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Aug 10, 2012 06:49 AM

taste of the danforth picks

Yep, it's cheesy and silly and impossible to navigate on foot, but it's that time of year again and having recently moved into the area, I'm looking forward to hitting Taste again this year.

As a street food lover and inveterate snacker, I make a point of hitting as many joints as I can. The best Taste gyros I had last year was from Mister Greek Meat Market, near Jones. Ridiculously good, even when sober.

Thoughts, suggestions and recommendations, please!

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  1. Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse has my favorite bbq'd pineapple

    1. Guayanese (at the very eastern end of the event, south side near Donlands) is doing a variety of rotis from 5 for a small, along with a variety of other items like potato balls. For those not in the area, this place took over from the previous Jamaican biz and is much better. The ital roti would make an excellent veg option.

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      1. re: julesrules

        Ok - having grabbed this for dinner, I can't recommend the shrimp roti, because there's barely any shrimp, mostly channa.

      2. i like the cuban place near the northeast corner of danforth
        and broadview, right in front of the stage there.
        they have a sandwich with red cabbage and tasty meat (i forgot what that is lol,

        1. i like astoria (outside chester station) for their souvlaki. they're $3 each and pretty hefty. globe (outside broadview) always does something cool and interesting. this year they were doing a fresh cream of corn soup, banh mi, and a peach cobbler. the soup was really refreshing. there's a stand that sells polish food (perogies, cabbage rolls etc). the cabbage roll was pretty good...but at $4 was a bit pricey.

          1. Delicious porchetta sandwiches and macaron ice cream sandwiches at Cafe Fiorentina just a block or so west of Carrot Common.