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After holiday excess, where do you like to go? And what do you order?

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After holiday excess, where do you like to go? And what do you order?

phoenikia | Dec 28, 2010 07:07 AM

Just thought I'd start a running list of healthy options I turn to when I'm trying to get back on the wagon.

grilled meat/fish/calamari and an order of horta (cooked greens) or maroulosalata (romaine & dill salad without cheese) at a Greek resto on the Danforth or Pape such as Mezes, Kalyvia, Megas, (restaurants that still have horta on the menu).

Grilled fish with a side of rapini (or other greens/vegetables) at an Italian restaurant. Besides Buca and Grano, which have several salads, veg antipasto and veg contorni options, I haven't dined at too many Italian restaurants lately. What other Italian restaurants would you recommend if you wanted to stick to a secondi and some vegetables?

5 oz tenderloin and side of rapini or roasted cauliflower at Globe Earth. Has anyone tried the side of smoky bacon lentils at Globe Earth?

Salad plate at Patachou.

Various non-mayo-based salads or vegetable dishes at Whole Foods or Pusateri's. Which of their salads do you like? I like Pusateri's corn salad but found their gai lan way too salty. Should know better than ordering gai lan at Pusateri's. Haven't found a salad I love at Whole Foods yet.

Fattoush and tabbouleh, with some sort of grilled meat or labneh at Tabule or Jerusalem.

Lentil soup at various places around town (discussed in an earlier lentil soup thread if you do a search).

Borscht on Roncesvalles at Chopin or Cafe Polonez. Haven't tried the version at Amber on Bloor West yet, but will in 2011.

Sushi/Chirashi/Sashimi around town, or maybe some yakitori & hijiki.

Salads at Mocha Mocha or Fresh.

Sunflower Kitchen soups (esp. the Harira and Borscht)

Salad rolls/fresh spring rolls/goi cuon at various Vietnamese and Thai restaurants.

Green Mango Salad.

Singapore Slaw at Lee.

Won ton soup or Hot & Sour Soup (although most are fairly heavy on the salt). Does anyone know if any restaurants in TO are serving Wor Won Ton Soup (more like the version you can find in Alberta and California, with lots of veggies, shrimp, etc in addition to char siu & won tons)?

Besides Hosu, Mocha Mocha, Fresh and Whole Foods, which restaurants serve dishes made with brown rice?

Also, has anyone noticed quinoa on any menus around town lately?

Have you been wowed by any dishes you'd consider healthy?

What meals do you like to eat after the holidays?

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Tabule
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

Pusateri's
1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

Patachou
1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

Grano
2035 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A2, CA

Mezes
456 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P4, CA

Mocha Mocha
489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P5, CA

Kalyvia
420 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P3, CA

Buca
604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

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