Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich 2019


Competition was fierce among 12 semi-finalists in province-wide 2019 contest

GUELPH, ON, May 17, 2019 — Following an intensive week of veal sandwich eating that had the Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich judges visit 12 semi-finalists in 10 cities, in just 4 days, they have come to a consensus for the final three veal sandwich makers who will move on to the finals, competing in an exclusive event, on June 15th, 2019, at Toronto’s Market Kitchen in the historic St. Lawrence Market. The final three contenders (in alphabetical order) for 2019 are:

California Sandwiches Claremont, 244 Claremont, Toronto

Kantene Restaurant – 1059 Dundas St W, Mississauga

Tutti Panini – 141 King Road, Richmond Hill

This year, more than 80 restaurants had their veal sandwiches nominated by their customers via social media. From there, 12 semi-finalists were selected and received a visit from the judging team that included John Catucci, host of You Gotta Eat Here! and the new Big Food Bucket List on Food Network Canada.

“You’d think we couldn’t eat another veal sandwich, but you’d be wrong,” says competition judge and Executive Director of the Veal Farmers of Ontario, Jennifer Haley. “This year’s contenders were among the strongest yet. Through this competition, we are constantly being introduced to new restaurants serving Ontario veal, and doing it very well. As judges, we’re all looking forward to the final showdown in June!”

The three finalists will compete for a shiny award, the bragging rights to say that they are the home to Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich and publicity for their restaurant valued at $25,000.

Oh, and one lucky sandwich-lover will WIN a seat at the judges’ table on June 15th! The prize includes one night accommodations in Toronto! Enter for your chance to win below!

Win a seat beside John Catucci and the Ontario Veal Appeal team at the finals on June 15th, 2019 at the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen in Toronto! Prize includes one night's accommodation in Toronto!
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See our highlights below from the 2018 final competition!

Want to judge Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich for yourself? The map below shows where you can find our 2018 finalists and semi-finalists!