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The Best BLT in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 13, 2014

BLT TorontoThe best BLT sandwiches in Toronto follow a simple formula: Salty, cured meat layered onto bread with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes and creamy mayo. The classic combination leaves little room for improvement - but that hasn't deterred Toronto sandwich makers from trying.

Many of the spots this list take an artisanal approach; curing and smoking meats themselves, whipping up aioli from scratch, or taking liberties with the recipe, diverging-from the three namesake ingredients by swapping lettuce for bolder arugula, or fresh sliced tomatoes for roasted or fried variations.

Here are the best BLT sandwiches in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Sandwiches in Toronto
The Best Peameal Bacon Sandwiches in Toronto
The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto

Stockyards

Stockyards

The smokehouse on St. Clair upgrades the classic sandwich with an original take that pairs its delicious house-smoked bacon with peppery arugula and a fried green tomato. Stacked on sourdough and dressed with lemon aioli, the BAT ($9.75) is indeed one worthwhile sandwich. More »

Black Camel

Black Camel

Expect long but swift moving lines at this finely-tuned luncheonette at Rosedale station. The BLT ($7) here takes some liberties with the original, subbing bacon for pancetta and dressing it up with arugula, roasted Roma tomatoes, and pesto mayo. More »

Rashers

Rashers

While some places feel the need to get fancy, this east-side specialist in all things swine understands the strength in its simplicity. The take-away shop does a beer-braised bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich ($8.50) on puffy ciabatta bread with house-made beer mayo drizzeled over top. More »

Aunties and Uncles

Aunties and Uncles

The cozy (and cash only) brunch spot off College St. makes its BLT ($8) with the basics - snappy lettuce, plump tomatoes and strip bacon dressed with aioli on toasty challah. For $8, each order includes a choice of home fries, potato salad or salad on the side. More »

Brick St. Bakery

Brick St. Bakery

Served on the signature, house-baked burger bun, the BLT at this bakery is both delicious and easygoing on your wallet. Sold for just $4.50, the classic sandwich can be topped with cheese for 50 cents more. More »

The Hogtown Cure

The Hogtown Cure

Dubbed the 'ultimate' BLT, this sandwich is loaded onto a focaccia bun with house-smoked bacon and peameal bacon, sliced tomato and greens. The sammie then gets dressed up with bacon jam, truffle mustard, caramelized onions and roasted garlic mayo. Sold for $10, it comes with slaw and a deli pickle on the side. More »

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Served on a toasty, hand-rolled bun, the classic sandwich (9.75) at this King East cafe is done with your standard bacon, lettuce and tomato and topped with house-made ketchup and aioli. More »

TLP

TLP

Found on Elm Street, this spin-off sandwich shop from the folks behind Barberian's Steakhouse makes its version of a BLT with a thick stack of peameal, lettuce and tomatoes on a bun for $6.65. Add on cheddar for $1 more. More »

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Upholding the classic combination, this cafe on Gerrard East serves its BLT ($6.94) stacked with Mennonite-smoked bacon, tomato and mixed greens. Dress it up with a choice of garlic or chipotle aioli. More »

Discussion

13 Comments

Nancy Drew / September 13, 2014 at 08:49 am
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For the 'best BLT', use home grown garden tomatoes! Many tomatoes in these photos look quite anemic. Also, home grown lettuce makes a difference too.
Ashley replying to a comment from Nancy Drew / September 13, 2014 at 10:01 am
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You really should get out more and try things yourself and not judge everything and everyone based on looks. Otherwise you'll continue to eat tomato sandwiches at home alone under the stairs with your cats in your closed in world.
Sophie replying to a comment from Nancy Drew / September 13, 2014 at 10:16 am
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COMPLETELY AGREE!
WHITE tomatoes should be BANNED!
RoncyQueen / September 13, 2014 at 10:25 am
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The Ace on Roncessvales is truly one of the best.
Chessy / September 13, 2014 at 11:05 am
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Humble Beginnings in the Junction makes a BLT with candied bacon!!!! Amazing.
fried green tomatoes / September 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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White Tomatoes should not be banned that would be a waste of food. Not all Tomatoes fully ripen. Like bananas people like to eat them at different stages of the ripening process and they can be eaten and are healthy at any stage, people throwing out bananas because there is black on the peel is ridiculous, just like tomatoes.
Randy / September 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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Can I get a half/triangle BLT on a Vodka Caesar please, that would be amazing!
Doug replying to a comment from Randy / September 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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Me and Robbie loves us some bacon! MMMMM swine!
Tim / September 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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I throw out any food that won't fully ripen or has a blemish.
pearlD. / September 13, 2014 at 09:27 pm
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only Miracle Whip on my BLT, crispy bacon, ripe field tomato (Beefsteak preferably) and good old iceberg lettuce and the original sliced Christie's White Bread toasted, and there you have it!!! I grew up in the restaurant business...ye old Mom & Pop neighbourhood snack bar!!!
Kayla / September 14, 2014 at 08:57 am
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I'm surprised the Queen and Beaver isn't on this list. I had their BLT the other day for lunch and I was amazed at what I tasted. The price of $16 seemed a little steep for a sandwich and my expectations weren't that high, but I was hungry and needed something so I got it. I'll definitely go back to pay that price again. Instead of bacon it was pork belly, instead of regular tomato they were sundried and in place of lettuce they used spinach. Talk about a gourmet sandwich!
pearlD. replying to a comment from Wham! / September 14, 2014 at 01:35 pm
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To WHAM....so that's where it came from!!!
aDawg replying to a comment from pearlD. / September 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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Miracle Whip?! You grew up in the restaurant business? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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