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Recommendations for Vic Park and Sheppard area?

Karsalis Jun 9, 2010 07:53 PM

I just started a new job and looking for recommendations for restaurants and take out joints in the Vic Park and Sheppard area. Any cuisine will do, as long as it is cheap and good and quick for takeout lunch

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  1. Wahooty RE: Karsalis Jun 9, 2010 08:31 PM

    Some ideas to get you started...if you pop over to Pharmacy and Sheppard, there is a strip mall cluster that has some options: ABC Euro Deli has a decent deli counter and breads to make your own sandwiches at your desk if you have to, and some small containers of soups and things that are quite tasty. A couple of falafel/shawarma joints have popped up there that are perfectly serviceable, if nothing special, and the . Tucked back behind the main strip are Cafe Michi when you're feeling a bit more spendy for sushi, and Lin Garden, which isn't the best hakka I've had, but serves its purpose.

    Also, on Vic Park just south of Sheppard, there's My Place fish and chips - a darn good neighborhood spot.

    Lin Garden
    1806 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto, ON M1T1H6, CA

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    1. re: Wahooty
      Brain of J RE: Wahooty Jun 10, 2010 09:23 AM

      I second Lin Garden.

      I might get bashed for this but since you're in the area, why not try Johnny's hamburgers.......just north of Sheppard, beside the old Esso station.

      Lin Garden
      1806 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto, ON M1T1H6, CA

      1. re: Brain of J
        Karsalis RE: Brain of J Jun 10, 2010 09:25 AM

        Thanks for your suggestions! By the way, I tried Rasa Sayang, Hakka place before I saw your post and what a disappointment. I am eating it now and just regretting that I bought it. So bland!!! I will have to try Lin Garden, and My Place Fish and Chips. Ooh I love fish and chips!

        Lin Garden
        1806 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto, ON M1T1H6, CA

        My Place Restaurant
        2 Main St W, Smiths Falls, ON K7A1M5, CA

        Rasa Sayang
        2579 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M1T1A4, CA

        1. re: Brain of J
          Full tummy RE: Brain of J Jun 10, 2010 09:32 AM

          I think Johnny's is just south of Sheppard, east side, beside the old Esso station. You got yourself turned around, methinks.

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        Pincus RE: Karsalis Jun 10, 2010 09:47 AM

        I like Alara at Sheppard and Consumers. 2044 Sheppard Ave. E. Turkish cuisine.

        Alara Restaurant
        2044 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M2J, CA

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        1. re: Pincus
          jmarcroyal RE: Pincus Jun 10, 2010 02:00 PM

          I dont know if its ideal for a lunch or whatnot, but Athens Pastries has a location on Victoria Park south of Sheppard on the East side of the street, in a little plaza(just a bit south of Johnny's. You could grab a Tiropita or Spanakopita(Cheese pita or Spinach/Cheese Pita) for like just over $3 and those are absolutely delicious(as good as the Danforth Location) and pretty filling, I highly recommend everyone in the city try these.

          If you dont like Spinach, the cheese is absolutely excellent, my personal fave. Plus they have these Honey Ball things(I forgot the Greek name, Loukimedes or something), they are kinda like timbits but they are so juicy and tasty, a definete guilty pleasure, and they go for $3 something for a dozen. You would be the man if you brought some back to your co-workers!

          Athens Pastries
          509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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            Full tummy RE: jmarcroyal Jun 10, 2010 08:16 PM

            Oh, good suggestion!!! Yum.

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          garfield RE: Karsalis Jun 10, 2010 02:24 PM

          For Hakka try China Cottage or Chopsticks.
          Both are great.

          China Cottage Restaurant
          80 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1R4C2, CA

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          1. re: garfield
            garfield RE: garfield Jun 10, 2010 02:26 PM

            Chopsticks mentioned above is here

            Tiffin Indian Restaurant is next to China Cottage and satisfies your criteria.

            China Cottage Restaurant
            80 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1R4C2, CA

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