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Dr Laffa - Second Location Opened Today

Finally - the second location opened today. (3023 Bathurst St - Just south of Lawrence, on the east side).

They are opened from 11 am to 10 pm but they close early on Fridays and are always closed on Saturdays.

They will also be closed for Passover ..best to call before going or to follow them on twitter or facebook for updates on their hours.

As for the space - it's take out only but there's some stools and a long counter along the window and 2 walls.
As for the food - it's beyond good.

It will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood!

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  1. I'm looking forward to trying them out after seeing the profile on You Gotta Eat Here. A nice addition to my neighbourhood. Nice to see them up and running, (unlike their neighbour Ben and Izzy, who are, for whatever reason, still not open).

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    1. re: barneyvernon

      I'm sure Ben and Izzy's will open after the Holidays.

    2. I am soooo excited that they're open!! Thank you so much for the update!! Weird though that they didn't just wait until after Pesach to open. Not that I'm complaining :)

      1. Here is a list of their hours:

        Hours at 3023 Bathurst: Fridays Open 11am to 4pm, Saturdays 9pm- midnight (only until Pasover) Sunday to Thursday Open 11am to 10pm

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        1. re: kwass

          So after passover they will not be open Saturday nights?

          1. re: hungryabbey

            Probably because Sunset will be later and later, making it difficult to open.

        2. I gotta squeeze in a pre-Passover shwarma. A friend went today and raved.

          1. Being a Dr Laffa virgin,but a lover of good shwarma what makes this place so good/different compared to let's say Shwarma Empire etc?

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            1. re: petek

              For one thing, it's the laffa bread. But in addition to that, they just know how to make Middle Eastern Food right. And they do some things differently as well...like their "chicken" shawarma, which isn't chicken, but turkey cooked in lamb fat.

              1. re: kwass

                Well..anything cooked in lamb fat sounds good to me! Count me in. :)

                1. re: petek

                  It's a great sandwich Pete and enough for two meals. From the YGEH episode the hummus looks great.


                2. re: petek

                  One big factor is it's kosher. That opens it up to a segment that can't enjoy most of the decent mid-Eastern cuisine in this city.

                  1. re: Jay3fer

                    There are actually a lot of kosher falafel/middle eastern places in the city, so I don't think that's what makes Dr Laffa's so good!

                    1. re: kwass

                      Yes, but most aren't authentic. The fresh bread also makes it wonderful. Are they doing it fresh in the Persian oven at the south location??? My husband actually did a cartoon with Dr. Laffa in it:

                      1. re: Jay3fer

                        I'm not saying that the other kosher falafel/middle eastern places are as good as Dr Laffa's, but they're not bad, and there are a lot of them. That was my point.

                3. I stopped in yesterday for a falalfel...delish!! What makes it different than any other falafel/schwarma place in TO (Tov lI, King David, Schwarma King....) is the laffa itself, a middle-eastern naan that is huge along with the variety of free toppings. On my falafel I had corn salad, fries, cole slaw, purple cabbage, regualar salad, pickles, hummus, hot sauce and tehina. You can also get onions, fried eggplant and these little fritters. Line-up was quite long and process seems quite inefficient. Witnessed a bit of a verbal fight between a young religeous lady and three religeous guys...she was really pissed that two of the guys jumped to the front of the line to join the thiird...really pissed..thought it would come to blows...and this was the first day!!

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                  1. re: robb

                    "thought it would come to blows...and this was the first day!!"

                    Ha!! Sounds like fun!! Maybe I'll wait a bit before I check it out..

                    1. re: petek

                      I'm going to wait also :( I have a feeling that while it's always going to be busy there, right now it's just a little too insane!!

                      1. re: kwass

                        It's always a good idea to let the dust settle a bit,it's not like they're anywhere right?

                        1. re: petek

                          Exactly. They are going to be there for a long long time :) That being said, I don't want to wait too long!!

                          1. re: kwass

                            Apologies..I meant to say "it's not like they're going anywhere" :)

                  2. Looks like I know where I am going after work today...

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                    1. got back in the country late last night and went as soon as i woke up today. just as great as the far north location

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                        1. re: disgusti

                          REALLY?!?!? I tried to go for dinner (as I mentioned below) and this is what I found!

                          Also, really sad about Haymishe right next door :(

                          But on the bright side, come January 2014 I will be able to pick up some awesome bagels along with my falafel!

                          1. re: mnajji

                            What do you mean by picking up bagels in Jan 2014??

                            1. re: magic

                              Well, I have no way of verifying that this is accurate but according to Yelp Haymishe will be closed until Dec 31, 2013.


                              1. re: mnajji


                                Thanks for the info. I wonder how they acquired this info and if it is accurate.

                                I will post on the Haymishe Fire thread.

                            2. re: mnajji

                              only open until 4 or so on fridays because of shabbat from what i understand. no line when i was in there this afternoon but a steady stream of people taking out