best lunch in Toronto?
hey, all. i'm posting again because i may not have been clear last time. i'm looking for a good place for lunch on Friday. price is no object, but i'm also fine with eating in the holes in the wall – so long as the food is good. i'm vegetarian, but am fine to eat at places with just one or two veg items on the menu.
Hi blueandyellow - that's a really broad question. Your earlier note mentioned a splurge, which for me suggests a high end spot, but now you seem to be saying that anything from high end to hole in the wall is fine so long as there are at least a couple of veggie dishes on the menu.
Here are a few suggestions:
On the higher end - George, Buca, Origin,maybe Canoe?
Middle - Khao San Road, Pizzeria Libretto, Osteria Ciceri e Tria or La Bettola di Terroni, Tabule, maybe Gabardine?
Cheap and cheerful (with lots of veggie options) - Live, Urban Herbivore, Fresh
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA
64 Oxford St, Toronto, ON M5T1P1, CA
221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA
106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA
604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA
Khao San Road
326 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7, CA
Sorry for the broad question. I think I realized that I was the one who was most interested in going somewhere fancy, but that the person I'm going with likely won't notice the difference between a sixty dollar meal and twenty dollar one. I guess I'm trying to keep my options open. I think that something can be special because it's fancy, or it can be special because it's an authentic and/or out of the way place I hadn't thought to go before. Thanks for the tips, though. I like a lot of the places mentioned, particularly Terroni and Pizza Libretto, but was hoping for someplace I hadn't been to before. I was thinking Osgoode Hall, but the reviews seem to be a little mixed.
130 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N6, CA
I second Gallery Grill, but you've already been.
You could also try Ed Ho's Globe (Broadview and Danforth) and Earth (1055 Yonge) for lunch. They are heavy on meat, but they have vegetarian and fish dishes, as well as cheeses.
Veritas on King East. at Sherbourne?
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7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA
234 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA