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Aug 31, 2007 08:31 AM

Lunch around Ryerson/Yonge & Dundas on a student budget?

New student at Ryerson and I'm looking for some recommendations on where to go for lunch? (other than salad king of course haha) A few criteria! remember, poor student here...and close! my schedule doesn't always give me that much time for lunch so walking to chinatown or to kensington is a bit too far most days.


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  1. Spices Cafe for cheap Indian food that's actually good AND healthy.

    1. The salad king is pretty good for thai. can get kinda crowded but if you dont mind sharing a table with people its pretty tasy and reasonably priced.

      1. Taking you at your (budget) word, you will want to check out the udnerground Food Court near College Street subway station. There is a very good little sushi place just near the Food Court exit, as well as the supermarket options.

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        1. re: LJS

          There's a place in this food cout called Fit for Life with amazing lentil soup and decent shwarma.

        2. When I was a student there, we always hit up Good View Restaurant for some cheap Chinese food. Pretty tasty, and they can get your order out quickly.

          Good View Restaurant
          126 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B1E2, CA

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          1. re: Tara9000

            I love goodview. I used to do take out from there when I worked in the eaton center. Made a perfect late night dinner. I would rather take out than eat in though.

            Theres a small indian place (as well as a sushi place I havent tried) on church just north of gerrard. The samosas have been good there. I also like quick lunches from kokyo (younge and alexander), they have specials with rolls, soup, and salad for like $7. Ive even taken out and eaten at the ryerson caf, or while in class.

          2. The Sandwiche Shoppe on Gerrard (a few steps east of Church). I always order burritos.

            The Sushi Plaza on Church (a few steps north of Gerrard). $4.99 for a HUGE bowl of U-Dong noodles.

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            1. re: evilalicecorp

              I gave Sushi Plaza another try and they seem to have improved since they first opened. They also have more than just Sushi - noodles, tempura, teriyaki, and Korean food too. For any Ryerson students who end up living in the new building at Church and Gerrard - both the Indian place and Sushi Plaza will be at their doorstep!

              1. re: LovelyAsia

                I forgot to add the link to Sushi Plaza and Mehran.

                Sushi Plaza
                398 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B2A2, CA

                398 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B, CA