Mike’s Fish and Chips ~ 2162 Danforth Ave ~ 416-429-4665

Just east of Woodbine Station, 2162 Danforth Avenue has been a Fish & Chip restaurant for over 75 years. Nick Benakis (the fifth owner) took over Mike’s Fish & Chips from his parents-in-law a couple of years back and has rejigged the menu to focus primarily on both Burgers & Fish and Chips. The burgers…

Danforth Roti Shop ~ 2844 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 690-1308

If you are looking for T&T food in Toronto’s east-end, Danforth Roti Shop is the spot. The hand-drawn menu focuses on the classics: doubles, polourie, saheena and mauby (my personal favourite to wash everything down). Be sure to ask for condiments, hot sauces and chutney, as they’re hidden away in the back and aren’t to…

Detroit Eatery ~ 389 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 461-0136

The Detroit Eatery is a Danforth institution… the greasiest of spoons. Located in the heart of Greektown (at Chester Station), the Antaras family has been serving my family Fries & Gravy since I was in junior school at Frankland. And even though both the interior and exterior are adorned in nothing but Detroit Red Wing…

Stock-in-Trade ~ 1272 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 792-5059

Stock-in-Trade is a new butcher shop located on Danforth just east of Greenwood. Owner Jason Becker is doing a lot of interesting things with the space, and he and his team are pretty cool, knowledgeable people. They source, prepare and serve properly-raised, hormone & stimulant-free meat and incorporate it into everything they do. This place…

Mocha Mocha ~ 489 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 778-7896

Mocha Mocha is an extremely popular, family-friendly café in the heart of Greektown. They have been serving up healthy food and healthy portions since 1991. “Owners Marijan and Mercedes Tripkovic have blended their multi-cultural heritage along with their experience in the hospitality industry to create Mocha Mocha.” Mocha Mocha is where my wife and I would…

Joe’s Wings + Burgers ~ 2825 Danforth Ave ~ (647) 340-5500

Joe’s Wings + Burgers has recently opened in a gutsy/progressive spot on Danforth between Dawes and Victoria Park. This family-run joint is equipped for dining in, taking out or for delivery, and is just what this neighbourhood needed. I am pleased to say Joe’s is within walking distance of our place. It’s really nice to be able to get…

Holiday Lunch at Eesti Maja ~ 958 Broadview ~ (416) 466-8906

It being the holiday season, I have been on the lookout of a festive lunch for the past couple of weeks. Turns out, I had to look no further than my kid’s daycare to find one. Until very recently, I had no idea that The Estonian House on Broadview served food. Their café has completely…

Cool Runnings ~ 146 Main St. ~ 416-693-8724

Tucked away amongst the up-and-coming shops at Main & Gerrard is Cool Runnings, a family-owned-and-operated Caribbean spot that’s full of young families from the neighbourhood on this Thursday night. And though the name might be reminiscent of the John Candy classic, the food is far from anything Canadiana. “So, you like taking pictures?” the lady at the…

Su-Good Chinese Restaurant ~ 2626 Danforth ~ (416) 691-8828

We recently ran into one of my wife’s friends at our local Target. Turns out that we both moved into the same neighbourhood not so long ago. We began exchanging stories, mostly about being new parents:) Anyways, the conversation meandered into the realms of food, and then local food. And though neither of us have lived in the hood…

Basil Thai Kitchen ~ 2326 Danforth Ave ~ 416-422-0617

Since I started this blog, one of the most memorable things I have eaten is Rendang Beef… enjoyed at an Indonesian resto in De Pijp, Amsterdam. I have been trying to recreate this meal ever since. Now, I have been able to find a couple of Malaysian places in Toronto that serve it, but we haven’t tried them out yet. This past Friday, I was walking down to the foot…

A Salute to National Sandwich Day

It’s National Sandwich Day, people, and to honour such an important event, it’s fitting to give shout-outs to some of the best places in the city to celebrate. And though I have yet to find a sandwich as good as the Assorted Cold Cut Sub from the DeRosa Bakery (549 Wilson St.) in Hamilton, Toronto…

A Dozen Places To Eat On The Danforth That Aren’t Greek

There are a number of reasons why the Danforth has always been our favourite place to live in the city. It could be argued that the food sits atop our list. Known for celebrating variations of Greek, the reality is that Danforth plays host to an array of cultures, whose subsequent cuisine can be found in-and-around every subway station between…