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Irish Embassy
Pub & Grill

49 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E1J1


Get your Italian Coffee served along with coffee beans "to go" at Pasta Mia cafe located at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Centre (front street near church)
Great pasta here too for home takeaway

(owned by Clement and Anila - folks who are "like dear family" to us)

In Latin: "hibernicis ipsis hibernior"
(Even More Irish spirited than the
here Irish seeming themselves) - wow!

best of the planet!!!

Queens Quay terminal @ Toronto harbourfront 416-214-2772 www.watermarkirishpub.ca

Some Pubs we've seen around have a beautiful selection of the best songs picked
for jukebox playing with a modern machine that offers a huge number of such great
songs from the 70s (bee gees, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Yvonne Elliman, and tons
more) and with the best songs from Van Morrison ("Someone like you" / "Have I told
you lately") Christopher Cross (Arthurs theme, Ride like the wind), Leann rimes, ("Cant
fight the moonlight" - discounted price, plus "Wasted days and wasted nights") Jackie
Evancho, Andy Gibb (even played a George strait song - "Amarillo by mornin!" - nice
country selections equally!) You might even blow a twenty on a jukebox in that case,
and not live to regret it as it gives a shot in the arm our planet hasn't had for just too
bloody long now I say - time to end the abuse with bullshit so-called music we are
subjected to in a bid to make for stupidly equals in such regard as human sensibilities
as applied to music tastes and what have you - for gods sakes I submit with care!
Jackie Evancho's best song performances of traditional great songs were included in
what we found around, - except my most favourite "imaginer" - although not a song
as well known - check it out at my music appreciation and download site here:

Theres no better deal on which to spend your money in this town
than on the fantastic great taste of souvlaki at Frankie's restaurant
and pub located west past bathurst on queen street in Toronto.
(across from CAMH) CLICK here to visit their website full menu listings too
Frankies Diner 994 Queen St W, Toronto,
Delivery also available through
the "uber eats" website link

Frankies - great for souvlaki frankies fish 'n chips
Fresh made Souvlaki - most reasonably
priced - welcomed service -plus lots more - fish 'n chips, burgers
and great breakfasts too including steak 'n eggs
Frankies diner -
994 Queen St W, Toronto, 

Pita Land phone numberOpen all day & all night - call for delivery!!
By the way, should your Souvlaki craving come to you at some ungodly hour or you just happen to
be by this other place here at Dundas/Jarvis, The "Pita Land" location here offers fresh made
chicken Souvlaki in a pita wrap with a huge spread of fillings to choose from - as you like it -
pick fresh tomato, onion, olives (green and or black) plus more, along with loads of tzatziki
sauce and even added tahini sauce if you prefer - they are here to please. Open to 3AM weekdays
and even 5AM the following morning on weekends. Wow! (Ten bucks for the full regular "sm" size )

mezes d

Mezes offerings samples below:

mezes a
Fresh prepared mini sized lamb chop - as you like it  - perfectly priced at $4.50

mezes b
Pork Souvlaki stick - ready to serve - $3.50
(Certainly ask too to ensure fresh made if ordering with
whole dinner)

mezes c
Chicken Souvlaki stick - ready to serve - $3.50
(Certainly ask too to ensure fresh made if ordering with
whole dinner)


Nice folks over the years! Have had the calamari here
Great burgers too - even tried the lamb burger here!!

big smoke burger locspecial
big smoke burger combo deal
Special now includes soda pop rather than a beer can - price is lowered accordingly.

Over this past decade I've been in literally hundreds of times I figure for the Wednesday drink and burger special back then - now its just five bucks for a
full 20 oz pint on their molsons and other drink specials - late nights and
afternoons too - check for posted times. currently 3pm-6pm and again from
9pm - close (as late  as 2AM at the atrium location - its the only one for me as
 they potentially have the right music with the jukebox option mainly available
for some of the greatest songs of 70s-90s decades plus more! Special
also applies all day sat-sun

st louis molsons special
$5 Molson canadian (my actual fav beer - only when served
as draft - on tap - tastes better that way I find)
20 oz Pint and drinks special  3-6PM 9PM-close PLUS all day
sat-sun (St Louis wings pub - atrium on bay near eaton
Centre) My fav bar drink - smirnoff vodka cooler or
Italian limonata (sparkling lemonade) or fresh orange
juice - plus, of course, a shot or two of mainly Russian
vodka mainly too added here too!!

By the way, a bar is where you come to for sensible ideas of social
interactivity, and relaxing to wonderful music. Get rid of the
rap minded shit on the loudspeaker plus any such related ideas
as watching rough hockey/football or any sports including fer
crissakes "kick boxing" in favour of being humanly sanely spirited
engaged ta and merci - danke and grazie amen

The best tasting drink wherever liquor is to be found to be had - smirnoff

best limonata
available by the whole case too on amazon.com
- cheap to get stocked up on now for parties etc!!

