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Breastfeeding friendly restaurants...

grandgourmand Nov 2, 2008 03:22 PM

Never thought I'd be posting this topic, but hey, things change. Anyhow, I've got a little one now. I just checked the city's list of breastfeeding friendly restaurants. It's painfully short. Can anyone suggest a few spots where it's ok to breastfeed? I'm in Riverdale/Leslieville.

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    Jay98 Nov 3, 2008 03:52 AM

    grandgourmand, please read this article on your rights:

    http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/issues/pregn...

    1. The Chowhound Team Nov 3, 2008 04:03 AM

      Folks, if you have specific local suggestions for grandgourmand, please post them, but general discussions (pro or con) of breast feeding in restaurants are beyond the scope of this board.

      Thank you.

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        ribboy Nov 3, 2008 04:38 AM

        Grapfruit Moon south of Dupont on Bathurst...user friendly for sure.

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          egghead Nov 3, 2008 05:13 AM

          I'm not familiar with the area, but I find that anywhere with booths worked well for me. I would usually ask the host/hostess to seat me in a quieter area.

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        Sinfulia Nov 3, 2008 05:58 AM

        I've seen the breast-feeding-friendly sticker on the door at the Second Cup near Chester & Danforth - not really a restaurant, but somewhere you can stop in quickly. I've also seen people feeding there.

        1. thought_for_food Nov 3, 2008 09:28 AM

          The big Greek restaurants on the Danforth are friendly; Astoria even has a special washroom with very good changing facilities. Ten Feet Tall on Danforth just east of Greenwood is kid and breastfeeding friendly.

          1. Royaljelly Nov 4, 2008 07:06 AM

            The asian restos we frequent (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) are all quite accommodating. If it is not super busy and you can find a corner seat, nobody seems to mind. Even in a dim sum resto with moderate traffic. But I agree, babies need to eat whereever they want just as much as us!

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              grandgourmand Nov 4, 2008 07:20 AM

              I was just thinking of that...I've been wanting to try the Grand for a while now and from the sounds of it, it's not too busy, which could be perfect.

            2. thought_for_food Nov 4, 2008 07:31 AM

              And if you want a trip out of town, the restaurant at the Niagara College Teaching Winery is very friendly and supportive.

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