If you’ve been on the hunt for a good ‘ole fashioned peameal sandwich, then When the Pig Came Home might be what you’re looking for. The popular Toronto deli, which used to have a branch in the Junction, has now opened a bigger one in the area. It is managed by duo Kimberly Hannam and Ryan Gatner.
When the Pig Came Home
It’s not just the sandwiches themselves that make this brand unique, but also the connections they’ve built with their meat suppliers. Their work involves directly sourcing from the farmers, ensuring the highest quality meal for their customers. So it’s no surprise that the business has come all this way from pop-ups and farmers market stands to storefronts.
The menu comprises a selection of breakfast sandwiches, hot deli sandwiches, and meat meals. If this is your first experience with When the Pig Came Home, then Original Peameal on a Bun is a good option to go with. This OG item to this day continues to be one of their best-sellers. Other items also include cheesesteaks, BLT, smoked meat, and others.
If you want to venture down the vegetarian route, they’ve got the Vegetarian Egg n’ Cheddar. This comes with pain au lait, maple aioli, and kale. You can also get fresh meat from their butcher counter at the store. The popular Toronto deli is located at 384 Keele Street.