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Top 10 Lunch Spots Near Camden Street

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It’s our humble opinion that, if there’s one thing that can make a good workday a great one, it’s a top-tier lunch.

And, as luck would have it, our Camden Street space happens to be surrounded by an assortment of incredible eateries that’ll please even the most particular of palettes and satisfy any kind of craving.

So, without further ado, here are the ten best lunch spots within a ten-minute walk of our Camden Street location, as voted by our members. 

What A Bagel

If you’ve got a craving for all-day brunch, What A Bagel has got you covered. Located just on the corner of Camden and Spadina, WAB serves up freshly-baked bagels, as well as hot food, coffees, juices, smoothies, and shakes--whatever your heart (or stomach) desires! Some have even said that the bagels here give the ones in New York a run for their money, but we’ll let you be the judge. 

Walking Distance from PS: 1 minute 

Must-Try Menu Item: If you’re a lover of lox (and even if you’re not), don’t miss out on the Smoked Salmon Platter.

Price: $$ (out of $$$$)
Address: 130 Spadina Ave
Hours: Open at 7:00 a.m. daily (8:00 a.m. on weekends)

Avenue Open Kitchen

Since the 50s, Avenue Open Kitchen (right across the street) has been known for its incredible diner classics. A local staple, they offer a self-proclaimed “old-school, greasy spoon diner vibe that’s been alive all these years.” If you want a cool spot with tasty food, this is it. Oh, they also serve all-day breakfast! 

Walking Distance from PS: 1 minute

Must-Try Menu Item: Don’t miss the uber-Canadian peameal bacon sandwich. 

Price: $
Address: 7 Camden St
Hours: Open at 7:00 a.m. daily (8:00 a.m. on weekends)

Le Gourmand

Inspired by the grand cafés and bakeries of Europe, Le Gourmand is a particularly incredible place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Known for having some of the city’s best cookies and baked goods, they also offer amazing breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus if you’re craving something a little more savoury. 

Walking Distance from PS: 2 minutes

Must-Try Menu Item: Le Gourmand has some of the best chocolate chip cookies in the game--in their words, “simply the warmest, crispy-yet-gooey, liquid-dark-chocolate-gushing, firm-yet-soft, decadent treat.”

Price: $$
Address: 152 Spadina Ave
Hours: Opens at 8:00 a.m. daily

Impact Kitchen

When you’re looking for some ultra-healthy, nutrient-dense, real food to help fuel your brain for the workday, Impact Kitchen is your destination. If you’ve ever felt like healthy food is bland and boring, Impact Kitchen’s got something they’d like to show you.

Walking Distance from PS: 2 minutes 

Must-Try Menu Item: Check out the True Roots Power Bowl. Packed with kale, quinoa, broccoli, sweet potato, heirloom carrots, parsnips, drive cranberries, feta, pistachios, mint, and Moroccan dressing, it’s got literally everything you could possibly need to fuel up for the day. 

Price: $$
Address: 444 Adelaide St W
Hours: Opens at 7:30 a.m. daily (and 9:00 a.m. on weekends)

Fresh

If you’re into plant-based dishes, Fresh is the promised land. They offer a full line of plant-powered meals, raw, organic cold-pressed juices, and craft cocktails made with local artisanal ingredients. For 20 years, it’s been their mission to prove that a plant-based diet can be satisfying, energizing, and crave-able.

Walking Distance from PS: 3 minutes 

Must-Try Menu Item: The Crispy Cauliflower Tacos are incredible. Topped with jicama, avocado, lemon aioli, napa cabbage, beet sauerkraut, and lemon, you’ll probably wish you’d ordered a second round. 

Price: $$ 
Address: 147 Spadina Ave
Hours: Opens daily at 11:30 a.m.

WVRST

WVRST opens a little later in the day, but considering it’s all about sausages, fries, and craft beers, it’s perfectly suited as a late lunch spot to help wind down your workday. Inspired by a Munich beer hall, you’ll find a virtually endless variety of artisanal sausages to choose from, including kangaroo, wild boar, and vegan black bean.

Walking Distance from PS: 6 minutes 

Must-Try Menu Item: The wild boar sausage is incredible, and trust us when we say you need to get at least one order of the duck fat fries. Don’t skimp on the dips and sauces either. 

Price: $$ 
Address: 609 King St W
Hours: Opens at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11:30 a.m. on weekends (closed Mondays)

Khao San Road

The second location from renowned Toronto restauranteur, Monte Wan, Khao San Road’s Charlotte Street location offers a stylish design aesthetic with the same incredible menu its predecessor was known for. If you’re in search of some of the better Thai food the city has to offer, you won’t be disappointed here. 

Walking Distance from PS: 5 minutes

Must-Try Menu Item: The crispy rice salad and pad gra prao will both make you rethink every lunch choice you’ve ever made prior. 

Price: $$
Address: 11 Charlotte St
Hours: Open daily from 12:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. (evening hours only on Sundays) 

Banh Mi Boys

If you’ve never had banh mi, get ready to revolutionize your lunchtime experience. These Vietnamese sandwiches are served on a baguette with house mayo, pickled carrots, cilantro, cucumber, and your choice of meat, fish, or tofu. Your options include grilled pork, chicken, lemongrass tofu, squid, duck confit, braised beef cheek, and more.

Walking Distance from PS: 4 minute

Must-Try Menu Item: The classic grilled pork banh mi is amazing, but the braised beef cheek and five-spice pork belly are on another level. 

Price: $
Address: 392 Queen St W
Hours: Opens daily at 11:00 a.m. 

Parka Food Co

Another incredible option when it comes to plant-based delicacies, Parka Food Co is on a mission to make veggies fun. From vegan burgers to mac n’ cheese, you’ll find an extensive menu of incredible comfort foods on offering here. 

Walking Distance from PS: 5 minutes 

Must-Try Menu Item: Check out the Portobello Burger, topped with onion rings, chipotle aioli, and guacamole. It is mighty fine. 

Price: $$
Address: 424 Queen St W
Hours: Opens daily at 12:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays) 

CJ Lunch Box

While dine-in isn’t always an option right now, CJ Lunch Box is a great spot for grab-and-go sushi. From classic dynamite rolls and California rolls to sashimi, edamame, gyoza, chicken, and more, you’ll find something here that hits the spot. 

Walking Distance from PS: 3 minutes

Must-Try Menu Item: While it’s arguably not classic sushi, CJ Famous Chicken with Egg Noodles is a must-try house specialty.

Price: $
Address: 409 Richmond St W
Hours: Open on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

When lunchtime comes around at Project Spaces Camden Street, your biggest problem isn’t going to be finding a great bite. It’s going to be choosing from the overwhelming list of amazing spot.

Be sure to also check out our top 10 lunch spots within walking distance of our King West space.

And if you’re interested in learning more about us and our community, get in touch today and come check out Project Spaces! We’d love for you to join us.

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