Where to find savoury sandwiches in Riverdale Toronto

Whether you’re tobogganing in Riverdale Park or window-shopping along Queen Street East, there are plenty of ways to work up an appetite in Riverdale. Here are local eateries where you can order a savoury sandwich to cure those hunger pains.


641 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4

Formerly F’Coffee, this coffee shop turned restaurant and bar offers coffee and baked goods by day and craft beer and live music at night. The menu features a selection of fresh savoury sandwiches and the popular breakfast bagel topped with eggs, cheese and tomato. The large private patio out back is an idyllic neighbourhood hideaway in the summer months.

The Riverdale Perk

633 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3C4

This Riverdale secret is a favourite among locals in the neighbourhood. The charming café is tucked away on a residential stretch of Logan Avenue, just south of Withrow Park. The kitchen serves up an extensive variety of hearty sandwiches and wraps that are made fresh to order. Be sure to save room for a house made cupcake!

Tung Hing Bakery

353 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2H1

Head to this Vietnamese bakery at Gerrard and Broadview for a less traditional (but equally delicious) sandwich option. Here the classic Bánh Mì subs are dressed with a special sauce, cilantro, picked turnip and carrot, and your choice of meat. Try the meaty ham, BBQ and sausage or the vegetable packed vegetarian sub made with vermicelli, tofu and shredded carrot.

Prohibition Gastrohouse

696 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G9

This sit-down gastropub turns out a decadent selection of gourmet sandwiches (made on house made bread) for lunch and dinner. The pulled pork grilled cheese gets a kick from a raspberry jalapeño compote while the indulgent surf and turf Philly cheesesteak features a whole lobster tail, rib eye steak and double cream brie. The hearty sandwiches are available in regular or large size — the oversized sandwiches are ideal for sharing. Visit during hooch hour (4 pm to 7 pm) to enjoy a cheap drink (or two!) with your meal.

Mad Dog Cafe

817 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y8

You’ll find top-notch coffee and sandwiches at this cozy little haven on a rather desolate stretch of Gerrard Street. Early-morning visitors love the breakfast sandwiches and bagels while the lunchtime crowd sinks their teeth into a wide variety of savoury grilled sandwiches served on organic multigrain sourdough from St. John’s Bakery. The pulled pork — which features slow-cooked pork shoulder slathered in BBQ sauce — is a customer favourite.

Bonjour Brioche

812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

This charming Parisian bistro on Queen Street East always hits the mark with its sandwich selection. The menu lists ten sandwiches (meat and vegetarian options plus a daily special) served on crusty French baguettes and soft milk buns. The heavenly Croque Madam is sure to delight; the savoury snack features toasted brioche layered with ham and Gruyere cheese topped with a fried egg.

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