Looking for Lithuanian Food in GTA
Does anyone know any restaurants in the GTA that either specialize in Lithuanian food or at least serve Lithuanian dishes?
Unfortunately all I can seem to find online are restaurants in Chicago.
There are none in the GTA.
HOWEVER, the Lithuanian Hall at 1573 Bloor St. W. (416-532-3311) serves koldunai and cepelinai every Sunday starting around noon. It's not as good as mama's, but it'll do in a pinch. lol
Also, the Lithuanian church in Mississauga (located in the Hurontario/QEW area - Stavebank road maybe? Can't remember the real name - Lithuanians call it Anapilis) and the Resurrection Parish in Etobicoke (north side of Bloor between Islington and Kipling) both serve Lithuanian food after mass on Sundays (11 am-ish).
What about a non Lithuanian restaurant that serves similar foods like Kugelis, Cepelini, Perogis, Beet soup, etc?
Also FYI for anyone interested in cooking Lithuanian, I like these sites...
http://www.theingredientstore.com/joe... (I'll be trying the mushrrom cookie recipe for my wedding favours!)
Trust me. I've looked. The best I can offer is Amber in Bloor West Village, but they'll only have Perogies and beet soup.
I have converted an Anglo friend into the fold, and we spend a long-weekend once a year making koldunai for ourselves. Using my mom's recipe of course! Our last forage yielded 2000!
Thank you for the tips. I do apprecaite them. (are you Lithuanian?)
I've eaten at both those places at those times...as I was stuck at those locations for various reasons throughout my life (church, funerals, etc) (Yes, I am Lithuanian). Unfortunately, Sundays are my sleep in days and I'm really looking for somewhere to eat on a Saturday night..as that is my eat out night with one of my friends. We've eaten at restaurants that cater to his background (ok, Portuguese isn't too hard, lol), and wanted to find ones that catered to mine.
Are you familiar with the Sunday brunch at the Latvian Centre on Credit Union Drive? (Bermondsey and Eglinton) I confess I don't know much about Lithuanian food, but I bet there are similarities. The Latvian brunch, or "azaids," is from 11:30 to 2:30 on Sundays and costs $15, excluding alcohol and cakes (and you really have to try the cakes, especially the mocha meringue).
Unfortunately, they only serve until Mother's Day weekend and will likely be busy until then. Might be a good idea to make a reservation.
There is a Baltic bakery on Dundas Street west, just east of Jane. As far as I know, they sell Cepelinai on Saturdays. They also sell the potato shredding machines. I've never tried it but it's definitely on my to do list!