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.
Nawzar Halal Meat approximates the experience of stepping into a butcher shop in the Middle East, with its array of halal meats, kabobs and rice dishes–the aroma alone will have your mouth watering. You’ll also find Middle Eastern and pre-packaged goods.
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ouch Down Foods is a family-run Sri Lanken restaurant. Located in Scarborough, this place has a big dining section, but also does delivery and catering too. Tons of food here, like noodle and rice dishes. But the finger food – like kebab, cutlets, patties and beef rolls – is where it’s at.
Little Pig Hot Pot is a pretty awesome place to go to get your hot pot fix as the temperature cools, as long as you know how to find it. Located in the back end of a strip mall complex known as Sky City, the restaurant has signage that leaves a lot to be desired.
Fratelli’s is an Italian restaurant with already two locations across the GTA. Serving up a variety of Italian food, the specialty here is definitely the pizza, which is inspired by the old style, back in the day village recipes.
No-frills joint doling out Cantonese & Sichuan specialties for dine-in or delivery.
Casual spot draws crowds for Chinese barbecue, including char siu, plus roast duck & dumplings.
Vintage Garden is the absolute epitome of a hidden gem. Previously only open to the residents of a senior home located in its building, it is now open to the public. It serves up Chiu-Chow style Chinese cuisine, with a multitude of delicate and gorgeous dishes.
Spice is Rite in Scarborough provides Jamaican and Caribbean food for dinner. Jerk chicken and the like, with traditional spices for real flavour.