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Schnitzel Hub

Posted by Libby Roach / Listed on March 29, 2014 / review policy

Schnitzel HubSchnitzel Hub has a focused menu living up to their schnitzelized name drawing influences from Austria, Hungary, Denmark and Russia.

While Schnitzels are the main reason to check this place out, the sides and starters are solid as well.

SchnitzelandPerogies ($7.95) come in many a variety of preparations (including dessert). We try the potato cheddar version, which arrive blistering hot, topped with fresh herbs, buttery fried onions and a side of sour cream. Made from scratch, these pillowy pockets are addictive and extremely filling.

SchnitzelandGoulash Soup ($6.50) arrives in similar form, tongue burning-hot and with more sour cream and green garnish. The scent of caraway seeds and paprika permeate the meaty broth, studded with potatoes and carrots cooked perfectly such that they keep their shape and texture.

SchnitzelandSide salads come in shareable bowls, and we sampled all seven. The standouts are the fried eggplant, Israeli and cucumber salads.

SchnitzelandSchnitzels come in veal, chicken or eggplant and in seven clever variations to suit curious palates. All come with a hot side and a salad, which we opted to share family style.

Straight up Wiener Schnitzel ($12.50 for veal), comes pounded flat, breaded and golden fried to near perfection, with a single lemon wedge garnish. While definitely for the less adventurous, the veal was a straight up version of a classic schnitzel, served on a bed of chewy spaetzle, which were jaw dropping good.

Jaeger schnitzel ($13.50 for veal) is slathered in a heavy mushroom red wine gravy, with hunks of bacon adding a dose of salt and fat to this already weighty dish.

SchnitzelandDeparting from the standard schnitzels, the Sesame schnitzel ($12.95 for chicken) was gobsmacking good. A breaded chicken cutlet receives the same special treatment as the veal schnitzels but doubles down with an eggplant schnitzel resting on top like a crowning achievement.

Doused in tahini and fragrant zaatar, this schnitzel marries two different cultures into one bountiful plate.

Editor's Note: This review has been updated to reflect the name change from Schnitzeland to Schnitzel Hub as well as the location change from Richmond Hill to Yonge and St. Clair.

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