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May 13, 2005 11:10 AM


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

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  1. 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?)

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. 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. 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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            1. re: Ediblethoughts

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

              1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                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.

                1. re: Margaret_L

                  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?

                  1. re: Ediblethoughts

                    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.

                    1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                      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!

                      1. re: Ediblethoughts

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

                        1. re: Ediblethoughts

                          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.

                          1. re: SMOG

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

                2. re: Ediblethoughts

                  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.