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Ideas for Group Lunch (Don Mills/Eglinton)

I'm trying to organize a work lunch later this week. We're located at Don Mills and Eglinton but we'll have access to cars. I'm thinking we can get as far as Bayview/The Golden Mile area or down to the east end of the Danforth.

There will be six of us. I need good vegetarian options (for some) and a modest price point. To give you an idea of the price point, I've been told that Linda is too expensive. Does anyone have a good suggestion?

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  1. What about Congee Star, on Don Mills, between Eglinton and Lawrence?

    www.congeestar.com

    Another option is Island Foods, though this is more casual, cafeteria-style place. The rotis there are very good, however, and they do have veggie options-curry chickpeas, veggie rotis, etc. Don't know what sort of food tastes you are dealing with. It's located on the west side of Don Mills Road, between Lawrence and York Mills.

    If Linda is too pricey, don't know if you'll find anything Bayview way that's cheaper.

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    Congee Star
    900 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1V6, CA

    Island Foods
    1310 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B2W6, CA

    1. I've enjoyed a number of meals at Caribbean Palms - it's in the Flemingdon Park plaza on the east side of Don Mills just north of Overlea Blvd. They have a buffet at lunch and I'm sure you could find some vegetarian options. Very good prices.

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      Caribbean Palms
      747 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1T2, CA

      1. There is Congee Queen at 895 Lawrence Avenue East as well, which i imagine is the same as Congee Star. I would recommend Joey's Don Mills which has nice booths and the food is quite exceptional, much better than the Milestones, Jack Astors and other similar chains.

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        Congee Queen
        895 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M3C3L2, CA

        Congee Star
        900 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1V6, CA

        Jack Astor's
        1090 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C3R6, CA

        1. Tako sushi on Don Mills north of Lawrence does a serviceable teppanyaki. Not as good as Katsura but waaaaay better than Memories of Japan. Very reasonable prices for q good amount of food. Plus teppanyaki is also about the experience as much as it is about the food.

          1. The Shops at The Don Mills Center Lawrence and Don Mills Joey's Grill Miranda

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            1. re: miranda

              Thanks for the tips. I'm thinking Joey's grill may be a good bet. I'd like to avoid Jack Astors if possible. I would love Congee Star but I have a few conservative eaters in the team. I never touch the buffet at Caribbean Palms (I'm too big to do all you can eat) but the roti is great there.

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              Caribbean Palms
              747 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1T2, CA

              Congee Star
              900 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1V6, CA

              Jack Astor's
              1090 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C3R6, CA