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Airport Rd & Derry Rd Area For Lunch?? Need Rec's

Porto Nov 21, 2008 07:06 AM

Recently relocated to the north end of Toronto Int Airport for emloyment and I'm completely
unfamiliar with the area. Looking for some great food, all cuisines where one can sit down and enjoy thier lunch. Take out or great holes in the wall recs also welcomed.

Thank you,

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    Sinfulia RE: Porto Nov 21, 2008 07:31 AM

    Oooh...i've been to a couple hole-in-the-wall indian fast-food places around there that were amazing. VERY spicy food. Unfortunately, I don't know the names of any of them :(.

    Sorry, I guess that doesn't help you much. There's always Zet's, though again I can't remember the exact location.

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      bluesbreaker1969 RE: Sinfulia Nov 21, 2008 10:02 AM

      Zets is on Derry Road as it become Airport, isn't it? You just a drive a bit 'west-ish' from, say Carlingview, and then Zets will be on your right.

      Its killer food. Portions, taste...everything.

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        TorontoJo RE: bluesbreaker1969 Nov 21, 2008 10:11 AM

        Love Zets. When I have time before a flight, I'll stop in a get a BLT to go. I get lots of envious looks on the plane when I unwrap it.

    2. Kagemusha RE: Porto Nov 21, 2008 10:01 AM

      Kwality Sweets at Steeles and Torbram is worth a try. Recently remodeled with ample glitz and big screen TVs carrying Bollywood music videos, it's the same dependable food at reasonable prices. Take-out and ample seating.

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        Porto RE: Kagemusha Nov 22, 2008 07:43 AM

        That's great so guy's. I did try Zet's and has a grilled chicken pita. $6.95 was really good.
        I'm willing to travel a bit so if you have anything within a 10 15min drive please pass it along. Kagemusha i will kive Kwality a try next week.
        Thank you,

      2. duckdown RE: Porto Nov 22, 2008 08:02 AM

        Lykn Chicken is near there, I like the pulled pork sandwich there and they've probably got some pretty good smoked ribs

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          szw RE: Porto Nov 22, 2008 08:05 AM

          Thanks for the tips guys, I also just started working in the area (but still live across town) so I will be watching this thread closely.

          1. BokChoi RE: Porto Nov 23, 2008 08:21 AM

            Not sure if you have a car, but Grand Chinese Cuisine is nearby. They have great dim sum during lunch hours.



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                Yum2MyTum RE: BokChoi Dec 27, 2008 10:24 AM

                Grand for dim sum, for sure!

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                ywgyyz RE: Porto Nov 23, 2008 03:31 PM

                Absolutely - ZETs... Airport Road just south of Derry on the East Side. It's a bit of a greasy spoon.. great eggs and bacon, steak on a kaiser, souvlaki on a pita, burgers. It's not glamorous by any means, and they can be very busy over the lunch hour (an airport staff favorite). Open 24 hours. You must check it out !

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                  ywgyyz RE: Porto Dec 26, 2008 09:01 PM

                  Hi again Porto. For standard road-fare/bar food - Arizonas is not bad. It's on Carlingview just west of Dixon (Airport Road). It's a "guy's place". Pool tables, wings, potato skins, etc, and very young cute waitresses. The YYZ ground staff frequent it. It's very popular.

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                    torontofoodie420 RE: Porto Dec 27, 2008 08:08 AM

                    for generic food chains there are a couple plazas on dixon just before 27 that have jack astors, canyon creek and boston pizza, etc.
                    there is a keg and lonestar texas grill on dixon just before carlingview
                    there is a st louis on dixon just past 27
                    also, if you are looking for a good veal sandwich there is mama's panino on dixon or a california sandwiches on dixie road just north of the 401
                    happy eating!

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                      Porto RE: torontofoodie420 Jan 8, 2009 09:21 AM

                      Thanks Everyone, I tried the Dim Sum At Grand. Indeed Good, Keep them coming if you have anymore suggestions.


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                        BokChoi RE: Porto Jan 8, 2009 11:18 AM

                        Hi Porto

                        Glad you enjoyed the Grand. I generally don't make it out there on a weekday - hope it was still good. Please note that I heard that the chef isn't there on Thursdays. You may want to keep that in mind.


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                      Sadistick RE: Porto Jan 8, 2009 11:23 AM

                      If you want what in my opinion is one of the top 3 Pizza places in Toronto, head north on Airport road (I am not sure where Derry is, so I cannot say how far it is) to Airport Pizza, it is on the west side of the street.

                      Amazing crust, awesome sauce.

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                        Porto RE: Sadistick Jan 9, 2009 06:37 AM

                        Thanks for the Thursdays tip Bok Choi.
                        Sadistick Airport Pizza seems about a half hour drive north of Derry Rd. But on a slow day I may actually give it a go based on your rec.
                        Thank you,

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                          Sadistick RE: Porto Jan 9, 2009 06:52 AM

                          Get a party size pizza (only costs about $20!) and take home the leftovers!

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                            BokChoi RE: Porto Jan 9, 2009 07:33 PM

                            Anytime. They have an executive lunch menu that is available Mon-Fri. It is $7.99. I have tried the lemon chicken and it's definitely above average and quite nice - not too sweet with a nice citrus-sour flavour. Well fried. Breast meat only. It might be a nice variation to dim sum (however, I do prefer the dim sum at Grand to their executive lunches).

                            Lemon Chicken: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bokchoi-...
                            Executive lunch menu: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bokchoi-...


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