“You cannot cook your eggs with wind,” cultivates a famous Lebanese proverb, as such, may I suggest going out for pick-up?
Sometimes as you explore Toronto, you just need to fuel up on-the-go and this is where Xtreme Taste comes in. They are all about the food. Very healthy, on-the-go, tasty-tasty food. As a warning, when you visit, do not assume you will have a place to eat within the premises, this small kitchen is too small for that.
The way it works when in the area is that you drop by and pick up from a selection of different salads and meats, make a dish, walk to a nearby park, and enjoy an impromptu picnic. Personally, I sometimes walk north to Town Hall Square on Yorkville Avenue, or a nearby green area, sit down on a bench among the trees and enjoy my filling lunch.
Opened in 2001 by Juliet Saliba, Xtreme Taste has been serving her Mediterranean homemade dishes, from seafood, veal, beef-kabobs to their delicious fattoush salad, and all at very fair prices. Hence a popular spot among locals who are looking for an inexpensive, yet healthier options than the nearby pizzerias, burger and burrito franchises. As such, this tiny Lebanese-owned hole in the wall serves well-balanced dishes to an almost never ending number of Yorkville lunch seekers. Do not be surprised if you have to queue up if you come during general lunch hours.
However, the quality of the food makes it worth it.