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Aug 20, 2010 07:05 AM

Yitz’s Deli fails the test of time

Amy Pataki claims so (in the toronto sitar today) .... and has the chutzpa to shlep David Sax into the tsimmes, inferring that he's of the same opinion

Does Yitz's deserve such a bash?

Methinks NOT

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346 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N, CA

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  1. at least they have mayo-unlike caplansky's

    1. yes it certainly does.... it is truly horrific. I have eaten here many times when we used to live down the street and it was quite good. Now fast forward 12 years to "married with children" status. I have eaten here a few times with my husband and 2 small children and have been bitterly disappointed. Yitz's should be ashamed of the frozen potato coins that they serve as "french fries" it that hard to slice potatoes? At the very least they can buy frozen french fries.

      The food is bland, prepared without attention to detail, and forgettable. That includes the bakery items. I'm not sure if they have mayo because every time I ask for milk for my children to drink, I'm told that they do not carry dairy. (p.s., I know mayo is not dairy).

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      1. re: biffy

        They may just not carry milk. I've bought cream cheese from the deli and it's certainly available on the lox and salmon plate, so dairy isn't the issue. I haven't been to Yitz's in several years, but I can honestly say that it's been a very long time since anybody in the kitchen had any passion for cooking or plating the food. It's a shame, because Yitz's was a go-to option for many families. I recall fondly the cabbage borscht, all-beef hotdogs, marble bagels, cream soda and other standards. My mother used to order the beef in a pot, my sister the cheese blintzes and my dad the baby beef on rye. It always hit the spot.

        A few years ago, my family supplemented our own Passover seder dishes with a few essentials from Yitz's. The chopped liver, matzo ball soup and gefilte fish were so lame we were all just eating it out of politeness to the person who ordered and paid for it. Never again will we order from there.

        346 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N, CA