West City Snack Bar


I love telling you about great new places to eat on the west side of Toronto. Sometimes they pop up without much fanfare and you don't even realize there is a new restaurant serving amazing Jack and Coke sliders on Horner Avenue. West City Snack Bar is a delicious new lunch spot in south Etobicoke with creative menu items that change up regularly.


Chef Tom Boromand used to be the executive sous chef at the Amsterdam Brewhouse. His signature Jack and Coke pulled pork sliders are braised for six hours and are sweet and delicious.


I love brussel sprouts so was excited to see them featured on the menu that day, fried with balsamic and parmesan.


The beef tacos and bison chili were perfect comfort food on a chilly day.



The decor is bright and comfortable. The owner made the tree trunk tables himself.


A welcome addition to this area of the city. Rosie :)

West City Snack Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Rocco's Plum Tomato II (Take-Out)


In this entry I'm telling you about Rocco's take-out, which is located right beside the Rocco's Plum Tomato restaurant on the Queensway in south Etobicoke. There is a separate entrance right beside the main restaurant. This is one of the best lunch spots in the west end. For many, many years we have been buying enormous veal sandwiches from Rocco's. For under $10, this is a sandwich that cannot be beat for taste, size and value. It comes smothered with authentic sauce, mushrooms, onions and peppers.


The meatball sandwich is also delicious. The ingredients are so fresh and everything is made to order. On a busy day you may wait a few minutes but it's so worth it.


A popular combination you will see many ordering is a sandwich and a slice. The pizza slices are freshly made and do not sit around for long. The selection varies but they are all excellent.


You can call ahead and pick up your order if you really don't want to wait but I find the line isn't too bad even at lunch hour; they really hustle in there. Pros. Rosie :)

Rocco's Plum Tomato Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Richmond Station


Carl Heinrich, winner of Season 2 of Top Chef Canada, opened Richmond Station in 2012. It's downtown in Toronto's financial district at 1 Richmond Street West. He has turned his restaurant into a winner exactly like he won Top Chef- by focusing on the ingredients and keeping it simple and delicious. Sit at the Chef's Table and watch the pros do their thing. On a busy Saturday night it is remarkable to see how much food they create and turn out so perfectly.


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Matsuda Japanese Cuisine


I should have written about Matsuda a long time ago because I eat here with my work peeps ALL THE TIME. We have consumed an enormous amount of sushi at this excellent all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant. The service is great and the food is prepared beautifully. We order a selection of maki rolls, tempura and dumplings and we ALWAYS start with the Golden Shrimp. They are a must-order.


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Mr. Sub at Markham & McNicoll


There is a Mr. Sub just down the road from the radio station I work at. We eat there a lot. Initially it was because of the proximity. But now it's because the owners Sam and Anna run their sandwich shop with such love for their customers. They remember your name and they remember your order. The place is full of regulars every day. AND of course, the subs are awesome. So fresh and delicious.


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School Liberty Village


It's fun to go to school when you are a grown-up, especially when school is one of the best brunch spots in Toronto. I love French toast with lots of crispy bacon on top, and then pouring lots of maple syrup over the whole pile. When I heard the super cheesy bacon French toast at School Liberty Village was out of this world, I couldn't wait to try it. It was amazing. I loved the shot glass of maple syrup on the side.


The decor at School is great; there are apples on the tables and the patio looks like a hipster school yard.


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