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Short lunch break ideas near Bay and Dundas

k8supergrover Nov 6, 2009 05:28 PM

I am in Toronto for training starting monday for 2 weeks. I am anticipating having a half hour to an hour (possibly) for lunch every day and want to avoid the food court in the mall if at all possible (or if there are especially good offerings there, please let me know!). I am a semi slow walker but a fast eater, on a bit of a budget (lets say I'd like to come in at less than $20 total) and am looking for some good ideas for lunch!

Thanks all :)

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  1. TorontoJo RE: k8supergrover Nov 6, 2009 05:51 PM

    Milo's PIta for shawarma and other Lebanese goodies. Food court in Toronto Life centre.

    Salad King for fast-food style Thai food. Lots of detractors on the board, but lots of people who like it for what it is -- quick, tasty, inexpensive. On Gould St -- one block north of Dundas, 1/2 block east of Yonge. Don't get more than "3 chiles" on their spice scale unless you have a good tolerance for heat. The golden chicken curry is addictive.

    Coconut Grove for roti. I haven't been there in years, but recent reports suggest it's still good. On Dundas, halfway between Bay and University.

    Japango for sushi. Apparently the quality has gone downhill, but it used to be one of the better sushi joints in the city. On Elizabeth St., just south of Dundas.

    122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA

    Coconut Grove
    183 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G1C7, CA

    Salad King
    340 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B1R7, CA

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      garfield RE: TorontoJo Nov 7, 2009 04:43 AM

      Coconut grove has changed owners and not as good as before.
      Yueh Tueng for Chilli Chicken
      Biryani House for hole in the wall spicy Indian
      BangKok Garden for Thai

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      Negaduck RE: k8supergrover Nov 6, 2009 06:14 PM

      Kenzo for ramen

      138 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON , CA

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        Cup cake RE: k8supergrover Nov 6, 2009 09:18 PM

        Trinity Church cafe is a really special place. Very informal with cafeteria style home-cooked food. Japango has great sushi.

        122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA

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        1. re: Cup cake
          blinknoodle RE: Cup cake Nov 7, 2009 01:12 AM

          A bit further west at the Village by the Grange, but I love Manpuku's beef udon and others love the curry.

          Otherwise, second Japango and Kenzo's.

          122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA

          138 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON , CA

          105 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

        2. jlunar RE: k8supergrover Nov 7, 2009 06:50 AM

          If you have time, I'd call in your order before you get to the resto!! I find Kenzo isn't all that fast at times. Manpuku is pretty speedy unless you order Takoyaki. I very much like the Jumbo Inari there (rice-stuffed tofu pocket).

          Btw, The Kenzo address is wrong (non existent, actually) in the chow DB. Kenzo is at 138 Dundas Street West, before Japango.

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