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The Best Sliders in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 7, 2013

Sliders TorontoThe best sliders in Toronto don't take the definition (griddle cooked mini beef patties) too literally and instead encompass all manner of delicious, miniaturized sandwiches on a bun. These sliders include everything from sweetbreads to pulled pork and even fish and tofu varieties — the most common criteria seemingly their diminutive sizes served in multiples. They may be small, but there are plenty of big flavours to go around.

Here is the list of the best sliders in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Burger in Toronto
The Best Cheeseburgers in Toronto
The Best Old-School Burgers in Toronto

BQM Diner

BQM Diner

As with all the burgers available from BQM’s two downtown locations, the sliders ($10-13) here are available in a choice of chuck, brisket or sirloin. Served three per order, the shop sticks to the fundamentals with micro-burgers topped up with caramelized onions and chipotle aioli. More »

Union

Union

Served three at a time, Union on Ossington Avenue offers Elk or Venison Sliders ($14). Here, handcrafted patties are glazed in mirin and galangal (part of the ginger family) and are garnished with pickles before being sandwiched between soft challah buns. More »

Two Bite Saloon

Two Bite Saloon

Operating with a lax definition of sliders, this Southern styled eatery on Bloor at Ossington doles out sliders 3, 6 or 10 at a time (prices are $10, $15 and $25 respectively). Mix and match from options like beef patties, pulled pork, wild catfish, brisket, peameal or tofu. More »

Parts & Labour

Parts & Labour

This Parkdale hotspot serves Southern-fried sweetbread sliders three at a time for $13. Topped with dill mayo, pickled onions, hot sauce and lettuce the petite sandwiches are skewered through to keep the overloaded homemade brioche buns together. More »

Williams Landing

Williams Landing

Situated in Liberty Village, Williams Landing satisfies soccer-fans and locals alike with classic sliders made from house-ground Beretta Farm beef. Simple and straightforward, the patties are garnished with pickle chips, cheddar cheese, organic greens and roma tomatoes and slathered with mayo and dijon mustard. Three sliders come with each order for $12. More »

Wayla Bar

Wayla Bar

This Leslieville bar offers a menu dedicated to sliders in the evenings from Sunday through Friday. Pick from 10 cross-cultural variations like the Hogtown with maple glazed pork belly or The Tokyo with panko crusted chicken and wasabi mayo. Each order is served with two mini sammies and a side of Pringles for $6. More »

Spirithouse

Spirithouse

This Adelaide Street cocktail bar does bourbon brushed mini burgers made of prime rib and topped with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli. Order them three at a time for $12 or as platters of eight for $29. There's also the option to have them “animal style,” meaning mustard grilled with charred onion relish, pickles, cheddar and special condiment akin to Big Mac sauce. More »

Burger Stomper

Burger Stomper

This Danforth burger shop does sliders two at a time for under $6. Thoughtfully topped, the Stompinis come dressed with cheddar, caramelized onions, ketchup and mayo, while the Mini Gourmet version boasts mozzarella, crispy onions and honey mustard. Catering for large groups is simplified with trays offered by the dozen (12 for $32, 24 for $58). More »

Discussion

8 Comments

loper / June 7, 2013 at 01:02 pm
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I'm waiting for the onions comment... come on BlogTo trolls. Don't disappoint.
Jinx the Cat / June 7, 2013 at 01:36 pm
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I'm waiting for the "does anybody proofread these articles before they are posted?" comment
Tony / June 7, 2013 at 02:03 pm
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wtf?! (to above)
Gabbbbbbb / June 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm
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Loper, you got it bro. Lets do it. These are mini burgers, not sliders. Agian, to the author if you're going to write a review of the best sliders in Toronto and point out that they are not actually sliders, what are we even doing here arrguahhufhhhhsssss I have nothing better to do with my time
Shawn replying to a comment from Jinx the Cat / June 9, 2013 at 10:05 am
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And I'm waiting for the "why do the editors make such awful selections even though its entirely based on reader votes" comment.
Rhonda / June 9, 2013 at 09:11 pm
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I had a fantastic chipotle chicken burger at the St. Andrew BBQ. 17 St. Andrew Street, Kensignton Market. They're going to be there every weekend for the summer. Check it out!
JZ3 / June 10, 2013 at 11:34 am
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It would be great if blogTO "best of" articles started disclosing ALL the restaurants actually visited and considered for each listing.

I'm sure it's more than likely that these are the only places the author has actually eaten this particular dish, and then ranked them in whatever order they saw fit. Don;t get me wrong, I don't think there's an issue with the actual ranking, because "the best of [anything]" will always be incredibly subjective and different for everyone. The issue is, can you really call these places THE BEST if there are a dozen other restaurants that haven't even been considered or tried?

If you've really exhausted all options, then why did this list arbitrarily stop at 9 locations? Why do other lists stop at 10, 11, or 12? Why not consistently have a top 10, and list all the other "honourable mentions" you guys actually visited. Why not have a required minimum for locations considered, even something small like 15/20/25 depending on the nicheness of the particular subject. Disclosing simple things like this would give you guys some structure and credibility on what is being considered and what isn't.

Just some thoughts to help mitigate the incessant trolling that is the Best of Toronto comment boards.

Not a Troll / June 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm
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Can somebody please tell me what's the point of ordering a slider. Not grown enough to finish a real sized burger?

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