The Best Philly Cheesesteak in Toronto
The best Philly cheesesteak in Toronto is a sinfully greasy, lowbrow import from south of the border that owes its deliciousness to the simple and straightforward combination of griddled rib eye, oozing cheese (preferably provolone and/or Whiz) and a soft squishy bun.
Purists and expats might argue that the only acceptable preparation options are wit' onions or wit' out, but, here in Hogtown the addition of a fried egg, onion ring or even kimchi is something to be celebrated...then devoured.
Here is a list of where to find the best Philly Cheesesteak in Toronto.
This Queen West eatery only serves up its Toronto Cheesesteak ($8) as an occasional lunchtime special, but when the craving strikes, look for the Fidel Gastro food truck where the same sammie has become a staple on the rotating menu. The overstuffed sandwich is stacked with rib-eye cooked to medium rare, caramelized onions, havarti cheese and a fried egg. More »
The proprietors of this this Ossington Avenue snack bar grew-up in the City of Brotherly Love but take license to add a Korean spin to this classic comfort food. The $5 sandwich riffs on the traditional with bulgogi-marinated rib eye piled onto a soft bun along with American cheese, scallion kimchi and mustard. More »
Napkins are a necessity when eating the sloppy smoked beef brisket cheesesteak ($7.50) from the takeaway counter at this Mississauga smokehouse. The sandwich comes stacked onto a toasted kaiser and layered with sauteed onions and sweet peppers before being smothered in spicy cheese sauce. More »
While there is technically no steak (or cheese) in this vegan rendition of the iconic American comfort food, this Bloorcourt dinner does a tasty meatless alternative for $12. Here the iconic sandwich packs a toasted baguette with thinly-sliced housemade seitan, sautéed veggies and a creamy faux “cheese” sauce. More »
Three GTA locations of this premium grilled cheese franchise offer a Philly Cheesesteak variation on the nostalgic comfort food. Loaded between a choice of sliced bread, provolone and Swiss are melted over roast beef, sauteed mushrooms, onions and mustard aioli. More »
This Bloor West Village pub does its cheesesteak ($15) with a grilled 8oz. strip steak layered over a long garlic-buttered baguette and topped with sauteed mushrooms before being drenched in jalapeño cheddar and finished with an onion ring. Served as an entree it comes with a choice of sides like fries or salad. More »