Top idea for quick lunch - sausage on a bun/croissant!! My most fav quick food
by far!!

sausage from toronto street cart vendors
You'd have to be a lunatic to buy the food quality at McDonalds instead!!!
Choose from regular or spicy Italian, Polish or German octoberfest

Brandt mini sausage - European quality

Brandt "European quality mini sausages" could have a similar quality
texture to Octoberfest genuine German style quality sausage -
great for partying for even better taste fer shure, get the style
with cheese type fillings and soft texture etc
Brandt mini sausage - European quality

Chrizzo sausage tastes great - even better - when grilled and served plain
or on a bun/croissant
sikorski sausage on a bun - croissant suggested serving

Tims new breakfast sandwich

croissants are a better way to go

esthers breaded rolls
This was an even better offering when Rusi restaurant was still
around at 7 king street east - it was especially delicious and tender
tasting made - (not overdone) plus lots more curry mash potato filling
plus a tiny bit more meat

best french onion soup picks - stock photo
check out the French onion soup as a great food option at your local bar
especially st louis at atrium on bay street at dundas d/t!!

check out the "firkin bar " locations around town too
("where have all the flowers gone in this town around??")
firkin on yonge and elsewhere

       Keg Staff picture - location unspecified
The Keg
26 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M5E1M1

 The Keg Steak and lobster offerings

Supremely great steak 
and lobster fun place!!
(pricey though...)

kegs takeout  kegs york st loc
Red Lobster Restaurants
Many locations throughout  Canada + The United States

Steak and Lobster Great place for a lobster pizza when available (ten bucks and change) plus truly great Steak and lobster served just right and always reasonably priced!

(love the long Island Iced Tea served here - have it every time I'm here! - $9)

pre-pandemic visit for supper was for the
four course meal special (under twenty five
dollars) plus a couple more dollars to substitute lovely lobster bisque (small serving) and a few more dollars to have a great 7oz sirloin steak included.  delicious included dessert of fresh tasting vanilla scoop of ice cream along with a hot brownie

fish n'chips red lobster fish'n chips $14.99
deal. closeslaw needs mayo
fries need salt - but nice
anyway for the decor too!
wine special
$5.99 wine special - fridays

Lobster bisque maybe try too the (mainly broth) lobster bisque (to your left)
Also, Complimentary fresh made english
biscuits served while your lunch
is prepared (should be an optional item on menu
- for perhaps $2.00)
The maritime lobster $14.95 should be
ordered grilled - for best taste (not boiled/steamed).
7 oz sirloin also available now at $20.80
rice not what it used to be, broccoli etc sides not
apparently available anymore

  red lobster free-refills lemonade
these gift cards are each a great idea           Free refills on GREAT $4 lemonade
here too (as available)                        with your dinner or even for lunch too!

Delicious Neilson milkshake
offerings to start your day

7-11 offers this great French
Cappucino drink for just $2+
or Hot chocolate if you prefer!

   tims cup
Tims has the best tasting, sweet coffee styled offering they refer to as "French vanilla cappucino" made from a powdered preparation. $2+ Tim's as well has a real nicely fresh croissant which heated with butter costs under a toonie, as well as a nice ham sandwich on a toasted bun or tasty croissant for about a five dollar bill - incl cheese! nice enuf offer! (Also has fresh slices of tomato with lettuce and sauce)

Simply lemonadeTropicana
All coffee shops and food outlets should offer these drink brands in a glass of your choice of size even!  The folks at Starbucks especially!

"Second Cup" coffee shops
offer at present a truly
great large butter
croissant reasonably priced at just $2.50 delivered fresh daily by gourmet bakers locally (why not Starbucks too - best atmosphere there) Cheddar option too

butter croissant

Lovely lemon cake from Italy - made with love! Under three bucks here - which includes 4 slice size! use at a cafe for a reasonably priced menu offerings

Also available here for your nice Tims ham sandwich (no Xtra
charge - wow!)

       Vachon offers cafe
 quality tarts - from $.75ea

Starbucks location pictured above has great music available (late 70s 
early 80s) lovely! Starbucks is your best deal for great atmosphere 
especially (Best decor!)  (Give out a gift-card today!) - they got the best 
tasting blonde flavoured coffee - reasonable! These folks should be
serving wine and vodka coolers (or even alcohol free coolers) all day! 


Huge selection of sandwich wraps and more now available:

Smirnoff bottle Rekorderlig Mikes hard lemonada Mateus rose - wine - portugal
                                                  Sparkling Rose - 11% alcohol content - serve chilled for great taste
Tim Horton's Nicely fixtured new location at First Canadian Place 
- Adelaide street entrance

Tim Horton's fresh baked (on the premises) croissants, are just
under a toonie, even heated and buttered

Tims delicious strawberry chill drink 

presidents choice oj
Presidents choice 1.75 litre OJ bargain - at 
this price, taste is none better anywhere
else!! even greater taste than tropicana - 
the truth be told - it just tastes more 
natural and even comes close enough 
to the top pick - "simply" brand. 

