Yitz's Delicatessen Restaurant & Catering
346 Eglinton W, Toronto, ON, M5N 1A2
For years and years Yitz’s has been a favourite one-stop shop in the heart of Eglinton West Village. Recognized for its brunch offerings, this is a great place to eat on those lazy weekends.
|Cuisine Type |||Deli, Sandwiches, Smoked Meat, Soups, Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Catering|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Toronto|
|Getting There |||Eglinton or Avenue Road bus|
|Cross Street |||Eglinton & Avenue|
Profile Last Updated: November 05, 2008
Blending elements of a traditional Jewish bakery with a ’50s-style diner, Yitz’s has become a one-stop shop for fresh bread from the onsite bakery, takeout sandwiches, deli meats and weekend brunch. Sip a bottomless mug of coffee against a backdrop of framed comic strips – including original Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon and Buck Roger’s selections – art gallery posters and song book covers. There’s also a vast collection of Yitz family photos dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Yitz’s also sells 100 brands of cigar including their own name brand of Cuban tobacco hand rolled in Canada. Stogie lovers can pick up a copy of Cigar Aficionado magazine to go with their purchase.
What a Mozza Ball!
Particularly noteworthy items on the deli menu are cabbage borsht and chicken mozza ball soup, certainly some of the best recipes in the city. They’re available on the take-out menu as well, along with a host of other delicious items. Yitz’s also has homemade pies and breads, canned soups, sauces and jams, all available to take home for a delicious meal.
The sandwich-shaped menu gives it away – Yitz’s is the place to go for a nice hearty sandwich. Like any self-respecting Jewish-style deli, pastrami and corned beef are specialties and people often visit just for a taste of one of those. For really big appetites you can get a jumbo sized sandwich with hefty portions of both. Also check out the Yitzburger or hot dogs made with tasty knockwurst. Lighter, low fat items and daily specials are also available. Those looking for something a bit more adventurous can try the tongue sandwich. Yitz’s is one of the only restaurants in the city where this love-it-or-hate-it delicacy is still available.