Toronto's Yorkville restaurants for lunch

Whether your palate craves Italian or French cuisine, traditional crepes or a lunchtime omelette, these restaurants will make your busy lunch hour a gastronomic treat. Yorkville has everything from collard leaf wraps to gourmet burgers and fine Indian food.

Crepes A Go Go

1
18 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3Y8

Maybe the name gives it away but with only five tables, your best bet is takeout. Serving authentic crepes, not just really thin pancakes, their TomTom crepe makes a filling lunch. These are sweet or savoury in true Parisian-style. Your latte will not need sugar so don’t ask, or you may provoke a yowl of pain from the staff.

Salad Days

2
2 Bloor W, Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

These wraps and salads make a good argument for eating strictly vegetarian. You could easily go vegan at this salad-centric restaurant with its broad assortment of meatless stuffed flatbreads and veggie lunches. Get your loaded cobb salad in a tidy wrap to go, perfect for someone on the run.

Hemingway's Restaurant

3
142 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8

Welcome to simple dishes of eloquence. This is basic pub food served fast or to go and with enough meat to fill any concrete jungle hunter. Their penchant is for brunch and lunch and fine spirits if you are in the mood to stay and enjoy. Classic sandwiches, gourmet burgers and the occasional sentence fragment will have you coming back often.

Utsav

4
69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

“Utsav” means festival in Sanskrit, so enjoy the lunchtime festival in your mouth before you rush back to work. The traditional Indian food is a solid bet for vegetarian diets and they can accommodate gluten-free and vegan diets with their meatless rice dishes like Aloo gobi and Bhindi bhaji. They do take out and delivery starting at 11:30 a. m. Ask about the daily lunch special.

Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you can't eat a great burger. At these Victoria restaurants you'll find unique and delicious veggie burgers that may even convert the carnivores in your dining party.
Those who can’t have gluten can sometimes struggle to find good eats, but that’s rarely an issue in Victoria. Here, gluten-free cooking has been welcomed with open arms, and those who can’t have gluten can find a wide range of foods to enjoy. From fresh-baked treats to home-style pizzas, these restaurants offer all of the flavour, with none of the gluten.
Thirsty? Sure, you could reach for a sugary soda or lean on the caffeine crutch of coffee, but why not treat your body (and your taste buds) to something better? Packed with energy-enhancing nutrients and bursting with fresh flavours, a healthy jolt of juice may be the answer. Find it at one of these fine local juice bars.
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