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The Best Peameal Bacon Sandwiches in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 19, 2014

Peameal TorontoThe 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.

See also: The best sandwiches in Toronto

Photo of Lisa Marie by Kyla Zanardi.

Carousel Bakery

Carousel Bakery

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 »

Paddington's Pump

Paddington's Pump

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 »

TLP

TLP

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 »

Rashers

Rashers

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 »

Jim's Best Western

Jim's Best Western

Piled sky high with peameal, the sandwich at this old-school Leslieville dinner sells au naturel for $6.75, or with extra lettuce and tomato for $7.75. More »

Avenue Open Kitchen

Avenue Open Kitchen

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 »

Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie

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 »

The Lakeview

The Lakeview

The Captain Canuck, with its quarter-pound of peameal bacon, is one mighty sandwich. Available 24 hours a day, this baby is built on a kaiser, blanketed in melted cheddar and dressed with maple caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and sweet chili mayo. More »

Fat Phill's

Fat Phill's

Peameal bacon gets grilled then stacked on a white or whole wheat kaiser. Go all-meat for $6.50 and have it dressed to order, or opt for the version on the all-day breakfast menu with a couple eggs for $4.50. More »

Discussion

20 Comments

Brian / December 19, 2014 at 11:22 am
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my house...no penis's welcome.....tits an eggs
ssteeephen / December 19, 2014 at 11:28 am
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Zupas peameow
mmmmmBACON / December 19, 2014 at 11:41 am
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You missed the Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens. Made fresh and well priced! Two pieces of peameal, tomato, fried egg, mayo and the freshest bun known to man.
Grilled Cheese and Bacon is the Best! / December 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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Just putting it out there that The Rebel House at Yonge and Rosedale makes a killer grilled cheese with grilled pemeal bacon! You should dig in! SUPER D-LISH!
Nick / December 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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Your main photo is labelled incorrectly. It's TLP, not Lisa Marie.
leprechaunvict replying to a comment from Brian / December 19, 2014 at 02:24 pm
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Is that, like, a phrase or something?
aDawg / December 19, 2014 at 02:50 pm
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Good list. I also think that This End Up's Hogtown Cubano also deserves a mention... CURED, HICKORY-SMOKED AND SEARED PORK BELLY / PEAMEAL BACON / SWISS CHEESE / DILL PICKLES / PICKLED JALAPEÑOS / SMOKED GARLIC MAYO / HOUSE MUSTARD... Now we're talkin'! http://s30.postimg.org/v6gz88g41/10818122_342109712660176_802946059_n.jpg

Mario / December 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
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Finally a sandwich the cakers can calk their own
meatballs / December 19, 2014 at 03:28 pm
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Unfortunate picture - it looks like a piece of garbage bag is sticking out.
Charles White III / December 19, 2014 at 04:16 pm
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People from Toronto are called "cakers"? Never heard that before.

Or is that some urban slang from Woobrige?
Doom VS / December 19, 2014 at 04:26 pm
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Who wants to buy insurance from Ontario's greatest explorer?
mike in parkdale / December 19, 2014 at 04:33 pm
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Love the Carousel Bakery. Not only to they make a mean pemeal bacon sandwich, the breakfast and meatball sandwiches are delish too.
McRib replying to a comment from Mario / December 19, 2014 at 04:35 pm
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You've embarrassed yourself there.
steve replying to a comment from Charles White III / December 19, 2014 at 05:26 pm
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It is Mangiacake, spelling is probably off. Slang Italians used for white people, non-italian, cake eaters. It is indeed from Woodbridge and Rexdale. I grew up in Rexdale lots of Italians there before they moved to Woodbridge.
Nancy / December 19, 2014 at 05:55 pm
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If you're out in the eastern reaches of suburbia, I highly recommend the peameal bacon on a kaiser at Jumbo Burger on Kingston Rd., just west of White's Rd. in Pickering. Any time I'm home, I head straight there for my fix. :-)
@Charles White lll / December 19, 2014 at 06:00 pm
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It's Wood-a-bridge!!! E Basta!
Bad pic / December 19, 2014 at 06:03 pm
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Omg, it does look like a garbage bag!!! Nothing like biting into a HEAVY DUTY piece of bacon!
Tom / December 19, 2014 at 06:20 pm
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American bacon 100 times better than canadian bacon,,,and before all you Americans haters get enraged, I am canadian born and raised
Jeff / December 19, 2014 at 07:42 pm
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To each their own Tom. Enjoy your US bacon and you anger
Tom replying to a comment from Jeff / December 19, 2014 at 08:16 pm
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Ohh trust me I do

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