Get your Italian Coffee served along with coffee beans "to go"
at Pasta Mia cafe located at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Centre
(owned by Clement and Anila - the greatest, most Christianly spirited folks on
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 beer 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 say - all around!. Great beers on tap - not the craft
stuff, but the real thing, including Molsons canadian
and Alexander keiths. Guinness cans available too (Xtra).
Currently offering a drink special everyday on domestic
pints at just five bucks between 3-6PM, would you believe? Love the Amsterdam Blonde beer - Albeit really
Ontario Craft produced
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
firegrilled 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!)
"Second Cup" has daily flavour pick specials
like Irish Cream, along with a truly great
butter croissant reasonably priced at $2.50
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 and as well
at "Timothy's World Coffees" smart
choice locations and elsewhere.
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
my most favourite beer of all - Amsterdam Blonde just fifteen bucks with tax. (Cheese xtra)
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)
(west of sherbourne
on queen street)
(catering too for office parties
Owned by a nice German newspaper man and
his lovely wife from Poland) Not too attractive
neighbourhood for such nice food however -
perhaps better stick to takeout in this case.
Nice schnitzel lunch also available at
pumpernickles as an alternative we suggest.
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
offerings around town!
check 'em out TOO! (havent tried these
folks yet - not near this area it seems)
Pizza Nova is I think the best pizza
around here! I most love their "meat
Just around five
bucks a LGarge SLICE with tax!
(SLICED INTO TWO regular sized slices)
Mamas Pizza offers a five
a slice and pop around.
Pizzaiola is famous for its
combinations like "the godfather"
"The sicilian' and more large slice
comes with a pop for around five or
Quiznos offers fully nine
inch subs right now for six dollars
with a choice of daily
special including "chicken carbanerro"
CURRENTly also offering seafood
(lobster) SUB SPECIALS TOO - WOW!
Lots of subway locations around with
about a five dollar (with tax) for the
six inch size offering of the daily special
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
Delicious mutton rolls (breaded)
one place for them (spice levels vary
here) is "Rusi's" on King Street just
a few steps east of yonge (next door
to "the office Pub" also available
including fish rolls option for same
two dollar price
at Esthers - across
from the Reference
branch of the Public
library (Main floor)
2 Bloor Street West
by the CIBC Branch (consistently milder
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 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 (College Street location)
Their downtown Shuter Street location (close to
offers very reasonably priced specials each
day for breakfast including weekend specials too
Tried their wednesday special recently (Two fried
eggs, four half slices of sausage toast and home fries)
Just $5.99 (same as tuesdays when bacon is provided
rather than sausage) with freshly squeezed orange juice
added and tax and tip - fifteen dollars. Reasonable eh!
Don't recommend the eggs benedict with salmon here.
(Little trace of any fish - real salmon that is)
Haven't tried their fancy location as yet.
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!
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 huge sausages - a great meal at this price - even
so, certainly- wow! Add a simply delicious Thai soup too for just about
bucks 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 great Jerk chicken here along with Montreal Smoked meat
sandwiches and more! The cold meats section offers a daily skewer of chicken
souvlaki for two and a half dollars - ready to eat - seating available with
self serve microwave and condiments (You could also grab yourself a tray of
Spaghetti and meatballs - five bucks for a meal - use the microwave or take
home to heat up and have later. Truly great trays of chicken wings at a
great value at under ten bucks during their weekly specials (thursdays)
- around ten bucks with flavours such as buffalo, bbq, sweet chili to pick
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, brands such as Guinness, Molsons (my two favourites
along with my most favourite of all - "Amsterdam Blonde" (Craft) and other
Brands I enjoy such as Alexander Keiths (these folks have in previous years
supported Irish (and Celtic in general)music in our communities here with free
CDs mailed to everyone who wrote in to ask for one) along with Sleeman Pale Ale
plus other brands too. Extended hours (9AM - 11PM mon-sun) Best purchase
here could well be a can of Somersby Blackberry Cider from Denmark - they have some
real sweet Cider - thank goodness!
Groceries here available 24hrs
Just added is a buffet style
"Curry bar" featuring mainly
Butter Chicken and 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
Not all Metro locations are equal in Deli quality
selection range, - this one
may no doubt be the best of all I believe -
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
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.
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
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.
Also available here at locations everywhere
(GREAT lamb shank)!
Located on Bloor Street near College (736 Bay Street) - If you're
looking for a truly great meal -with value and taste for under a ten or
a bit more (Try the freshly cooked kofta huge dual kabob combination
with great tasting flavoured rice and fresh salad for just over ten bucks
- $12 plus tax)! I have been here often enough and its a real nice
treat everytime I've come in for the #4 special treat! Look forward to
coming in again, quite soon!
Ghazale Lebanease take out
at bloor-bathurst has the best samosas in town - all beef and
a worthwhile deal at two bucks!
"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 - unbeatable - just gotta try this place equally!
I try never to miss out on this place when I visit the mall!
Click here for recent menu
Druxys - the traditionally Sandwich
and Bagel spot, now have a a better meal offering for lovers of sausage at their 2 Bloor Street West Location in Toronto - around five bucks for a Debrazinni
sausage on a bun!
Also check out
when you are at st lawrence market as they serve it up nicely
loaded with bbq sauce (if you like)and bonus fresh made cole slaw for
under a five!
EAST LOCATION -
VERY POPULAR PLACE THAT HAS OVER THE YEARS HAD BEAUTIFUL SPIRITS SERVING
OF IRISH SPIRITED GALS AND MANAGER
Pita Wraps - Shawarma Outlet (next door to the Jewish Community Centre
building) Bloor and Spadina - Five and a half bucks gets you a tasty (mideastern
style) "chicken Shawarma" wrap
If you're downtown near St Lawrence Market try the place at 36 church
street - just four bucks and up for a shawarma! Open weekdays till 3PM
not included at this nice price - although it had been previously so as
an extra special back then
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!
doubt the best deal in
a complete ("Gourmet style") Burger meal not offered by a Bar is 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.
Flamingo Mexican Restaurant
423 college street
(at Bathurst) in Toronto - all you
can eat buffet - around ten bucks or so back then
with tax - plus tip
of course! enjoy!
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, the bakery at queen and broadview
has a really tasty butter chicken lunch for $6
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