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ISO: Cheap destination spots

missmu Apr 22, 2008 09:51 AM

I'm on a short break and am looking for places with delicious food that is worth travelling across town for to take advantage of my bit of free time. Since I'm on a student budget, I'm interested in places with main dishes that would be in the range of $5-15 for lunch, or $10-20 for dinner. I'll be travelling by TTC.

In other words, what cheap places have you travelled across town for recently and have been impressed with?

  1. atomeyes Apr 22, 2008 01:40 PM

    hope i'm not being Mr Obvious, but you have:

    Yung Sing Pastries on Baldwin and McCaul. you can leave that place completely stuffed and with elevated cholestrol for just $5. tempura chicken and bbq pork bun are my 2 fave things.

    Rose's Cafe - $2 meatball vietnamese sub, $1 meat spring roll and $2 vietnamese coffee. i'm also a huge fan of their black bean rice pudding.

    and Black Camel's certainly worth it for lunch. a little more pricey (around $7 for a decent-sized sandwich) but the roast beef w/bbq sauce is spectacular.

    Yung Sing Pastry
    22 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

    Rose Cafe
    324 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M2G9, CA

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      miranda Apr 22, 2008 01:22 PM

      Mother's Dumplings on Huron St just North of Dundas....Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Square in behind the Eaton Center (lunch only)....California Sandwiches on Claremont just West of Bathurst North of Dundas ( lunch only ) veal sandwiches...Miranda

      1. JamieK Apr 22, 2008 11:56 AM

        Ten Feet Tall is a friendly quirky little place with decent food and suits your budget. Live jazz too on Sundays. Close to the Linsmore exit of Greenwood station. Try the sweet potato frites and dips -

        Ten Feet Tall
        1381 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

        Bistro Camino
        2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

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          Yum2MyTum Apr 22, 2008 11:52 AM

          Off the top of my head -

          For lunch: Osgoode Hall (menu at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/media/menu.pdf
          )For dinner: Niagara Street Cafe: (see previous discussion: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/493427


          Niagara Street Cafe
          169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V1C9, CA

          Osgoode Hall
          130 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N6, CA

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            Vinnie Vidimangi Apr 22, 2008 11:48 AM

            Bistro Camino, for both lunch and dinner, Danforth west of Victoria Park. check recent threads

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