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Dr Laffa - New Location

kwass Dec 7, 2012 08:03 AM

Did anyone hear that Dr Laffa is opening a new location in early 2013 @ Bathurst and Lawrence. So excited, that's so much more convenient. Here's a link to the article:


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    peppermint pate Dec 7, 2012 09:40 AM

    Holy crap - that would be AMAZING. Seriously, they'll kill it in that location.

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      kwass Dec 7, 2012 09:54 AM

      I know. They couldn't have chosen a better location :)

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      acd123 Dec 7, 2012 10:05 AM

      They just have to make sure that they keep the laffa as good as the original and they'll be set. Great news.

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        Sadistick Dec 7, 2012 08:40 PM

        They make some serious grub.

        Their Shakshouka and house made breads are notable standouts, in what I have tried thus far.

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          robb Dec 7, 2012 08:57 PM

          Great news...now I won't have to wait post-Benjamins to enjoy a Dr. Laffa!!

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            peppermint pate Dec 8, 2012 01:47 AM

            OMG - hilarious.

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              kwass Dec 8, 2012 04:36 AM

              +1. That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!!!

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                Davwud Dec 10, 2012 08:43 AM

                I don't get it.


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                  acd123 Dec 10, 2012 08:48 AM

                  Benjamin's is a jewish funeral home at Steeles and Alness, right near Dr. Laffa.

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                    Davwud Dec 10, 2012 08:52 AM

                    Ya, I figured that out. I still don't get it.


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                      peppermint pate Dec 10, 2012 08:55 AM

                      I think the humour is the idea that robb is almost happy to have a funeral to go to as it provides an opportunity to go get a great sandwich - kind of a poor taste/yummy taste kind of thing. And fits in nicely with the notion that Jewish people see every occasion, happy or sad, as a reason to eat...:)

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                        Davwud Dec 10, 2012 09:41 AM


                        I guess I need to be Jewish to fully "Get it."


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              elasticwaistband Dec 8, 2012 09:43 AM

              +2. No one should have to die for you to be able to enjoy a shawarma.

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                millygirl Dec 8, 2012 12:07 PM

                +3 Funniest thing I've heard today. Thank you

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                acd123 Dec 10, 2012 08:10 AM

                I hear you. My wife and I were too embarrassed to admit to anyone that we did a Dr. Laffa run after a funeral at Benjamin's. Not that we were happy to be attending, however, but why not have some good come out of a bad situation? We looked at each other sheepishly when my dad guessed what we had done. He knows me too well.

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                  juno Dec 10, 2012 08:30 AM

                  It's not surprising that Benjamin's Funeral Home, on Steeles Ave. W. west of Dufferin, would, inadvertently, throw a lot of business Dr. Laffa's way. I'm at an age where I find myself at Benjamin's every now and then and, if it's a mid-morning or early afternoon service, and I'm not following the funeral procession to the cemetery, lunch at nearby Middle East restos like Best Grill (three minutes away) or Dr. Laffa (about 10 minutes away), seems like a natural feel-good follow-up to a hitherto-depressing day.

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              CarNut Mar 13, 2013 06:19 AM

              I heard this morning that the Bathurst St location is supposed to open this week, and that they are now looking for more locations downtown and in office buildings. Should be interesting.

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                kwass Mar 13, 2013 03:50 PM

                Wow!! That's awesome!! I'm so excited!!

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                  caitlink Mar 13, 2013 05:01 PM

                  No need to be embarrassed about eating good food :-) I don't hang out in the area. But daughter interested in trying after seeing it on You Gotta Eat Here.

                  Any recs? Thx.

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                    kwass Mar 13, 2013 05:06 PM

                    Falafel...chicken shawarma...and I haven't tried it myself, but the shakshuka is supposed to be awesome.

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                      TorontoJo Mar 13, 2013 06:06 PM

                      Shakshuka is awesome. And just a note that they don't have chicken shawarma -- they do a turkey shawarma with lamb fat.

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                        kwass Mar 13, 2013 06:45 PM

                        That's right. Thanks for correcting me TJ :) I always forget that it's not actually chicken.

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                          bbbradk Mar 13, 2013 09:15 PM

                          Are they open now?

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                          Davwud Mar 14, 2013 04:29 AM

                          Absolutely correct on both counts Jo. I've had both and give two big, cartoon thumbs up on both.
                          The turkey shawarma is special. Probably the only place in the city doing it.
                          Get the Shakshuka special. Comes with Merges sausage.
                          From the show, the houmous looks great too. It's next on my to do list there.


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                        acd123 Mar 14, 2013 06:54 AM

                        The Moroccan fish is excellent. It's available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wipe up the sauce with the laffa and get some harif (hot sauce) on the side.

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                      peppermint pate Mar 14, 2013 07:09 AM

                      Great news. I had been there a few week ago and they told me they were going to open within 2 weeks - I think things got pushed a bit after the Haymishe fire (believe they're in the same plaza?). Anyway, lots of love for the shwarma in the laffa (I prefer it to the falafel) - next on my "to do" list is the "sabich", the vegetarian sandwich with tahihi, hummus, hard boiled eggs, fried eggplant and other goodies in a laffa. Looks amazing.

                      Funny that they're going to open a week before Pesach...

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                        kwass Mar 14, 2013 11:13 AM

                        That is strange. I thought they'd wait until after the Holidays. It doesn't make much sense, but I'm not going to complain :)

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                          CarNut Mar 14, 2013 07:20 PM

                          Maybe they'll do something really crazy like open before Passover as being Kosher For Passover, obviously not making or serving laffa or pita until Passover is finished. Given that everything is new, shouldn't be that difficult to have a limited KFP menu for the first 3 weeks.

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