Looking for a local place to have lunch during the week? With all the restaurants around Dundas and Ossington, you now have a lot of choices for daytime dining in Ossington Village.
Below is a summary of where you can get a great weekday lunch in Ossington Village.
After nearly 4 years in business, Bazara has become a regular stop on Ossington for dinner – and lunch. Everything on the dinner menu is available at lunchtime, plus they offer a prix fixe menu. For $15, Bazara provides a mix and match three course lunch. The first course can be soup or salad, second is a choice of sushi rolls or appetizers, and finally, it ends with the entree. This is a filling lunch option, for sure!
Bazara Sushi on Ossington
BOBBIE SUE’S MAC & CHEESE
You can get any of Bobbie Sue’s many varieties of mac and cheese starting at 12 noon every day. Meat filled, vegan, and gluten free varieties are also available. You can grab takeout from their shop just around the corner of Ossington on Foxley, or get delivery from Uber!
Ossington’s burger shop, BQM, opens every day at noon, so lunch is always an option! The full menu of burgers, wings, poutine and beers is available all the time. BQM usually has a combo special where you buy their special burger and a craft beer for $10 or $12. The space is cozy, and you can sit at a table or the bar; in the summer, the patio is great!
CHURRASQUEIRA DO SARDINHO
This Dundas West Portuguese spot offers more than just chicken, but that’s what we’d recommend. This is a casual joint: if you choose to eat in at one of the tables, you’ll bring the food on paper plates from the counter to your table yourself. Portions are big, however, and you can buy a quarter, half or whole chicken with or without sides like rice and potatoes. Dine in or take out and open daily.
COTE de BOEUF
We’ve included this on the list even though it is closed on Mondays. Every other day, this charming butcher shop also serves sandwiches and prepared meals. Cote de Boeuf is mainly a take-out spot, but you can eat your sandwich and have a coffee while perusing the goods in the store, or eat off the ledge along the side of the shop. Expect French inspired food for the varying prepared meals, and traditional sandwiches with quality meat like corned beef, salami, and ham and cheese.
Closed on Tuesdays, Rua Vang Golden Turtle‘s pho is a great deal for lunch any other day of the week! The place fills up on a daily basis, and why not? With giant bowls of piping hot noodle soup and other traditional Vietnamese fare for sale for around $10, Golden Turtle offers good food at a good price. They also do take-out if you want to bring the pho to a friend!
This family-run Indian spot sells lunch sized portions of their dinner menu from the 108 Ossington location. Indian Grill offers a full range of curries, lassis, samosas and everything else you’d expect from Indian cuisine. In addition to eat in and take-out, Indian Grill is aligned with Yellow Pages for online delivery service.
This casual Cuban joint has booths, bar stools and a newly expanded back room with a lot more seats than when it first opened almost 2 years ago. Which is good, because La Cubana gets a good lunchtime crowd to feast on the Cuban sandwiches and plates. Prices range from $9 for a veggie medianoche up to $15 for the meat plates. Eat in, take out, or use Uber Eats for delivery service.
PHO TIEN THANH
The pho place at 57 Ossington has a full menu of Vietnamese favorites and starts serving at 11am every day. Steaming hot soup for under $8, appetizers and even vegetarian items all provide a cheap and delicious lunch. At Pho Tien Thanh, you can dine in or take out.
Ossington’s famous pizzeria was one of the first spots in the neighborhood to open for lunch, and they are still offering great food during the day. Pizza Libretto opens at 11:30am daily with a $16 lunch prix fixe with salad, pizza and dessert. This is a delicious and filling option if you want a 3 course meal, or you can order a la carte from the regular menu.
One of Ossington’s newest lunch spots, Rashers serves all sorts of bacon sandwiches all day from 11AM. This fast casual sandwich shop has plenty of seating, so you can enjoy your sandwich piping hot at the source, or get it to go. Each peameal and traditional bacon sandwich has a different mix of ingredients: apple grilled cheese; eggs and other combinations all cost around 10 bucks. Add a side like curly fries and you are good for the afternoon!
The new pizza restaurant on Ossington lets you dine-in only at dinnertime, but it now has a take-out window open at 11:30am daily. Super Point‘s take-out window is conveniently located at 184 Ossington. The slices cost $5, but from all the photos we’ve seen, these slices – with many different topping combos – are quite large. They also sell whole pies from the window so you can feed your office or your family.
THE DOCK ELLIS
This Dundas West sports bar also has a good kitchen, which serves up lunch every day. A great place to stop in for a lunch deal whether there’s a game on or not, The Dock Ellis has plenty of seating and fast service. Every weekday they have a special lunch for less than $10 from 12noon -3pm. Pair that with an Ontario craft beer and enjoy.
If you are looking to eat clean, this Dundas West spot serves up delicious and healthy vegan fare. The Goods offers breakfast as well as lunch! For lunch, you can buy their salads from the take-out counter, and delivery through Good Foot and UberEats. The portions are quite large; salad bowls cost $12 and sups start at $8.
THE GROW OP
Another healthy option, this time with lots of smoothies and juices, The Grow Op on Ossington opens at 9:30am every week day. The lunch menu includes acai bowls and sandwiches, and the restaurant has opportunities to dine in and watch the outdoor foot traffic or you can order to go. Sandwiches are $8.50, salads are $9, and the bowls cost $12.
It’s been seen in movies and Food Network TV shows. There’s usually a line to get in for weekend brunch. It’s open 24/7, so weekday lunch may be the best time to stop in for a meal. The menu is extensive, with elevated diner food. The Lakeview will fill you up with your choice of saladsm soups, sandwiches, burgers and more.
If you are looking to have a classy lunch with colleagues or friends, Union will offer that experience – and great food. A tough place to get a table for dinner and weekend brunch, lunchtime may be a little easier. The menu is the same for lunch and dinner, heavy on the farm-to-table bistro classics like steak frites and tartare. You may not even need dinner after lunch at Union.
A take-out spot only open for lunch, Veghed offers both organic and vegan food. Recently named one of Toronto’s best vegan restaurants, Veghed offers a variety of lunch options. The fresh made soups, salads and bowls are made with healthy and natural ingredients, and the portions are very generous. You can also stock up for the week: Veghed sells jars of their soups for you to heat up at home when convenient.
What’s your favorite spot for lunch in Ossington Village?