Great spots for a grab-and-go lunch at Yonge and Eglinton

It’s midday in midtown and you’re looking for a quick bite to eat. Luckily Yonge and Eglinton offers a wide variety of healthy and unique fast food options. Skip the food court and check out these great spots for a grab-and-go lunch in the area.

Fresh on Crawford

894 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

This popular vegetarian eatery is your perfect destination for a nutritious and energy-packed lunch to beat the afternoon slump. The menu includes custom-made salads, wraps, freshly-pressed juices and quinoa bowls. You’ll always feel good after getting your healthy lunch prepared by one of the friendly staff members at this location, especially since you’ll know that the restaurant is committed to being environment-friendly through reduced packaging and energy consumption.

Messini Authentic Gyros - Danforth Ave.

445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P1

Messini has been serving authentic gyros on the Danforth since 2002 and now they’ve added a location at Yonge and Eglinton. It’s a popular go-to lunch spot for students and the local working crowd. Messini’s on Yonge prides itself on great service with plenty of over-the-counter items when you’re in a rush. This location is open seven days a week, so you can get your hands on a delicious chicken or lamb gyro plate all week long.

Fit For Life

50 Eglinton Ave E Offi, Toronto, ON M4P 1A6

Fit for Life serves up fresh and healthy lunches to the Yonge and Eglinton crowd. The salad bar has a large selection of veggies and fruits to choose from and you pay by weight so you have the option of deciding precisely how much you want to spend. There are also plenty of wraps, sandwiches and soups on the menu. For a heartier option, go for the chicken burrito wrap and a soup to go.

You don’t have to travel to Vietnam to try authentic pho – it’s available right here in Victoria. So put away your passport and visit one of the Vietnamese restaurants below. Soon you’ll be sipping on savoury broth, seasoned with traditional Vietnamese spices and full of tasty meat and veggies. Close your eyes and you might forget you’re in Canada!
Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive – and you don’t have to sacrifice quality or taste just to get a good deal. Luckily for us, there are a number of Victoria eateries that offer satisfying meals for less than $10. Drop in, fill up, and leave with the energy you need to make it through the rest of your afternoon.
Student life can be hectic, so you need food that’s tasty, quick and, most importantly, cheap. Here are some of Victoria’s most student-friendly off-campus restaurants. Some are just down the street; others are a short bus ride downtown. But all of them have cheap eats that’ll keep you fuelled from frosh week to finals.
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