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Good lunch at Don Mills and York Mills?

Not knowing the neighborhood at all, is there anything decent in the area for lunches? Dine in or out.

For a downtown girl, it feels a little like the sticks.

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  1. You could head over to the Shops At Don Mills at Lawrence and eat at: Linda or Fabbrica. There's also Congee Queen for cheaper Chinese eats. If you're just looking for something to eat, there are plenty of options, but it depends on what you consider "decent." The Galleria is also right there if you want to check out what take-out they have there.

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

    Linda Thai Cuisine
    11 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, ON , CA

    Fabbrica
    49 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, ON M3C0E5, CA

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    1. re: jlunar

      Fabbrica is a great choice.

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      Fabbrica
      49 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, ON M3C0E5, CA

    2. Island Foods is on Don Mills north of Lawrence. Pretty good roti, casual cafeteria-style service and space.

      How far afield are you willing to travel?

      1. Wonder Pho at I believe 865 York Mills , in the same plaza as Galleria.
        Very tasty Vietnamese with reasonable pricing.

        1. And, you could do worse than a slice of pizza from Pizzaiolo in the Galleria plaza. They have at least a dozen different options way better than most pizza places that offer slices.

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          1. re: Full tummy

            Congee Queen, mentioned above, in a small plaza on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Don Mills, directly across the street from the Shops at Don Mills, has a number of modestly-priced lunch specials, mostly at about $7 or so. Well-run spot, tasty dishes, deservedly popular at dinner - and at lunch, too, at least when I've been there during the day. Despite its name, congee is just a small part of its vast menu. Prices have risen slightly within the past month or so, but it was the first price rise in years. Still solid value.

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

            1. re: juno

              I agree with the evaluation of Congee Queen. I've been eating at Chinese restaurants on Spadina and on Dundas for about 10 years now and I think the Food at Congee Queen is the best I've had--even if it is in the sticks.

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

          2. Walk: Darband, Galleria
            5 Min Drive: McEwens, Mt. Sinai, Royale, Empire, Island Foods, Congee Queen
            10 Min Drive: Sunnymart, Bamiyan, Popeyes, Hakka Garden
            15 Min Drive: Olde York, Folia, Goodys

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