Remember to give a kings ransom of a generous tip here too, especially!
(See the knockout below) (Otherwise hold on to your wallets in protest I suppose... just kiddin,,,)
  Hooters blonde  

Johnny G's complete "big" breakfast just $8.99 
including coffee - 3 eggs 4 slices ham or bacon
or 4 breakfast style sausages - plus home fries

Johnny G's breakfast deal

alternate possibility for full 3egg breakfast is the Greek owned cafe 
just east of pape on queen street - nicely done gourmet toast and hash 
brown plus generous slices of ham etc (or pick bacon / sausage too) $8.99 
"Ok Diner" restaurant and cafe (till 3PM) (closed mondays)
ok diner 3egg breakfast deal
Their lovely fresh made blueberry pancake add-on is just four bucks
more! possibly even better than an upscale french cafe perhaps too?
Fresh pancakes

Plus, great passion fruit drink available
widely from Cdn distributor $2.25/litre
and up (Cheapest is "No Frills" supermarket)
Gotta have this stuff around on the menu! Delicious!
Burger and fries presentation suggestion

tropicana grape              
Tropicana concentrated grape juice gives
a uniquely rich delicious taste for grape 
juice/wine fans!

Many bars tend to offer specials such as a  Burger meal
deal with a drink purchase along with a "Happy hour" drink 
offering daily. I enjoyed even more, recently a grilled jumbo 
(pictured) huge sausage on a bun (just $8.95) plus purchased
a delicious Smirnoff (with ice) at the bar 
A nice bowl of chili (no beans though - just a bit of potato instead) in 
a curry style sauce would beat what all too many bars offer for taste 
and value in much of what's on the menu in the target price I suggest 
($5 +) 

Best everyday delicious lunch and dinner value lunch/dinner 
meals around $5-$8

Best meal around for under a five dollar bill (tax incl) - Sausage on a bun at St lawrence Market in downtown toronto (main level) look for "brown's meats" food stand and fresh meats counter) (bonus - Italian family owned it would appear!!) 

Just $4.50 each!! -inc tax
(with coleslaw and bbq or hot sauce)
Debrezini sausage on a bun
st lawrence market - browns brothers - sausage on a bun

Famous popular Comedian - Mr. John Pinette
 (Just for laughs comedy network)
comments on salt levels in KFC chicken offerings
(See better deal on tuesdays from popeyes instead)

popeyes tuesday meal deal - $3.50
Ask for it "spicy" (reg or mild spicy cajun flavour added
here to chicken too) - add cajun fries too - $3.50 2 pc deal
as shown - (tuesdays only special deal! - otherwise meals
too expensive here I hate to say)
add $1.29 to this deal on
tuesdays, each for regular cajun fries, and or pop

Popeyes Louisiana Cajun style french fries offer great taste alternative (open late nights $4 medium size box)

great flame broiled chicken at foodrama
tasty flame Mideastern flavour cooked bbq 1/4 chicken -
under $4 even often open late nights. Now which food
outlets can compete with that?? with tasty free side of
Chili sauce on request (Foodrama outlet on parliament
st, just steps north of dundas st) best when fresh made

samosas - beef or chicken options
Great tasting best beef or chicken samosa offerings in
town - mideastern fast food restaurant Presently  just
$1.50 at foodrama mall on Parliament near Dundas
Veggie samosas also available - best in town for all
samosa choices. You could also choose Rabba
supermarket for their $2 beef samosa offerings around
town - not as good in size and quality but tasty
enough fer shure I'd have to say

Foodrama beef burgers special!!

Foodrama Beef sausage rolls

Harveys Chain - Dbl Jnr (fresh made - plus choice of toppings) just $2.99Cdn Flame broiled!! wow! real bbq style! (Cheese optional) Fries with Rings shown $4Cdn duo Fresh cut fries with skin on is a better way to go - or
cajun!! yeah!! Wendy's has the best tasting reasonably priced chili in town - beats a can of "Campbell's" value all te hell as to real food ideas!!

Best deal right now on Beef or chicken shawarma appears to be at
Pita Way - locations include Carlton St east near Yonge
Shawarma alternative to mig macs
Get lotsa tahini sauce and hot sauce as you like it

A & W OJ / mama burger
A&W $3.20 (double) buddy burger deal - just $3.20 top pick by far for tasty
burger value!! (a & W does have a similar to Tims cup of coffee for just a buck
right now- any size you prefer - for just one dollar) Burger has tender
slices of fresh cooked real beef and is priced just right to sell a million of
right next door at queen and logan is this gourmet pork sausage
on a bun offering thats clearly unbeatable to anything else around here:
rowefarms sausage
picture below: (not as big as sausage cart vendors - but gourmet
quality) nice to offer too on train travels and as an added cost
snack on airline flights - recently stopped in to find larger
sausage size and great taste of octoberfest seeming quality
sausage on a bun

Five bucks - 700gms fresh tasting ham deal

metro butter chicken bar
Pictured is the great butter chicken from
the curry bar at the Metro on front street
(section not open at
present due to covid
related measures
and reduced traffic
related thereto)
$3.50 Tandoori
quarter chicken
(dark meat)

