First things, first – upon immediate entry into Porchetta & Co – you WILL smell like Porchetta. So with that out of the way, I will also tell you that if you love porchetta, or just awesome sandwiches in general, this is one of the best places to go. On sunny summer Saturday afternoons you will usually find me here – chatting up the friendly staff and picking up a sandwich or two for friends as well as for myself, obviously.
Housed in a tiny “blink, you’ll miss it” storefront on the Dundas West (I call it DunWe) retail strip, situated between artisan chocolate and furniture shops – this haven of porky goodness is a very popular lunch staple with locals not only for their porchetta, which is awesome (I highly recommend the mushrooms and truffle sauce), but for their breakfast sandwich. On Saturdays owner/head chef Nick offers up delicious fried egg, gouda and crackling on a soft bun and also dreams up tasty sandwich “specials” that don’t necessarily include porchetta (soft shell crab, lobster and calamari make appearances) although he does still sometime sneak in a piece of bacon or prosciutto to keep with the theme.
For seating there are only 3 stools and one high table, so you could eat here, however I would recommend you take your sandwich to go. if the weather is nice – perhaps to the park down the street, for as much as I love the smell of porchetta, I’m thinking your clothes may not.