Get your Italian Coffee served along with coffee beans "to go"
at Pasta Mia cafe located at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Centre
(front street near church)
Great pasta here too for home takeaway
(owned by dear Clement and Anila - the greatest, most Christianly spirited folks on
A great offering of supremely great tasting jumbo sized chicken
wings with nice fresh cut fries for an
amazing seven bucks plus ninety nine cents
at "the draft house" pub located on Yonge street just south
of Bloor. They have
a beautiful selection of the best songs picked for jukebox
playing with a modern machine that offers a huge number of such great songs from
the 70s (bee gees, Fleetwood mac, The Eagles, Yvonne Elliman, and tons more) and with the best songs from Van Morrison
("Someone like you" / "Have I told you lately") Christopher Cross (Arthurs
theme, Ride like the wind), Leann
rimes, ("Cant fight the moonlight" - discounted price, plus "Wasted days and
wasted nights") Jackie Evancho, Andy Gibb (even played a George strait song - "Amarillo by
mornin!" - nice country selections equally!) You might even blow a twenty on this
jukebox and not live to regret it as it gives a shot in the arm our planet hasnt
had for just too bloody long now I say - time to end the abuse with bullshit
so-called music we are subjected to in a bid to make for stupidly equals in such
regard as human sensibilities as applied to music tastes and what have you - for
gods sakes I submit with care!
check for daily and monthly specials - wing deal applies sun/mon for now.
Jukebox access may be with withheld to patrons at staff preference in case
of a possibly immediate display of a raptors game instead (which has preference here
for the male staff currently it would appear) or by vote casually
taken of those in attendance in relation to other such TV programs displaying
instead, around this town.
Nice folks over the years! Have had the calamari here
Great burgers too - even tried the lamb burger here!!
Over this past decade I've been
in literally hundreds
of times I figure for the Wednesday drink and burger
special at The St Louis Location on King Street in DT Toronto
Just five bucks for each item, plus tax and tip - just a tad
more now I believe. Great waitresses often times.
(Check out their daily special on items such as wings
and more!) Lets keep our folks in business in this town
I love the Mikes hard lemonade here, waiting for them
to also offer Rekordelig from Sweden and Sommersby from
Denmark. I hate the taste of beer by comparison now I have
to say. Loved the Amsterdam Blonde beer - Albeit really
produced when I was a beer drinker and thats still a handy option in a
pinch I'd say too.
26 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M5E1M1
Supremely great steak
and lobster fun place!!
Red Lobster Restaurants
Many locations throughout Canada
+ The United States
Great place for a lobster pizza when
(ten bucks and change) plus
truly great Steak and lobster served
just right and always reasonably priced!
(love the long Island Iced Tea served here - have it everytime I'm here! - $9)
Most recent visit for supper was for the four course meal special (under
twenty five dollars) plus a couple more dollars to substitute lovely
lobster bisque (small serving) and a few more dollars to have a great
7oz sirloin steak included. delicious included dessert of fresh tasting
vanilla scoop of ice cream along with a hot brownie
Enjoy a lunch special as I did at Red Lobster
recently for just $11.99 for the main course (garlic shrimp and
fire grilled chicken with a side of broccoli - added a lobster bisque
mini serving for just a reasonable $3.50 would you believe? Delicious!
Delicious Lobster bisque (to your left)
Also, Complimentary fresh made english
biscuits served while your lunch is prepared
East Side Mario's
151 Front Street
These gift cards are a great idea
Starbucks is your best deal for great atmosphere
especially (Best decor!) (Give out a gift-card today!)
- so do "Second Cup" with daily flavour pick specials
like Columbian, Irish Cream, along with a truly great
butter croissant reasonably priced at $2.50
delivered fresh daily by gourmet bakers locally
Tim Horton's has nice simple coffee
I have to say, although it costs the same
as going in style instead at other
places mentioned above (where sometimes the
coffee taste is too strong I believe) and as well
at reasonably priced as well "Timothy's World Coffees"
smart choice locations and elsewhere.
