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Feb 11, 2011 10:49 AM

Anything decent near the Science Centre?

We have a membership, and I have a baby and a three-year old. Is there anything beside Sunny's foodmart or McDonald's that's at least sort of near the Science Centre and preferably kid-friendly?

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  1. there's other similar threads that you can search for that will be more comprehensive, but off the top of my head:

    iqbal's and bamiyan kebab might work just because they're so casual that young children won't likely be an issue. question is if your kids will like the food. if the jccc's tuck shop is open it's a very affordable meal and they have a dining area for you to sit in, there either will be no one to bother or kids taking lessons in the gym. you could head in the opposite direction towards laird and there are a few options in the giant plaza mall or perhaps the fish and chips place on laird called olde york.

    1. At the Shops at Don Mills, there's a South Street Burger that doesn't get packed. Swiss Chalet on Don Mills north of Eglinton is an option. And there's Congee Queen in that same plaza.

      Congee Queen
      895 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M3C3L2, CA

      1. Hey, we have the same family! After we go to the Science Centre, we often go a bit further north to Island Foods (just north of Lawrence); it's fast-food style, so no waiting, which is great when you're hungry. In the same plaza is Gonoe Sushi, which is also very good. Both restaurants have been more than accommodating to our family.

        1310 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B2W6, CA

        1. There's a Swiss Chalet on Overlea across from East York Town Centre.
          As mentioned, Iqbal and Bamiyan are in that area, too. There's also Afghan Village in the mall across from the Science Centre.

          Nando's for chicken at Brentcliffe and Eglinton, Olde Yorke Fish and Chips or Golden Griddle on Laird south of Eglinton. South Street Burgers in the Smart Centres Mall.

          Olde Yorke
          96 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

          Afghan Village
          747 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1T2, CA

          1. If you don't feel like bundling up the little ones for an extra trip, the food in the science centre basement cafe is quite decent - a large range of options, healthy and otherwise and you get a 10% discount with your membership. The room is large, airy and bright with huge windows looking out into the woods. It's a nice way to break up the visit and obviously, uber kid friendly.