Hey. I’m curious if people have suggestions for places in Toronto (mainly downtown and/or west end) where you get to choose and/or serve your own food, but that are *not* all-you can eat buffets. I’m thinking of stuff like:
- Places where it’s “all you can fit in a container of a fixed size” (eg: the Chinese and Thai places at McCaul market, where you can get all the food you can put in a Sm/Med/Lrg box, for $5/$6/$7)
- Buffet places that charge by weight (like Commensal)
- (To a lesser degree) Places like Zyng on Yonge below bloor, where you can choose as many veggies as you can put in a small bowl, and they cook ‘em up for you.
- Places like those “salad bars” they have all over Manhattan, where you can choose between a million different hot and cold dishes, assemble your meal, and then pay by weight at the cash. I love those, but don’t think I’ve ever seen one in Toronto.
I like being able to get lunch somewhere where choose what I want to eat, but buffets lead to a greater temptation to over-eat, and also tend to not be so cost-effective if you want a smaller meal.
(I tried various searches on “buffet” and “salad bar”, but not of them really turned up what I’m looking for)