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Quick lunch at King and Spadina?

merlot143 May 3, 2011 09:33 AM

Lots of choice, not sure where to go. I'd like something relatively healthy and not over $10 - $12. Any recommends?

  1. jlunar Mar 12, 2012 08:29 AM

    L-Eat on Adelaide, just West of Spadina would fit the bill. They make most of their stuff in-house. Late, but worth mentioning.

    1. kwass Mar 11, 2012 06:17 PM

      Grindhouse, le Gourmand, or Alimento

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        burlgurl Mar 10, 2012 03:08 PM

        Zoe's bakery is wonderful! They have tonnes of options of sandwiches and salads and are amazing!!

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          JennaBean Sep 26, 2011 08:48 AM

          I really like the turkey burger at Grind House. One of my fav's in the city.

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            prima Mar 10, 2012 03:10 PM


            Grindhouse Burger Bar
            365 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, CA

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            ylsf Sep 25, 2011 08:08 PM

            The One That Got Away is in that area. It is "fish and chips" but the healthy option is that you can get pretty much everything grilled instead of deep fried. I enjoyed the salad topped with grilled salmon. They also do tacos from time to time but I didn't find the "value" there for the tacos.

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              wherejessate Sep 20, 2011 07:49 PM

              I think your 2 best options are Ravisoups - delicious soups but they also have some delicious wraps (my favourite is the curry lamb one) and Zoe's Bakery, which has some pretty healthy options. They have an enormous menu full of salads and sandwiches. A bit on the pricier side, but from the few things I've tried there, seems to be pretty solid.

              Ravisoups is a great option. Their soups are delicious, but so are the wraps.
              - Zoe's Bakery has some nice healthy options. They have an enormous menu of salads and sandwiches. A little on the high side, but pretty good!

              322 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

              1. num nums Sep 20, 2011 12:18 PM

                I just started going to L'Eat Express a few weeks ago and it's quickly become part of my regular lunch rotation. It's on Adelaide one building west of Spadina. It's owned and run by the guys of Paese restaurant. They have salads, sandwiches and soups. But it's the daily lunch special that has won me over. It's usually made up of one protein and 2 sides which are veggie-heavy which is a welcome departure from the usual starch overload. Every morning they tweet what the special will be.

                333 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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                  garfield Sep 20, 2011 11:11 AM

                  Pamier Kabob

                  Pamier Kabob
                  200 County Court Blvd, Brampton, ON L6W4K7, CA

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                    justsayn Sep 20, 2011 11:25 AM

                    yum!!! On Spadina just north of Adelaide

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                      fastfox Sep 20, 2011 05:14 PM

                      Third! I stopped by on a whim the other day. It's near my cat's vet and it was the first time I noticed it. Have to say that our food had to be some of the best 'fast food' meal I have ever eaten. The salad was fresh, dressing tasty....I ate it all and most times I take one bite of salad and leave it. I had the chicken kebab. Spice was flavourful but not overpowering. Oh and the fresh baked flat bread was wonderful.

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                        hari mirch Sep 25, 2011 07:48 PM

                        Yes to Pamier - equals Bamiyan in my opinion, although I haven't been to Bamiyan in a while. Finally a great Afghan kabob place downtown.

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                          garfield Sep 25, 2011 08:15 PM

                          For another good Afghan place downtown you can try Kabul Express , 126 Dundas Street East

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                      prima Mar 10, 2012 03:00 PM

                      Is Pamier still pretty good? www.pamier-kabob.com/

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                        garfield Mar 11, 2012 01:07 PM

                        Though I no longer work in the area, I went to Pamier last week and had the veggie wrap. It is almost 10 times busier than a few months back- and one change I noticed that they were not making the bread fresh, as they did before. But still, the veggie wrap was good and I will go again.

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                      LTL Sep 20, 2011 11:04 AM

                      Sandwich Box

                      Sandwich Box
                      43 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P1A1, CA

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                        b.craftie Sep 20, 2011 04:17 PM

                        I second SOMA. Not the first place you'd think of for a "relatively healthy" lunch for $10 - $12 but their sandwiches [$8 for today's veggie offer of cheese, pesto and greens] are made fresh on site - I believe the bread is baked there - and the ingredients are absolutely above par. Add an exquisite spicy Mayan hot chocolate made with water [$4] and you have a quick, relatively healthy and decadent lunch. You can do takeout, or sit by the front window or at one of the few tables at the back.

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                        merlot143 May 4, 2011 01:31 PM

                        I just ate a pesto chicken sandwich from Nook, the basement café. My colon is hurting! So much fat in that sandwich. I thought I'd be safe (the worst ingredient was cheese), but there was loads of fat/mayo in the pesto. I need to find a better option.

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                          Benniep May 4, 2011 12:19 PM

                          a bit north but (just north of Richmond), Fusaro's is an Italian lunch counter sort of thing-salads, pastas, panini...all pretty good and in the right range for you.

                          I really enjoy the food at the Persian place (i forget the name, it's changed) on the south east corner of Richmond/Spadina.

                          Ravisoups is also a great option as mentioned.

                          147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

                          322 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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                            fickle May 3, 2011 10:46 AM

                            Ravisoup on Adelaide, just east of Spadina on the north side.

                            322 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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