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weekday lunch options near adelaide and brant?

thanks, everyone! any other suggestions?

Jul 17, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

has anyone eaten at Pai Northern Thai Kitchen?

it was annoying, but i figure it was all a big misunderstanding/miscommunication so it didn't bother me too much beyond annoyance

Jul 07, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

has anyone eaten at Pai Northern Thai Kitchen?

a lot of these are not on the menu - but just ask your waiter what dishes can be made veg. i am looking forward to the full veg menu when that is ready!

Jul 07, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

weekday lunch options near adelaide and brant?

i just started a new job and am exploring vegetarian-friendly lunch options around adelaide and brant (in between spadina and bathurst). i know of the options on queen and on spadina, as well as sadie's and la merceria on adelaide, but am unfamiliar with food options on other streets. any suggestions of good places to dine within the hour?

Jul 06, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

has anyone eaten at Pai Northern Thai Kitchen?

i have been 3x! once for dinner shortly after they first opened, and twice for lunch. the food is super flavourful (complex layers of flavour too, as good thai food should be) and delicious. i had the squash fritters, green tofu curry in the coconut (great sauce, but only had mainly tofu.. would be nice to have some veg in there), a veg version of khao soi (i always find this one a bit too rich though), and this dish whose name i forgot (veg and tofu with rice and a fried egg) - obviously, i am vegetarian. :) it wasn't a huge deal to me but the servers i had made some mistakes on two of the visits. the first time i went (for dinner), our server brought out a dish we had not ordered. after we told him we didn't order it, he looked confused and took it back in to the kitchen. it turned out it was a dish a friend of mine asked about, and he explained what it was, but she had ordered something else (which she did get as well), but he thought she ordered it. the other mistake by the same server was that i had asked for brown rice as it was on the menu, and he brought out white rice. when i told him i ordered brown, he said he told me that they had run out (he never actually told me). all these mistakes by the same waiter was annoying though, and he looked like he thought we were the ones messing up since he likely didn't realise it was him. the other mistake was at lunch last week when i ordered the dish with the rice + fried egg on top (they subbed veg and tofu for the meat).. it came out without the egg so i had to ask for it. i guess they assumed i wanted it vegan when i didn't want the meat, but they should have asked to clarify.

other than that, i will still return as the food is good.. but only after they have more options on the menu for us vegetarians.

Jul 06, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Reserving Vegetarian/vegan meal for flight?

it depends on the airline. i rarely have gotten pasta, i think.

Jul 06, 2014
helenhelen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Mother's Dumplings - coming to the Danforth (east of Pape)

yes, i found the food (in general) on huron st was the best. i haven't enjoyed it as much even on spadina.

Mar 27, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Edulis Sunday Lunch - Any reviews?

great to hear that! do you recall the kinds of dishes they prepared for your husband?

Mar 15, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best ceviches in Toronto

the SO likes the ceviche at seven lives in kensington market (i have no idea as i am vegetarian :))

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Edulis Sunday Lunch - Any reviews?

do they ever have veg options at edulis?

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mother's Dumplings - coming to the Danforth (east of Pape)

check the dukem thread. they are looking for a new spot.

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

veg poutine in toronto

i have had brunch there long, long ago, but will have to try their poutine sometime!

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

veg poutine in toronto

have tried these again 2 more times. the 2nd time was pretty bad.. they didn't warm up the gravy enough (i guess they make a batch and keep it in the fridge then??) so it was chunky and kinda gross, as well as coldish in parts. not okay at all. i should have returned it but i had already left the shop (took it to go). the 3rd time, the gravy was heated through okay but everything was just way too salty.

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

veg poutine in toronto

tried the poutine with veg gravy at the new incarnation of come and get it today. the fries were alright (decent, though i don't love that kind of skinny & browned fries.. i like 'em paler!), and they layered in a lot of curds (white and yellow/orange.. the latter of which i assume may be cheddar?) which were not squeaky and did a bit of melting. the gravy was very tasteless and bland. all i could taste was the fried potato, no gravy flavour.

Mar 09, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to find Vietnamese sandwich/Bánh mì outside of downtown Toronto

i bet you can definitely find a few shops in the jane and finch area, or around black creek.

