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Jun 27, 2009 08:13 AM

Prepared food in downtown?

What’s everyone’s favorite place to pick up some food for either lunch or dinner when you are not in the mood to cook or have a sit down meal at a restaurant? I am looking for suggestions anywhere in the downtown area or places that can be accessed via public transit. I find myself in this situation often and end up usually walking over to Whole Foods which always leaves a big hole in my wallet!

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  1. I like St Jametown Steak and Chops for the occasional quickie meal. Well I like them for just about every meal truthfully. They have prepared foods on the deli side and pre-marinated meats on the butcher side. Some fine seafood choices as well, though not many. All are of good quality. Not cheap, but certainly less expensive that Whole Paycheque or Cumbrae's. Not that there's anything wrong with Cumbrae's.

    Alternatively, just a block south of there is Daniel et Daniel's food shop. Plenty of good choices for heat and serve there. Pairing D&D with St Jamestown is always a 1-2 knockout.

    Daniel et Daniel
    248 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

    St James Town Steak & Chops
    516 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X, CA

    1. They have a place called Food by Frances ( that's near Wellesley Station. Never been there by it fits your description.

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      1. re: canadianbeaver

        I have been hitting this place for a couple of years every other month or so.. The food is really good but does not change too much and they only have a few different dishes so you get bored after a while... also they are not open late so if I get home late from work and dont want to cook they are generally closed....

          1. re: OnDaGo

            OnDaGo, what do you get that travels well?

            1. re: Googs

              "Linguini Pasta with Sautéed Black Tiger Shrimp, Basil Pesto Sauce and Toasted Pine Nuts…$11.75" has been a big hit for me as well as the french stew which is not on the current menu......