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Good Prepared Food Place in Toronto West End

LidaK Jan 30, 2012 10:13 AM

Anyone know of a good source for take-out prepared food in Toronto's West End: between Lansdown & Jane and from Queen St to St. Clair?
I have been to Mabel's on Roncesvalles, but there is not enough variety and they sell out so quickly. I have been there on Saturdays around 11:30 and they have been sold out of the items I wanted to buy.
Not thrilled with Max's on Bloor St. West.
What am I missing???? There must be more out there in the West End.

  1. k
    kingsway Jan 30, 2012 04:35 PM

    Maybe too far west...but we swear by Absolutely Fine Foods at Humbertown Shopping Centre at Royal York and Dundas. Great selection, service and food quality.

    1. g
      G1ggs Jan 30, 2012 01:59 PM

      Hi LidaK, I lived in the Swansea area since 1975 and loved to watch the wonderful evolution of food & drink in the former last 'DRY' area of Toronto. You are looking for good food and there is lots to be found. The 'Amber' is a great Russian food source and has fab perosky and take-out. Pastry places include the 'Petit Paris' - best cream cakes in city; Bread & Roses, and others close by offer great simple take-out and if desired, casual eat-in.

      For more take-out wander around the Windamere & Bloor area which has 5-6 market type shops catering to the over-worked and under fed. Spend a Saturday just prowling and sampling and you will find your own favourites.

      All the best and bonne appetit!!!

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      1. re: G1ggs
        principessa del pisello Jan 31, 2012 12:09 PM

        Petit Paris closed a few years ago. Their fruit tarts were amazing!

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