MUSTACHIO St. Lawrence Market South, 91 Front East, 416-368-5241 50 Cent don’t know shit about sandwiches. There’s his autographed glossy pinned to the wall at St. Lawrence’s Carousel Bakery, the home of the widely acclaimed peameal bacon on a bun, right next to those of Emeril Lagasse and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Perhaps next time the bulletproof rapper hits town he’ll head to the Market’s basement instead, where this far superior takeout stand deals massive focaccia-based sandwiches piled high with breaded eggplant, grilled hot peppers and sweet caramelized onion.
IT’S ALL GOOD 68 Wales, 416-504-0222 To make his awesome cream of tomato soup, self-taught foodie Ezan Shanta starts with ultra-ripe organic tomatoes grown in his partner, Natalie Sach’s, grandmother’s back yard, adds fresh basil, rich house-made veggie stock and heavy cream, then blends them to order into an ambrosial purée that only improves with a substantial shot of his signature chipotle hot sauce. Campbell’s never had it so mmmm good.