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Caplansky's Deli

Deli / Bodega · Downtown Toronto
356 College St (at Brunswick St), Toronto ON M5T 1S6, Canada
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 275 votes

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    Christi S.
    "Try the meatloaf sandwich, brisket, smoked meat, or matzo ball soup."(48 Tips)
    Bill W.
    "Awesome smoked meat try the smoke meat poutine.Great service!"(7 Tips)
    "Order the Smoked Meat Knish... whoa."(5 Tips)
    Lisa C.
    "Excellent cabbage borscht!"(8 Tips)
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  • smoked meats
  • sandwiches
  • brisket
  • poutine
  • knish
  • borscht
  • matzah ball soup
  • delis
  • breakfast food
  • french fries
  • liver
  • beef
  • burgers
  • desserts
  • brunch food
  • authentic
  • delivery
  • pickles
  • trendy
  • lively
  • Laura S.

    All day breakfast

    Laura Shum · December 12, 2015
  • Bonnie D.

    The grilled salami sandwich is AMAZING. "Always a reliably good sandwich." - Jeff

    Bonnie Dean · November 22, 2015
  • Burce ı.

    Best smoked meat sandwiches and latkes are amazing

    Burce ısık · October 31, 2015
  • Andrej M.

    It's totally delicious!!!!

    Andrej Mlynarcik · September 29, 2015
  • Gökçe E.

    There are a few vegetarian options, but it's pretty much meat lovers' heaven.

    Gökçe Erdem · September 3, 2015
  • Rani

    Beef brisket delivered on expectations. Didn't like the fries in the poutine (seemed a little dried out). Put mustard! Bonus: serves alcohol! :)

    Rani · January 18, 2015
  • Adam F.

    Smoked turkey on rye with a pickle on the side. Live your life.

    Adam F · December 30, 2014
  • Dominiquenotdom N.

    Creamy cheesecake yummmmm

    Dominiquenotdom Nomura · November 30, 2014
  • Dominiquenotdom N.

    Fries are good, Mac & cheese is too big for me, great potato salad. Breath taking beef brisket on an onion bun

    Dominiquenotdom Nomura · November 30, 2014
  • Deven D.

    Highly recommend the beef brisket on a bun: pretty lean, tasty sauce, and deep fried onions on top added a nice crunch. Jewish pierogies delicious but not many come with it for the $9 charge.

    Deven Dionisi · November 9, 2014
  • Joshua C.

    I always get the smoked meat sandwich fatty cut!

    Joshua Cooper · November 7, 2014
  • Jessica A.

    Love the selection of mustards! We really liked the knish

    Jessica Auyeung · October 25, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Caplansky's Deli as seen on You Gotta Eat Here Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
  • Balca A.

    Caplansky's burger with cheese is the one for awesome lunch!

    Balca Arda · August 14, 2014
  • Josef R.

    Smoked meat. What else?

    Josef Rückl · August 13, 2014
  • Leeor S.

    Great smoked meat.

    Leeor Sommer · August 7, 2014
  • Christi S.

    Try the meatloaf sandwich, brisket, smoked meat, or matzo ball soup. My favourite is the open faced turkey and Kishke sandwich on Challah bread with latkes. Yum!

    Christi S · August 7, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Smoked meat.

    Matt Scobel · August 7, 2014
  • Adam F.

    Everything about this place screams authentic. Make sure to get the hot sandwiches with extras. Latkes are a must and the smoked beef is that little bit of incredible. Do not walk past this place.

    Adam F · July 8, 2014
  • Frank M.

    This is the place to get smoked meat in Toronto. But leave room for dessert. The pies are to die for.

    Frank Miller · June 3, 2014
  • Eugene P.

    Freaking delicious pecan cake!

    Eugene Petrov · May 18, 2014
  • Jesse W.

    Freaking amazing!

    Jesse Williams · May 13, 2014
  • Chad N.

    All I've ever had here has been the smoked meat and latkes. You mean they serve something else?!?

