Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the wild salmon sandwich at The Fish Store
By Karolyne Ellacott
Little Italy's famous fish-wich (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)
Phillip Hwang may originally hail from South Korea, but there’s not a spot of kimchi to be found in The Fish Store, his College Street eatery. Housed in a hard-to-miss aquamarine storefront, the pint-sized resto focuses unsurprisingly on the fruits of the sea. Hwang grills up fresh fish and seafood to order, with a long list including the likes of catfish, tuna, snapper and scallops.
Our pick is the wild Pacific salmon sandwich ($9.25). A hefty quarter pound of the just-grilled stuff is tucked into a white roll from Golden Wheat Bakery. Slathered in the store’s signature house-made garlic chili pesto, the fish is accompanied by handfuls of romaine lettuce, slices of red onion and tomato. For those in need of a summery citrus rush, a lemon wedge sits on the side, ready and waiting.
Lunch goers can squeeze themselves into the tiny indoor seating area, or set up camp on the patio — the perfect spot to, um, catch all the sights of the ’hood.
The Fish Store, 657 College St., 416-533-2822