Tim's has a real nice chesse croissant which heated with butter
costs under a toonie, as well as a nice ham sandwich on a toasted bun
or croissant (xtra) for about a five dollar bill - incl cheese! nice enuf offer!
(Also has fresh slices of tomato with lettuce and sauce)
Tims has the best tasting, sweet coffee styled offering they refer to as
"French vanilla cappucino" made from a powdered preparation. $2
Remember to give a generous tip here too, especially!
RECENTLY ENJOYED A TEN DOLLAR MONDAY
SPECIAL (PLUS $8 DRINK) AT "JERSEY GIANT"
FRONT STREET @ CHURCH $20 TTL PLUS TIP WOW!
The Bar at Broadview and Queen just opened a year or two ago
features a Monday special (till 10PM) special too. Nice Burger
(plus fries - not as pictured) with a pint of perhaps now my most
favourite beer of all - Amsterdam Blonde just fifteen bucks with tax.
(Cheese or bacon xtra)
Best meal around seven bucks for sheer taste
and value - Siddarta (Queen Street just East of
Broadview) Pakistani owned Indian cuisine
Chicken Tikka masala (my fav here) or
Butter chicken or beef on long grain rice $7
Best everyday delicious lunch and dinner value lunch/dinner meals between $10-$15
Enjoy a great Kofta Kabab meal (Nicely flavourerd for western pallates too I say)
just twelve bucks as shown (huge value and satisfaction from great meal offering)
Please note that the tasty long grain plain rice is served lightly sauced and never just dry -
that's how rice should always be served for western palettes I say and believe!
Best place found for this meal type of great value is at Silk Road Kabab House Bay Street
near College street
Take-out foods Review Section Below
Richtree Market Restaurants
- Eaton Centre - Toronto
(and other locations throughout Ontario)
great dessert items and other fresh made take-out foods to please!
(Some locations such as "College Park Center" now out of business - sadly)
also find Peters Cajun is tops for Cajun spiced
foods including Calamari French fried potato and
Italian sandwiches and pizza too! they deliver!
located on Parliament at Gerrard in Toronto
often great servers too! (please tip)
huge helpin of cajun fries -
just four bucks
(catering too for office parties
Superior pizza offerings! Pizza Nova is I without a doubt the best pizza
around here so far tried- and its the
sorta quality level we need I most love their
Supreme" and "Diavola" gourmet slice!
Just around five
bucks a LGarge SLICE
(actually a double slice in effect) with tax!
By the way if you are in a
rush and can settle for something quick, the Rexall (deli foods section)
across the street (corner location) offers great quality day old sandwiches for $2.50 (reg $3.50
- $4.00) I tried a nice whole grain sandwich with cheddar cheese and turkey slices - tasted quite
fresh - ta! (College/Spadina location - Toronto)
Quiznos offers fully nine
inch subs right now for six dollars
with a choice of daily
special including "chicken carbanerro"
includes tasty sauce and heaps of chicken
CURRENTly also offering seafood
(lobster) SUB SPECIALS TOO - WOW!
Taco Bell offers weekly special
deals on their tasty beef tacos
(for just a five dollar bill, tax
included, you can get two tacos
french fries along with a drink
(tues toronto area special now
The mexifries at taco bell in
years gone by were a great drawing
card they really should offer now.
Best snack meal for just a toonie at present: $2 special
Delicious mutton rolls (breaded)
AT "Rusi's" fast foods takeout on King Street just
a few steps east of yonge (next door
to "the office Pub"
freshness and related quality does vary a lot sometimes -
but always worth a try as its often really a special
treat at this price (get it soft and freshly made with tender
meat) They use exotic "goat meat" in these rather than mutton
beef would work better I think - or (expensive?) mutton even
The Iranian family owned Poet Cafe in Toronto
offers a warm atmosphere for dining including
Brunch offerings such as "The Istanbul 8AM"
Breakfast. (Shown below) Includes a taste of
Turkish sausage - deliciously spiced lightly
along with salad, couple of fried eggs and French
bread. Lovely Irish hostess served my table when
i was there recently - happy to recommend! $20
including great coffee and with taxes. (Please tip
these kind folks generously here especially)
How about an "eggs
benedict" treat at Paddington's
located at the popular Toronto St Lawrence Market
(main level) Truly superior service too in the past
when I was last there a year ago.
