Vietnamese #cheapeats in the 6ix (a list)

Happy Halloween!  We’ll be out trick-or-treating with the kiddos tonight… hoping to fill our boots full of South-East Asian #cheapeats. Recently, some out-of-towners asked us about the best Vietnamese food in the city.  They were visiting from Calgary, which happens to have one heck of a Viet food scene.  So this month, we thought we’d…

Bach Yen ~ 738 Gerrard St E ~ (647) 347-8160

Working in East Chinatown for the past ten years, feel like I’ve tried most of the restaurants in the ‘hood.  There’s this one spot a little further east that’s always eluded me.  Bach Yen (738 Gerrard St E) was put in my radar last week by Suresh Doss, and it’s a real winner.  Have been…

Que Ling ~ 248 Boulton Ave ~ (416) 778-4038

Tucked away behind the main drag of Chinatown East, Que Ling is a Vietnamese Mom-and-Pop that does a couple of things really, really well.  A bungalow turned dining room, table seats are hard to come by at lunch hour.  And it’s obvious why… these guys are doling out some of the heartiest broth in town. …

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…

Rose’s Vietnamese Sandwiches ~ 601 Gerrard St E ~ (416) 406-9906

I have had heard a lot of great things about Rose’s Vietnamese Sandwiches, so I decided to check it out for myself. Close to my office, I left wondering why it took me so long to visit. Drawn by the lore of an extremely cheap lunch, I also leave with a full stomach, a full wallet and new…

hanoi 3 seasons – 1135 Queen St E – (416) 469-3010

  This being the last day in May, it seems fitting to comment on my favourite dining experience (in Toronto) of the month. I didn’t really know that there was a distinction between Northern and Southern Vietnamese food until I visited hanoi 3 seasons. This place is the stuff of legend… past, present and future. I had been reading that hanoi…