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This response to this year’s competition has been tremendous! We are currently on the hunt for a new date and location capable of containing all the excitement for our finale event – stay tuned! In the meantime, check out our map and visit the locations listed to judge for yourself 😊

Highlights from the 2022 Competition

Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich competition began in November 2016 to celebrate this classic sandwich, which first made its appearance in Ontario (if the tales are to be believed) shortly after the second World War.

Its roots are in Italian cuisine and the classic thin, breaded veal cutlets with tomato sauce, cheese, and a choice of toppings such as mushrooms, peppers, onions, and rapini on a big bun became a hearty and portable lunch. 

After the success of the 2016 competition, VFO decided to make it an annual event and continued the competition in 2018 and 2019.

With a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, VFO returned in 2022 to reignite the competition on a biannual basis and celebrate and showcase the many family-owned and operated (much like VFO members) establishments that proudly offer the delicious sandwich, often comprised of sauce and breaded cutlet recipes handed down through generations.