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The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Tempo on Queen
Debu's original Biryani House in Roy Square
Movenpick in Yorkville
Dai Nam @ 221 Spadina for their amazing Lemongrass Tofu vermicelli bun
Dynasty on Bloor

And more recently, Ackee Tree @ Queen/Spadina.

Where can I find Scotch Bonnet pepper seeds? Or habanero seeds?

Oh, I just caught that they're looking for seeds, rather than the peppers themselves. Pls disregard my post!

Where can I find Scotch Bonnet pepper seeds? Or habanero seeds?

If you're still looking, you can check out Caribbean Corner, a West Indian grocery shop at 171 Baldwin St in Kensington Market. They usually carry them.

Aboriginal Food in Toronto

Since the time of this original posting in 2006, I'm so glad to see that there's finally a restaurant in Toronto dedicated to honouring and serving locally sourced and aboriginal inspired food – Keriwa Cafe at Queen/Roncesvalles:

favourite ice cream or gelato flavours and where to get them 2009

Coconut Gelato at Gelatiere Artigianale (Mt Pleasant / Eglinton)!

Coconut Sorbet

Hi Bev, Not sure about sorbet, but there is a gelateria Gelatiere Artigianale on Mt Pleasant Rd just south of Eglinton Ave that has coconut gelato on occasion. And it's by far the best I've tasted in Toronto.

Recommendations for Sunday Lunch for Group of 30yo Friends

Greetings Chowhounders!

Would appreciate any and all suggestions for this one:

Trying to decide on a good lunch spot in downtown on Sunday aft for a friends get-together. We're all in our mid 30s and looking for a hip, bright, decently-priced (i.e. $15 mains) resto with GOOD food and casual friendly VIBE. Please no diners or greasy spoons. A couple of these friends are Torontonians living abroad so would be nice to try something recently new or upcoming.

A few places I was considering are:
• O&B Canteen
• Earth (at Rosedale)
• Mildred's Temple Kitchen (but lunch mains are bit too expensive)

Thanks for any feedback!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen
85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3, CA

Best Indian in Toronto - where is it?

Surprising that no one has mentioned Curry Twist in the High Park area (Dundas / Keele). I've been a few times since it opened and always really enjoy the food. Food sauces quite authentic. Really enjoyed the Stuffed Bread Rolls appetizers and a Goan Fish special they had one time. We live on the other side of the city (without wheels) so it's always a bit of a trek to go, but worth it everytime. Prices are very reasonable as well.

Curry Twist
3034 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P1Z3, CA

Recs for dinner Yonge & St Clair area

If you're into Indian - try Vivah. They're tucked on the 2nd level of that shopping court. Both service and food are quite good, showing authenticity and a variety of sauces for their dishes. Cozy and intimate setting.

Recs for a casual dinner - Yonge & College

If it's a nice day out, then definitely second the suggestion for Mercatto. My boyfriend and I had dinner there a couple of weeks ago and loved it. We went late afternoon / early evening, sat on the lovely patio – great outdoor setting by grass and trees. Food was great too - mainly pasta, pizzas, but they also usually have a fish dish, steak dish and veal.

Best places for Taiwanese A) Cold Noodles and B) Eel Noodles?

Since being back from Taiwan, there are 2 dishes that I miss tremendously: Liang Mian (sesame, julienned vegetables with a vinegary sauce mixed in) and a famous dish from southern Taiwan (Tainan) called Eel Noodles.

Liang mian seems like such a simple dish – even the packaged ones I'd get from the convenient stores there were amazing. Tried them at Asian Legends, but wasn't very good - sesame sauce too thick, not enough vinegar.


1 night in W. Hollywood ~ 1 Night in Santa Monica/Venice

Hi All,

My best bud and I will be in L.A for 2 days only and were wondering what your best recommends.

I eat just about everything but by nature not a heavy meat eater; my bud eats only fish and/or vegetables. Serving some organic and local would be a bonus but not necessary. In Toronto, we're used to a good variety of restaurants but when we eat out it's usually north american or mediterranean / italian for great fresh fish (He's Indian and I'm Chinese-Korean so we do much of that already at home).

Our budget is moderate I guess, looking at a dinner entree for around the 20$ mark.

So specific questions I guess would be:

1) Great breakfast/brunch - he's big into pancakes/waffles; me eggs. No diner styles please.
2) Great dinner place for an awesome fish dish
3) Funky but casual bar
4) Best ice cream/gelato
5) Any caribbean and/or jamaican places in weHo or Santa monica/venice?
5) Not related, but throwing it out there - any good places for reggae in these areas?

Thanks everyone!