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Oct 19, 2010 08:16 AM

2 days in TO - what not to miss??

I'll be in Toronto with my husband this Sunday and Monday. I'd love some lunch and dinner recs, nothing too expensive. Lunch about $15 or less, dinner entrees no more than $25 or so. I'd love ethnic recs but also something that is very "Toronto" as I've never been. Preferably in a neighborhood that is good to walk around in - I'm hoping to visit Kensington, Chinatown, Little Italy and The Danforth, but other neighborhood recs are also much appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. I'd suggest wandering along the Danforth after a brunch at Globe Bistro and enjoying Toronto's Greektown by day, but saving your appetite for something a bit more exotic nearer to Coxwell, such as Ethiopian, Tunisian or Moroccan. I enjoy Dukem and Rendezvous for Ethiopian. These places are all about the food and not the ambiance or service, though prices reflect that.

    A nice lunch before wandering around Kensington Market and Chinatown can be had at Negroni. Wines are very reasonable by the glass and the panini are excellent. Of course, if you prefer, you could head to Chinatown for northern Chinese style dumplings, Cantonese dim sum or Vietnamese pho.

    Since there is no quintessential Toronto cuisine, I regard a visit to Toronto as an opportunity to sample foods from other countries that wouldn't be represented in an average small or medium city. So, rather than focus on Thai, Mexican or sushi, I'd explore Korean, Polish, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Persian, Portuguese, Afghani, Tanzanian, Sri Lankan, Serbian/Croatian, Jamaican, Bangladeshi, Punjabi, Pakistani or Tibetan.

    950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA