Church and Bloor - ANY good Lunch spots?
I am going out to lunch with some co-workers tomorrow and we ALWAYS go to the Bishop and the Belcher which is beyond horrible. I would love any suggestions as to what is within a short walking distance from Church & Bloor. One of my lunchmates is a pretty boring/wonder bread kind of guy so any suggestions that will have something more steak and potatoes would be great.
thanks in advance!
The Pilot Tavern is fairly reliable if you're looking for pub food. Cumberland close to Yonge.
Focaccia on Heyden. There's two — the posher Latin-flavoured bistro and the less expensive Italian sandwich spot.
I like the grilled chicken sandwhich on focaccia from Piazza Manna, which is pretty much beside Bishop & Belcher.
You could also walk over to Roy Square (small street near Yonge/Bloor) that has a bunch of small tasty shops, including Roy Garden (Chinese), The Salad House, Ritz (Caribbean), and Biryani House (Indian).
I think Roy's Square would be too exotic for the "Wonder bread guy" :-). Oh wait, maybe the patio at Toby's would be safe enough.
There's a newish place called La Differance, on Church south of Hayden. They have a regular menu and a buffet lunch serving "continental food". Not a lot of selection but we found the food to be above average for a buffet.
There's also "Spirits" right at Hayden - kitty corner to B&B - but the food is quite ho hum, I'd give it a miss.
7 West has tasty pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Reasonably priced, Charles St just west of Yonge, so not far at all.
I would suggest Church Street Diner over Spirits
Church Street Diner 555 Church Street
East side of Church between Bloor and Wellesley
I would suggest walking south rather than west to Church & Wellesley and take your pick. There's a good range from chains to fine sushi. Hopefully that's not too frightening for Wonder Bread.