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Apr 16, 2008 05:41 PM


Im working just south of there (alliance ave) and am looking for something besides Pizza Pizza and Mr Sub/Tim Hortons. I have a car, and an hour lunch so I would say something within a 10-15 minute drive.

I'm open for any suggestions.

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  1. I feel your pain, craigger. I worked at Eglinton and Scarlett, just west of you, for a bit, then at Eglinton and Keele for a bit. Each place has a couple of spots. North of Eg on Scarlett is a Balkan Deli that has excellent homemade boureka--meat, potato, cheese and spinach. They are $5 each, but worth it. It's on the west side or Scarlett.
    There's also LaRose bakery on Larose Ave, a block or so north of Eg, west of Scarlett. It's got a nice hot table with very good Italian sandwiches etc.

    Just east of Keele, is Tinnel's, a very goo Jamaican patty shop. A little further east, at Caledonia, is Babos Donerpoint. Fantastic Turkish food like shawarmas, lahmajun etc. Hope that helps a little.

    1. Our maintenance yard is on Alliance and when I go there I drive along Eggs. I've noticed a number of Carribean places on Eggs near Keele. You may want to try that.
      Other than that, I've heard a rumour that there is a good sandwich shop in the plaza where Uncle Timmy resides.


      1. A colleague of mine swears by Messina Bakery on Scarlett at St Clair. I keep meaning to try it, but haven't got to it yet. There are some options on St Clair east of Runymede as well.

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        1. re: mikeb

          Messina is great - good hot counter - and they have those addictive portuguese custard pasteries....very similar feel to La rose bakery.
          La Rose bakery is another recommendation. It is a right on scarlett, then a left on la rose ave., follow la rose until you hit a plaza on the right. La rose bakery is next to the convenience store. It has been in the neighbourhood for years. Good italian hot counter, as well as a large deli and lots of fresh bread - they will make you up any sandwich to your liking.

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            1) P and M Rest. 1972 Weston Rd. N/ Lawrence For souvlaki, hot sandwiches, F + C, and a great breakfast. Small, family run and very friendly.

            2) Caldense Bakery 2400 Eglinton W. for great Portuguese lunches. Try their "Green Soup" if you have never had it.

            Can also vouch for Messina and La Rose. If you go further west try Perugina's Bakery, 735 Renforth Dr.