Mar 03, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to find Vietnamese sandwich/Bánh mì outside of downtown Toronto

rose cafe on gerrard st., near broadview.

Mar 03, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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brunch/lunch in Riverside/Leslieville with wheat-free options

damn, just noticed that the OP asked this in 2009 (what the hell, roostermom? how did you even dredge this one up from the dead? :)) AND someone before me already gave the same answer. oops :)

Mar 03, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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brunch/lunch in Riverside/Leslieville with wheat-free options

lady marmalade has some gluten free options if i remember correctly (including GF bread). be prepared for a long wait for a table though!

Mar 03, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mavi Grill - Authentic Turkish Food in Richmond Hill! Very good first impression!!

speaking of turkish coffee, i drove past a turkish cafe on the danforth recently (somewhere between donlands and broadview, i think.. i know, a broad area but i cant recall more specific than that). i think i must have known it was a turkish cafe since it must have said that on the sign. curious to try sometime as i have never had turkish coffee before. hs anyone been here and is it any good? or any other downtown-ish places? richmond hill is too far for me to trek just to get some coffee (though the food sounds good too) :)

Mar 03, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dukem (Ethiopian resto review)

turns out they are not closed permanently, but just looking for a new, bigger space since their lease ran out:
http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine...

Feb 28, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Chowfind of the Millennium: Noodle Face - Authentic Beijing Flavours!

ah.. i remember that thread!

Feb 27, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind of the Millennium: Noodle Face - Authentic Beijing Flavours!

i think "of the millenium" is really pushing it a bit far. the place is okay.. pretty simple food with goddawful decor (what is up with those ugly particle board surfaces? even if they are going for a "chinese communist utilitarian" look, it's very ugly. also, the tables and chairs are from ikea.. and that hand drawn(?) sign outside and the plastic flowers.. oh, the horror :))
for the price, you can't go wrong. i'd go back if i was in the area and wanted a cheap meal.. but it is no amazing chowfind, imho. it is definitely a "student" type of place.

the SO had the dandan noodles, and i had veg noodles.. and we shared pickled potato salad. all was only "ok" but very cheap.

Feb 27, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

marias cookies

thanks! made this infamous dessert the other day!
http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine...

Feb 16, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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lunch within driving distance of victoria park/danforth?

thanks! will google for their website.

the best bowl of pho is always at home ;) but i'll ask my sister what restaurant she thinks is good (i've never had non-veg pho outside of the home since i went vegetarian long ago).. although she is also a chowhound lurker so maybe she is reading this and would like to chime in :)

Feb 15, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

lunch within driving distance of victoria park/danforth?

thanks for the suggestion! my sister said she doesn't think it is good (we are vietnamese and have eaten pho all our lives).. but i would still give it a try and make my own decision. however, i am vegetarian so not too anxious to go since viet restaurants usually have poor veg options (except for hanoi 3 seasons). do you know if they have veg options?

Feb 13, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

marias cookies

where can i buy these in toronto (aside from kensington market)? do they have them in supermarkets (i have never checked)?

Feb 11, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fun, unique out of towners dinner

my workplace recently rented out dhaba on king west for our work holiday party (for 50-ish people). huge buffet spread of different kinds of salads and indian hot dishes, both meat and veg options, and pretty tasty actually. we had the whole space to ourselves, but keep in mind it was at lunch time. i am sure they might consider dinner time though if you have that many people...

Feb 11, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Best Vegetarian Sandwiches in Toronto

really? i haven't had one in ages but i don't recall it being bad.

they have other sandwiches too, which i have enjoyed.
they also have a great $5 hot meal special which changes everyday.

Feb 11, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

lunch within driving distance of victoria park/danforth?

a colleague told me a new place just opened up that serves up ital (jamaican rastafarian veg) food:

http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario...

gonna try it soon!

Feb 11, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Unique Indian Dishes (Vegetarian)

if you are downtown, try madras masala, a south indian place next to banjara.. on bloor, just west of christie pits.

also, try the snacks of bombay chowpatty in little india on gerrard st. (just west of coxwell)

Feb 10, 2014
helenhelen in Ontario (inc. Toronto)