244 Claremont, at Treford, 416-603-3317, and others, californiasandwiches.ca
This former grocery store may have grown into a family-run chain with eight outlets across the GTA since it opened in Little Italy back in the 60s, but the panini that started it all remain the same. The veal's still butchered on the premises, the sauce comes thick with imported tomatoes, and the buns are dressed with sweetly caramelized onions and hot peppers as always. Who needs change?
Caplansky's 356 College, 416-500-3852, caplansky.com