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Healthy lunch at Yonge and College?

merlot143 Nov 27, 2012 08:46 AM

Would like a tasty and relatively healthy bite. I'm tired of freshii, though.

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    ddelicious Nov 27, 2012 09:08 AM

    There is burrito bandido on grovenor, if you consider that healthy.

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      ylsf Nov 27, 2012 10:24 AM

      If you don't mind a bit of a walk (less than 15 minutes) then I would recommend Camros at Yonge and Hayden (south of Bloor):


      Or a short subway ride

      1. prima Nov 27, 2012 10:36 AM

        Aroma Espresso Bar and Rare in the Eaton Centre's Urban Eatery have some healthy lunch options, within a 10 minute walk of Yonge &College.

        Lola's Kitchen on Church also has some healthy lunch options, within a brisk 15 minute walk from Yonge & College,

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        1. re: prima
          prima Jan 20, 2013 05:07 PM

          Anyone have any other ideas for lunch near College station?

          1. re: prima
            caitlink Jan 20, 2013 05:42 PM

            I think there is a foodcourt at Yonge and College in the basement level where there is a supermarket. There is a chinese food counter where you can get BBQ noodle soup, etc.
            It's healthier than other foodcourt choices and comforting on a cold winter day.

            1. re: caitlink
              prima Jan 20, 2013 07:27 PM

              Thanks, caitlink.

              Yep, there's a food court on the lower level of College Park. I haven't been too impressed with the offerings I've tried from the other counters at that food court, but I'll keep the place with the BBQ pork noodle soup in mind next time I'm there.

              The Cha Lau lunch prix fixe is also relatively healthy portion-wise (although on the high sodium side), and quite close to Yonge & College.

              1. re: prima
                justsayn Jan 20, 2013 07:33 PM

                There is also Sobeys where you can whip together your own fresh meal and eat in the court.

                1. re: justsayn
                  prima Jan 20, 2013 07:42 PM

                  Thanks, justsayn. I was sort of hoping for a restaurant near Yonge & Collge with table service, rather than a food court. I realize most places near that intersection do not have table service.

                  I'm meeting a friend for lunch, and she was interested in something light, and it's on her lunch break. If she can take 90 minutes, I'm hoping she'll be willing to travel to Bloor. I like the salads at Holt's Cafe. ;-)

                  1. re: prima
                    CocoaChanel Jan 21, 2013 02:41 AM

                    What about Brownstone Bistro? I have not eaten there, but a friend who works in the area frequently does - it is definitely table service. It is just north of Wellsley on Yonge

                    1. re: CocoaChanel
                      prima Jan 21, 2013 07:30 AM

                      Thanks CocoaChanel- sounds like a good option for us!

                    2. re: prima
                      magic Jan 21, 2013 06:42 AM

                      Salad King might fit the bill....

                      1. re: magic
                        prima Jan 21, 2013 07:31 AM

                        Thanks! Haven't been to the new location. Will offer that as an option.

                      2. re: prima
                        mariecollins Jan 21, 2013 07:24 AM

                        Raijen Ramen is at Gerrard.

                        1. re: prima
                          Googs Jan 21, 2013 08:53 AM

                          I still like Daio Japanese on the south side of Carlton just a wee east of Yonge. Opinions vary and certainly it's no Zen, but chef does his job well when called upon. The udon is pretty good and perfect for a day like today.

                          1. re: Googs
                            prima Jan 21, 2013 10:09 AM

                            Thanks, Googs. I never know which sushi place between the Eaton Centre and Bloor would be the best bet. Thanks for the rec. Will keep Daio on the shortlist.

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                garfield Jan 21, 2013 05:56 AM

                Cha Liu Dimsum
                Solo Sushi Bekken

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