St. Andrews Fish and Chips has a menu that features items found in traditional Scottish fish and chip shops, meat pies, haggis, mealie pudding and irn bru. Their specialty is obviously fish and chips, with hand-cut fries.
Anjappar Chettinad specializes in South Indian cuisine, with locations worldwide. In the GTA, outposts in Brampton, Mississauga and Scarborough offer a varied selection of seafood, meat, vegetarian and rice dishes, not to mention dosas (South Indian street food). Some locations even do breakfast on the weekends.
Congee King isn’t owned by the husband of Congee Queen’s owner ? surprisingly. In fact, its fame is nowhere near that of its spousal namesake, but it’s a nice place to get a change from the more popular names on this list and still have good quality congee. The oyster congee is one of the house specialties, and its flavours are a little stronger than one would expect, but in my opinion that’s why it sets itself apart from the others. Their other foods, however, are definitely more of the hit and miss variety.
Pili Pili on Lawrence East is where to go in Toronto for Tanzanian treats. Primarily a takeout driven destination for Tanzanians all across Toronto who know a thing of two about their ethnic cuisine, Pili Pili only officially opened their doors on June 1st but already they’ve amassed a loyal following.
Twice as Nice sure as heck lives up to its name. One of the many Caribbean restaurants in Scarborough, Twice as Nice serves up delicious classic Caribbean dishes like fried chicken with oxtail gravy or curried goat all served with a generous portion of rice.
The West Hill Wine Bar makes their dishes using fresh local ingredients, sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats. Gluten free and vegan items available. Their menu changes regularly to coordinate with the season’s fresh produce. Some items include: smoked lobster and cod cake, duck and brie quesadilla, and butter chicken.
Spice is Rite in Scarborough provides Jamaican and Caribbean food for dinner. Jerk chicken and the like, with traditional spices for real flavour.
he Amazing Ted’s Diner isn’t just ’50s-styled, it has actually been around since 1954. Even after recent renovations, the spot preserves its nostalgic charm. The menu features familiar greasy spoon specialties like three-egg breakfasts, liver burgers and blue plate specials.
Georgy Porgy’s bar and grill is situated on Lawrence East is a comfortable place to hoist a glass after work, late into the night or even on a relaxed Sunday afternoon. The menu bills sharable apps along with burgers, pizzas and wings making it an ideal spot to bring the team or even just come watch your favourite team.
The Queen Victoria Pub is situated on Midland, and offers the perfect mix of dim lighting, convivial service and familiar pub food favourites. The lively watering hole is a favourite with locals and regulars for pub food staples like nachos, fish and chips and wings.
Hunter’s Pizza is situated in a plaza off Birchmount at Huntingwood, and deserves the title hidden gem. This plaza pizzeria and souvlaki house is known for offering big portions at great value for dine-in or takeaway. The menu features pastas, pizza and Greek specialties like souvlaki combos with salad and a choice of pita or rice for $8.50.
The Amazing Ted’s Diner isn’t just ’50s-styled, it has actually been around since 1954. Even after recent renovations, the spot preserves its nostalgic charm. The menu features familiar greasy spoon specialties like three-egg breakfasts, liver burgers and blue plate specials.
Mercator is a European mini mart, hidden away in a strip mall on Sheppard near the 404. Tons of European groceries to browse through, from Poland, Turkey, and Romania just to name a few. There is a hot food area where you can order something quick to eat in or take out, like Vienna Schnitzel on a bun ($5.99) made fresh to order.