An amazing deal in a
Breakfast Sandwich is to be found at the
nicely fixtured Pumpernickles locations around Downtown Toronto
and elsewhere here Starting at around just under five bucks for a
offering that includes an egg, delicious ham and swiss
cheese - all freshly made and tasting delicious! Check around for
locations listings including just off Bay St
downtown on Elm Street
where this special was found. and king street near parliament.
Nice Burrito's too for breakfast - five bucks plus tax - no tip
Also now offered for five bucks at breakfast on mondays is smoked
salmon with cream cheese and aragula on your choice of bagel.
Great tasting coffee included (my favourite pick here is Colombian)
Full scrambled egg and sausage/bacon plus home fries, great
toast and coffee on fridays for just a fiver. The great ten dollar
complete fish and chips meal for lunch on fridays for example.
Delivery available. Its the best tasting fish and
chips I've tried and may even be halibut rather than ordinary
haddock that is commonly given out instead at prices at this level. Pumpernickles $10 (at present) friday fish and
chips deal - don't miss out on this great food deal!
Also check out (usually busy) Sunset Grill
locations for breakfast
deals including three fried (or poached) eggs with home fries and
toast for fiver bucks weekdays, six fifty weekends. Only open
till three, with burgers available on the lunch menu
Then of course, there's Frans, who have been around a
long time in this town - had a nice eggs benedict with
"steak" (shredded meat) there recently - lotsa great sauce
and reasonably priced - avail daytime only (College Street location)
Their downtown Shuter Street location (close to
-Don't recommend the eggs benedict with salmon here.
(Little trace of any fish - real salmon that is)
Haven't tried their fancy front street location as yet.
Best place in this part of town for an amazing breakfast
offering is Future Bistro on Bloor - One block west of Spadina
Three fried eggs done your way, large potato wedges
choice of toast options and a nice cup of coffee served
in a mug. Only $5.95 plus tax if you arrive before ten in the morn.
Tip not really required as you order and pick up at the counter and
pay in advance. (mon-fri discount regular $8.50 price after 10AM
and on weekends)
We made up this image
above to help promote a place that's under-appreciated it
seems - for weekend brunch in any event. Nice looking bar and restaurant equally,
with weekend specials
beginning at just six bucks for a complete breakfast (add a dollar
more for "bottomless coffee" (free refills) and for only a couple
more dollars you can get you choice of sausage or bacon (I had
mine just the way I like it - soft cooked to perfection!) They even
tastefully include a serving of fresh strawberry and kiwi fruit
in a side little container.
Just love the offerings at Longos such as
Breakfast special toasted bagel of your choice
with fried egg, bacon and cheese for $2.99
(add a coffeee for about a buck in choice of
flavours!) They had great 70s music on as well
when last visited - greatest folks! (brookfield
place, downstairs foods area) Also noticed a
lobster sandwich for $6.99 (cold foods area)
They also feature a buffet here (by wieght)
with poached eggs, lotsa bacon (cheap) and
turkey mini sausage along with pork alternately
and shrimp in nice sauce available then too
In addition to calamari salad and crab stuff!
Mastro offers most delicious sliced Cappocollo and prosciutto
sausage meats - ask at very one of your local supermarkets
for more of it
Marc Angelo imported Italian foods includes a snack sized
offering of slices of genoa salami with provolone cheese slices
just three bucks and change at superior deli food counters such as
at the metro in the packaged cold meats section.
