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family-friendly good eats near Queen's Quay

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Hey chowhounds, your recommendations would be greatly appreciated. My wife and 10-month old girl are visiting Toronto and staying at the Westin Harbor Castle on Queen's Quay. We're looking for some good food near by. Nothing fancy as we'll have the baby, but looking for some quality food. We're always looking for an adventure with different ethnic options as well. Also, any good European style bakeries? Thanks!

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  1. That's not a great area for eats. How far are you willing to travel? There would be better options north around King stree for sure.

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    1. re: JennaBean

      King Street doesn't appear to be far from the Westin. Any good places to eat in Kensington Market? There seems to be quite an eclectic variety of restaurants in terms of cuisine.

      1. re: peripateo

        King Street is not too far and there are some good options. Even closer (I forgot when I wrote my first reply) on Front there is Biff's which is lovely and I'm sure they would be ok with the baby and there is also O&B's new place. I've never been to that one but I think it would be good for meal.

        If you venture a little further north on Toronto Street you'll find Mercatto which is casual Italian. A wee bit east on King Street you will find Gilead's Cafe which is a great lunch option and walking distance from the Distillery.

        Torito (tapas) is my fav place in Kensington but there are many eating options. For instance at a store/bakery called El Gordo in the back there are four little stalls where you can get many South American food items for very little money.

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        Torito
        276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

        Mercatto
        15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

        El Gordo
        214 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON , CA

    2. How about Pearl Harbourfront for Chinese and St. Lawrence Market (SLM) for fun food.

      Check out these threads
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734076
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781926

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      St. Lawrence Market
      92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

      1. I agree that the area doesn't have great options for food. For a bakery, you could head north to King & Yonge and grabbing something from Petit Thuet. At St. Lawrence Market, there's Stone Mill Bakery downstairs. I find that most of their stuff is just ok but I really enjoy their olive bread and multi-grain loaf.