Laziz tandoori leg

(actual picture)
Laziz fast food - Dundas Street  (416-962-9440) Stick to just the tandoori chicken leg offering here for the best value around this place - Its their specialty and what they actually really do best. Get it fresh for best results - that goes for everything shown on this page, needless to say folks - Chicken never tasted better as it does when tandoori is done right (or
flame broiled and flavoured as at
mideastern style foodrama takeout
on parliament street - and wherever you
find it best prepared - and consistently
too of course - fresh and loaded with
flavour (naan and kabab House) on yonge
street is best for tandoori - half chicken).

sams $7 beef tray sams chicken curry - RIVER ST Toronto
Sam's (on river street, just east of parliament
at oak street) ) $7 beef is tenderly cooked tasty
beef curry - not hot tasting but loaded with tasty
spices for a lovely experience. availability varies
lovely chicken curry too and great veggie curry
options - note: kabab curry may be a bit too spicy-
decide for your own sort of taste in this regard
learn how curry should actually taste like
- right here, why not!! - call ahead for availability
. ciao

Kings Place Restaurant long chicken Kabab Deal
Kings place restaurant kabab deal
The kabab at Kings place is now tasty (not over spiced
however) and even longer than before seeming (Chicken seekh
style kabab - now just $3.49 each - ask for sliced onion if desired -
great sauce (chutney flavour) included in side mini container
Kings place restaurant - best when batch is fresh made
well reviewed for dozens of curries displayed for quick
takeout by globe and mail newspapers best deal on kababs
though - nice for catering orders of it - just as foodrama is
likely best for huge samosa orders too while sams has the
best deals in tasty curry by far (on river street @oak street
location only for now)
Great everyday delicious lunch and dinner value lunch/dinner meals between 
$10-$15 (Another most favourite recommended pick too around these price levels
choice of one or more lovely meats and great fresh prepared sides equally in very
reasonably priced combo offerings starting around just $8 plus drink if desired)

Fantastic choice above all!!

Eaton Centre location plus others

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BEST VALUE: Enjoy a great fresh made dual skewer
Kofta Kabab meal (Nicely flavoured for western palates
too I say) just $12.99 as shown (huge value and
satisfaction from great meal offering)
 Best place
found for this meal type of great value (even includes
freshly baked free naan pita bread) is at
Naan Kabab House
Naan kabab house yonge street

- nice lookin huge place (mideastern restaurant) with western appeal on Yonge Street @ Charles St Call their number: 416-972-6623 for hours and delivery details - and maybe check other locations around Toronto too - wherever is closest for this great freshly made food idea - downloadable app for on-line ordering
(great delivery service through "skip the dishes" delivery service or check uber-eats who often deliver from here for free it
would seem) 

Available here too also is the same sort of offering here in souvlaki style beef kabab chunks or deliciously flavoured succulently tender chicken offerings including most popular and so reasonably priced too - wow - half chicken
tandoori dinners. Great tasting hot cooked wraps - soft tortilla with tender
generously packed beef and chicken fillings. Around seven dollars plus.

Similar deal shown below from Bhaglans in Brampton (just
ten bucks for the whole shebang - wow! but - You get better
tasting food quality and value at Toronto's Naan and Kabab
House in any event - 416-972-6623 - don't miss out on these
unbeatable seeming deals for the whole family and
gatherings in general!!

afghan specials

souvlaki express
actual picture shown below
(2pm-5pm only to get the ten dollar "lunch" special)


Take-out foods Review Section Below

Richtree Market Restaurants
- Eaton Centre - Toronto
(and other locations throughout Ontario)

great dessert items and other fresh made take-out foods to please!  (Some locations such as "College Park Center" now out of business - sadly)

we also find Peters Cajun is tops for Cajun spiced
foods including Calamari French fried potato and
Italian sandwiches and pizza too! they deliver!
located on Parliament at Gerrard in Toronto
often great servers too! (please tip)

huge helpin of cajun fries - just four bucks
(ncl tax!)

(Pete's restaurant no longer at this location)

pizza nova pizza

Supreme "pizza Nova" lovely
pizza slice meal offerings!

Pizza Nova is I without a doubt the best pizza
Parlor around here so far tried- and its the
sorta quality level (fresh too!!) we need I most love their
"meat Supreme" :caribbean  sunset" and "Diavola"
gourmet slice offerings plus more!
Just around five bucks a Large SLICE
(actually a double slice in effect) with tax!
Diavola etc topped peppers can be too spicy so
order accordingly when picking toppings

Pizza Nova Meat Supreme

Pizza Nova Diavola

Unbeatable freshly made presented sandwich
deals of Pizza Nova!

pizza nova maseria king/portland
Some of the seating at the
flagship King/Portland Toronto Pizza Nova location

pizza nova wings
Pizza Nova wings - available with hot sauce too

Picture taken on Danforth ave
in the greek section

pizza pizza
doused in hot franks sauce (also breaded is nicer too I find)
While Pizza Nova has the best pizza,
the pizza pizza chain offers greatest delivery pizzaria wings

mamas d/t pizza slice deal
mamas pizza has a pepperoni slice for $3.80
not as good as pizza nova - but sorta tasty anyway!
can of molson beer avail too (no cups etc!)



