Toronto Mayor John Tory recently settled a debate that has simmered in Toronto's food scene for years, if not decades: what is Toronto's signature dish? There are a number of dishes that could fit this bill, but Mayor Tory, rightly, declared the peameal bacon sandwich as Toronto's signature dish.
Before going further, let's be clear: the peameal bacon sandwich deserves this crown. Various historians believe that it had its roots in Toronto; and what exemplifies "Hog Town" better than bacon?
But with that said, we would be remiss if we didn't make the case for another classic Toronto sandwich: veal on a bun. With it's origins in Toronto's Little Italy, it exemplifies what is possibly Toronto's greatest and most obvious characteristic: multi-culturalism.
Also, the veal sandwich has a long tradition in Toronto, with some of the original shops offering it since the early 1950s.
Finally, and most importantly, there really is no other city that can brag about consistent quality and selection of veal sandwiches like Toronto can. At Cucina Mauro, we're proud to be a part of that tradition.