    Chad Nolan · May 4, 2014
  • Eric

    Nom nom nom. Don't trust their closing hours, though.

    Eric · April 19, 2014
  • Rocco G.

    Decided to go for the Smoked Turkey with a Caplanky Salad. What I got was a fistful of dry, unsmoked turkey between two pieces plain rye bread. The salad came in what looked like a small desert bowl.

    Rocco G · March 30, 2014
  • Ken P.

    great place for food and the chip truck

    Ken Peters · March 24, 2014
  • Yael T.

    The smoke meat is delicious!

    Yael Thibus · March 3, 2014
  • Steven A.

    Awesome deli: smoked meat as good as (if not better than) Schwartz's in Montréal, and make sure to get a side of poutine with whatever you order!

    Steven Androphy · February 15, 2014
  • Mateus T.

    Great meat sandwich, and the house mustards are delicious. But my favourite is the Knish. Great food and awesome staff! :)

    Mateus Tinoco · December 5, 2013
  • Nikos K.

    Try the Bbq brisket...

    Nikos Karavias · December 2, 2013
  • Chammy H.

    Smoked meat is so beautiful here

    Chammy H. · November 24, 2013
  • Emma T.

    So delightful. Great smokes meat, latkes, pickles, etc. The staff make it an enjoyable experience as well. Definitely want to try the all day breakfast!

    Emma Townson · September 1, 2013
  • Jake S.

    If the restaurant is crowded, just get your order to go. There's a nice little sitting area next door that would lend itself well to an afternoon dining spot.

    Jake Smith · August 25, 2013
  • Becky J.

    secret menu item: onion rings.

    Becky Johnson · August 12, 2013
  • Oscar R.


    Oscar Ramírez · August 11, 2013
  • R Bruce M.

    Amazing breakfasts. Must try out.

    R Bruce McDonald · August 5, 2013

    Try their wonderful and well-known smoked meat sandwich! You can order takeout and delivery online from this restaurant! Read more · June 19, 2013
  • Victoria M.

    Best smoked meat sandwich in Toronto and the nicest staff anywhere!

    Victoria M · May 25, 2013
  • Ben S.

    Gotta have the Donuts. The Rugelah was nice too.

    Ben Skalnik · May 21, 2013
  • Jennie K.

    Eat here! Amazing! Brisket, smoked meat poutine, pickled plate, blintzes and coffee. Im in a food coma.

    Jennie K · May 20, 2013
  • Éléphant soulier

    Yup. Dreamt of cabbage borscht last night. Please, please offer one more about cup, bowl and giant punch bowl o' soup?

    Éléphant soulier · May 3, 2013
  • Éléphant soulier

    Geez Louise. I'm going to be dreaming of that cabbage borscht tonight. Too delicious for words!

    Éléphant soulier · May 2, 2013
  • ed l.

    Service, post Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, was shockingly bad and portions seem to have shrunk. Was very excited about coming back here but won't be back here again.

    ed lee · April 27, 2013
  • Mike N.

    Walked up to a line-up out the door. Worth the wait. Delicious smoked meat and the poutine... Dear lord, the poutine. Definitely going back.

    Mike Neri · April 22, 2013
  • Peter Michael B.

    Meat sandwich was bigger than me!! Awesome Leaning Tower!!! Best poutine I've tried :)

    Peter Michael Bauça · April 20, 2013
  • Dylan B.


    Dylan Berry · April 7, 2013
  • Tristan J.

    Sub toast with latkes!

    Tristan James · March 13, 2013
  • Sol C.

    The poutine is to die.

    Sol Chrom · March 8, 2013
  • Rhiannon J.

    My husband said this was the best smoked meat sandwich he's ever had (Montreal included)

    Rhiannon Jordan · March 4, 2013
  • Rick J.

    Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": 10 oz Smoked Meat Loaf, The Leaning Tower of Caplansky, or Maple Dipped Fried Chicken

    Rick Jessup · February 24, 2013

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