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
Some Pubs we've seen around have
a beautiful selection of the best songs picked
playing with a modern machine that offers a huge number of such great songs
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
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
jukebox in that case, and not live to regret it as it gives a shot in the arm our planet hasn't
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! Jackie Evancho's best song performances
of traditional great songs were included in what we found around, - except my most favourite "imaginer" -
although not a song
as well known - check it out at my music appreciation and download site here:
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
"Hasty Market" locations
including on Carlton Street
(just east of Yonge street)
for one dollar
with a "free"
You can also get your coffee here
with a "jimmy Dean" breakfast
English muffin with egg cheese
and bacon or sausage for just
$2.99 for the combo (add tax)
They also have home-made
sandwiches here (ham, chicken
or tuna) including a free pop for
$3.99 and small pie slices for $1.25
Tims has the best tasting, sweet
coffee styled offering they refer to as
"French vanilla cappucino" made from a powdered preparation. $2
These gift cards are a great idea
Starbucks is your best deal for great atmosphere
especially (Best decor!) (Give out a gift-card today!)
- they got the best tasting blonde flavoured coffee - cheap
These folks should be serving wine and vodka coolers all day!
- plus "Second Cup" locations with daily flavour pick specials
like Columbian, Irish Cream, along with a truly great
large butter croissant reasonably priced at $2.50
delivered fresh daily by gourmet bakers locally
Tim Horton's has nice enuf basic simple cuppa 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)
Remember to give a generous tip here too, especially!
Many bars tend to offer specials such as a Burger meal deal with a drink
purchase along with a "Happy hour" drink offering daily
Best everyday delicious lunch and dinner value lunch/dinner meals between $5-$8
Best meal around for under a five dollar bill (tax incl) -
Sausage on a bun at St lawrence Market in downtown toronto (main level)
look for "brown's meats" food stand and fresh meats counter)
Just $4.50 each!! -inc tax
(with coleslaw and bbq or hot sauce)
Debrezini sausage on a bun
Best deal right now on Beef or chicken shawarma appears to be at
Pita Way -
locations include Carlton St east near Yonge and Church street near
front - close to St Lawrence market.
Just $3.99 each!!
Zaad's Persian fast food restaurant on Bloor near the Spadina
subway Station has an offer of two nice tasting
beef or chicken shawarma wrap styled sandwiches for just a ten dollar
bill (plus tax)
Best Indian offering around just seven bucks for overall taste and value -
(Queen Street just East of Broadview) Pakistani owned Indian cuisine Chicken Tikka masala (my fav here) or Butter chicken or
Spicy beef on (often) saffron flavoured long grain rice $7 for
delicious veggie or $8 for choice of tasty meats - dual meat
selections with veggie combos available too - around $12
Best everyday delicious lunch and dinner value lunch/dinner meals between
$10-$15 (Another most favourite recommended pick too around these price levels
choice of one or more lovely meats and great fresh prepared sides equally in very
reasonably priced combo offerings starting around just $8 plus drink if desired)
BEST VALUE: Enjoy a great fresh made Kofta Kabab meal (Nicely flavoured for western palates too I say) just
$12.99 as shown (huge value and satisfaction from great meal offering)
Best place found for this meal type of great value (even includes freshly
baked free naan pita bread) is at
Naan Kabab House
- nice lookin huge place (mideastern restaurant) with western appeal on Yonge Street
@ Charles St Call their number: 416-972-6623 for hours and delivery
details - and maybe check other locations around Toronto
too - wherever is closest for this great freshly made food
idea - downloadable app for on-line ordering
service through "skip the dishes" delivery service - and likely
uber-eats too perhaps) Available here too also is the same sort of
offering here in souvlaki style beef kabab chunks or deliciously
flavoured succulently tender chicken tikka style offerings including
popular half chicken dinners. Great tasting hot cooked
wraps - soft tortilla with tender generously packed beef and
chicken fillings. Around seven dollars plus. Great too, for parties.
Beats the usual alternative places to get such food in taste
and sheer value! Unbeatable! You might just be disappointed elsewhere
by comparison on any similar offerings I'd say fer shure! - absolutely!
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
(restaurant no longer at this
Supreme "pizza Nova" lovely
pizza slice meal 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" :caribbean sunset" and "Diavola"
slice offerings plus more!
Just around five
bucks a Large SLICE
(actually a double slice in effect) with tax!
