Whether you call it a Hero or a Hoagie, cold cut combos are a classic.
A staple on menus at sub shops and pizza parlours, these sandwiches boast a motley of flavours in each bite and are at their best when they’re stacked high to the point that they’ll stretch your mouth real wide.
Here’s where to find the best cold cut combos in Toronto.
The Bodega from this pizza maker is a two-handed affair built on a sesame seed sub bun and loaded with mortadella, ham, turkey, salami, mozzarella, provolone, tomato, white onion, iceberg lettuce, roasted red peppers, roasted jalapeno, peperoncini, and sub sauce.
Address: 59 Cameron Street, Toronto
I’ve been known to make a pilgrimages to Etobicoke just to get this sandwich. These bad boys aren’t built on buns per se, but rather a whole long loaf of bread. When you order, you’ll get a massive stack of cured meats topped with cheese, fried onions, and fresh veg.
Address: 374 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
This chain of American sandwich shops recently opened two locations in Toronto. To satisfy that old school craving for cold cuts, get The Italian topped with capicola, mortadella, pepperoni, salami, and provolone cheese.
Address: 83 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: 180 Bloor Street West, Toronto
FBI stands for Full Blooded Italian and while the pizza joint is situated in Toronto’s far west end, it’s delivery zone is impressively far-reaching. This place deals in sandwiches like the Incredible Hoagie crafted on a toasted sesame bun stacked sky high with capicola, genoa salami, rosemary porchetta, mild soppressata, mortadella, mozzarella, smoked provolone, and more.
Address: 2336 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
This West Queen West sandwich specialist offers a Classic Italian Muffaletta on its menu. The staple sandwich originating in New Orleans is done here in The 6ix with layers of deli meat, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula, and giardiniera on Calabrese bread.
Address: 1205 Queen Street West, Toronto
Find heroes on the take-out menu at this Parkdale pizza joint. The cold cut combo comes stacked with cured meats, provolone, shredd-uce, onions, sundried tomatoes, mayo, and vinaigrette.
Address: 269 Dunn Avenue, Toronto
North of Davisville on Yonge, this specialty deli and grocer will happily assemble any combination of meats, cheeses, and veg onto a bun. There’s no menu to order from, just specify your favourites and let the friendly counter staff take care of you.
Address: 2021 Yonge Street, Toronto