Souv Like ~ 708 Pape Ave ~ (647) 349-9420

Souv Like is a Toronto Greektown institution.  Located at 708 Pape Ave, just a few doors north of Danforth, these guys do amazing pitas, salads and full dinner plates… all loaded with an array of rotisserie meats.  Owned and operated by the Rexhepaj family since early 2014, Souv Like is home to my absolute favourite…

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…

Chakula Hut ~ 1871 O’Connor Dr ~ (416) 752-2786

Chakula Hut is an East African mom & pop in the Bermondsey neighbourhood that serves the traditional dishes of Uganda & Tanzania. Chakula means food in Swahili, and I chat with the friendly owner, Muni, as she prepares my lunch. Full of Indian influence, the first dish out of her Ismaili kitchen is a wonderfully…

Chamsine ~ 235 Queen St E ~ (416) 782-0870

Chamsine (235 Queen St E) is a newly-opened Syrian restaurant that brings a culinary respite to one of downtown’s toughest corners. The name of their game is elevated Middle Eastern.  The menu is simple and certified Halal.  Choose Falafel, Shawarma, Kofta, or Shish Tawook.  Your choice comes in a sandwich, atop multiple salads, or as…

Chelsea’s ~ 1027 Pape Avenue ~ (647) 346-3588

The Toronto Food Blog has been on a bit of a Filipino food kick lately.  The flavors, marinades and variety of vegetables…  I’m lucky to have a really good local spot in downtown East York.  Chelsea’s is a Tintinpiye in #papevillage (1027 Pape Ave), with a co-location in St. James Town. Ten bucks gets you…