Quiznos offers fully nine
inch subs right now for around under
mainly lobster and with some alaskan pollock
added in the preparation too. (served with lettuce
and with butter if you prefer it to heaps of lobster
sauce we suggest the latter instead)
Taco Bell offers the best tasting beef
preparation in their tacos and burritos
however only in snack sized offerings
it would appear at present. what's needed
is a large man-sized option filled with this
tasty beef in sauce as it is prepared for
best taste. Also bring back the old mexi fries
- its an option we'd be willing to pay for
A bar previously located on king street had
a great deal on wednesdays lunch menu offerings
of seafood tacos served with coors beer - cheap
combo priced to build up business in this town! Mexican shrimp tacos
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)
sausage portion seems less plentiful at present.
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.
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. Delivery available. Pumpernickles $10 (at present) friday fish and
chips deal - don't miss out on this great food deal! 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.
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. Substitute
pancakes for the toast just a buck more. Bacon or sausage
add on for just a couple of dollars too. Only open
till three, with burgers available on the lunch menu
Take-out and delivery available right now at Yonge street
location near Queen street - great value for every mornin even!
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 (College Street
by yonge st)
Interesting 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. Currently offering lunch burger specials
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!
(brookfield place location - closed for months
due to covid response mismanagement by building
owners and city health officials giving poor advice)
Mastro offers most delicious sliced Cappocollo and prosciutto
sausage meats - ask at very one of your local supermarkets
for more of it. Mastro genoa salami regular or hot favoured
is amazingly delicious - about $3 for 100gms at Rocco's "No frills"
outlet on front street and other of their locations equally.
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. BOTH Metro and
loblaws offer great sliced meats such as hot genoa salami for around
Available in a great full meal offering for $7.49 including a couple of
sausages and choice of two sides such as pasta in a delicious curry
parisienne potato, scallop potato, mixed veggie, veggie rice, or mac'n
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 st. location included)
Enjoy the beers of all greatest European
everywhere! OR TAKE THE COOLER STYLED DRINKS RATHER INSTEAD!
SMIRNOF, MIKES HARD LEMONADE, REKORDELIG FROM SWEDEN ETC
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! 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. This entire complex was shutdown recently
over covid concerns, which extremist mindset application might just have
cost us many good businesses that were housed in this complex including
possibly the great Longos supermarket outlet in the basement. Shame!
Try the local Sikorski Polish Company's offerings
here of great sausage from traditions throughout
Europe at the Metro and Loblaws in the cold foods section
Just a couple of dollars gets you a great tasting Sikorski
Polish styled chicken and turkey sausage, along with kabano
and delicious chorizzo available "to go" at the cold foods deli
counters here as well grilled to ready serve hot at a deli counter
all around your town such as deliciously at metro at church street often.
A Loblaws "Presidents Choice" giftcard or a Metro giftcard both make a
thoughtful gesture as a gift of lunch meals all month long. $25 and up
Currently on special at Loblaws owned "No Frills"
discount outlets is lovely and delicious Schneiders
brand cheese filled sausage offerings to take home
and heat up in oven or microwave - just a dollar
each sausage in packages as few as a duo (two)
and up to ten in a party size family pack!
I like to add Mexican Valentina hot sauce available
cheap here too. (Or Presidents choice brand Louisiana
style great hot sauce sauce).
Metro supermarkets offer ready to heat
(microwave available) spagetti and meatballs
meals for $5 regular size tray or $10 large size
tray (not exactly as pictured).
"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 great tasting lotsa sides to pick from - all fresh made - around ten bucks for a
combo - my fav deal here! - check for end-of-day specially pre-made combos too - around
seven bucks to go!Loblaws Supermarket Deli counters offer a family pack of cooked
breaded chicken for just around a ten dollar bill at their hot deli
counter - or if you prefer from their coolers section
- ready to eat! (spicy or regular flavours - plus tenders too)
if you prefer to cook, get their ready for the oven family size pizza
for just a ten dollar bill too - wow! (loaded with pepperoni and
cheese even at this price - deluxe toppings option too - same price)
sauces shown above optional
Loblaws deli counters offer a huge variety of foods ready to eat - on the go -
including chicken dinners with your choice of sides (I like the potato wedges or scalloped potato) ,
and such great exotic offerings worth coming in for o try or have often such as szechuan beef,
bombay chicken, korean meatball or lemon chicken or seafood mix salad (all by weight) You can
also use your Presidents choice financial MasterCard points for free purchases at the deli
counter or for picking up groceries at loblaws related supermarket outlets (includes no-frills
huge discount locations) PC Choice is by far the best credit card issuer by reputation for levels
of service quality often beyond your highest expectations! also Try TD bank for best bank services
provider! TD also has the most convenient ATM designs with multiple choices of currency
demoninations when you make a withdrawal - even just a five dollar bill if need be - and
their unlimited transaction plans allow all the bebit card use for a reasonable small monthly fee -
you can even use their ATM dispenser for US currency withdrawals (as does CIBC) rather than having
to go elsewhere for it
The cold foods section also has handy mini twin skewers of ready to consume beef with
tzatziki sauce (souvlaki style if you will) for $3.99 - no tax - also great cocktail shrimp
container incl shrimp sauce! - ready to eat- under sixbucks
$5.99 shrimp with seafood sauce
also deliciously available swimming in a lovely chili flavoured sauce in the antipasto foods section
- fresh deli meats counter shown below:
Best place for gourmet taste in cold sandwich
and wrap offerings for a quick lunch or for
Gatherings - small party tray of 12 mini wraps
goes for $25 - suggest my favourite here - sweet chili
chicken baugette sandwich at $6.49 - beats subways
offerings by comparison easily - it has enough of chicken
stuffing - too many sandwich deals in town are too light
on the meats - no matter the price it would appear!
