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The Best BLT in Toronto

The 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 Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

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.

Black Camel
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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.


Rashers
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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.


Aunties and Uncles
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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.


Brick Street Bakery
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Brick Street 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.

Morning Glory
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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.



TLP Sandwich Co.
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TLP Sandwich Co.

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.

Lazy Daisy's Cafe
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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.

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