San Francesco Panini, the north side of Harbord, just West of Spadina
I took Sean to this new Italian sandwich place that just opened up where a convenience store used to be at the above location. The two guys who own it are still working the kinks out. They haven’t even bought a permanent sign for the storefront yet. Their current goal appears to be building community. Each time I come in they pull me a free espresso and drink it with me. They’re just endlessly friendly and earnest.
I enjoyed the pictured chicken parm sandwich, which comes to only $7 and is big enough for two meals (with the caveat that it will be soggy on your second go around).