Quiznoz lobster
Quiznos offers fully nine inch subs right
now for around under ten dollars Cdn with
mainly lobster and with some alaskan pollock
added in the preparation too. (served with lettuce
and with butter if you prefer it to heaps of lobster
sauce we suggest the latter instead)

offers great 6 inch subs for under five dollars
(add a buck for Italian BMT meats sub instead)

Meatball marinara                      assorted meats

Pizza sub with sauce                    Black forest ham

Taco bell taco special deals
Taco Bell offers the best tasting beef
preparation in their tacos and burritos
however only in snack sized offerings
it would appear at present. what's needed
is a large man-sized option filled with this
tasty beef in sauce as it is prepared for
best taste. Also bring back the old mexi fries
- its an option we'd be willing to pay for

A bar previously located on king street had
a great deal on wednesdays lunch menu offerings
of seafood tacos served with coors beer - cheap
combo priced to build up business in this town!
Mexican shrimp tacos


The only way to cook bacon so it doesn't seem like
dog biscuits it is that your crunching on instead
Bacon has to be cooked SOFT - not crispy or it aint
worth eatin, let alone payin for for crissakes!
done right (completely soft) its delicious stuff!

cheese sampler

The Poet Cafe (Toronto - King Street near Sherbourne)
The Iranian family owned Poet Cafe in Toronto
offers a warm atmosphere for dining including
Brunch offerings such as "The Istanbul 8AM"
Breakfast. (Shown below) Includes a taste of
Turkish sausage - deliciously spiced lightly
along with salad, couple of fried eggs and French
bread. Lovely Irish hostess served my table when
i was there recently - happy to recommend! $20
including great coffee and with taxes. (Please tip
these kind folks generously here especially)
sausage portion seems less plentiful at present.

Istanbul breakfast with Turkish sausage - Poet Cafe
(This location now closed)

Paddingtons Toronto St Lawrence Market Bar
How about an "eggs benedict" treat at Paddington's
located at the popular Toronto St Lawrence Market
(main level) Truly superior service too in the past
when I was last there a year ago (easily worth at
least millions I'd say! in my own regards personally).

Paddington's St Lawrence Market - Toronto
Bullseye Guinness BBQ sauce
Best breakfast treat by far given the Irish
spirited folk at work here last time around

weekday morning breakfast special -add just  $1.50 on weekends

Pumpernickles $12 (at present) friday fish and
chips deal - don't miss out on this great food deal!

Its the best tasting fish (last time I tried it) and
chips I've tried and may even be halibut rather than ordinary
haddock that is commonly given out instead at prices at this level.

Fish and chips friday deal at Pumpernickles Toronto
this location recently closed yet again

for cheap priced omelettes deals - best deal around
Kniblets cafe and diner
kniblets seating 2
on victoria @ king st
kniblets omlet
Just around $5 (As a Western sandwich option too)

Best breakfast deal on yonge st , far North -
around three bucks!! incredible!

The most fabulous cheap breakfast offering in town
is at Cumberland terrace (lower level food court
location) entrance off yonge street (across from
library near yonge/bloor) or entrance off Bay Street
(Cumberland terrace). Delicious and fresh  ingredients
from start to finish - soft english muffin, fresh egg,
lovely ham slices with melted gourmet looking cheese
fresh slice of tomato - all just $3.25 plus if you like
add 99cents for a medium coffeee from "Van Houte"
(Columbian or house special) place is called "wraps
to go' and have nicely appealing mediterranean styled
western wraps etc fresh made French seeming server
mainly on in mornings. nice!

Subway is the next best place for a similar offering too

Mastro Cappocollo

Mastro offers most delicious sliced Cappocollo and prosciutto
sausage meats - ask at every one of your local supermarkets
for more of it. Mastro genoa salami hot or reg favoured
is amazingly delicious - likely cheapest at Rocco's "No frills"
outlet on front street and other of their locations equally.

Marc Angelo imported Italian foods includes a snack sized
offering of slices of genoa salami with provolone cheese slices
just three bucks and change at superior deli food counters such as at the metro in the packaged cold meats section. BOTH Metro and loblaws offer great sliced meats such as hot genoa salami for around $3.25/100grams

skip the dishes delivery service suggestion
"Skip the dishes" fast delivery available here too - wow!!

