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Options near Bloor & Kipling?

swissmissy Mar 1, 2011 01:36 PM

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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    sumdumgoy RE: swissmissy Mar 1, 2011 07:25 PM

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

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      cynalan RE: sumdumgoy Mar 5, 2011 07:57 PM

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

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        sumdumgoy RE: cynalan Mar 5, 2011 08:07 PM

        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.

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          terrycar RE: sumdumgoy Mar 5, 2011 08:34 PM

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

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            sumdumgoy RE: terrycar Mar 6, 2011 12:08 PM

            They will be closed the week of March 14th.

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              terrycar RE: sumdumgoy Mar 6, 2011 12:27 PM

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

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              Hondapendragon RE: terrycar Mar 17, 2011 08:47 AM

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

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        Rapinis RE: swissmissy Mar 2, 2011 08:34 AM

        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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          swissmissy RE: Rapinis Mar 2, 2011 11:05 AM

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

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          fryerlover RE: swissmissy Mar 2, 2011 12:05 PM

          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

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            Pincus RE: swissmissy Mar 2, 2011 01:22 PM

            Chodang Soon Tofu for excellent Korean food.

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

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              Hondapendragon RE: Pincus Mar 17, 2011 08:44 AM

              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.

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              Toronto Chower RE: swissmissy Mar 3, 2011 08:29 AM

              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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                swissmissy RE: Toronto Chower Mar 3, 2011 03:44 PM

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

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                  sumdumgoy RE: swissmissy Mar 4, 2011 03:01 PM

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

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                    5andman RE: sumdumgoy Mar 6, 2011 10:57 AM

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

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                    froglegs RE: swissmissy Mar 7, 2011 04:07 AM

                    Oregano's by Cirillo , good for dinner.

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                  lilaki RE: swissmissy Mar 6, 2011 11:07 AM

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

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                    5andman RE: lilaki Mar 6, 2011 11:38 AM

                    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

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                      lilaki RE: 5andman Mar 7, 2011 02:00 PM

                      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.

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                        kwong RE: lilaki Mar 7, 2011 02:11 PM

                        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.

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                          sumdumgoy RE: kwong Mar 7, 2011 02:15 PM

                          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. Kagemusha RE: swissmissy Mar 7, 2011 04:56 AM

                    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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                      kwong RE: Kagemusha Mar 8, 2011 03:12 PM

                      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?

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                        Kagemusha RE: kwong Mar 8, 2011 03:48 PM

                        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.

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                          kwong RE: Kagemusha Mar 9, 2011 11:04 AM

                          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. Kagemusha RE: swissmissy Mar 8, 2011 05:05 AM

                      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

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                        ciaociao1 RE: swissmissy Mar 18, 2011 09:23 AM

                        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

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