pork shoulder, prosciutto, cured pork belly, and crackling. What made it a breakfast sandwich was the addition of gouda, egg, and sauce. This incredible sandwich made my morning and kept me full late into the afternoon. I am now very excited to try their grilled cheese, soups, and most likely order a pound or two of their meat to take home.
(825 Dundas Street West @PorchettaAndCo)

As I mentioned earlier this is just the beginning. There was a brief period last winter where I tried going raw vegan and I feel like eating delicious sandwiches like these is the best way to make up for lost time. There are a lot of pork sandwiches in Toronto and I intend on becoming fast friends with all of them. If you know or hear of any Toronto spots serving up pork sandwiches reminiscent of these please let me know. I’d love to eat all of them.

Tags: Toronto pork sandwich porchetta shoulder gruyere mozzarella lunch downtown

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