Top Ten Under Ten #lunchunder10bucks

Finding yourself #lunchunder10bucks is something easily realized in most corners of the globe.  Trying to accomplish this when dining-out in downtown Toronto, however, can provide some added complexity to the budget. The Toronto Food Blog’s #lunchunder10bucks project aims to prove that you can eat well, on the cheap, if you’re willing to venture off the…

Camel Restaurant ~ 675 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 778-8999

In Yemen, lunch is considered the most important meal of the day.  The Toronto Food Blog has enjoyed a few Yemeni lunches recently at the newly-opened Camel Restaurant (675 Danforth Ave).  “About as authentic a dining experience as you’ll find outside of Sana’a,” I’m told by a table full of students eating beside me, as…

Hakka Chopsticks ~ 2940 Danforth Ave ~ (647) 352-4888

Hidden away at the very east end of Danforth, Hakka Chopsticks is a Mom & Pop that does great Chinese food with a distinctly Indian flare.  Their menu is extensive, cheap and cheerful.  It’s also Halal.  Help yourself to hot & sour soup while you wait for your pick-up orders, and be sure to try…

Gyoko Sushi ~ 2143 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 916-0901

Gyoko Sushi is the newest addition to the evolving retail landscape of Danforth East.  From a supply-and-demand perspective, it’s easily the best sushi restaurant around.  A welcome and needed addition to the ‘hood, this is a great spot for families with young kids and/or for picking up a little something-something on the way home. Gyoko…

Pomarosa ~ 1504 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 462-2945

Pomarosa Coffee Shop & Kitchen just opened at Coxwell & Danforth, bringing with it a strong Latin American snack game to the east-end. Head chef Luis Hernandez is from Venezuela and has always had a passion for cooking. Fueled by a dream of owning his own restaurant, he worked in a number of Toronto kitchens…

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…