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lunch on the Danforth

dada Oct 4, 2006 12:04 PM

Any good recommendations for lunch on The Danforth?

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    RYP RE: dada Oct 4, 2006 12:21 PM

    I love Avli. Haven't been for a few years though.

    1. thenurse RE: dada Oct 4, 2006 12:21 PM

      3's Company, Danforth and Lamb, E of Greenwood
      Prince of Egypt, Danforth E of Broadview
      Mocha Mocha, Danforth and Logan
      Sakawaya Japanese Bistro, Danforth Jones
      Pantheon (Greek) Danforth and Chester
      Big Carrot Cafe, Danforth and Chester

      I can give many more, but would like to know where on Danforth, type of food, etc.

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        hungryabbey RE: thenurse Oct 5, 2006 12:07 AM

        agreeed Mocha mocha is amazing healthy fresh lunch

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          Zengarden RE: thenurse Oct 5, 2006 12:22 AM

          I love Sakawaya too but it might not be open for lunch.

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          yestoeverything RE: dada Oct 4, 2006 07:02 PM

          Near Broadview: I agree on Prince of Egypt and a few doors down, The Old Nick has surprisingly good food for a pub. Also Allen's, but it is a tad more pricey.

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            hungryabbey RE: dada Oct 5, 2006 01:05 AM

            Ooh, well, I know this isnt ON the danforth, but RIGHT at the top of the danforth at broadview is the cafe next door and it serves excellent sandwiches, soups etc.

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              julesrules RE: hungryabbey Oct 5, 2006 01:50 PM

              Is that the diner-style place with basic comfort foods? I've wondered about that place.

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                hungryabbey RE: julesrules Oct 6, 2006 12:58 AM

                I wouldnt call it a diner, its very fresh and healthy looking. lots of salads. you order at the counter and then sit and they bring it out. Lots of great salads, sandwhiches, crepes, soups, pasta specials, quesidillas etc.

            2. AmandaEd RE: dada Oct 5, 2006 06:24 PM

              The best souvlaki IMHO is at Asteria, on Danforth just east of Broadview. Very cheesy interior, but fantastic. And cheap.

              If you want atmosphere and something other than souvlaki, though, this is not the place for you! :)

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                YummyYummy RE: dada Oct 6, 2006 02:01 AM

                Mr.Greek's always a favorite for lunch at Carlaw/Danforth. (diagonally across the Friendly Greek) Right next door Mr.Greek is a good Japanese place that's got an affordable "all-you-can-eat" lunch special. Can't remember the name, but it's pretty good!

                Also, if Greek food's not your thing try Caribbean food at the Guyanese owned Caribbean Desires Restaurant. It's on the north side on Danforth west of Donlands.

                Here's there review:


                Caribbean Desires Restaurant
                Cuisine: Caribbean
                962 Danforth Avenue
                Toronto, Ontario M4J 1L9

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                  cwong5 RE: dada Oct 6, 2006 02:23 AM

                  Danforth is one of my favorite area to eat around town. My favorite Greek restaurant there is Astoria. I love their lamb solvaki. Miriko, beside the second cup, is very good japanese food. (Great all you can eat dinner too!) As many already said, Mocha Mocha. Very good salad there. And if you are really in the mood for peameal. New York Cafe. (corner of danforth and broadview.On broadview).

                  1. koknia RE: dada Oct 6, 2006 03:51 AM

                    Sushi Delight does a roaring business with their $6 lunch special, which is one the strip's best deals. Follow it up with a half dozen loukoumades and espresso from Athens Pastries and it's a great lunch for 2 for around 20 bucks.
                    Further east the Makkah Restaurant does excellent kebabs.

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