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Canada Food Guide


The Closing of Pho Hung on June 28, 2012 was a sad day for U of T law students. I know we’ll all miss the unidentifiable yet amazingly tasty meat, terrible service and 3.50 beers, but the mourning period is over it’s time to move on. I’ll admit it’s easier said than done. When asked to write this piece I was at a bit of a loss. It seems my taste buds, like much of my dignity, never really came back from Southeast Asia and I have no idea where else to eat around the school. So, I enlisted the help of some law students who have had the courage to branch out beyond Vietnamese fast food. A very special thanks goes to Hannah Kingdom for doing a huge portion of this research. Also check out Jason Chin’s amazing food post on the Lawgwarts website!

I present to you the 2012 Canada Food guide, UT law style:

On Campus

Hart House: Sammy’s Student Exchange: Smoothies, sandwiches, salads, wraps, bagels, pizza, curries, samosas, falafel, halal chicken, etc David Hoang describes it as “not terrible”. They also serve an amazing $5 Bi-weekly lunch. I’ve actually ventured out and tried this and it is amazing.

Wymilwood Café Terrace at 95 Charles St W (cross through Museum Station): Quiet cafe that serves Freshly made sandwiches, wraps, and bagels; soup and Daily hot specials. Great place to study.

Innis Café at 2 Sussex Avenue: Fresh juices, fresh smoothies, salads (vegetable, bean, pasta etc), burritos, burgers, sandwiches, bagels, soups, panini Jeffery Ma suggests the BBQ chicken and salads for $6-8.

Harvest Noon Café and Co-Op at 16 Bancroft Avenue (GSU Building): a Vegetarian Cafe that serves a variety of meal options.

Hot Yam! at 33 St George St: Vegan sustainable food collective (options change weekly, always $4)

Café Reznikoff at 75 St George St: Fruit, salad, sushi, yogurt, muffins, bagels Daily hot specials (vegetarian options available)

Sid’s Café at 100 St George St: Food court with Spring Rolls Go, Pizza Pizza, Chicken Chicken, Grill Works, Bene Pasta, Euro Baguette, Grab and Go Express Cooler, Expresso’s Coffee, Bakery, Bento Nouveau Sushi

Robarts Cafeteria at 130 St George St (inside Robarts Library, on the second floor): Food court with Subway, Pizza Pizza, Chicken Chicken, Euro Market, Express, Expressos, Benne Pasta, Bento Nouveau Sushi

Veda Healthy Indian Takeout: Sandford Fleming Building: 10 King’s College Road and the Multi-Faith Centre: 569 Spadina Crescent, Curries, sandwiches (“curritos”), samosas, Halal, vegetarian, and vegan options available

Independent and awesome places off Campus

Okonomi House on Charles near Youge. Josh Proulx writes “Unique type of food, filling, and only 6.50.”

Kristen Pennington suggests

Utsav at Bay and Yorkville. It has Indian lunch specials for under $10 dollars and lovely staff.

Varsity Deli at Huron and Glen Morris behind Robarts. Services really cheap Korean Food.

Khao San Road for Thai food and Guu Izakaya for japanese were both suggested by Bobby Leung.

Asuka: Kelly Oksenberg swears is the best sushi in Yorkville.

ROM Food Studio: 100 Queen’s Park (Avenue & Bloor St W): Sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, pasta, soup etc

b Espresso Bar: 273 Bloor St W (located in the atrium of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Avenue & Bloor St W): Salads, bagels, sandwiches, panini, pizza, coffee, small desserts etc

Fresh:  326 Bloor St W (Bloor St W & Spadina),Vegetarian restaurant with vegan options available Smoothies, soups, salads, noodles, curries, sandwiches, burgers, etc

Sandwich Box: 1200 Bay St (Bay & Bloor St W)Freshly made-to-order sandwiches and salads; soups

Grocery Stores with great meals to go

Bloor Street Market: 55 Bloor St West (Manulife Centre): Salads, sandwiches, smoothies, sushi, fruit, pizza, panini, hot foods, etc

Whole Foods Market: 87 Avenue Road (Hazelton Lanes, north of Bloor St W on Avenue)

Whole Hearth (street-level café): sandwiches, salads, pizza, coffee, desserts, smoothies, etc. In the Grocery store: salad bar (hot and cold options, pay-by-weight), prepared foods, sandwiches, stir-fry, pizza, bagels, breads, sushi etc Vegetarian and vegan options available. Is a bit more expensive, but really excellent, healthy meals.

Fast Food Chains on Bloor

Subway, Starbucks, Second Cup, Tim Hortons and McDonalds: Only appropriate on friday mornings and for eating your feelings during exams.


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