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Aug 20, 2013 03:19 AM

Shepherd and Allan expressway?

Hi Hounds, need your help again.

I'm spending a lot of time near the aforementioned location, and wondering what might be near that I'm unaware of?

The only places I've located so far are a Boston pizza (shudder) and a Starbucks.

Anything half decent within a 10 minute drive?

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  1. There's a middle-eastern/shwarma place in the Boston Pizza/McDonald's complex at Rimrock. It was positively reviewed here a week or so ago. Sorry, I don't know the name, but they also had a Groupon offer last week. Its newly opened. Also, there's a Yummy Market on Dufferin south of Finch that is well-loved. Here's a link to their other location but some of the comments are for the Dufferin store:

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    1. re: barneyvernon

      Big +1 for Yummy Mkt. 4400 Dufferin.

      1. Both Dr. Laffa locations could be within a 10 minute drive, depending on traffic and time of day. Bel Cibo on Dufferin near Wilson is ok for Italian sandwiches (not as good as California imo- maybe one of the California locations is within 10 minutes, depending on the traffic).

        I'd think one of the independent Italian sandwich places on Steeles would be less than 10 minutes from you. Also could visit TovLi or Me Va Me.

        Yakamoz on Wilson w of Bathurst also might be within 10. Has anyone been lately? It's been a while since my last visit.

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          1. re: prima

            Commisso Bros Italian Sandwiches at 8 Kincroft should also be reachable.

          2. Europa Bar 3030 Bathurst for schnitzels
            Bagel House 1722 Avenue Rd
            Que Hong Banh Mi 2437 Finch - awesome
            Pho Dau Bo 2437 Finch - also awesome

            Plus you have Nella Cutlery 148 Norfinch, Kristapsons Smoked Salmon 3248 Yonge, and the Seafood Depot 81 Avia Park for excellent supplies !

            1. its been i while since ive dined in the area so not sure whats still good let alone still exists. i will leave it to others to update my thoughts:

              - downsview market saturdays
              - cant recall which one was best but viet in plaza nw corner keele/sheppard (12mins might get you que huong)
              - a columbian place at wilson/dufferin
              - bagels near bathurst/wilson
              - if youre lucky with traffic me va me at steeles/bathurst
              - raps, randys and others are in range at allen/eg
              - korean at sheppard/yonge (might even be bbq there but not tried)
              - even stockyards might only be 12mins away

              (i can go from work to g ross lord in 30mins at 6pm on a weekday)

              - khao san road

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              1. re: KhaoSanRoad

                Some of the suggestions here, as good as they are, are more -sometimes considerably more - than your requested 10-minute drive in mid-day from Sheppard Ave. and the Allan Expressway. (Take it from a guy who regularly drives in the neighbourhood.) I'll assume it's lunch you're looking for. In which case, let me suggest Bagel Plus, a bakery and cafe in a plaza on the northwest corner of Sheppard Ave. and Bathurst St. Locally popular, and with good reason. Tasty soups, sandwiches on fresh-baked bagels, buns and breads, Jewish-style specialties, that sort of thing. They also do a pretty good breakfast. A lively joint, packed with regulars, it's essentially a diner with a Jewish twist. Decent prices, good, swift service.

              2. ben and izzys? ive not been but definitely want to:

                - khao san road