Grea Yorkville places with artisan sandwiches

Yorkville is a classy neighbourhood in Toronto, and the sandwiches reflect that. You won’t find any sammies slapped together in a hurry, but rather sharp-eyed attention to detail and craft. These places set a new standard for sandwiches.

Sandwich Box

1200 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5

Saying that this shop specializes in awesome sandwiches is a bit like saying the Leafs won’t contend for the cup this year – both are massive understatements. Sandwich Box takes the simple meal to the next level by focusing on fresh and local ingredients, like having their bread baked by Fred’s Bakery (gluten-free available), and using dozens of premium ingredients and fillers. Pair yours with homemade cookies, brownies or a chemical- and preservative-free soup.

Burg's Bar And Grill

730 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7

There’s something about chilly, wet days that makes the prospect of a hot, ginormous sandwich incredibly appealing. Skip the crowds at the run-of-the-mill places and settle into this pub. There's a list of sandwiches here that’ll make even the most miserable day disappear. As you bite into a Philly cheesesteak, Cuban-style pulled pork or vegetable wrap, take in the big game on one of their TVs or curl up in a booth with your favourite book.

Caffe Di Portici

101A-6 Scollard St, Toronto, ON M5R 1E9

Whether you’re watching your figure or just not in the mood for a huge meal, skip the pizza slice and go straight for the panini. There’s an impressive selection to choose from, and no matter if you’re a meat-eater or vegetarian, you'll find something on the menu for your taste (salad included). Vegetarians can jazz up the traditional grilled cheese by getting one with three cheeses, sliced fresh apple and balsamic reduction.

Holts Café

50 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 3L8

Window-shopping for the world’s most luxurious clothes at Holt Renfrew builds up quite an appetite, so take a break in between shirts and shoes to sit down at the cafe in the department store. Sandwiches here are made in the French open-face style, giving the fresh ingredients an ample spotlight in which to shine. Two big stars are the crab BLT (avocado, tomato bacon, spicy mayo, sprouts and shoots) and Brunch Tartine (poached egg, smoked salmon, mushroom, roasted tomato, basil cress).

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Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood may sometimes seem intimidating, but you'll find there are plenty of welcoming places where you can relax with a fine beer. The area's robust patio offerings make post-work pints a must. Don’t forget that it's also a prime hood for a little casual TIFF-ing – people-watching here might result in a few celebrity sightings.
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