Deli in Toronto

The Best Delis in Toronto

The best delis in Toronto provide the hungry with hand carved meats piled high on sandwiches as well as other items for cheap. Whether Montreal-style, Jewish, or influenced by any other tradition, comfort food reigns supreme at these casual takeout spots.

Here are the best delis in Toronto.


Centre Street Deli
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Centre Street Deli

Deli platters and sandwiches plus latkes, blintzes are breakfast are king at this Thornhill Jewish deli to end all Jewish delis.

SumiLicious
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SumiLicious

This relatively recent addition to Toronto’s deli scene in Scarborough is making waves with their smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, years working at Montreal’s Schwartz’s under the belt of the place’s namesake behind the counter.


Rose and Sons
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Rose and Sons

It’s all about the brisket at this Annex Jewish deli that also serves stunning knishes, chopped liver and brunch.

Pancer's Original Deli
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Pancer's Original Deli

This Jewish deli that’s been around for over 50 years serves a one-pound deli sandwich as well as platters with cabbage rolls or knishes. Find it near Bathurst and the 401.


When The Pig Came Home
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When The Pig Came Home

The Junction has this resource for high-end deli sandwich offerings like smoked meat, jerk chicken and Philly cheesesteaks.


Wolfie's Deli
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Wolfie's Deli

This undisputed shrine to smoked meat near Sheppard and Bathurst does pastrami and corned beef piled high on rye served with a pickle, slaw and cold soda in classic fashion.

Dunn's Famous Express
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Dunn's Famous Express

Montreal smoked meat is the focus of this deli with nearly a century of history behind it, an outpost on Danforth East serving their 14-hour-marinated brisket on rye, bagels and poutine.


Yitz's Deli
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Yitz's Deli

Near Avenue and Eglinton, this old school deli is known for their eggy breakfasts and smoked meat sandwiches.

Zelden's Deli
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Zelden's Deli

Near Yonge and St. Clair, classics like scoops of salads, latkes and deli sandwiches have a place on the menu alongside wontons, poutine and quesadillas here.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Pancer's Original Deli

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