Metro's great $3.49 quarter Jerk style chicken leg
(dark or white available)

metro front street deli jerk chicken

If you prefer BBq to Jerk Chicken, they have this too: (No sign of jerk pork here or elsewhere similar yet)

Great sides to choose from - fresh made - quite tasty by comparison elsewhere and fair value everyday!

kniblets quarter jerk chicken
Kniblets on victoria @ Church has under $5 jerk chicken daily

Available in a great full meal offering for $7.49 including a couple of Octoberfest
sausages and choice of two sides such as pasta in a delicious curry style sauce
parisienne potato, scallop potato, mixed veggie, veggie rice, or mac'n cheese
Make sure you get the great sausage here when its best - fresh and not overdone!

metro octoberfest daily deal

Sikorski sausage choices from the Hot foods section -
Metro Deli (front street - St Lawrence Market area)

Party tray from Metro and Loblaws supermarket
 locations -  A must for every holiday gathering
 especially (plus office partys and family/friends
get togethers year round)

Metro's huge lovely Euro style Bakery section

Roma Foods (since 1953) offers a "huge" almost 1kg party size
bag of nice ready to serve mini pepperoni slices just ten bucks
at Loblaws supermarkets (Lower jarvis st. location included
along with Roccos No Frills Front Street outlet - check supermarkets
near wherever you are)
roma foods family size sliced pepperoni offeringRoma

Octoberfest signGrilled sausage

lovely spirits
Enjoy the beers of all greatest European spirits

Reviews for those interested in other views click here for Ms. Courtenay Sunday of Swtizerland and the beautiful USA for her restaurant Reviews and tips here equally - thanks indeed - ta! merci!

marche movenpick european style food outlet
The marche movenpick - now closed down - Shame! - This entire complex was shutdown for months over covid over-reactions, which extremist mindset application might just have cost us many good euro styled businesses that were housed in this complex including possibly our own great Longos supermarket outlet in the basement all of which seemigly have just recently mostly reopened.

Popular Italian restaurant - this particular location in the Greek section on the Danforth where it is equally most popular

Just under fifteen bucks for a full litre of Port (Tawny 84) @LCBO!!

Metro Deli Octopus salad sample treat

swedish meatballs recipe idea


Metro Deli (Church Street on Front Street) sausage
Try the local Sikorski Polish Company's offerings 
here of great sausage from traditions throughout 
Europe at the Metro and Loblaws in the cold foods section
Just a couple of dollars gets you a great tasting Sikorski
Polish styled chicken and turkey sausage, along with kabano
and delicious chorizzo available "to go" at the cold foods deli 
counters here as well grilled to ready serve hot at a deli counter 
all around your town such as deliciously at metro at church street often.

A Loblaws "Presidents Choice" giftcard or a Metro giftcard both make a 
thoughtful gesture as a gift of lunch meals all month long. min $10 / $25

Best tasting sliced meat pick: Kelbassa also for cold sausage pick
Ask for it on  party trays (cut into thick slices)
- See Metro and Loblaws superior party tray/ party platters 
offerings. Brandt and Pillers brands most commonly found 
around and known for best quality. Avoid the Halenda
Brand Himalayan salt flavoured version as it isn'tgenuine
kobasa taste. We have bought this brand previously and 
it was great back then when regular flavoured instead

Best tasting sliced meat pick: Kobasa/Kelbassa
yet again! Beats taste of plain ham hands down!
Kelbassa sandwich meats - top pick here

Mario's gets you great ham 
from Denmark
(Imported at Montreal)
Marios ham from Denmark

The most Fantastic sausage - 
Polish Keilbasa - as served in London too!

Schneiders sausage
Recently on special at Loblaws owned "No Frills"
discount outlets was nice tasting Schneiders
brand cheese filled sausage offerings to take home 
and heat up in oven or microwave - just a dollar
each sausage in packages as few as a duo (two)
and up to ten in a party size family pack! 
I like to add Mexican Valentina or La Costena
hot sauce available cheap here and Metro 
respectively. (Or Presidents choice brand 
Louisiana style popular hot sauce). Schneiders
"Octoberfest" offerings don't seem like the real
McCoy - try Metro Supermarket - Front street etc
hot deli section for their $2.49 version instead or the 
approx $5 jumbo (whitish colour mainly) maybe 
reasonable enuf quality Octoberfest from street cart 
vendors around town (Toronto etc) (Just outside Ciy Hall 
location prices are even cheaper in early to late mornings)

No name branded cheddar sausage family pack
offerings are available at most supermarkets
mentioned here at reasonable enough prices
($10 for 900gms at No Frills mainly) 

Metro supermarkets offer ready to heat
(microwave out of service at present
- covid phobia etc) spaghetti and meatballs
meals for $5 regular size tray or $10 large size 

BBq chicken pck deal from Kitchen table Deli

Available now and then at Metro, Loblaws
and usually everyday at Rabbas (main deli offering there
along with beef/chicken pre-cooked patties)
Large sausage rolls offer - pk of 2 - only $3.50 at RABBA

chicken swkewer we recommend (flavoured delicious)

"Bourbon Street Grill" Unbeatable for taste and sheer value - amazing 
amounts of food in huge selections including spicy beef, garlic or cajun shrimp, 
Bourbon chicken (specialty here) and lots more with great tasting lotsa sides 
to pick from - all fresh made - around ten bucks for a combo - my fav deal here! 
- check for end-of-day specially pre-made combos too - around seven bucks to go!

