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The top 10 sub sandwiches in Toronto

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 eateries will hit the spot.

Here are my picks for the top sub sandwiches in Toronto.

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.

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, Eggplant Parm and a Meatball Sub. Warning - you will need both hands to get ahold of these bad boys.

Fresh East
This offshoot of Paramount Fine Foods is a halal certified sandwich shop. Similar to other sub chains, all Fresh East subs are customizable to your liking.

The Grillway
This restaurant at Annette and Runnymede makes both hot and cold subs, including ones stuffed with BBQ pork, roast beef, philly steak and souvlaki. All subs on the menu come in at under $10.

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 is consists of copious amounts of cold cuts.

Royale's Luncheonette
This charming 15-seat eatery on Dundas West mostly deals in daytime fare. Their roast pork sandwich is reminiscent of a big messy Chicago-style hero.

New York Subs & Burritos
New York Subway now goes by a new name, New York Subs & Burritos. Regardless of the minor name change, this indie sub joint still slings toasty grilled subs.

Pizza Flora
Head to this Roncesvalles pizza joint to get your hands on some delicious subs.These hot Italian sandwiches are available in your choice of veal, meatball, eggplant or chicken parmigiana.

Pape Subs & Grill
This little sub shop can be found in Pape Village. On the menu you'll find subs with your basic veggie toppings to more unique offerings like pizza supreme and corned beef.

Golden Pizza
Subs come particularly cheap at this Broadview Avenue stalwart with all options priced at $7 or less. Subs include assorted cold cuts, ham, veggie, hot beef, and the meatball.

What did I miss? Add your favourite sub shop in the comments.

Photo by Jesse Milns.

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