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Apr 17, 2008 01:32 PM

What is good for breakfast at St. Lawrence Market?

I am going there early Saturday and I would like to get some breakfast when I am done shopping. Any good stuff? I have not been there in years.


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  1. I'm sure you'll get some carousel bakery bacon sandwich suggestions. I'm not a traditional breakfast guy. A few pierogies and a spinach crepe downstairs at the eastern european food stall always hits the spot.

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      Spinach crepe... yum! Might try it. Thanks.

      1. re: grandgourmand

        Thanks, grandgourmand. We had the spinach crepe with sour creme. Delicious!

      2. Skip the back bacon and go up Spadina for early dim sum.

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          1. re: blue bike

            Who hates dim sum?! That's nice, John Smith.

            1. re: blue bike

              A bit ingracious, Blue Bike. Your loss. Try the jook at King's Noodles instead!

          2. And here is the obligatory suggestion for Carousel. But don't get the regular one. Ask for a Whole Hog (or the Big Hog) sandwich. Cost is about $6.50 but it is twice the size with egg, peameal and cheese. Here is the trick, when you ask for it, you will likely get a blank look from some of the people there. Have them ask the ladies in the back, trust me they know what it is. They don't really advertise it. My partner and I pretty much always end up splitting it.

            After go downstairs and get a container of the fresh OJ. from the juice bar... Excellent!

            Don't bother with just the plain bacon on a bun. Too expensive...

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            1. re: Otonabee

              Thanks. I don't eat bacon anyway. :-)

              1. re: Otonabee

                Just went to Carousel this morning for a Big Hog and it's now part of the regular menu. The guy at the counter said that since it was mentioned on Chowhound, they've had tons of people ordering it.

              2. If you're not down with the back bacon (and personally I found that the crepe kids downstairs don't know what a crepe is supposed to look or taste like) Try Le Petit Dejeuner on King just east of Jarvis. Mmmmm, Belgian waffles.

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                1. re: currycue

                  To be clear, the crepe suggestion is not from the crepe place, but the eastern european place in the middle of the downstairs. It's not breakfast per se, but works for me. If they have the chicken sausage available, have that too. So good.

                2. Try the counter at Paddington's (attached to the sit-down restaurant inside). The 'breakfast on a bun' is fabulous. Nice fresh buns, perfectly done peameal, a decent processed cheddar, and egg. Works out to be about $4.75 each I think. I go every Saturday morning. They're addictive!