Also try the food court at Gerrard Square Mall (near pape) for similar food

(as shown) Delicious shrimp in chili styled sauce-
Loblaws Deli - Lower Jarvis by Queens quay location etc

deli mushroom  
Loblaws deli pickled styled tasty mushroom dish offering

neptune salad   
Loblaws deli tasty seafood salad

peppadew peppers
Loblaws deli pickled styled peppadew peppers treat

loblas lunch                                                                                  

Loblaws deli counters offer a great variety of gourmet foods ready to eat - 
on the go - You can also use your Presidents choice financial MasterCard 
points for free purchases at the deli counter or  for picking up groceries at 
loblaws related supermarket outlets (includes no-frills huge discount 
locations) PC Choice is a superior best credit card issuer by reputation for 
levels of service quality often beyond your highest expectations (top quality 
service award winner amongst its customers) (although none can beat amex 
too in my own experience for similar service standards too in this business - 
they're american based y'know - its where my heart always is and will be 
forever more amen!! likewise TD bank is tops for best bank services provider 
many of us have found! TD also has the most convenient ATM designs with multiple 
choices of currency denominations when you make a withdrawal - even just a five 
dollar bill if need be - and their unlimited transaction plans allow all the debit 
card use for a reasonable small monthly fee - you can even use their select ATM 
dispenser for US currency withdrawals rather than having to go elsewhere trying
to find it at such reasonable cost. In the U.S. we like citibank too mainly for 
best similar service too hopefully!!

Nice looking branch with flags of friendship between our 
two countries in addition, also in clear evidence

Loblaws deli foods section 
(at select locations)


 - Loblaws fresh deli meats counter shown below:
loblaws fresh meats

Loblaws locations such as "City market" located on Yonge near lawrence
subway stop has s lovely display of Italiam made sodas - none better I say! ta! 

Get the limonata fer shure!

Great place to buy beer and wines to take home, (Open late as is the Metro)
 I don't like beer anymore I have to say  Best purchase here right now would 
be Rekordelig brand coolers from Sweden Note: Loblaws has "Wine Rack" 
outlets around  superior experience of a great drink all around I say! Best 
choices too would be Smirnoff and mikes (hard lemonade) at top of list! 
Plus where's the Port?? ('84 brand from Niagara Region etc would be nice!
(its my fav wine pick)- +Best wine picks also:) (@LCBO at present) Great 
German (Blue Nun, Hochtaler Leibfraumilch, Black Tower - French (Chatenuef 
du pape) and Aussie Cdn wines (Wallerroo Trails Shiraz) which should top your 
list especially are noted at our related website -  (even a nice offering from 
Portugal these past many decades - Mateus Rose) Click here to view

Groceries here usually available 24hrs at choice locations - why not wine and
 Vodka Coolers too ("equally") The LCBO cant claim a monopoly on any idea of
 merit as they as sometimes closed (all day mondays and select "holidays") -
 some locations have limited selections of merited choices it would appear (Port
 etc) . Lets decide for ourselves instead - wherever we see fit - including beer
 and mostly wine by the glass availability at sausage cart vendors, all grocery
 related outlets and any restaurants with a minimal fee ($100 annually max)
 licence for crissakes!

poppers cran
Enjoy this delicious Italian-French made treat - Poppers  (7% alcohol)
great taste for just $2.50 fer crissakes!! Available at Ontario Beer stores
and similar outlets I should add!! All flavour choices shown below
are great!!

poppers1      poppers2
poppers3    poppers4


Other truly Great food ideas
you must try!

"Souvlaki Express"

Queen at Parliament Streets in Toronto and on Mt Pleasant Drive additionally

Recently renovated with expanded seating capacity - Tenderly prepared succulent Soulaki offerings of pork Chicken lamb or beef varieties are second to none - Whether in a pita wrap or a single or double skewer full meal deal - great food from our family there to you! enjoy!
Been here many many times this past decade as I live only minutes away.
Now at Carlton on close-by parliament street
Jimmy the Greek

Souvlaki Express - Great Greek food
Best place for fresh made real greek -frankies diner  - queen st west (across from CAMH)

truly succulently and deliciously tasting afghan style kababs at Kabul kabab house on Gerrard street East in the Little India section - two for just eight bucks! (the menu offerings are mainly for complete dinners - so ask about this option if you prefer just meat) the tandoori
chicken (half chicken meal deal) is
delicious and
unbeatably priced
at Naan and Kabab
House on Yonge
Street instead too.

Afghan kababs - little India - Gerrard street
Might be nice place to order for small parties as they appear reasonable to deal with too I'd say fer shure!

Get a couple of nice thick slices of succulent side bacon cooked to perfection at Carnicero's at St Lawrence Market (upper level) in Downtown toronto! A fver should be about enough unless you want their sandwich deal.

carniceros - side bacon
Carniceros sign

Succulent side bacon slices - Carniceros

"The New Yorker Deli" restaurant at Bay and  bloor in Toronto offers a variety of smoked meat sandwiches and more. Just love the large Orange juice (fresh squeezed for just a four dollar price plus tax) great
euro spirited waitress often!


New Yorker Deli sign

New Yorker sandwich offering

"Wraps on the Go" - a fast food outlet located in the lower level food court at the Cumberland Terrace Plaza - 2 Bloor Street West in Toronto (across from the Reference Branch of the Toronto Library) has amazing deals on breakfast choices and Wraps too!

