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Piccola May 13, 2005 11:10 AM

I would like to hear comments from those who have been to Yummi's in Yonge & Eglinton area.

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    Ariel RE: Piccola May 13, 2005 02:09 PM

    I've had their schwarma - not bad. It's been awhile though, and I can't remember if I thought it was overpriced, or if I'm confusing it with another restaurant. I also don't eat a lot of schwarma, but I'd eat there again, there aren't that many places in the area that have it (maybe the food court in Yonge&Eg centre?)

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      Laura RE: Piccola May 13, 2005 03:50 PM

      I go there often. Everything I've had there has been pretty good (taste, size, price). I suggest the chicken shwarma dinner, their salads, the fresh orange juice and their coffee!

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        gummybear RE: Piccola May 14, 2005 12:24 AM

        I ate here the other day for the first time and had the falafel. It was the worst falafel I've ever had.The bread was awful, the toppings bizarre (coleslaw)and the falafel balls themselves were mediocre. They were overcooked and I think they may have been from a mix or maybe fava beans.

        I would never go back here again.

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          Jana RE: Piccola May 18, 2005 04:07 PM

          Yummi's is currently one of my fav TO restaurants. Everything is SUPERB, the staff are amazing, the locale is comfortable and open good hours, there's eat-in and takeout, and the price is fabulous - e.g., $5 for an excellent falafel, more than enough to fill a starving stomach (and no tax, just one crisp $5 bill, where else can you get that?). I've watched this corner rotate owners several times in the last few years, with no success... until now. Highest praise only.

          1. Ediblethoughts RE: Piccola Mar 18, 2008 07:54 AM

            Does anyone have any recent recommendations on Yummie's? I've been by there many, many times but never had the food. One of the 2005 reviews below say the falafel was awful. Is it still?

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              torontofoodiegirl RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 18, 2008 09:05 AM

              The only thing I've ever had there is the lentil soup - it's really, really good.

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                Margaret_L RE: torontofoodiegirl Mar 19, 2008 08:04 AM

                I second on the chicken lentil soup. All I want is their soup and nothing else! Haha. It's super filling. I have had other dishes at Yummi's. They always come in the largest portions. The food there is alright. Nothing to really boost about but for myself, it's a good cheaper alternative than most restaurant around that area.

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                  Ediblethoughts RE: Margaret_L Mar 19, 2008 08:25 AM

                  So for good falafel, etc. (i.e. anything other than the soup) better to go to cheaper rent spaces than Y & E and get better middle eastern food?

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                    torontofoodiegirl RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 19, 2008 08:42 AM

                    Tabule (on Yonge b/w Eglinton and Davisville) has great falafel. It's all-round a much nicer restaurant than Yummi's, but Yummi's soup really is worth stopping in for.

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                      Ediblethoughts RE: torontofoodiegirl Mar 19, 2008 10:41 AM

                      Tabule is definitely a great place. But I was looking for a more laid back (and cheaper) experience. And I'm getting more and more convinced the only dish on the menu that the name of the restaurant applies to is the soup!

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                        torontofoodiegirl RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 19, 2008 11:21 AM

                        Yep, you may be better off getting out of the Y&E neighbourhood if you want cheaper/more casual Middle Eastern...

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                          SMOG RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 20, 2008 05:50 PM

                          I used to go there regularly and really enjoyed the falafel and shawarma. Last time I went was about a year ago, and the food went downhill a lot. After a couple mediocre experiences, I stopped going.

                          I didn't enjoy the shawarma - fatty, not much flavour. I thought the falafel was ok, but again pretty bland. If you're looking for a quick bite at a reasonable price, it certainly won't be bad, but definitely not very good. I'm not from the area, but happen to be there once in a while. So I can't suggest any good places around Y&E. In Thornhill/Richmond Hill, there are a few fantastic falafel/shawarma places.

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                            Ediblethoughts RE: SMOG Mar 20, 2008 05:58 PM

                            I'm starting to accept that falafel + Y&E = good food!

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                  wontonfm RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 20, 2008 04:52 AM

                  I used to LOVE the falafel at Yummi's when they opened about 3 years ago but now I'm not such a fan. Can't put my finger on why but it just doesn't hit the spot like it used to and I think their ingredients aren't as great as they used to be.

                  Plus I'd rather not pay $5 for a mediocre falafel when I can get a mediocre falafel in the same neighbour hood (@ Quick Pita) for $3.50.


                3. food face RE: Piccola Mar 19, 2008 12:30 PM

                  For some reason I find the Yonge and Wellsley Yummi location better. The Yonge and Eglinton one is pretty good. A little more expensive but overall better than most casual middle eastern places. I haven't had the falafel, only the salmon shish, chicken shawarma and the salads. Tabule is better food than the Yummi's at Yonge and Eglinton but the portions are smaller and it's more of a sit down place with a nicer environment.

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                    vanityfare RE: Piccola Mar 19, 2008 01:01 PM

                    Ordered a Chicken Greek salad to go, and the portion size was huge. I thought it was pricey at first considering it cost $10.95 before taxes, but there were 3 pieces of chicken breast on top of my salad which made it very, very filling. I've also had their chicken shawarma pita and found the flavours a little lacking, but I would go back to see what else they have on their menu.

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                      sgogo RE: vanityfare Mar 19, 2008 07:56 PM

                      I tend to go here when I crave chicken shwarma because it's close, but for some reason I usually end up feeling a little queasy. It's good, I like the toppings...there's just something a little off. Strange as it sounds, I think they put too much chicken in, and it ends up being too greasy. Maybe I'll get the lentil soup next time instead.

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                        food face RE: sgogo Mar 20, 2008 04:06 AM

                        I agree. There is a little something plain which makes the shwarma a touch gross. It's so slight.

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                          bulgaria2001 RE: food face Jul 16, 2010 05:08 PM

                          I am not shure if this is the same Ymmis that you are talking but I like the one on the corner, iranian owner...I looooove the shawarma there and the hamburgers are huge, the french fries delitious!!!

                          646 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y2A6, CA

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                            food face RE: bulgaria2001 Jul 18, 2010 03:10 PM

                            Bulgaria this is the place. Addictive burgers. You know a good thing.

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