Munchies – The Black Boar

Shahmurad Lodhi


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A couple of months ago, James Lutz told me about a sandwich shop named the Black CamelI wasn’t overly convinced by the sound of it and was quietly cautious. It was a fairly small place with basically no seating, right outside of Rosedale station. The cashier suggested the beef brisket sandwich, so I ordered the beef brisket sandwich, and it was a damn good beef brisket sandwich. It was probably the best sandwich I had ever had up until that point, and I didn’t think it could get any better, but it did.

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A couple of weeks later, we found out that the Black Camel had a sister/brother shop between Eglington and Davisville called the Black Boar. As boarders, we were pretty excited to learn that there was decent food somewhere near us. Like the Black Camel, the Black Boar (3 Glebe Road East) has a especially simple layout and an especially simple menu to match. You have a choice of six basic meat sandwiches, to which you can add sauces and toppings (Veal Sandwich, Lemon Garlic Aioli Sauce, Caramelized Onions.) 

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The seating is pretty un-elaborate. Simple metal chairs and tables in a small room with exposed brick walls and a (hopefully fake) boar-head.

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The service is really good too, the guys working the place definitely know what they’re about and serve up the sandwich in less than 5 minutes every time.

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And when the food does come, it really comes. These are undoubtedly some of the best sandwiches that I’ve ever had. It definitely has something to do with the type of bun they use, but the meat and sauces are delicious as well.

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So if you’re in the mood for a really f***king good sandwich, go check out the Black Boar or the Black Camel.

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