No doubt the best
place for decent sausage in this town appears to be the
"Metro" Supermarket Deli Counter on Front Street in Toronto just by
Church Street -
absolutely delicious and cheap (available most days) including varieties
grilled sausage meats, sometimes wrapped in soft cooked bacon. Just five
six bucks gets you two nicely prepared sausages - a great choice at this price
especially - wow! Add a simply delicious Thai soup too for just $2.99
additionally if you wish I've come in every day for the past year
or longer, for my daily lunch treat. (pictured sausages larger than
You can also get the best available Jerk chicken here ($3.50 quarter chicken
available optionally instead if you are so inclined) Add two great
sides for just another four bucks - pick from veggie rice, scalloped
in curry sauce along with cooked baby carrots in a sweet sauce, and
along with Montreal Smoked meat
sandwiches and more! Truly great trays of
chicken wings at a
great value at under ten bucks during their weekly specials
- around ten bucks with flavours such as buffalo, bbq, sweet chili to
from available hot or cold. Also cooked whole BBQ chicken in about a
medium size for under a ten is available one day a week. Great place to buy
beer to take home, I dont much like beer anymore I have to say although my
most previously favourite when I did drink beer was the "Amsterdam
which they do have here if you prefer to have beer. You'll find many
of beer, but no coolers yet such as Mikes hard lemonade (my favourite
at present - at home or at a pub/bar) . Extended hours (9AM - 11PM mon-sun)
here right now would be a can of Somersby Blackberry Cider from
Denmark - they have
some real tasty sweet blackberry Cider - thank goodness!
If only they'd also offer Rekordelig from Sweden - superior experience
of a great
drink all around I say! Lets have this stuff too everwhere - I dont care
if you have
good enuf taste to let us enjoy it - just get the stuff on the shelves
eh! Thats an order!
Best real choices would be smirnoff and mikes (hard lemonade) at top of
Groceries here available 24hrs
Just added is a buffet style Curry bar
featuring delicious mainly (best suited for western taste
palettes especially and my favourite too in this regard) Butter Chicken
or chicken tikka as well as chicken greek,
rice varieties along with other sides too.
Costs $1.99 per 100 grams (cheaply priced
fresh baked croissant option available too
instead of rice offering) Also just added
is an olives bar and an antipasto bar with greek grape leaf
stuffed appetizers (dolmades in Greek)
Not all Metro locations are equal in Deli quality and
selection range, - this one may no doubt be the best
of all I believe - do certainly check around certainly
such as at the busy College Park location which seems
nice too although with less selection. Oh, and pork
sausage rolls in generous size - under two bucks! wow!
(fresh baked or from cold foods counter - may be frozen
on rare occassions - use the microwave) Great bakery
section too with European offerings of fancy cakes
and pastries such as giant sized strudel with strawberry
and cheese filling.
Roma Foods (since 1953) offers a "huge" 1kg party size
bag of nice ready to serve pepperoni slices just ten bucks
at Loblaws supermarkets (Lower jarvis location)
Enjoy the beers of all greatest European
The marche movenpick umbrella setting for a number of related food
and drink offerings including fresh made pizza, breakfast item picks,
and a huge number of servings of other foods and desserts of europe
(mainly filipino staff who serve friendly along with the occassional
euro staffer such as was at the breakfast counter last couple of times
Ive recently been by. Probably the best such cup of coffee in town
(served with a fresh made muffin of your choice for just an unbelievable
$3.50 at the right coffee counter - get in on this I suggest for at least
a try! (Brookfield place in downtown toronto) Amongst the many options here
for lunch at the Marche is a serving of regular sized shrimp in a delicious
sauce $4.99 plus really nice mushrooms served with it if you like for an
added $2.99 wow! Tuesdays the bar here offers Keiths or Molsons beer for just
five bucks a bottle or six for a mug. Daily $10 lunch specials just added to
the menu, and the breakfast offering include a ten dollar three item meal
including scrambled eggs along with your choice of gourmet tasty thin styled
mini sausages or bacon, and as well tasty mushrooms in a light sauce in which
it is cooked or rosti potato
Try the local Sikorski Polish Company's offerings
here of great sausage from traditions throughout
Europe at the Metro in the cold foods section
This is a nice place we discovered on Toronto's
Yonge Street - check similar locations in your town too.
