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Sukkahs in the GTA?

prima Oct 10, 2011 09:21 AM

Anyone have any suggestions, besides Tov Li and Chicken Nest?

Tov-Li Pizza & Falafel - South
3519 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M6A2C7, CA

Chicken Nest Ltd
3038 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M6B4K2, CA

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    juno RE: prima Oct 11, 2011 04:27 PM

    I'm pretty sure I saw one today being put together just outside the new location of Dr. Laffa, an Israeli/Iraqi kosher restaurant on Magnetic Drive, a light-industrial street in the Steeles and Dufferin neighbourhood.

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      pearlD RE: juno Oct 11, 2011 04:36 PM

      There's at least one at Baycrest Hospital...I imagine you can buy food from the
      WA Cafe/Cafeteria and eat it in the Sukkah.....if you go tomorrow you might be in luck for the best, and I do mean best Chicken Gumbo soup in the city! Be warned you cannot eat anything(in either place) that wasn't made on Baycrest premises...OMG! the Chicken Gumbo Soup is fabulous..have even bought it and brought it home.....

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        prima RE: pearlD Oct 11, 2011 05:42 PM

        Good to know. Thanks, pearlD!

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        prima RE: juno Oct 11, 2011 05:41 PM

        Thanks juno- I think we're going to give Dr. Laffa's sukkah a try. Will post if we go anywhere else, or notice any other sukkahs that are serving food nearby. ;-)

        Dr. Laffa
        40 Magnetic Dr #44, Toronto, ON M3H 5S8, CA

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          prima RE: juno Oct 16, 2011 11:31 AM

          Thanks for mentioning Dr. Laffa, juno. We ended up eating indoors- it was a little brisk for eating in the sukkah today!

          Tried the shawarma in a laffa at Dr. Laffa today, with the works (all sorts of salads, hummus, pickles). Completely different than other TO shawarmas. It was enormous. Easily twice the size of any other shawarmas- I practiced a little willpower and brought half home with me. Loved the flavours, and the laffa.

          My friends ordered the schnitzel in a laffa, and grilled chicken in a laffa, and we shared a plate of pasteles- small, crisp cigar-shaped pastries filled with spiced ground beef.

          Saw some shashuka served in personal-size frying pans at several tables.

          I'll be back to try the shashuka and falafel.

          Dr. Laffa
          40 Magnetic Dr #44, Toronto, ON M3H 5S8, CA

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          Tatai RE: prima Oct 12, 2011 03:06 PM

          Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't these restaurants be closed on the first two and last two days of Sukkot? With the holiday starting tonight, they'll probably only be open Sunday and Monday, no?

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            pearlD RE: Tatai Oct 12, 2011 04:41 PM

            I'm non-observant so I don't know....I thought once the holiday started you were supposed to eat all your meals in the Sukkah regardless of the day...but as I say, this is just a guess on my part...find someone who is observant and they should be able to tell you...sorry I can't be of more help

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              ddelicious RE: pearlD Oct 12, 2011 07:16 PM

              Yes all of those places will be closed, Baycrest will be open obviously but not sure what they serve in the cafeteria. Try the restaurants on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

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                Tatai RE: pearlD Oct 12, 2011 07:55 PM

                Yes, all meals are to be taken in the sukkah, but the sukkah is usually at one's home. A kosher restaurant cannot operate on the "holy days" of the yomtov regardless of whether they have a sukkah or not.

            2. foodyDudey RE: prima Oct 14, 2011 10:38 AM

              There is one outside just south of the the main doors of Mt Sinai hopital.

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                peppermint pate RE: prima Oct 14, 2011 11:04 AM

                Hi prima - not necessarily chow-worthy, but there are 2 family events this Sunday, one at the Miles Nadal JCC and the other in Dufferin Grove Park, that feature sukkahs.

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                  prima RE: peppermint pate Oct 14, 2011 01:10 PM

                  Thanks for the heads up, peppermint pate! My friend's 4 yo will be with us, so those one of those events might work well ;-)

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