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Mac & Cheese Take-out Downtown? Ideally in the Financial District?

Breadcrumbs Sep 18, 2011 04:29 PM

Help please fellow hounds!!

Friends are coming for dinner tomorrow and have just advised they'll be bringing their teenage son . . . a notoriously picky eater who undoubtedly won't want what's on my menu.

I know he loves mac & cheese and thought I could pick up some take-out at lunch time tomorrow so if he doesn't want what I'm making, at least he'll have something.

Is there a decent take-out Mac & Cheese? Ideally in the Financial District.

  1. TorontoJo Sep 18, 2011 07:59 PM

    The Gabardine does a decent mac and cheese. Right in the FD.

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      eco987 Sep 18, 2011 11:47 PM

      Reds has a really good mac and cheese. I'm sure if you call ahead they can prepare it for you.

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        julesrules Sep 19, 2011 04:39 AM

        On a cheaper/more basic level, there's a lunch counter on the second floor of First Canadian Place that has mac n cheese. Not sure if it's every day or a special. I think they are called Maxim's. Some chowhound like them for basic food dome well, homemade soups etc - ie/ nothing fancy but a rarity on the PATH.

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          superizzy Sep 19, 2011 09:43 AM

          Yep called Maxim. The Mac and cheese is solid if not particularly spectacular.

          probably just what you want for a picky eater.

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          lister Sep 19, 2011 09:56 AM

          Luma also has a really nice mac & cheese. The place does do takeout I just don't know what the items available for takeout are.

          Gabardine has nice mac & cheese too.

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          Luma
          330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

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            iMarilyn Sep 19, 2011 10:21 AM

            Keep in mind both are $15 mac & cheese. Don't know if I'd spend that much on a picky teen. Order a pizza :}

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              JennaBean Sep 19, 2011 10:34 AM

              Where can you get a decent pizza delivered for $15? No where I know of unless you count pizza pizza or somethin equally terrible.... I second the mac 'n cheese at O&B Canteet (under luma and basically the same) and the Gabardine.

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                iMarilyn Sep 19, 2011 11:53 AM

                Pizza Pizza was exactly what I was suggesting. Note the smile-y thing.

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                  JennaBean Sep 19, 2011 11:55 AM

                  I don't think even my four year old nephew would eat pizza pizza. Ick. :-)

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                  lister Sep 19, 2011 07:53 PM

                  Oops, I meant Canteen not Luma (never been to Luma yet.)

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                  Luma
                  330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

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              ddelicious Sep 19, 2011 11:17 AM

              Honestly I wouldn't go to too much trouble, and definitely don't buy anything fancy. Maxim is good, but you could also buy a box of kd and be done with it.

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                Breadcrumbs Sep 19, 2011 05:38 PM

                Sincere thanks to everyone for all your great ideas. I ended up at Maxim since it was super close and indoors on a rainy day! It re-heated perfectly and the picky eater ate all of it (covered in hot sauce and ketchup!) I really appreciate your help.

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                bogie Sep 21, 2011 08:36 AM

                The new O&B restaurant Bannock, at Bay and Queen has a tasty sounding one on their menu.

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