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Apr 16, 2014 04:53 AM

Best cheap halal food near Uni. of Toronto

What's the best cheapest halal food I can find near University of Toronto?

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    1. re: happycamper

      Interesting that OP was looking for Toronto Halal places back a few years back and never received a response. I hope some people chime in for him this time around.

      I can't recommend Gulf House based on my visit on the weekend. I will post more about my experiences in the thread that happycamper linked to.

      1. re: ylsf

        Well $5 meals of any kind are a tough order in Toronto.
        My suggestions are not near UofT in a lunch run sense but may work for dinner. If you have a metro pass, hop on the subway (10 min ride to Pape) for Mr Pide Turkish Pizza, you can eat well for $10pp. I believe that Champion shwarma on Pape might be Halal but not much seating (Mr Pide is comfortable and welcoming).
        Ritz Carribean (a few Yonge St locations) does not serve pork, you will have to investigate whether they are truly Halal. $5 lunch specials. Similarly there is or was a no-pork Carribean place on Dundas (Coconut Grove?) near University, I haven't been in ages. Paramount on Yonge attracts Ryerson students. Actually I believe based on recent drive-by impressions there are some small places popping up around Ryerson, off Yonge St with cheaper addresses, advertising Halal food. Sorry I don't have details but maybe worth investigating.

        Edit to add some links

        1. re: julesrules

          speaking of u of t and $5 meals, there is a new Caribbean place on College and Huron with a roast chicken leg and thigh + rice and beans + a veg side dish for $5. The service is absolutely chaotic and the roti is terrible but the lunch special is actually good and hella cheap.

      2. Paramount on Yonge, just south of Dundas has halal Middle Eastern food. The mini flatbreads are particularly good and the kebab-type dishes are fine, but a bit heavy on the starch and not enough of everything else. It is pretty cheap, with the flatbreads about $3-4 and the main platters about $12-16.

        Little India on Queen, just west of University also has halal meat (according to my halal colleague) and its Indian dishes are quite tasty. The fish dishes are particularly good.