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Looking for good recommendations in Yorkdale/Downsview/Keele area...

mtx Jan 24, 2014 08:56 AM

I'm looking for a couple of good restaurant recommendations in Yorkdale/Downsview/Keele area, hopefully not one of the big-chain franchises in Yorkdale. I'm looking for options, cheap/affordable/expensive, all types of cuisine, etc. Not really that picky. I like to have different options for different occasions. So far the only good place I've been to is Dr. Laffa for Iranian/Middle-Eastern/food and shawarmas.

  1. Food Tourist Jan 24, 2014 04:11 PM

    The only good eats I've found in that area is Seoul House korean bbq and that's not saying much.

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      Luvtooeat Jan 24, 2014 05:00 PM

      Keele south of Lawrence Churrasqueira Estrela


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        archive Jan 24, 2014 07:39 PM

        Pho Mi Asia at Keele and Wilson

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          Yongeman Jan 27, 2014 01:04 AM

          +1 for Pho Mi Asia.
          Also Mary Brown's Fried Chicken and Taters on Dufferin, just south of Yorkdale.

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            mtx Jan 27, 2014 07:19 AM

            Been there and it's not bad, I personally like the one at Jane/Wilson (behind the Burger King) better.

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              Yongeman Jan 27, 2014 04:51 PM

              That place is Pho Con Bo, right? I've been to both places more than 10x each. They are both great. On any given day, one may slightly outdo the other, but my money is on Pho Mi Asia with slight edge.

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          nuts4food Jan 25, 2014 09:37 AM

          Darosa at Dufferin and Glencairn. Pretty good Portuguese. The chicken is excellent and you can't beat the prices.

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            magic Jan 26, 2014 01:49 PM

            Anoush on Dufferin (north of Sheppard) for a damn fine beef shawarma.

            Churrasqueira Estrela on Keele for wonderful chicken.

            Seara Bakery right next door for wonderful everything.

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              jeremyh1 Jan 27, 2014 05:21 AM

              Pupusa Loka on Wilson east of Keele.

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                mtx Jan 27, 2014 07:18 AM

                What kind of food is that?

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                  Food Tourist Jan 27, 2014 04:17 PM

                  Pupusas are generally found in El Salvador. A thick soft corn tortilla filled with cheese, meat and/or refried beans. The ones at the back of the Latin American grocery store in Kensington Market are famous.

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                    jeremyh1 Jan 28, 2014 04:28 AM

                    ^exactly as food tourist describes. They are pretty inexpensive and filling. Our favourite in the city for both taste and fun service is @ Tita La Guanaca on St Clair between Oakwood and Dufferin (at Glenholme just east of Boom Breakfast).

              2. kwass Jan 27, 2014 05:05 PM

                Camarra's on Dufferin @ Glencairn

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                  Luvtooeat Jan 27, 2014 05:15 PM

                  Dufferin & Castlefield


                  Best veal sandwich

                  1. Dr. John Jan 28, 2014 03:19 PM

                    Is Lawrence and Bathurst out of your range? United Bakers is great for soups particularly (pea, vegetable are great). I also have a funny affection for their vegetarian "chopped liver".

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