(Not so) Cheap-Eats: Maggie's
There is a little gem at Charles st. E. (e. of Yonge), 416-924-6244 called Maggie's. I had no idea, but apparently Mag's has other locations... My coworker was craving something clean, so we headed there for lunch since their vegetarian menu is long and plentiful.
It wasn't a cheap lunch, but boy was it worth it! I ordered the potato frittata, which arrived before my eyes like a handsome rainbow of fresh vegetables and fruits. Two perfect crispy, pancakey type potato frittatas garnished with garlic oil, with a hefty side of tabouleh, hummus, a few pitas, a tossed salad and fruit that included sliced papaya (!), pineapple, kiwi, strawberries and more... not a dank melon ball in sight! You know what I am talking about... Those tasteless, marinated melon-balls that seem to have swept the brunch nation of mediocrity across the city?
With a juice, tax and tip, it came to about $16, which is out of my lunch budget by about 65%, but I'm telling you, treat yourself.
Maggie is a bit of a high-maintenance friend though, be warned. They only serve lunch til 2pm on weekdays, and won't bend backwards to assist you if you arrive at 1:45pm, either! Maggie is also in desperate need of a make-over, but I had a chat with the owner, and he advised that this idea was already in the making, the secret is out: Maggie is slowly turning in Michael. They are changing the name and atmosphere, but keeping the menu, and thank healthy goodness for that.
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