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last minute lunch for kids near R.O.M.

meld_la Mar 19, 2010 06:31 AM

I'm going to the museum today with two fairly unadventurous eaters, 7 and 9. Other than fast food, are there any options near the museum that anyone can recommend?

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    MeMeMe RE: meld_la Mar 19, 2010 07:16 AM

    There are two pubs just north of the ROM on Prince Arthur. Bedford Academy and the Duke of York. Both will have stuff for kids. Alternatively, Dynasty has a great lunch special including some typical dishes, soup, spring rolls, etc.

    Bedford Academy
    36 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA

    1. TorontoJo RE: meld_la Mar 19, 2010 07:22 AM

      Across from the ROM is Over Easy, which is an all day breakfast spot. It's not the best food in the area, but for two somewhat picky kids, it may suit your purpose.

      Over Easy
      208 Bloor W, Toronto, ON M5S1T8, CA

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        bytepusher RE: meld_la Mar 19, 2010 08:42 AM

        Actually the Food Studio in the basement of the ROM is pretty good for that kind of thing, they have the usual kid stuff, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza as well as some actual food for adults. Not expensive, they have a combo with a hot dog, veggies and dip and a fruit juice for $5.25 for example

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          Otonabee RE: bytepusher Mar 19, 2010 05:43 PM

          I was going to suggest the same thing. We were there yesterday and I was actually really pleased with the overall quality! Plus they have a thing about buying ingredients local so good on both fronts.

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          jnine RE: meld_la Mar 19, 2010 09:21 AM

          I take mine to Pho Hung when in that hood. He likes spring rolls and noodle soup.

          Pho Hung
          350 Spadina, Toronto, ON M5T2G4, CA

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            meld_la RE: jnine Mar 19, 2010 06:26 PM

            Thanks, everyone! We ended up eating Subway and having a picnic on the Cumberland rock. Subway is their favourite restaurant (I can't believe we're related!!). It was nice, though, given the weather. I'll keep the other suggestions in mind for the next visit.

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