Great place to buy beer and wines to take home, I don't much like beer anymore
I have to say although my most previously favourite when I did drink beer was the
"Amsterdam Blonde" If you prefer to have beer. Best purchase here right now would
be Rekordelig brand coolers from Sweden Note: Loblaws has "Wine Rack" outlets around
superior experience of a great drink all around I say! Best choices too would be
Smirnoff and mikes (hard lemonade) at top of list! Plus where's the Port?? ('84 brand
from Niagara Region etc would be nice! - Best wine pick for the price) Great German
(Blue Nun, Hochtaler Leibfraumilch Black Tower - French (Chatenuef du pape) and
Aussie Cdn wines (Wallerroo Trails Shiraz) which should top your list especially are noted at
our related website - (even a nice offering from Portugal these past many decades
- Mateus Rose) Click here to view
Groceries here usually available 24hrs at choice locations - why not
wine and Vodka
Coolers too ("equally") The LCBO cant claim a monopoly on any idea of
merit as they
as sometimes closed (all day mondays and select "holidays") - some
limited selections of merited choices it would appear (Port etc) . Lets decide for
wherever we see fit - including beer and mostly wine by the glass
cart vendors, all grocery related outlets and any restaurants with a minimal
($100 annually max)
licence for crissakes!
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.
Now at Carlton on closeby parliament street
truly succulently and deliciously tasting afghan
at Kabul kabab house on Gerrard street East in the Little India section
- two for just eight bucks! (the menu offerings are mainly for complete
dinners - so ask about this option if you prefer just meat)
Might be nice place to order for small parties as they appear reasonable
to deal with too I'd say fer shure!
cheapest price on a chicken shawarma dinner is at the mediterrenean food
outlet at the Gerrard square food court. ($6.99) Greek
food and shawarma style wraps and plates too. veggies extra. get loads of tahini sauce
to get taste boost on this dish I suggest!
Sams supermarket chain deli counters previosly offered a delicious long sized Indian seekh kabab treat for just $.250 per kabab
exactly as pictured - stock photo image
Hard to get a decent beef samosa in this town - so far the best found is
at Lebanon express - on Yonge street near college ave- for veggie try
the subway stop at kennedy - nice taste!
the subway stop at bloor and yonge has a delicious beef patty for two
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 eight bucks
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 seeming owner
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 options from one of their delicious curries are a dollar
For more tasty takeout, consider
spadina st. (west) Chinatown section
or on broadwiew at Gerrard (west side) for mainly just great BBQ duck by
the pound - only around five bucks a meal in days gone by...
Korean kim-chi pickled cabbage
Now available at the front door for takeout service
or delivery through uber-eats service is a combination of the famous
Korean spicy beef dish called bulgogi (heaps of spiced up beef with
squid pieces mixed in), with a side of equally famous kim-chi (pickled
cabbage) and even a small container of rice thrown in.
check # on the menu - $13.99 plus tax
and delivery if applicable
(place located on bloor near bathurst subway stop) h
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 serving of truly
delicious Kolbassa Meat loaf from
Brandt meats packages sold here!
(almost five bucks at other places)!
Its also the best place for everyday
prices on 2L pop and even better when
on extra special - such as real coke/pepsi
2L for $.99 (as high as $4.49 seen elsewhere)
A full pound of ready to eat chicken wieners
goes for a two dollar coin here, tax free!