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List Your Favorite Independent Restaurant. No Big Chain Type Places

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hordosr wrote:
Sep 13th, 2018 11:31 pm
hole in the wall good eats, reasonably priced
La Bottega for a great sandwich or pasta for lunch. Hole in the wall type place, but very busy.

If you make your way to Little Italy, there are lots of good restaurants along Preston Street.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Sep 14th, 2018 12:17 pm
La Bottega for a great sandwich or pasta for lunch. Hole in the wall type place, but very busy.

If you make your way to Little Italy, there are lots of good restaurants along Preston Street.
thanks, I plan to spend some time in little italy
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hordosr wrote:
Sep 14th, 2018 1:21 pm
thanks, I plan to spend some time in little italy
Simply Biscotti on Preston Street makes treats to die for if you have a sweet tooth at all. I love their Canelloni's (spelling?) and their Lobster Tail pastry (filled with cream) is so yummy.
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Some places we have tried as they have good vegetarian options :
1. Nazerath Ethiopian - Crazy long wait
2. Sukho Thai - dundas west
3. Nona's - bloor st, near Lansdowne..Best italian lunch sandwiches. Open during weekdays and lunch only.
4. If you can handle spicy - Moon Rice - Mississauga- Sri Lankan. Their $8 veggie platter (heaps of rice and 6 veggies) is literally 2.5-3lbs of platter that can feed 2 ppl . Have fried fish and other meat dishes as well. Sri Lankan spicy is crazy spice - have been warned.
5. Guru lakshmi - South Indian Dosa - reservation recommended
6. New Generation Sushi on bloor/spadina
7. Future Bakery on bloor for late night desert, coffee and grub.
8. Burrito Boys in downtown has buy one get second at 50% between 3-5pm ..

All above have good meat options as well.

Please share places with veggie options if anyone comes across.
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My Bison Burger w Yukon Gold Fries at Real Mo Mo's .
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Delicious chirashi at Yutaka.
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Karma2000 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2018 8:50 pm
Please share places with veggie options if anyone comes across.
Vegetarian Haven. I mentioned it earlier in the thread and it's a must try for anyone looking for good vegetarian food
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Haven't been in many years but The Tulip Steakhouse at Queen and Coxwell was always my favorite Tdot place to eat.
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lehmanr wrote:
Sep 17th, 2018 3:56 pm
Haven't been in many years but The Tulip Steakhouse at Queen and Coxwell was always my favorite Tdot place to eat.
what was good about this place when you'd go there and what was your regular order? I checked it out online and reviews and pics don't look so hot
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lehmanr wrote:
Sep 17th, 2018 3:56 pm
Haven't been in many years but The Tulip Steakhouse at Queen and Coxwell was always my favorite Tdot place to eat.
They moved a few doors down a good ten or so years ago, but at least they are still there.
Good for them!
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Raggie wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 5:20 pm
My Bison Burger w Yukon Gold Fries at Real Mo Mo's .
Omg, I love Bison burgers haven't had one in years. So finding this place.
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Karma2000 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2018 8:50 pm
6. New Generation Sushi on bloor/spadina
So good that they have TWO locations right close to each other.
This one @ 486 Bloor street west:
https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb ... CnoECAIQDg

AND ALSO this one @ 493 Bloor st. west:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/493+B ... 79.4078842

Originally one was AYCE while the other was not, but now AYCE is available as an option at both locations.
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jemjem9 wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2018 2:46 pm
Omg, I love Bison burgers haven't had one in years. So finding this place.
C'est What and W Burger Bar have good Bison burgers as well
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thanks, tried "Vegetarian Haven" on weekend. Not exactly impressed, the food looked more pretty than tingling our taste buds. I guess we were comparing to more flavorful options with veggie dishes at Thai/Oriental places like Sukho Thai for example.
On another note , any good Laksa places in GTA? There is a Buddhist temple in Mississauga that has the most delicious broth, haven't gone lately, but heard the kitchen is now for members only.

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