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…

St. Jamestown Delicatessen ~ 518 Parliament St ~ (416) 925-7665

Located on the SW corner or Parliament and Winchester, the St. Jamestown Delicatessen is a Cabbagetown institution. When I lived in the neighborhood back in the day, this place flew under my radar. Let’s just say I have been making up for lost time recently, frequenting regularly when I get that hankering for a Soup/Sandwich……

Bread & Butter ~ 507 Mount Pleasant Rd ~ (416) 488-0036

Did you grow-up or go to school Uptown? Do you live there now? Do you have European roots? Do you like Schnitzel? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are probably already familiar with Bread & Butter. It’s been an Uptown/Nortown institution since 1979. If you’ve never heard of the place, I suggest you check it out. It’s one of…

United Bakers Dairy Restaurant – 506 Lawrence Ave West (416) 789-0519

United Bakers Dairy Restaurant is a bustling family joint. Tucked away at the back of the Lawrence & Bathurst Mall, they specialize in serving dairy (no meat other than fish is available on the menu). Their well-priced and generous portions mean that there’s lots of food to share, lots of food to doggybag, and little…