The Best Peameal Bacon Sandwiches in Toronto
The best peameal bacon sandwiches in Toronto are a homegrown icon, and while the famous vendors of St. Lawrence Market still top this list, there are plenty of great renditions happening at diners and sandwich shops around the city. While Hogtown's signature dish needs nothing more than a stack of thinly sliced, cured pork loin, and a bun, you'll find the new guard imparting a little flourish here or there - nothing major, just a slice of cheese, tomato or fried egg.
Here are best peameal bacon sandwiches in Toronto.
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The St. Lawrence stall makes an iconic sandwich ($6.50) for peameal purists. Canadian bacon here is griddled and stuffed into a squishy hamburger bun, to be appreciated in all its natural glory, no cheese, no lettuce, just pure bacon goodness. More »
Order at the counter inside St. Lawrence Market, to enjoy this simple feast of thinly sliced peameal layered into a thick pile on a soft, white, bakery-fresh bun. Pickles and tomato on the side are supplied for those who want to dress it up a bit, but it's uncalled for. More »
The Barberian's Steakhouse spin-off specializes in iconic Canadian comfort foods on a bun, and the peameal-focused TLP is their signature sandwich. Find cornmeal-rolled back bacon layered with tomato slices and lettuce; add on cheddar or a fried egg for a dollar more. More »
Devoted to all things bacon, this takeout counter on the east side stacks its Hogtown sandwich ($7.50) with tender pieces of Canadian bacon on a warmed bun. Add on an egg or cheddar if you like. More »
This old-school diner in the garment district has been in business for over three decades and with good reason. Their menu covers breakfast and lunchtime staples, including this glorious sandwich, built with thick slabs of peameal, lettuce, tomato and mayo for under five bucks. More »
The peameal sandwich ($16) at this Queen West eatery only graces the brunch menu. It comes stacked with braised bacon, old cheddar, fried green tomatoes, caramelized onions and an egg, plus a choice of salad, duck fat home fries or pad Thai poutine. More »