Knuckle Sandwich ~ 969 Coxwell Ave ~ (647) 748-7999

Knuckle Sandwich is new restaurant on the Olde East York strip of Coxwell that focuses on Meat, Bread, Greens, Spuds and Beer. Owners Ran Han and George Talidis and are East York boys and Goliath graduates. Like many of us locals, they have seen this spot come and go over the years. Something tells me,…

Oak Park Deli ~ 213 Oak Park Ave ~ (416) 424-3354

The Oak Park Deli is a neighborhood institution. Toula Nikolopoulos took over the family business in 2006 and has been serving made-to-order meals & catering to East York families & local school kids ever since.  The shop is a local meeting place, and you will often see their logo on a house-league soccer shirt or…

Old’s Cool General Store ~ 250 Westlake Ave ~ (416) 425-9084

Convenience | Kindness | Community The Old’s Cool General Store recently popped-up on the NW corner of Westlake & Lumsden, deep in the heart of East York. Formerly D & K’s (originally a butcher shop in the ’50s owned by Greek brothers Demetri & Kostas, followed by a long run as a convenience store), this place is…

Pasha Authentic Turkish ~ 64 Overlea Blvd #10 ~ (416) 421-3500

I met-up with a fellow food blogger recently. She told me about a Turkish restaurant on Overlea that was a must try. Now, I absolutely love Turkish food. Thing is, I know of very few places in the city to indulge. So glad we found Pasha Authentic Turkish. It’s a super friendly, family-run place that…

Little Coxwell ~ 986 Coxwell Ave ~ (416) 916-2565

Located in Olde East York (on Coxwell Avenue between Cosburn and O’Connor), I had initially thought that Little Coxwell catered solely to the high school students across the street. Over time, we have come to realize that they’re a staple with much of the community. Dining in, pick-up or delivery, these guys are cooking the…

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…

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…

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…

Ritz Restaurant – 310 Donlands Ave – (416) 421-4696

An East York staple for as long as I can remember, the Ritz Restaurant promises that “You’ll Love Our Steaks.” Having lived just around in the corner in my younger days, I’ve had my fair share of the Steak Dinners ($16.95), complete with all the trimmings. It’s my recent move back to East York, combined…