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The top 5 new lunch options in the Financial District

Lunch options in Toronto's Financial District are plentiful for Bay Street bankers and busybodies. A few new eateries are particularly noteworthy, offering even more excuses to get away from the office around noon. Whether you're in need of a more upscale place to negotiate a business merger or a speedy grab and go option, there's something for you.

Here's where to go for your next midday meal in the Financial District.

If you're tired of lacklustre paninis from Starbucks and Subway's soggy creations, opt for a quiche or sandwich with more flavour for a similar price ($6-$8) from Maman. The bakery/cafe hybrid offers Parisian-inspired fare and an atmosphere much more inviting than a stuffy office or cubicle.

Mcewan is where to go if you like to have a wide array of options. The fine food haven has all your typical grocery goods (wheels of brie, loaves of bread, etc.) plus a generous selection of grab and go meals. Its readymade items range from butter chicken to sushi to octopus salad, all better than what you'll encounter at the standard grocery counter.

Cactus Club
Looking for something on the swankier side? Forget navigating your way around the PATH and head to The Cactus Club - the latest west coast chain to open in Toronto. The upscale eatery features sleek decor with artwork by Mr. Brainwash and Andy Warhol. The menu flaunts dishes like duck confit and albacore tuna tataki alongside baller dry-aged steaks.

Picnic is a healthy alternative to all the greasy fast food joints in the area. The menu is filled with tons of guilt-free eats like salads, wraps, and sandwiches. If you want to indulge a little, there are a few more calorie-rich options like mac 'n' cheese and BBQ pulled pork.

3 Brewers
The office can sometimes get you down, so why not use your lunch break for a little R&R. Instead of standing in line at a food stand in First Canadian Place, head to the 3 Brewers for a pint of house brewed beer and some elevated pub grub. If the weather is nice, you can take advantage of the expansive patio that looks out onto Adelaide.

What did I miss? Add your new go-to lunch spot in the Financial District in the comments.

Photo of Maman by Jesse Milns

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