The Best Philly Cheesesteak in Toronto
The best Philly cheesesteak in Toronto is a sinfully greasy import from south of the border. Purists and expats might argue that the only acceptable preparation options are wit' onions or wit' out, but, here in Hogtown restaurants are lax with that definition, often adding their own twists and flourishes.
Here is a list of where to find the best Philly Cheesesteak in Toronto.
This quick service eatery on Eglinton West offers a menu devoted to the signature sandwich loaded with chopped rib eye steak and provolone before being soaked in Whiz. Sandwiches (including chicken or vegetarian spin-offs) can be ordered au natural or with the works featuring onions, mushrooms and green peppers.
Get the Top Gun Philly-style at this Kensington Market eatery for a toasty French baguette topped with a half pound of thinly sliced steak, grilled onions, mayo and ketchup. Of course a proper Philly needs cheese too. For this, order the B-52 that also includes mozzarella and cheddar.
Burgers might be the main attraction at this Queen and Broadview dive, but the traditional Philly cheese steak merits some attention too. Strips of steak loaded onto a toasted kaiser with a layer of melted mozzarella on top are served with deeply caramelized onions and a slice of tomato on top.
This Bloor West Village pub does its cheesesteak with a grilled 8-ounce strip steak layered over a long garlic-buttered baguette and topped with sautéed mushrooms before being drenched in jalapeño cheddar and finished with an onion ring. Served as an entree, it comes with your choice of sides.
Napkins are a necessity when eating the sloppy smoked beef brisket cheesesteak from the takeaway counter at this Mississauga smokehouse. The sandwich comes stacked on a toasted kaiser and it's layered with sautéed onions and sweet peppers before being throughly covered in a spicy cheese sauce.
The toasted bun isn't sturdy enough for the all the toppings at this burger joint with locations on the Danforth and on Eglinton Avenue East. The classic Philly sandwich is loaded with your choice of steak or chicken and comes dressed with green peppers, fried onions, mushrooms and melted cheese plus a squirt of house hot sauce.
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