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Non-Chain Lunch in Oakville

justinisthebest Aug 27, 2013 08:58 AM

So I will be working around Winston Churchilll and Dundas for the next few months, and I am extremely unfamiliar with the neighborhood.

Looking for some suggestions on good places to grab a takeout lunch within a 5 minute drive of the area. Eating daily at Panera Bread is killing the wallet ... TIA!

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  1. TorontoJo RE: justinisthebest Aug 27, 2013 09:08 AM

    If you're willing to go a bit further, Kori's Roti is pretty tasty.

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      squirms RE: justinisthebest Aug 27, 2013 09:09 AM

      California Sandwiches

      San Francesco's

      Chorizos (a little further South).

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        LJS2 RE: justinisthebest Aug 27, 2013 10:44 AM

        Starsky has a prepared food counter in the store as well as a small restaurant.
        If you drive a couple of minutes west to Trafalgar there are more choices. There is a Mucho Burrito which although a chain has been pretty good the two times I have tried it. A little further west on Dundas is Dinasi which is an old style diner. I have only been for breakfast but have never been disappointed. Also west of you but before Trafalgar is a pho place the name of which I can't recall. It is in the plaza at the corner of Dundas and Prince Michael. You can also always grab a hot dog or sausage at Costco for a couple of dollars drink included. Costco is just slightly west of you on the north side of Dundas.

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          justinisthebest RE: LJS2 Oct 26, 2013 09:50 AM

          I've been frequenting Starskys and I gotta say I am in love with the place. No more driving to Denningers. Thank you!

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          msprnt RE: justinisthebest Aug 27, 2013 11:36 AM

          i work in the area and have been trying as much as i can ... but there really isn't that much. with that said, i will definitely try most (if not all that is listed here).

          i've been to starsky's food counter, a shawarma/kabob place (in the place to the west of starsky's), sukothai (multiple times - don't know if there's any affiliation with the downtown location), another thai place west of the 410 on upper middle rd,

          .... and then almost all the "chains" including california, artisano, panera, souvlaki hut, subway, quizno's, panera, st. louis', boston pizza, alice fazooli's, east side mario's, costco, mcdonald's, etc.

          the chains definitely outweigh the independents, so i'm game for anything new!

          1. duckdown RE: justinisthebest Aug 28, 2013 04:00 PM

            I think Agabi is a wicked choice for lunch

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              StewBing RE: duckdown Sep 3, 2013 09:36 AM

              I just tried the Med. seafood chowder and falafel pita .... both worthy choices ...

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              tasoid RE: justinisthebest Aug 28, 2013 05:55 PM

              Slightly more than 5 min drive but not more than 10 minutes is Stoneys. You can call ahead for takeout as well.

              http://www.stoneysbreadcompany.com/

              Can always go to Whole Foods as well.

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                StewBing RE: justinisthebest Sep 2, 2013 05:11 AM

                Calabash Caribbean food (all the usual 'Trinny' items; the fish'n'bake sandwich is awesome! ... also try the Cajun chicken with palau rice). Now; if you simply want a roti ... make the drive to Kori's for a much better roti.
                Senor Burrito (good Mexican food ... burrito salad and nachos are a regular choice for us) ... and noteworthy as a burrito resto actually run by Mexicans
                Chopan House (newly opened Afgani .... still needs to prove itself; but, the Moshawa (lentil soup) is awesome)

                10 minutes away @ QEW & Erin Mills Parkway.
                A strip mall N-W corner (same strip as the Swish Chalet)

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                  StewBing RE: justinisthebest Sep 2, 2013 05:22 AM

                  also; for Indian/Pakistani, head north on Winston Churchill. Just north of the 403, on west side (behind the Country Style doughnuts)
                  Zeerah's take out ... very good

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                    juliewong RE: justinisthebest Sep 2, 2013 06:45 PM

                    Dundas and Winston Churchill is Summit Gardens. Good for Dim Sum. Cart service during the week so very little wait.

                    A bit west is Perfect Kitchen - another chinese place that has dim sum that is ordered off a menu - again quite quick and tasty.

                    My favourite was always the A1 sweets and restaurant, corner of Postridge and Trafalgar about a 5 min drive from Winston Churchill and Dundas. Great indian veg. take out and really inexpensive.

                    Enjoy

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                      MiniMom RE: juliewong Sep 3, 2013 10:35 AM

                      Right near A1 is the new burrito place also, 6.99$ for a large steak/chicken with a pop. OR loblaws has the lunch counter also at the Dundas/trafalgar area. or east on Erin Mills to the Sobey's as they have a takout lunch area, and there is also the noodle place on the south side of dundas near the Auto mall.

                      and amazing portugese chicken place near W/C & Burnhamthorpe - Brasas even a dinner for for is only $26
                      but they have meals for 1 etc.

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                        justinisthebest RE: juliewong Oct 26, 2013 09:52 AM

                        Trying A1 this week. Thanks!

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