Best Restaurants for BLTs in Toronto

April is National BLT month. What better way to celebrate than share my top five choices in the city!

Good Bite Restaurant

1
2463 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2H6

Around since 1970, this place has seen it all (fashion styles have come and gone and then come back again!). And they still manage to put out great diner food at reasonable prices after all this time. Their bacon and tomato sandwich ($5.50) doesn’t list the lettuce (too fancy), but it comes with. Choose from brown or white toast. That’s it. Done. Moving on.

Leslieville Pumps

2
929 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J6

What appears at first glance to be a gas station, is actually one of the best little eateries in the city for Southern comfort food to go. Their BLT (at an astonishingly low $5.30), features maple glazed smoked peameal (or “Canadian” if you wish) bacon, with lettuce, tomato and homemade mayo, nestled in a toasted egg bun.

Starving Artists

3
1078 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1A5

This new spot offers a BLT Waffle Sandwich ($10), a great take on the classic, swapping out the bread for thick, delicious waffles. Their “secret” sauce (yogurt-based, so it’s not as cloying as mayo), combined with the “L” and the “T” makes it an almost healthy option. Almost.

Mortons of Chicago

4
4 Ave Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8

Is it cheating because these are this trio of slider BLTs ($8) comes adorned with crabcakes? No way. Not at this price. Not at this fab location, the bar in Morton’s in Yorkville, of all places. And the best part? If you’ve still got room, there’s a whole steak menu awaiting you…

Caplansky's Deli & Catering

5
356 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S6

For those of you who don’t eat pork, don’t fret – Zane Caplansky, owner of Caplansky’s has got you covered. Every Tuesday, he offers the BBLT ($9) – beef bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted challah. And should you wish for it on another day of the week, simply ask, and they will provide. Mazel tov!

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