St. Jamestown Delicatessen ~ 518 Parliament St ~ (416) 925-7665


Located on the SW corner or Parliament and Winchester, the St. Jamestown Delicatessen is a Cabbagetown institution. When I lived in the neighborhood back in the day, this place flew under my radar. Let’s just say I have been making up for lost time recently, frequenting regularly when I get that hankering for a Soup/Sandwich… or when I need to obtain some fine provisions for the BBQ.


There are about a dozen sandwiches to choose from on the big board. Ordering takes place on a little paper slip. You pick your meat, cheese, bread and toppings; they pile them high. Sides consist of the soup of the day or a variety of fresh salads (the Village Greek and Red-skinned Potato stand out). There is also a daily hot plate special that ranges anywhere from Pierogis to Stews.


The deli is attached to St. Jamestown Steak & Chops, so it’s safe to say that what they’re stacking atop their sandwiches is going to be decent. Here we have fine cuts of beef, house-made sausages and a number of seasoned chicken options ready for the BBQ. Their shelves are stocked with an assortment of gourmet dry goods that will compliment any choices made from the butcher’s block.


There’s something to be said about good deli food. On the east-side of downtown, your choices can be limited. Fear not… the St. Jamestown Delicatessen has got you covered. Come for lunch and take home dinner. Oh, and their side patio is a spectacular vantage point to do some great people watching while enjoying a coffee.


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