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Apr 26, 2007 12:28 PM

Hand Food

Hey Hounds.

So, I drive a service vehicle and usually around 9 am I find myself somewhat peckish. I'm looking for great snack ideas that are easy to eat and drive at the same time.
Please don't bore me with Uncle Timmy's or any other chain stuff. I'm talking like getting a Banh Mi at Rose's or some of the goodies at the St. Lawrence Market.
I do have to limit my pickings to south of Eglinton, west of Leslie though.


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  1. Hi Davwud,
    The croissant stores on Mt. Pleasant, Jules and Celestin for croissants, pain au chocolat etc. Hillside bakery on Mt. Pleasant has great sandwiches, always freshly made on fresh, hand-sliced bread or buns for about $3.50. Falafels and shawarmas from a variety of spots, including King Falafel at Bathurst and Eglinton. I'm with you on Roses. I found another good bahn mi spot in Chinatown, from a CH rec, called Ba Le 2. Good bahn mi with amazing bread. It's just west of Spadina on Dundas. Have fun.

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    1. re: Yongeman

      You were the one who told me about Rose's.

      Have you eaten at any of the places across the street with the different critters hanging in the windows??


      1. re: Davwud

        Oh yeah! I've tried one of the bakeries, but the cha siu bao weren't that great, from my recollection. I haven't had a Rose's bahn mi lately, though. Are they still good?

    2. I should point out that I need to be able to park the truck and go in. China town can be rather tough for that.


      1. The bakeries across the street from Rose Cafe on Broadview have good Chinese buns stuffed with BBQ pork or curried beef. I love those, and it's always a hard call which to choose...

        1. I love the spring rolls at Rose's on Broadview...grab a few of those -easy to eat while driving (we ate almost 10 between 2 of us en route to the cottage!) about a crepe? I had one at "sandwiched" on Church, south of Carlton a while ago and it was satisying..though I am sure there are better places (in fact, I think a good one on Church NORTH of escapes)

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          1. re: redhead

            the name of the crepe place is crepe it up. the guys that work there are really sweet, and the prices (and crepes!) are good. although theres no way I could eat one when driving..

          2. DT, you got me thinking about eating while driving and I found this thread. Nothing to do with Toronto, just some fun links about eating in the car.