Where to find a mighty fine sandwich on the Danforth

Although it’s best known for being the Greek enclave in Toronto, the Danforth has more food tricks up its sleeve than first appears. These local spots put fancy twists on the humble sandwich, making the world’s simplest food into a snazzy new meal.

Cafe Fiorentina

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Main 463 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P1

The menu here changes regularly – sometimes daily, sometimes weekly – but there are always delicious homemade sandwiches and paninis. Tina and Alex, the foodies in charge, focus on using local ingredients so every sandwich provides a memorable experience. They also use humanely-raised meats, so your roasted pork belly, braised beef cheek or veal meatball panini can be eaten with a clear conscience. Pair it with one of the rotating sides, such as parsnip carrot soup or fried brussels sprouts.

Morgans On The Danforth

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1282 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M6

Pub food typically falls into greasy or deep-fried categories but you won’t find that at Morgan's. Chow down on some seriously creative sandwiches, such as the brie and pear (walnuts, honey and arugula), brisket (house-made kimchi, chipotle cheddar and caramelized onion) or crispy fried chicken (roasted garlic aioli, greens and diced onions). If you pop in for your lunchtime sandwich on Sundays, they’ll serenade you with some cool jazz. There are dozens of beer choices, with gluten- or alcohol-free options as well.

Bread And Greens

3
102 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

As soon as you exit Broadview Station, stop by this family-run place for an out-of-this-world sandwich. The bread is soft, the ingredients are fresh and each sandwich is made with attention and care. If you want to add a dessert, there are even gluten-free options available. You can choose from one of their custom-grilled sandwiches or design your own with fillers such as turkey, brie, bacon, tzatziki, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and more.

Mocha Mocha

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489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5

The best things always make perfect sense in hindsight – like blending Latin American, Japanese, Peruvian and Croatian food influences to create one wicked menu of sandwiches. Traditional choices, such as the clubhouse, are upgraded at Mocha Mocha with a hardboiled egg. You can also find truly original creations like the spicy chickpea-guacamole or grilled eggplant with cheese and tomato. Pair your sandwich with a healthy or sweet side, like warm brown rice salad or a butter tart.

Red Rocket Coffee

5
1364 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M9

The sandwiches at Red Rocket Coffee consistently rise to the occasion by being fresh, jam-packed with flavour and creatively made. You can have your sandwich on fresh-made bread or in a wrap, with fillers such as pulled chicken cooked in jerk sauce, green apple curry, roasted vegetables, fior di latte cheese, candied bacon, cured meats and more. With free Wi-Fi and Reunion Island coffee, you should plan to stay here for a while.

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