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10 sub sandwiches in Toronto that will fill you up for cheap

Sub sandwich offerings in Toronto go well beyond Subway and Mr. Sub. Many of Toronto's sandwich shops, pizzerias and diners take this classic sandwich to heights well beyond the corporate giants. Whether you call it a sub, hoagie or a hero, the versions from these joints will hit the spot.

Here are my picks for sub sandwiches in Toronto worth a try.

Belly Buster Submarines

Belly's is the reigning king of indie sub shops in Toronto. Boasting locations on Yonge St. north of Lawrence and on King West, this sub institution is ready to satisfy your cravings for turkey bacon subs any time of the day.

Grandma Loves You

Tucked into a corner of a plaza located just a few steps from Rosedale station is where you'll discover this sandwich joint serving decked out wiener hot dogs and foot-long subs. Order up subs stuffed with cold cuts and meatballs. 

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Grandma Loves You doesn't skimp on the toppings. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

A1 Submarines

This sub joint can be found inside Extra Burger on Dundas West. They're open during the day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are dishing out sandwiches stuffed with cold cuts and steak and potato. 

Lambo's Deli

The restaurant on Dundas West near Trinity Bellwoods Park serves up a perfected assortment of typical subs, including tuna, ham and cheese, roast beef and mortadella.

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Lambo's Deli keeps things traditional. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Maker Pizza

While the pies may be the star of this pizza joint, don't pass up the chance to dig into one of their subs. On the menu you'll find The Bodega which is loaded with cold cuts. Warning - you will need both hands to get ahold of these bad boys.

Elm Street Italian Deli

The same people behind Cherry Street Bar-B-Que have a classic old school sandwich shop on Elm. Order up The Don and sink your teeth into layers of mortadella, pepperoni, beef salami, sweet provolone, red onion, tomato, lettuce, roasted red peppers, a muffuletta spread and bright basil aioli. 

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Get your subs hot or cold at Elm Street Italian Deli. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

The Fourth Man in the Fire

The Dundas West pizzeria is also slinging hero sandwiches filled to the nines with cold cut deli meats. Their Real American Hero features provolone, prosciutto, hot and sweet Venetian salami, pepperoni, shredded lettuce, pickled red onion and balasmic vinaigrette.


The first location of the popular Montreal chain can be found on Queen West. The halal restaurant specializes in subs, but don't expect ham, cold cuts or plain mayo here. Every sandwich comes with a base of tomatoes, onions, lettuce, choice of meat and signature sauces all encased in special kebab-style bread.

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Bergham is Toronto's destination for halal subs. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Topol Sandwich

Hulking, girthy sandwiches that weigh about the same as a pineapple are available in North York on Kingsdale Avenue. The Persian sub shop stuffs their subs with halal deli meats, mozzarella cheese, fries and more.

FBI Pizza

This South Etobicoke pizzeria makes a mean hoagie. Offerings include the IFC which is loaded with fried chicken and The Incredible Hoagie which consists of copious amounts of cold cuts.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Belly Buster's

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