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bakersdelight Oct 7, 2010 09:04 PM

Greetings, Torontonians! I come (generally in peace, though sometimes kinda crankily) often by bus to your fair city. Where to grab a bite before and after the long ride?

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    wontonfm Oct 22, 2010 06:46 PM

    Not cheap necessarily but Rodney's by Bay is probably a 10 minute walk (head south on Bay just south of Queen to Temeperance). They do a great lobster roll.


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      somewhere4 Oct 15, 2010 05:15 PM

      There's an excellent shawarma joint on the west side of Dundas about 1/2 block south of University (maybe a five minute walk from the bus depot). Can't remember the name. Chicken shawarma (pita or platter) is pretty much all they do, but they do a damn fine job.

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      1. re: somewhere4
        bakersdelight Oct 15, 2010 07:04 PM

        thanks, somewhere4! i'll check it out. in next wed.

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          somewhere4 Oct 15, 2010 07:14 PM

          You're welcome. But I messed up the coordinates. Try SOUTH side of Dundas, 1/2 block EAST of University.

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            bakersdelight Oct 21, 2010 10:58 AM

            oh, 1/2 block east. I went to one 2 blocks east of University on Dundas, It's a pizza joint on one side. big fluorescent-lit place. but the chicken shwarma was amazing!

            1. re: bakersdelight
              ekim256 Oct 21, 2010 11:15 PM

              name please? :D

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                bakersdelight Oct 22, 2010 05:31 AM

                i'll have to check next time! you go up some stairs outside, a big bright place right on the corner.

      2. haggisdragon Oct 8, 2010 05:09 AM

        You're not terribly far from Queen and Beaver, for a pint and some shmancy pub grub in a cosy setting.

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        1. re: haggisdragon
          bakersdelight Oct 8, 2010 12:24 PM

          from the q & b menu: "Soused halibut and samphire"!
          gotta love the brits.

        2. haggisdragon Oct 8, 2010 05:07 AM

          Lai Wah Heen for blow your budget dimsum.

          Lai Wah Heen
          108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

          1. haggisdragon Oct 8, 2010 05:07 AM

            Japango is near by, for better than average sushi.

            122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA

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              Gary Oct 8, 2010 04:58 AM

              Just cut down to Dundas and walk west about a block and you'll find Kenzo Ramen. Some of the best ramen options in the city, I'm partial to the tonkotsu myself. http://www.kenzoramen.ca/

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                ms. cornbread Oct 7, 2010 10:14 PM

                There is also a Big Fat Burrito on Dundas. I believe it's just west of the station. I like the pulled pork/yam combo, although I think you have to ask specifically for it as they don't come listed together on the menu. I haven't tried any other kinds.

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                1. re: ms. cornbread
                  bakersdelight Oct 7, 2010 10:19 PM

                  mm, burritos. hard to find here in montreal.

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                    ms. cornbread Oct 7, 2010 10:35 PM

                    It's showing the one on Augusta, as there is more then one location. But the actual address is 112 Dundas Street West.

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                      TorontoJo Oct 8, 2010 04:29 AM

                      If you like burritos, you're also only a couple of blocks from Chipotle. I don't know if this U.S. chain has made it to Montreal yet, but it's very good, if a bit pricey. Don't let the chain status turn you off, as they use hormone-free meat and make everything fresh in the store (and no, they are not owned by McDonald's). Get the carnitas burrito. :)

                  2. Splendid Wine Snob Oct 7, 2010 09:57 PM

                    You are close to Mercatto at College and Elizabeth. Reasonably priced with some decent wines. There's a new dim sum spot on Bay called the Crown Princess that's getting good reviews although I haven't been. W Burger Bar is a short walk away at Yonge and College. And for cheap and cheerful Chinese there is Yueh Tung at Elizabeth and Dundas.

                    Hope this helps before or after those bus rides :)


                    Crown Princess
                    1033 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3A5, CA

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                    1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
                      bakersdelight Oct 7, 2010 10:12 PM

                      thank you very much, SWS!

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