Delicious fresh made and tasting breakfast sandwich
for around three bucks - why go elsewhere!


Wraps on the go - 2 bloor St West Toronto
lick here for images from their recent menus

Greek gyros wraps and more

nice Burger meal at "Hangry Burger" On Yonge street near College - Around Police H.Q.  (including fresh cut style fries and pop  for just around eight bucks eve spec) Choose your own of the many toppings options here. "HERO'S BURGERS" has a similar deal around town. Jnr burger just four bucks
all day

Hangry Burger - Toronto Deals! 

Japanese village
restaurants across
Canada is a popular
place for a "cooked
at your table" experience
in tasty cuisine
such as teriyaki
steak and shrimp
and more! Ths aint yucky sushi food
instead, thats fer shure! (No longer
in Toronto? real shame!)



The best deal for a licenced (wine and beer) restaurant with Indian and Pakistani cuisine is Gautama, located at 1416 Gerrard East in the section known as "Little India" in Toronto" Great Western styled decor and amazing food at cheap buffet deals compared to offerings in other cuisines no doubt. Nice owner chap
 from Pakistan

Great "tandoori chicken" included in buffet offerings here too and
richly delicious "gulab jamun" for dessert.

For more tasty takeout, consider
spadina st. (west) Chinatown section
or on broadwiew at Gerrard (west side) for mainly just great BBQ duck by the pound - only around five bucks a meal in days gone by...

Much nicer tasting deals than what's around for chinese
food such as at the popular "Peking express" on parliament street by
queen street which instead seems to have certainly been a real rip-off
by comparison for the folks around over the years - too much rice filler
and dough mainly in their so-called "chicken balls"

Korean kim-chi
Kimchi - Korean spiced cabage concoction
pickled cabbage

Now available at the front door for takeout service
or delivery through uber-eats service is a combination of the famous Korean spicy beef dish called bulgogi (heaps of spiced up beef with squid pieces mixed in), with a side of equally famous kim-chi (pickled cabbage) and even a
small container of rice thrown in. check # on the
menu - $13.99 plus tax and delivery if applicable
"Yummy Korean"  (place located on Bloor near
Bathurst subway stop)


Asian fusion located in select food court areas
of shopping Malls have reasonable combos from
$7.50 - including ribs or bourbon chicken with
noodles and a veggie side - Gerrard Square
Toronto location+ Best food pick for miles around!!
(all the way from chinatown to little India
sections on either side of this Gerrard street long
strip - stop in here instead for this deal)

asian fusion jnr combo - huge meal deal
Pop can add just one dollar more here or get a
500ml bottle of real coke products up the
escalator- $1.50
asian fusion - gerrard square mall food court
Great bourbon chicken here - best meal pick for
many miles around!! Why not offered at Red lobster
and other Western food outlets  too?
Beats breaded chicken all te hell!

brisk lemonade special

Snack deli meats available at Loblaws
franchised "No frills" Supermarkets
and elsewhere - just $3 a 250gm serving
in the case of Pepperoni or the same
price for a 150gm serving of truly
delicious Kolbassa Meat loaf from
Brandt meats packages sold here!
(almost five bucks at other places)!
Its also the best place for everyday
prices on 2L pop and even better when
on extra special - such as real coke/pepsi
2L for $.99 (as high as $4.49 seen elsewhere)
My favourite pop - bar none-
is the "faygo" brand Black cherry Cola!
Simply delicious - around two bucks
wherever usually available

hot italian chicken sausage pkg
This time I cooked for myself - a full package of Hot Italian Chicken
sausages (Maple Lodge -  Canadian Brand) Took only a short while
in the oven - turned over a couple of times and voila - a nice tasty
meal - cheaper than eatin out - if youre not in the mood Shown with
tasty Kraft BBq sauce - cheaper at Loblaws related "No-frills
supermarket" discount outlets etc

sausage dinner I cookes for myself


2L bottle - top pick

Generic cola brands may often be just as good
seeming a taste (than expensive brand names-
coke, pepsi, etc - such bargains instead such as
99cent Presidents Choice at No Frills (Loblaws
sister supermarket chain) or $1.49 selection brand at Metro
(they also have lemonade and grape flavours
too) The great taste of original coke now more better
competes with Pepsi for taste - hands down- available in 2L too
Selection Brand also offers sparkling lemonade 2L bottles $2
Great Faygo cherry cola - the best I find - available at Faygo dealers
everywhere that such better taste is to be had instead

Limonata (from Italy)
is the best tasting treat for your group gatherings!!
My own best pick is the Lurisia flavoured offering
of bottled Limonata served chilled.
best limonata

Pasta should always be served with heaps of generously seasoned and
meat-filled sauce with some veggies added for variety. Tons 'o Meat has to replace
the overabundance of tomato like substitutes in too many Pasta based dishes.
Likewise rice should never be plain or dry or just white. Plenty of sauce and curry
like spice taste, even would be great  along with mixed in veggies where appropriate.


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