Best Lunch Picks - St. Lawrence Market
- SharkfinSoup Feb 7, 2012 08:00 AM
Who sells the best lunch goodies at St. Lawrence?
I know the peameal is fabulous at Carousel, I've recently read about Carniceros being good, the tempura shrimp downstairs are quite moreish, but am wondering if anyone has any new and inspiring suggestions. I need an alternate to the (mostly) slop on offer in the PATH. :)
I like the Chinese place in the basement next to Rube's, particularly on the rare occasions when they have Shanghai noodles. I usually get the wide noodles (or Shanghai if they have them) with either the eggplant or General Tso's chicken (or both :-). The pork dumplings and spring rolls are very good, too.
I second the Churrasco's chicken sandwich (get extra hot sauce). I haven't tried the bifana yet - maybe next week.
St Lawrence Pizza and Ice Cream next to Chris' Cheesemongers sells pasta dishes made with the wonderful fresh pasta they sell.
You already know about Carousel's peameal on a bun.
I also love the mousaka at Yianni's in the basement, though it's very rich. Their gyros can be good, although they are variable.
Crepe It Up in the basement has a nice crepe with Nutella and bananas and/or ice cream.
For dessert, Eve's Temptations at the foot of the basement stairs has wonderful Nanaimo bars that taste just like my mom's.
Can you tell I'm there every Saturday morning for breakfast? :-)
re: Dr. John
I know people line-up for the chicken sandwich. It's pretty good. The biggest difference for me is that the chicken sandwich is premade and prewrapped thanks to its popularity. The bifana is made when I order it. Totally worth the short wait. Pair it with apple juice and I'm a happy gal.
i'm a huge fan of Buster's Sea Cove. Most of the stuff there is quite good.
I also have to say the Mushroom Pesto Pizza at the pizza place is great. I have to warn you that your breathe will stink for quite a while.
It is pretty rare that I go to the market and get something I don't like.