Restaurants near Woodbine/Danforth?
I'm at Woodbine and Danforth and looking for some tips on good eats. I know that there must be some hidden gems within walking distance, but unless I have a hot tip, I'd prefer to cook at home... any suggestions? I"m not picky on price or cuisine type...
any help would be appreciated!
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Click on the place links and you'll find accompanying posts that mention and comment on these restaurants, as well as maps -
(some of them are a loong walk - Bistro Camino, Ten Feet Tall -- but on a nice evening?)
Ten Feet Tall
1381 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA
Quattro 4 Ragazze
1792 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1H8, CANADA
2152 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1K3, CA
2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA
1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1J4, CA
I really like Relish, but the service can sometimes be a bit off. I went with hubby and his mom one night and it was as if I didn't exist - they received their drinks, I didn't; they got their mains, mine was wrong. That said, I've been back since which certainly says a lot about their food!
I've also recently heard great things about Jean's Vegetarian Cuisine, although I haven't been there. A definate must-try on my list :)
I went to Relish on Saturday - we kind of wussed out on our selections, but the cheese selection was to die for and because of that, I barely touched anything else that we ordered... I found the foccacia really doughy and bland, but the risotto was delicious, the butternut squash crepe almost didn't get shared! I thought service was a little slow at first, but turned out that our waiter was a lot of fun... we're definitely going back !
I picked up take-out from Jean's Vegetarian yesterday and it was quite good.
I had the taro rolls (delicious and not healthy, because they are fried, lol), mango salad and coconut rice. The star was the mango salad. I eat a lot of mango salad. I can make a pretty good version of my own too. But this was the best I think I've ever had. It was julienned mango and a couple peppers and a bit of mint (I couldn't detect the usual cilantro, which I also enjoy) and coconut(!). It had just the right blend of flavours. The mint was subtle, but played an important role - as did the coconut, which I have never had in mango salad before. Mango and coconut are two of my favourite things, so I guess it makes sense that I loved it. Since it is nearby, I think I will be picking up a mango salad from them on a regular basis.
Yeah, try relish. If you just want a nice walk and nothing memorable, go down to Queen St and cruise the Beach scene. Burgers and ice cream anyone?
Yeah, if you're going to walk down Woodbine to Queen, check out Sauvignon on Queen one block west of Woodbine. Haven't been but it's had some positive comments on the board.
1862 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1H1, CA