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Moving to Leaside...request for guidance

Hi Everyone,

Mr. Vuitton and I are moving to Leaside in the new year from the west end and will need some help with chow! :)
Friends in Leaside have been helpful with certain things:

Butcher - Cumbrae's
Indian - Amaya
Pub - McSorleys
Greek - well, close to greektown now - so Athens and Mezes
Bakery - Rahier
French - Celestin
Fish - Zee Grill

If there are suggestions in addition to the above list (especially for places along Mt Pleasant and Yonge, please add them

But we still need help with
Sushi
Thai
Pizza
Chinese (take out)
Dim sum (even if the answer is Markham, suggestions would be great)
other casual fare
Any other shops/restaurants that would be great

thanks very much
Cocoa

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Rahier
1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

Celestin
623 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9, CA

Mezes
456 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P4, CA

Zee Grill
641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

Amaya
1574 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G3B7, CA

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  1. You have a good list started! Here are some alternatives and additions:

    Bakery/patisserie - Patisserie La Cigogne
    Home-y bakery - Flaky Tart (must try the butter tarts!)
    Bread bakery - Epi
    French - Simple Bistro
    Thai - no great choices, but for Canadianized Thai - Satay on the Road, for pan-Asian (think of a better Spring Rolls) - Lemongrass or Riz (same owners)
    Dim sum - Lai Toh Heen, or over to Yonge and Eg for Cha Liu
    Mexican - Fiesta Azteca (hit and miss -- their more authentic dishes are better than their Tex-Mex. Avoid the nachos)
    Gelato - Hollywood Gelato, of course. :)
    Italian - Positano (good homemade pastas and antipastos)

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    Lai Toh Heen
    692 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

    Cha Liu
    2352 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2E6, CA

    Cigogne
    1626 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

    Simple Bistro
    619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

    Flaky Tart
    711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

    1. Oh, and there is a really great little produce shop on the East side of Bayview, towards the South end of the strip. I'm blanking on the name. Starts with a "B", I think...

      And if you're looking for some great sandwich bread, pop into Jake's during the day, when they aren't too busy and they will often let you buy a loaf of their in-house made breads.

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      1. Sushi: Mikado on Laird. I have tried Nigiri-Ya, but way prefer Mikado.
        Dim Sum: Lai Toh Heen (They now do takeout)
        Pimenton: Spanish Shop
        Culinarium: Local Ontario (including farm fresh eggs)
        Indian: Segar
        Ice Cream: Hollywood Gelato or Il Gelatiere (my preference)
        Bakeries: In addition to Rahier, Jules and Thobors are excellent.

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        Il Gelatiere
        647 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

        Rahier
        1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

        Lai Toh Heen
        692 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

        Thobors
        627 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

        Pimenton
        681 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

        Culinarium
        705 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2N4, CA

        Segar
        1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

        1. greek fastfood - folia grill! ( i prefer it in the evenings when the proprietors are working, the bread is crisper and the filling more balanced)
          bakery - also would go to cigogne, on the weekends from 11am-2pm get the tarte flambee, this would be my downfall if i ever lived in leaside
          sushi - mikado at laird or nigiri-ya (have not been there yet though, but sounds VERY promising)
          pizza - probably pizza bona.... but it's been a while since i've had

          you're not very far from lawrence east, patisserie is a must! then of course there's arz for groceries (the place that was nasr that turned into rami's is rather pitiful and farhat is a mere shadow of its former self). of course there's shawarma and falafel until the eye can see as well.

          1. Another suggestion for a restaurant; Olde York (or York) Posh Fish and Chips. It's on Laird Drive south of Eglinton Avenue East. The halibut and chips are wonderful! Dine early or late as the place is packed!