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

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Snarf

      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.

      1. re: TorontoJo

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

        1. re: Full tummy

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

          1. re: TorontoJo

            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.

            1. re: cupcakez

              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.

    2. 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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      1. re: outofit

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

        1. re: Connoisseur

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

          1. re: The Macallan 18

            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............

            1. re: jeffs101

              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.

              1. re: jeffs101

                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..

        2. 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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          1. re: tare_lemon

            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.

            1. re: Full tummy

              coconut cream sounds delish......

              any recommendations for areas near UofT campus downtown?

              1. re: tare_lemon

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

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

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            1. re: Kagemusha

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

            2. 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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              1. re: bbqontherun

                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?