Lunch restaurants around the University of Toronto

Maybe you’ve got back-to-back class around Trinity College – or that new sweetheart you swiped right on does. If you’re hitting the books at Robart’s, make sure you’re good and fed. These lunchtime gems around the University of Toronto St. George campus will set you right up. [Image credit: iStock.com/Preto_perola]

Top Sushi

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185 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P7

If you’re a sushi lover, check out this College Street spot. The location makes it a super convenient option to stop by after class and enjoy some top-shelf tempura and gyoza. If you’re in a rush, you can easily grab take out, and if you pay with cash instead of debit, they boast a tempting discount.

Anoush Middle Eastern Cuisine

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250 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2Z5

For the best shawarma near U of T, check out Anoush. This mom and pop-style get away is tucked away just off of Simcoe Street on Dundas and serves a mean falafel pita. Anoush also offers a ton of vegetarian options (like their vegetarian platter which is big enough to share) and they offer reduced prices on some items on Fridays.

The Saj Mediterranean Foods

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199 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P9

When you’re looking for a stellar sandwich between classes, the SAJ is where you want to go. While it’s nothing extraordinary on the inside, their steak Saj is a crowd favourite and their service is just as pleasant. And it’s not just about the sandwiches: this downtown destination offers a variety of menu items like pizza, wraps, and even crepes.

Prenup Pub

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191 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P9

Who doesn’t love some great pub food after finishing a big paper or gruelling exam? If you’re a beer fan, you have to pay a visit to Prenup Pub (their Omer beer from Belgium is 12% for only $8). Pair that with their tasty German poutine topped with the usual gravy, cheese curds, and a wide variety of sausage. Their upper setting is a little fancier than your traditional bar, so if you’re looking to impress a date, you’ll want to make sure you’re seated upstairs.

Green Room

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414 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T3

If your campus building is closer to Bloor Street, lunchtime at this back alley resto-bar has remained a long-standing tradition of U of T students. Open noon sharp ‘til 2 am, The Green Room can be accessed by the alleyway between Borden Street and Brunswick Avenue, and is best known for their cold draught and quick ‘n’ dirty lunch and dinner options. The Green Room wrap, complete with grilled chicken, bacon and avocado, is the definition of comfort food, but the pad Thai may be this spot’s most famous dish to sample.

Some like tequila, others like beer, but let’s not forget about the whiskey lover. We all know that person who prides themselves at the bar on being a whiskey connoisseur. If you want to take them to get their Jack Daniel’s on, or for a sampling of something a little more rare, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of the best places to take a whiskey lover in Toronto. [Feature image: Boxcar Social]
Bloor Street. You’ve been there before and you’ll go there again because let’s face it: it’s a prime location in Toronto to enjoy some drinks with friends after a long day in the 6. Fortunately for you, there’s always a new spot (or nine) on the strip to enjoy a craft brew or unique cocktails with pals. [Feature Image: The Gaslight]
Looking for somewhere to take your sweetie that’s a little under the radar but still screams romance? The Junction is about to become your new best friend. Whether you’re into fine Italian cuisine or sharing some drinks over a stellar plate of Mexican nibbles, The Junction has the perfect low-lit dinner for every couple – be it lovers or pals! [Feature image: Nodo]
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