The Best New Cheap Eats in Toronto, 2012
The best new cheap eats in Toronto in 2012 provide exception to the rule that nothing in life comes good, fast, AND cheap. Fast casual concepts dominated the list with sandwiches, pizzas, and tacos, but unlike past years, not one gourmet burger, fried chicken or hot dog operation managed to crack the top 9, showing that Toronto has a penchant for fresh, customizable options influenced by a gamut of diverse flavours.
Predictably, there were a few new pizza joints on the list, but an array of gourmet sandwich shops proved that you don't need to break the bank to enjoy a quality meal.
Here is the list of the best new cheap eats in Toronto in 2012.
Kensington Market's Seven Lives is the closest thing to a taco stand that this city has ever seen. Run out of a tiny shared stall, there's standing room only (although you can enjoy them on the back patio in warmer months), but that doesn't deter patrons who consistently rave about the excellent value for these generously filled SoCal and Tijuana-inspired tacos.
Nestled on Palmerston, just north of Queen, the prices here are on par with other pizzerias in the neighbourhood, but it's the exceedingly fresh toppings sourced from top quality ingredients that make these slices and pies stand out. The addition of a new bike delivery service starting January 8th gives extra reason to program their number into your phones.
Keeping up with Toronto's insatiable appetite for pizza, this two-location pizzeria services Etobicoke and Woodbridge offering pick-up and delivery options that go beyond the basics. In addition to expectedly delicious pies (it's a sister to Queen Margherita Pizza, after all), there are fresh salads and a nutella mousse available to round out your meal.
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