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Options near Bloor & Kipling?

Hi Chowhounders,

My husband is going to be in the Bloor & Kipling area for work over the next few months. I told him I'd ask the experts for some good options for lunch or dinners that are close by.

Thanks for any help!

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  1. Paul and Sandy's Real BBQ - 4925 Dundas West at Burnhamthorpe is quite outstanding and very reasonably priced.

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    1. re: sumdumgoy

      Royal Meats on Kipling - great cevaps (sorry about the spelling)

      1. re: cynalan

        And on very good authority - Davwud - for excellent Kolbassa.
        I am hoping to meet an old friend for lunch at Paul & Sandies next week and intend to hit Royal beforehand.

        1. re: sumdumgoy

          It said on their Facebook posting yesterday that they'll be closed all next week- I was planning to go too.

          1. re: terrycar

            They will be closed the week of March 14th.

            1. re: sumdumgoy

              Ooops you're right. Getting ahead of myself again.

            2. re: terrycar

              Just checked their shop yesterday. Paul and Sandy's will re-open on March 22.

      2. Near that area there is:
        Apache Burger: Awesome burgers, must try their onion rings
        Babas: On Dundas, really tasty Shawarma and cheap
        Kalamata: On Lakeshore, good greek food
        Milanos: On Bloor, great pizza

        Apache Burgers
        5236 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B1A7, CA

        3473 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8W1N5, CA

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        1. re: Rapinis

          Thanks for the great suggestions! I'm happily passing them all along.

        2. Great pastizzi's at Joe's Pastizzi on the north side Dundas(in strip plaza) just east of Kipling. So yummy and $1 each or you can buy bulk to take home.
          Spoon and Fork just opened on Queensway (in Zeller's plaza lot) east of Kipling. Good thai and they have a tasting menu which is basically order all you can eat.
          He can drive south on Kipling to Lakeshore Blvd and there is lots of different food restaruants there and shops if he has some extra time to look around.

          Lakeshore Restaurant
          2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA

          1. Chodang Soon Tofu for excellent Korean food.

            Chodang Soontofu
            5130 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9A, CA

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            1. re: Pincus

              What a Chowfind! Thank you for this rec. The kimchee tofu soup is amazing! And the dumplings are delicious! I can't wait to go back.

            2. Taste of Thailand on Dundas across from Kipling Station has great thai food. I second Paul and Sandy's Real BBQ.

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              1. re: Toronto Chower

                He ate at Paul and Sandy's today and love it!!!! Thanks everyone :)

                1. re: swissmissy

                  I trust he brought a selection of stuff home for you!

                  1. re: sumdumgoy

                    Tried Apache for lunch (banquet burger & fries), was a little disappointed. It was OK, probably a good option for late night.

                  2. re: swissmissy

                    Oregano's by Cirillo , good for dinner.

                2. medium rare just opened a hot table ... awesome pulled pork sandwiches, soup, etc. http://www.mediumrare.to/home.html

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                  1. re: lilaki

                    Interesting. Can you elaborate Medium Rare's hot table?

                    I assume it's take out, but what else do they offer?
                    PRice for a pulled pork sandwich, etc.?

                    Medium Rare
                    5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

                    1. re: 5andman

                      i've also seen ribs. the selection seems to change every day. i paid $5 for a HUGE pulled pork sandwich (with a side of coleslaw). the sandwich is made to order.

                      1. re: lilaki

                        I was really anxious to try this place today, but alas, they are closed on Mondays. I guess most people just don't eat out on Mondays in Etobicoke.

                        1. re: kwong

                          Medium Rare is closed Monday.
                          Paul And Sandy's is closed Sunday and Monday.

                          Medium Rare
                          5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

                  2. It's not that far from Kipling/Bloor-Dundas, so I'd suggest Brandt Meat's lunch counter. Great fresh, hot German food made with their meats from the factory about 30 ft away. They're only open Wed-Sat for lunch. It's in their factory store, itself worth a visit.

                    Brandt Meats
                    1878 Mattawa Ave, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

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                    1. re: Kagemusha

                      I forgot that they only opened Wed-Sat and tried to go today (Tue). I'll have to go back later this week and try it out. What are the must try items there?

                      1. re: kwong

                        Sorry! Basically anything with their meat products, whether wurst, ham. or smoked pork. The sides are up to you. It's really a deluxe lunch counter but worth it for hot, fresh German comfort food. Save some time for a post-lunch waddle around the store, too. My only regret is the absence of beer. For that, you can try the Musket next to Dimp's on Advance, east off Kipling.

                        1. re: Kagemusha

                          I went to Brandt today. They had the 2 sausages + sauerkraut + potatoes for ~$4+tax. They also had the 2 sausages + sauerkraut + potato salad for ~$4.50+tax. I got one and my friend got the other.

                          The sausages were good, the potatoes and potato salad were good, but I didn't like the sauerkraut. Next time, I'll ask to substitute for rice.

                          They also offered Schnitzel, hamburger, and some other items that I can't recall now for about $6-$7+tax. I'm definitely going to go back next week and try something else there. Thanks for the suggestion!

                    2. Not sure if Pasquale Bros still does sandwiches, etc. Might be worth a call since it's fairly close.


                      Pasquale Bros
                      16 Goodrich Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z, CA

                      1. There is also Dundas St. Grill across from Kipling Subway Stn and Medium Rare.
                        It's good diner food- I always go and get grilled cheese with bacon, fries with awesome gravy.
                        Service is super fast, prices very reasonable. They also serve all day breakfast.

                        Medium Rare
                        5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA