Toronto, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Market is an excellent place to buy any kind of rice, seafood, mustard, or sausage that you can imagine. It’s also an excellent place to buy peameal bacon. Pea-what what-what? Peameal bacon. It’s a lean(-er) cut of bacon that’s rolled in cornmeal. It’s served on a country bun. And it’s waiting for you.
Peameal bacon isn’t greasy like breakfast-and-eggs bacon but it’s not like a thick cut of holiday ham either. In fact, peameal bacon kinda tastes like chicken. It’s like if beef jerky and a chicken finger had a baby, but chicken finger was the dominant trait. And it lived on a bun.
For a measly $5 Canadian dollars, you get a filling lunch and a piece of Toronto history. Throughout its 30-years of service, Carousel Bakery’s peameal bacon has been endorsed by countless publications and television shows along with chefs like Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse. Celebrities have devoured the signature sandwich as well — the market isn’t far from the Distillery District which is essentially the Hollywood of Toronto. The famed bakery is known to cater many a movie set.
Glamorous…. World-renowned… Bacon. Peameal bacon.