Toronto, ON M6P 2A1
Originally from Albania, Besnik and Dhurata Gjunkshi opened up the Junction’s Euro Pasta back in 2009. The long and narrow shop offers up homey foods that showcase family recipes passed down through generations. Popular eats include the daily soup, the stuffed cabbage rolls and the baklava, made from a secret honey-free recipe that results in a better texture. Although most comestibles are meant for home consumption, hungry passersby can settle down in the solitary table and tuck into their made-to-order sandwiches. Our pick is the grilled chicken ($6). The bird is spruced up with lemon, olive oil, garlic and rosemary, then it’s grilled and fit into just-baked focaccia along with sautéed mushrooms, red peppers, gooey mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce. The result? A comforting sandwich that makes you think of home.