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Hannah's Kitchen

Posted by Nicole Stamp / Reviewed on March 3, 2008 / review policy

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Hannah's Kitchen is Yonge & Eglinton's cheery beacon of lunchtime goodness. The narrow shop is dominated by a gleaming counter loaded with sandwich fixings, a colourful swath of chunky salads, two great daily soups, and hot, fresh, comfort lunches.

Caribbean Chicken Stir Fry

Today I choose a daily special- Caribbean Chicken Stir Fry. It comes with rice, but the friendly employee is happy to substitute veggies instead, giving me a huge serving of Mixed Vegetable Salad in Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette. With bread on the side, lunch comes to $9, pretty reasonable for this neighbourhood.

Veggies at Hannah's Kitchen

The vegetables are cool and hearty-- chunks of summer squash, red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, and carrots, each perfectly blanched for ideal texture. But they're overpowered by their dressing, which is vinagery and oily-- and there's so much of it that within minutes, my paper bag looks like it ran away from a wet t-shirt contest.

Chicken at Hannah's

The chicken is mild and sweet. When a dish is touted as "Caribbean", I go in expecting heat, but here there's none. (Did I just racially profile some chicken? Maybe). Plump chunks of white meat and sweet pineapple, with fresh, still-crispy peppers in an easygoing and nutmeggy sauce. I suppose the nutmeg is a nod to jerk seasoning, but this dish would be better named Canadian Chicken- mild, mellow, and multicultural. It comes in a biodegradable paper container- thumbs up to Hannah's for the green packaging.

Most of the food at Hannah's is seasoned to err on the side of mildness, and in general the fare here is fresh, delicious, and actually tastes home-made. With an extensive catering menu, an in-depth website, and reliably good daily specials, Hannah's is a lunchtime winner.

Discussion

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Sunny Batra / June 6, 2013 at 06:52 pm
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I like the food at this restaurant. Unfortunately, it will no longer be here as new condo building called, 2221 Yonge Condos, will come here. If the sales goes well the construction should start sometime in 2014.
John / June 6, 2013 at 09:06 pm
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They have started the sales to the handful of Platinum Agents for 2221 Yonge Condos http://www.sunnybatra.com/2221-Yonge-Condos
Ray Kennington / November 25, 2013 at 03:33 pm
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Hannah's Kitchen is moving as you rightfully mention Sunny. But only 150 steps down the street same side of Yonge
We are relocating to 2177 Yonge, in the New Minto Towers, with a Patio - open May to October, we will be serving our faithful clientele as always, and in the new location and we will remain open "with Table Service" from 5pm to 10pm Seven Days a Week!! Opening on January 6th do come and try out the 'new Hannah's
Hannah's Kitchen replying to a comment from Sunny Batra / January 27, 2014 at 01:08 pm
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Hannah's Kitchen has not closed. It was forced to move from
2221 Yonge street due to condo plans, but has now reopened two doors south, same side of Yonge to 2177 Yonge.
Same phone no. 416-481-2727 just a new location, new business hours. 7am to 9pm Mon to Fri(same cafeteria lunch with full wait staff service from 5pm daily.
9am to 9pm Saturday All day Breakfast/Brunch & dinner from 5pm
Sunday's 9am to 4pm All Day Breakfast/Brunch
Drop in and give our new location and new menu a try
We'd be glad to serve you.
Sunny Batra / January 27, 2014 at 05:33 pm
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Looking forward to visiting your new place. :)

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