So, in a few weeks, my girlfriend is moving from small town Germany to Toronto (and I'm very excited!), and one of the things that is fairly high on the list of priorities is exploring some of the range of different cuisines available here. I have some old favourites in town, but I've been away a lot in the past few years, and am not super up on where to go, so I'm hoping the gathered wisdom here can give some suggestions about places to check out.
Our criteria: we're don't have a big restaurant budget, so under $20 for entrées is a good guideline, we're more likely to have a late lunch than a full-blown dinner, and flavour is definitely the biggest concern - not so much presentation, or ambience, or hipness, nice as those things may be. Oh, and we'll be living in the Junction, traveling by TTC, and don't have any dietary restrictions or strong dislikings.
Anything's fair game, but we're particularly interested in:
- Middle Eastern
- Mexican/Latin American
- Pie (dessert pie, that is - not tortière.)