244 Claremont, 416-603-3317, and others, californiasandwiches.ca
Since launching in a grocery store on an obscure side street in Little Italy 44 years ago, this mom 'n' pop op has grown into a family-run chain of 10 sub shops with locations across the GTA. And what wicked 'wiches they be - hefty two-fisted kaisers piled with gently battered veal, pounded chicken breast or mamma-mia meatballs, all slathered in classic tomato sauce and optionally spiked with sweetly sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers. True carnivores go for double meat. Messy but delish.
Porchetta & Co.
825 Dundas West, 647-352-6611, porchettaco.com