Specialty bakery and sandwich shop in Toronto’s east end, baking somun bread throughout the day in our wood-fired oven.
Somun is a wood-fired bread. Pillowy and deliciously chewy, with a thin, fire-kissed crust, somun is delectable on its own. But we encourage you to rip it, dip it, eat it with spreads, or cut it in half and stuff it with your favourite sandwich ingredients.
In our hometown of Sarajevo, somun with ćevapčići is as iconic as Montreal’s bagel or New York City’s pastrami sandwich. Our tightly focused menu is informed by the Bosnian culinary tradition and has a sandwich for every palate—meat lovers and vegetarians alike. All our sandwiches come served on fresh somun—it’s the true superstar here.
“The somun has an ethereal pillowyness to it when it's fresh out of the oven, tearing easily with a slight yeasty and smoky perfume.”
—Suresh Doss, CBC Toronto
Sanja Topić Zukanović, along with her creative, business, and life partner Alen Zukanović, are longtime entrepreneurs. In 2001, they founded Inkubator, a graphic design firm that works for clients all over the world.
Now Alen and Sanja are able to fulfill another dream in the opening of Somun Superstar—in the same neighbourhood where they’ve lived and raised a family for the past 12 years.
The SilverChef Hospitality Awards 2020 Momentum Award Winner: Largest leap forward in terms of sustainability or environmental conservation
From @silverchefca: Located in Toronto, Somun Superstar is a small sandwich shop serving up authentic Bosnian somun bread and sandwiches that have received rave reviews from customers and media alike. Owners Alen and Sanja Zukanović are on a journey to #zerowaste, with impressive results. “At the end of the day, the entire restaurant produces one small bag of garbage (about the size of a single-use plastic grocery bag) the rest is either composted or recycled. Last month we diverted 84% of our waste from the landfill, and we are constantly working to improve that. In addition, we donate our unsold product to #FoodRescue at the end of the day.” These two have thought of everything. That’s why you won’t even find a garbage can in their restaurant, because EVERYTHING is #compostable.
Tuesday through Saturday:
12 pm – 7 pm
12 pm – 5 pm
998 Kingston Road
(just west of Victoria Park Avenue)
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