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Mushka Oct 5, 2009 07:44 AM

Okay, I don't know if this is even appropriate for Chowhound and it's a little embarassing, but I need your opion on where to eat in the Eaton Centre food court. I'm taking my poor universtiy student daughter clothes shopping and will be dropping a couple of hundred dollars or more, so I'm not spending big bucks on dinner! She's vegetarian so if you can recommend anything, I would be very grateful!

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    racheljenna RE: Mushka Oct 5, 2009 09:21 AM

    I pulled up a list of all the fast food places at the mall.

    A & W
    (416) 979-3221
    Made in Japan
    (416) 599-7956
    Richtree Market Restaurant
    (416) 351-8783

    Arby's
    (416) 979-3221
    Manchu Wok
    (416) 348-8726
    Ruby Thai Kitchen
    (416) 977-6552

    Bourbon Street Grill
    (416) 977-6688
    Manchu Wok
    (416) 348-8726
    Sbarro
    (416) 971-8980

    Cultures
    (416) 596-7987
    McDonald's
    (416) 585-9502
    Shawarma's King
    (416) 591-9167

    Druxy's
    (416) 979-9747
    McDonald's
    (416) 597-2412
    Subway
    (416) 596-0273

    Edo Japan
    (416) 348-8752
    Mrs. Vanelli's
    (416) 599-7922
    Sushi-Q
    (416) 596-2424

    Freshii
    (416) 598-4441
    New Asia Chinese Food
    (416) 971-9196
    Sweet Rosie's
    (416) 598-1177

    Harvey's
    (416) 595-9224
    New York Fries
    (416) 348-8714
    Taco Villa
    (416) 977-8333

    Jimmy the Greek
    (416) 348-8869
    New York Fries
    (416) 408-3501
    Thai Express
    (416) 828-5850

    Kentucky Fried Chicken
    (416) 596-7472
    Orange Julius/Dairy Queen

    Tim Hortons
    (416) 977-1260

    London Style Fish & Chips
    (416) 348-8663
    Quizno's
    (416) 591-1398

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      racheljenna RE: racheljenna Oct 5, 2009 09:26 AM

      Of these, I think the following will have adequate veggie options at a reasonable price...

      Made in Japan
      Richtree Market Restaurant
      Cultures
      Subway
      Edo Japan
      Mrs. Vanelli's
      Sushi-Q
      Freshii
      Thai Express
      Tim Hortons
      Quizno's

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      childofthestorm RE: Mushka Oct 5, 2009 10:46 AM

      Shawarma King has a lot of fans on this board - personally I prefer Milo's Pita at the Toronto Life Centre across the street - and given your daughter is a vegetarian, Lebanese food would be a great choice.

      1. CeeQueue RE: Mushka Oct 5, 2009 11:34 AM

        I wish people wouldn't feel they have to apologize for wanting to discuss anything other than "destination" eating, high-end or fancy food. Some of the longest discussion threads on this board are about burgers, BBQ, chip trucks, poutine and smoked meat. The recent hot-dog cook-off attracted nearly 20 people (a decent size for a Chowmeet, I'm guessing). Apparently many of us enjoy decent everyday food, and sometimes circumstances dictate that we might need to know what is the best of the worst. Chowhound's tagline is "for those who live to eat;" living encompasses a lot of different kinds of eating, including even using food courts sometimes.

        I apologize for going OT -- but I wanted to express this because I think there are a lot of us here who, for whatever reason, can't afford to go to high-end restaurants all the time but still want to be able to discuss some of our more low-brow food pursuits without having to apologize or feel embarrassed.

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          Restaurant Dish RE: CeeQueue Oct 6, 2009 06:25 AM

          I like what you said here because I feel the same way. And anyway, if you look at the food/restaurant trends, (as I tend to do), everyone can see where it's going - which is downscale upscale foods, ie. gourmet burgers, smoked meat, poutine, BBQ, etc. etc.

          Frankly, I've always tended to be a fine dining person in my mind as well as my palate, but I have to say that in the last three or so years, my entire world has opened up to little lobster shacks, tiny BBQ rooms, and a world of great eating that I probably otherwise wouldn't have been exposed to. Part of that of course is the artisinal aspect of some of these 'downscale' places, but I also think part of it might be fine dining fatigue. I'm finding these new places much more exciting not only for the stories behind them, but also for the great eating inside them.

          Back to Eaton Centre though, you of course have a wealth of options available to you but with your daughter being vegetarian, Freshii to me seems your best bet.

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            T Long RE: CeeQueue Oct 6, 2009 07:40 AM

            Agree with your comments. There is no reason to apologize on this board for foods enjoyed.

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            ksapd RE: Mushka Oct 5, 2009 11:40 AM

            Shawarma King. Used to work in the area and loved it. Have not tried the other place mentioned but intend to do so when in area next.

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              deelicious RE: ksapd Oct 7, 2009 04:59 AM

              Have to say I still much prefer Shawarma King over the new Milo. I find the chicken to be much more tasty and I prefer the whole salad plate in general.

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              Sinfulia RE: Mushka Oct 5, 2009 05:50 PM

              Go to the food court across the street at the AMC theatre! It's so much better and less crowded. Milo's Pita and the Korean place are my favorites. I think it's on the 3rd floor, but I'm sure someone else can provide better directions.

              Milo's Pita probably has Falafel as a vegetarian option. There's also a greek, caribbean, thai, and a Subway.

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                paper_bag_princess RE: Sinfulia Oct 5, 2009 05:53 PM

                There is a restaurant on the 4th floor of Sears. Its cafeteria style but its not that bad and better than food court food.

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                  garfield RE: paper_bag_princess Oct 5, 2009 06:02 PM

                  I second the Sears reco. Other than that you could try Richtree and Thai Express.

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                gastronom RE: Mushka Oct 6, 2009 06:52 AM

                The Greek place has good lamp shanks and ribs.

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                  instantnoodle RE: Mushka Oct 6, 2009 08:22 AM

                  There is also a food court in the office tower past The Bay in the Path. It is less crowded on the weekends and some of the stalls are open. If I recall, on weekends, the 2 Chinese, Greek, Japanese (cooked foods) and McDonald's is usually open.

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                    easily amused RE: Mushka Oct 6, 2009 02:56 PM

                    Thai Express is great for a HUGE bowl of saimin....veggie options, meat or shrimp. reasonable price and tasty.

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                      SusanB RE: Mushka Oct 6, 2009 04:11 PM

                      I like Sushi-Q. It's on the lower level, near the Queen Street end. Whenever I'm down there and want to have something quick, that's where I head.

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                        Cup cake RE: Mushka Oct 7, 2009 08:19 PM

                        The Salad King is just north east of the Eaton Centre off on Yonge on Gould. It is inexpensive and has amazing food that even pleases vegans.

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