A shish kabob meal with two skewers of beef
rice and Pita style bread plus salad is currently
$11.99 plus tax (self serve - tip not usually required)
catering available as well as $80 platters for
small sized parties when dining in too
"Bourbon Street Grill" Unbeatable for
taste and sheer value - amazing amounts of food in huge
selections including spicy beef, garlic or cajun shrimp, Bourbon chicken (specialty
here) and lots more
with lotsa sides to pick from - all fresh made -
around ten bucks for a combo - my fav deal here!
Loblaws Supermarket Deli counters offer a family pack of cooked
breaded chicken for just a ten dollar bill at their hot deli counter
- or if you prefer from their coolers section - ready to eat!
Other truly Great food ideas
you must try!
Queen at Parliament Streets in Toronto and on Mt Pleasant Drive
Recently renovated with expanded seating capacity - Tenderly
prepared succulent Soulaki offerings of pork Chicken lamb or beef
varieties are second to none - Whether in a pita wrap or a single or
double skewer full meal deal - great food from our family there to you!
Been here many many times this past decade as I live only minutes away.
Greek specialties Also available here at locations everywhere
(GREAT lamb shank)!
Pita Wraps - PITA way Shawarma OutletS Such as at
Yonge on carlton
is the best such deal
in town for under four dollars on
your choice of Beef
falafel available cheap
available just next door near Yonge on Carlton (just a few steps east)
is an all day fresh croissant and coffee special combo for just one
dollar just now! (Where the Canada Post agency outlet i also located
Get a couple of nice thick slices of succulent side bacon cooked to
perfection at Carnicero's at St Lawrence Market (upper level) in
Downtown toronto! A fver should be about enough unless you want their
"The New Yorker Deli" restaurant at Bay and bloor in Toronto
offers a variety of smoked meat sandwiches and more. Just love the large
Orange juice (fresh squeezed for just a four dollar price plus tax)
euro spirited waitress often!
"Wraps on the Go" - a fast food outlet located in the lower level food
court at the Cumberland Terrace Plaza - 2 Bloor Street West in Toronto
(across from the Reference Branch of the Toronto Library) has amazing
deals on breakfast choices and Wraps too!
Delicious fresh made and tasting breakfast sandwich
for around three bucks - why go elsewhere!
nice Burger meal at "Hangry
Burger" On Yonge street near College - Around Police H.Q.
(including fresh cut style fries and pop for just around ten bucks including tax)
Choose your own of the many toppings options here. "HERO'S BURGERS" has
a similar deal around town. Jnr burger
just four bucks
Canada is a popular
place for a "cooked
at your table" experience
in tasty cuisine
such as teriyaki
steak and shrimp
and more! Ths aint yucky sushi food
instead, thats fer shure! (No longer
in Toronto? real shame!)
The best deal for a licenced (wine and
beer) restaurant with Indian and Pakistani cuisine is Gautama, located
at 1416 Gerrard East in the section known as "Little India" in Toronto"
Great Western styled decor and amazing food at cheap buffet deals
compared to offerings in other cuisines no doubt. Nice owner
The only Indian restaurant I've been going to to for ages now.
Great "tandoori chicken" included in
offerings here too and
richly delicious "gulab jamun" for dessert.
Also, their fast food outlet at broadview and queen east (Siddartha)
offers meals for seven dollars such as my favourite here-
chicken tikka on long grain yellow rice for eat-in or take
out. Veggie optios from one of their delicious curries are a dollar
more cheap takeout, consider
spadina st. (west) Chinatown section
or on broadwiew at Gerrard (west side) for great BBQ duck and or Pork by
the pound - around five bucks a meal (a
bit more now)
Also try Korean specialties of "kimchi"
(spicy cabbage preparation) and equally famous "bulgogi" tasty meat dish
Snack deli meats available at Loblaws
franchised "No frills" Supermarkets
and elsewhere - just $3 a 250gm serving
in the case of Pepperoni or the same
price for a 150gm servving of truly
delicious Kolbassa Meat loaf from
Brandt meats packages sold here!