The Fish Store
If there's a perfect sandwich in Toronto, it just might be found at The Fish Store. Tucked away behind a pale blue facade just west of Grace on College Street, The Fish Store is exactly what it sounds like - a small neighbourhood fish store. The catch, pardon the pun, is that it also grills ridiculously fresh and tasty fish sandwiches.
The options to choose from are almost endless. There's tuna, shrimp, calamari, wild sockeye salmon, grouper, snapper, tilapia, scallops, halibut, black cod....the list goes on. For those trying to cut back on carbs, the husband and wife team (she's in the kitchen and he's the friendly salesman/server) also offer homemade soups like clam chowder and butternut squash ($3.99).
On my most recent visit I opted for the salmon (pictured top). Three seasoned, chunky pieces were grilled fresh to order in only a matter of minutes. They were then wedged inside a soft portuguese bun and garnished with lettuce and tomato. With a bottle of Steaz (lemon dew green tea soda) to wash it down, it was basically the perfect lunch. And cheap too! Most sandwiches cost between $5.99 and $10.
For seating options, inside are a couple of small tables, each good for a party of two. It's there they stock condiments like tabasco and hot chili sauce. Not that they're needed though. There's more than ample flavour grilled in. During warm weather, the patio offers more dining options, not to mention good people watching on College Street.