Brock Sandwich ~ 1260 Bloor St W ~ (647) 748-1260

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Brock Sandwich is a place that needs little introduction. Tucked away on one of my favourite sections of Bloor West (between Dufferin & Lansdowne), they have been winning awards and piling-up the accolades over the past year as the best place for sandwiches in the city. I had the pleasure of visiting recently with the babe you see in the window (@giggsysays). Great food; great company; return visits on the horizon. We only wish this place had existed when we lived on Lansdowne back in the day.

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We order-up a couple of sandwiches, both deep-fried. The Crispy Chicken ($9) is a generous portion of southern fried thigh meat, lathered in homemade Piri Piri Sauce and then absolutely smothered in fried onions. Their Pork Schnitzel ($10) is currently my favoutite thing on the menu… in part because of its dill/caper/pickle grabiche; in part because of the bed of spicy collard greens. This sandwich truly is a thing of beauty. We both agreed that one of the more memorable surprises was that the buns did not become a soggy, inedible mess. Even the leftovers held up (though they didn’t make it home before my stomach intervened).

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There are a number of other utensil-free options available, including (but not limited to) a $10 Cheeseburger & Fries combo. This is a great burger at a price-point most other places seem to be exceeding these days. Sides include slaws, soups, salads and spuds.

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Due to Brock Sandwich’s popularity and limited seating, it’s advised that you order ahead for pick-up to cut down on waiting times… especially around lunch hour. I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys are serving-up craft beers by the next time we visit. That will be very soon, btw.

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