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Wanda's Pie in the Sky -- still there?

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tare_lemon Apr 16, 2007 09:03 PM

I just came back from Yorkville today but wasn't able to locate the Wanda's Pie in the Sky that people have been raving about some time ago... I'm wondering if it's still at the Yorkville location and what stores are nearby? ...Definitely want to try out those seemingly delicious pies!

Thanks.

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    Snarf RE: tare_lemon Apr 17, 2007 05:01 AM

    I'm not sure about whether there is a Yorkville location anymore, but Wanda herself is installed at Wanda's in the Kitchen with Dinah, on Mount Pleasant near Sherwood (North of Eglinton). Dinah is Dinah Koo, formerly of Dinah's Kitchen on Cumberland, and the shop is a very busy high end prepared food outlet with catering. Definitely worth the visit.

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      TorontoJo RE: Snarf Apr 17, 2007 06:35 AM

      I believe that Dinah is also the owner of Tiger Lily's restaurant on Queen West. Don't know if it's still there, but it used to be pretty tasty asian food.

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        Full tummy RE: TorontoJo Apr 17, 2007 06:41 AM

        She hasn't owned that for quite a while now.

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          TorontoJo RE: Full tummy Apr 17, 2007 06:58 AM

          Ah, thanks. Is Tiger Lily's even still around? It's been years since I've been there.

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            cupcakez RE: TorontoJo Apr 17, 2007 07:11 AM

            tigerlilly has been gone for a while. I wanted to go about 2 years ago, and couldnt find it on queen. did some googling and found she left to open the other restaurant.

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              pescatarian RE: cupcakez Apr 17, 2007 07:18 AM

              Ya it's been gone for a while. I remember going there for lunch one day a couple years ago to find it boarded up.

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      outofit RE: tare_lemon Apr 17, 2007 05:36 AM

      Wanda's in Yorkville closed last year. I believe Wanda's in the Kitchen is still open at 1057 Mount Pleasant.

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        Connoisseur RE: outofit Apr 17, 2007 06:45 AM

        It wasn’t that great anyway.... IMO overrated?

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          The Macallan 18 RE: Connoisseur Apr 17, 2007 08:13 AM

          Wanda's Yorkville, is now some lame crappy place called Mela...terrible lunch experience.

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            jeffs101 RE: The Macallan 18 Apr 17, 2007 09:03 AM

            Sorry for highjacking the thread but I'd like more info on Mela. Being a strictly vegetarian restaurant, I was hoping it'd be something to add to a rather short list.

            And now, back to our orignal programming............

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              Teep RE: jeffs101 Apr 17, 2007 09:19 AM

              If you approach Mela not knowing its draw is organic vegetarian, you may think it's a boring resto and not gone back, coz the food is not spectacular. They don't seem to have a set menu, just a few (3 or 4) daily specials on the board (like Roasted red pepper stuffed with orange risotto), and sandwiches. I had a panini once, it was OK, but knowing it's "good for you" made it worth while. Prices are of course not cheap, and portions are smallish. Service is iffy, they don't seem to know how to multitask and have to completely finish with one customer (standing there waiting for the sandwich to grill) before serving the next.

              They do have a sign in their window that says Wanda's pies are still available.

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                yummythetummy RE: jeffs101 Apr 17, 2007 10:43 AM

                http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2005...
                http://www.fressenrestaurant.com/

                here is a place that i think is great to enjoy eating in and taking soups and dips home..i like steve gardner the man behind these places..i met him when he was just renovating urban herbivore..and if the person behind something has good intentions and actions, then that is a kind of food too worth enjoying..

                and here is the NOW magazine top 25 vegetarian resto list..
                http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/vegout...

                noticed both urban herbivore and fressen are on the list..

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          tare_lemon RE: tare_lemon Apr 17, 2007 09:48 AM

          Thanks for the reply guys~! no wonder I couldn't find it!

          Where would you recommend then for a slice of pie (take out)?

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            Full tummy RE: tare_lemon Apr 17, 2007 09:58 AM

            Depends on where and what kind of pie.

            I love Queen of Tarts on Roncesvalles - their tarts are fairly small -- a large portion for one or a perhaps more reasonable portion for two. Coconut cream is my favourite, though they're all good.

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              tare_lemon RE: Full tummy Apr 17, 2007 12:16 PM

              coconut cream sounds delish......

              any recommendations for areas near UofT campus downtown?

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                pescatarian RE: tare_lemon Apr 17, 2007 12:19 PM

                Try Dessert Trends at Harbord and Brunswick: http://desserttrends.ca/index.shtml

          2. Kagemusha RE: tare_lemon Apr 18, 2007 08:45 AM

            Doesn't Wanda run an outlet/HQ/plant in the food zone east of Kipling, south of Dundas?

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              jacu RE: Kagemusha Apr 18, 2007 07:56 PM

              Yes. About a block east of Kipling Avenue, south of Dundas on Six Point Road.

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              bbqontherun RE: tare_lemon Nov 13, 2007 08:30 AM

              Wanda's is opening a new bakery On Augusta Ave in Keningston Market where Alchemy Bakery was located. Wanda's is expected to open in Spring 2008.

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                Food Tourist RE: bbqontherun Jan 19, 2008 08:28 PM

                What happened to Alchemy?

                Wanda's on Mt Pleasant has great cookies, especially the all-dressed and chocolate drops. (Note: these do not appear on their website and are probably not the official names for these cookies!)

                Can ordinary chowhounds buy small amounts of baking from her wholesale location in Etobicoke?

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