Smoked meat. Albacore tuna and sockeye salmon salad. Pear, mango, avocado, and brie. For more than 38 years, staff members at Druxy's more than 45 locations have built traditional, deli-style sandwiches based entirely on their customers? requests, no matter how unorthodox or how difficult it becomes to eat the resulting masterpiece. A roster of 11 breads and more than 50 toppings means that each sandwich is someone's personal favorite. Staff members are also willing to go big; if a regular sandwich can?t fill your appetite, they'll gladly add as much meat as you would like for a nominal extra charge (the current heavyweight champion is a 42 oz. corned beef on rye).
At the heart of the operation are Druxy's delicatessen roots, still apparent in the steaming hot meats sliced to order and the kosher dill pickle wedges served with each sandwich. In addition to their deli favorites, Druxy's can meet any craving; their menu includes everything from a design your own salad bar to comforting grilled cheese sandwiches and more than 30 soups.
While corned beef and grilled cheese might not sound like the definition of healthy eating, Druxy's salads, along with four sandwiches and six soups, are Healthier Options with less fat and sodium and more protein and fibre. Druxy's also carries on this dedication to healthy nutrition by crafting gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan options for diners with food sensitivities.
The Cock and Pheasant welcomes Mississauga's village visitors into candle-lit interiors or out onto its tree-lined patio boasting full service from noon to dusk. Diners of all ages can adorn appetites in a fashion-forward luncheon menu, beginning with smaller portions, such as deep-fried mozzarella with tomato salsa and a garlic baguette ($7.99). Dive eyes-first into a sea of beer, bacon, and cheese soup ($4.99), or rally friends for a charge into a pound of wings draped with honey-garlic, jerk-barbecue, or smoked-lime-tequila sauce ($10.99). For a hearty feast, the delicate strata of Guinness shepherd's pie made with AAA beef ($11.99) will have friends clamouring for a share, just as with sweepstakes prizes or rationed hugs.
Seeking stomachs find solace from the hearty starters, sandwiches, and more studding Sports Garden Café's eclectic menu. Rev gastro-engines for the veggie & dip platter with ranch ($6), or an original café creation like the Canadian Angus cheese & peameal bacon burger ($11.25). Incisors sink into sweet potato fries ($6.25) as orb’s orient onto one of the twenty café TV screens, displaying the athleticisms of professionals and fugitive referees. The hat trick platter, a two-pound pile of buffalo wings, deep-fried pickle spears, three-cheese garlic bread and veggie sticks ($28.50), feeds groups of friends, family, and protesters, and pairs well with any of Sports Garden Café's eleven draught beers (prices vary). Your mini-me can enjoy kids' menu classics such as chicken tenders ($5.99) or the cheese quesadilla ($5.95).
For more than 80 years, Harmony Lunch has sated appetites with its sturdy assortment of original pork burgers and fries. Diners can choose from the menu's panoply of protein patties, including its standard pork hamburger (a $3.70 value), as well as variations topped with bacon (a $4.40 value), cheese (a $4.20 value), another patty (a $5.30 value), or a snazzy fedora. Balance an uneven plate with a pile of fries (a $2.50 value), washed down with the bubbly beverage of your choice (a $1.50 value). Though Harmony Lunch doles out a hamburger-drink-and-fries combo for $7, this Groupon grants customers access to every offering in its burger rainbow, as well as complimentary gold-hoarding tips from its on-staff leprechaun.
From hotdogs to souvlaki sandwiches, Greek to Me's eclectic menu combines the potency of Greek flavors with the familiarity of American tastes. All items are cooked to order and, like subpoenas, the vast majority of breakfast items are served all day long. Fuel the morning with french toast, pancakes, or belgian waffles ($6.49), or take on the ultimate omelette, an egg blanket generously stuffed with green peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, bacon, sausage, ham, and gyro meat, all resting under a shimmering coat of sausage gravy ($8.79).
Occuping the building at Lackawanna's central intersection Nelson's ridge perfectly captures the neighborhood’s charm. The eatery takes its name from nearby Our Lady of Victory Basilica's well-loved leader, Father Nelson Baker, and furthers the connection with menu names derived from religious icons. Chefs churn out classic diner fare such as burgers, hot sandwiches, and fried chicken for lunch and dinner, but the biggest crowd pleasers are their served-all-day hotcakes, stuffed with bananas and chocolate chips, blueberries, or diced apples and bacon. In true diner fashion, Nelson’s feeds hungry diners at a long counter dotted with bar stools, and floor-to-ceiling windows offer gorgeous views of its namesake basilica.