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Dec 10, 2009 06:17 AM

Best of Danforth Thread

Danforth area, from Broadview to Woodbine. Looking for best food, not ambiance, décor or service.

One place per category. Can you also mention if your recommendation does take out.

Best Indian

Best Italian

Best Thai

Best Chinese

Best Mexican

Best Pub

Best Meal under $100

Best Wings

Best Pizza

Best Greek

I think hands down the best fine dining would be Globe, don’t think anything else is in their league in this area.

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  1. Best Indian - Sher E Punjab

    Best Italian - 7 numbers

    Best Thai - Diner's Thai

    Best Chinese - Danforth Dragon (LOVE the Crispy Ginger Beef)

    Best Mexican - Haven't found it yet

    Best Pub - Allen's

    Best Meal under $100

    Best Wings - don't eat wings

    Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House

    Best Greek - Pantheon (the grilled calamari is amazing)

    1. Best Indian - Sher-e-punjab

      Best Italian - Seven Numbers

      Best Greek - With tablecloths - Pantheon
      - On Formica - Messini

      1. Best Indian - Makkah for cheap takeout

        Best Italian - 7 Numbers

        Best Thai - There isn't, go to Sukhothai on Parliament instead please

        Best Chinese - Danforth Dragon for delivery, stick to Hakka stuff

        Best Mexican - El Sol if you have three hours to spare

        Best Pub - Allen's

        Best Meal under $100 - 7 Numbers

        Best Wings - Allen's

        Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House

        Best Greek - Pantheon but stick to seafood and have a whole fish

        5 Replies
        1. re: childofthestorm

          Can't argue with these picks...but I'd add Makkah to best wings category as well.

            1. re: childofthestorm

              12 for $6. Tandoori, so nothing crazy, but they use real charcoal in the tandoor, so extra flavour. I've had them dry a couple times, but mostly they have been excellent.

            2. re: grandgourmand

              Pretty much hit them all there, including advice to stick to the Hakka stuff. For the meal under $100 I would go to Bistro Camino.

              Best Greek - probably not the best but for cheap and home-style, Asteria Souvlaki Place

              Best Ethiopian is missing from your list. And so I think is a Best Breakfast. Someone else can add these.

              Bistro Camino
              2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

              Asteria Souvlaki Place
              292 Danforth, Toronto, ON M4K1N6, CA

            3. re: childofthestorm

              I'd have to say AVLI for bes Greek. I really like the pies and it's the only place you can get real greek comfort food. Pantheon is so hit and miss, some of the stuff awesome some awful. I have never been disappointed at AVLI though!

            4. Best Vegetarian Thai: Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

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              1. re: Full tummy

                Best brunch or lunch spot - Mocha Mocha
                Best sushi - Aji Sai

              2. Best Ethopian - so many now on the Danforth between Greenwood and Coxwell it's hard to know which is worth trying - what's the Chowhound consensus?
                Best Morroccan - some have sprung up on the same stretch - can anyone offer a compare and contrast eview?

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                1. re: KitchenVoodoo

                  I'm looking to go out for some Ethiopian soon as well, but need some CH guidance. Any tips would be appreciated.

                  As for best Moroccan/North African - Djerba La Douce is awesome. Their soup is a must try, I forget the name of it, but it was pureed vegetables with a nice garlic flavour. I also found their Tunisian layered coffee a pleasant surprise (secret ingredient - sweetened condensed milk).

                  Best Pizza - Danorth Pizza House hands down.

                  Best Indo-Pak - Makkah Restaurant - it really is south asian comfort food.

                  Best Burger - i have to try Allen's but based on all the reviews it's up there as one of the Best in T.O.

                  Best Meal under $100 - Bistro Camino

                  Should we put a Best Bakery in here too?

                  1. re: pakmode

                    Djerba La Douche; best seafood crepe I have ever had. The sauce is amazing mopped up with some pita bread.

                    Djerba la Douce
                    1475 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N5, CA

                    1. re: battenberg

                      Yeah his crepes are good. I think we had chicken, in a rich creamy curry sauce. Easy to overlook when the focus is couscous dishes, and pretty heavy for an appetizer, but really good.

                      1. re: julesrules

                        I thought the crepe was a main entree. If not, it's filling enough to be the main course.

                        1. re: foodyDudey

                          You are surely right, I just get distracted by the couscous dishes, but I still want crepe!
                          The calamari, in a rich, cumin-y sauce is also really good. It's all really warming, rich food perfect for winter.

                          1. re: julesrules

                            Me too -- I always seem to return to the couscous plates. That's why I went out of my way to have lunch there once just to enjoy the seafood crepe. While I've mostly had his chicken merguez couscous I've been with companions who ordered daily fish specials which tasted amazing. Spicing I've had nowhere else.

                      2. re: battenberg

                        Just thought I'd mention it's Djerba la Douce. And, yes, those crepes are delicious!!


                        Djerba la Douce
                        1475 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N5, CA