Paramount Fine Foods (Niagara Falls)

Paramount Fine Foods Niagara storefront

Paramount Fine Foods located at 6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Unit R9 in Niagara Falls

For a quick lunch when we arrived in Niagara Falls, we went to Paramount Fine Foods.  I have been to a number of Paramount Fine Foods in Toronto already and was very familiar with their menu.  Thus, after we walked in and were seated, we ordered the Tabliyeh Saj Chicken Shawarma and Zaatar Manakeesh right away to share.

The service was a little slow here as the servers didn’t walk around often to our area of the dining room.

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Tasting the New Summer Items at the Yonge & Eglinton location of Paramount Fine Foods

Paramount Fine Foods poutine

Paramount Fine Foods located at 2311 Yonge St in Toronto

Thanks to Liquid Communications, I was once more invited to Paramount Fine Foods to partake in a private tasting for myself and a guest to try out their food and help them promote their menu.  This time, the goal of the tasting was to promote their new summer items.  The tasting was held at their Yonge and Eglinton location, one of many Paramount Fine Foods locations all across the GTA.

(Previous tastings blogged here at their Don Mills location and also blogged here at their Bay and Bloor location.)

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The Fat Beet

The Fat Beet located at 7330 Yonge Street in Thornhill

Thanks again to social media, I was educated of a new restaurant that has high reviews and been recommended to try.  The Fat Beet can be considered a vegetarian restaurant based on the number of vegetarian dishes they have on their menu (and also, its name highly suggests a vegetable-serving restaurant).  However, they actually do have some meat and fish dishes on their menu which negates my initial understanding that they were purely a vegetarian restaurant.   Continue reading

Paramount Fine Foods Yorkville Tasting of New Menu Items

Znoud Al-Sit

Paramount Fine Foods Yorkville located at 1250 Bay St in Toronto

I had the pleasure of invited to the Paramount Fine Foods Yorkville Tasting to try their brand new menu items.  This is the first time that they have added six new items to their menu, making it their largest menu expansion yet.   Continue reading

Snack Ankara (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

pita wrap

Snack Ankara located at 6 Avenue Monterey, 2163 Luxembourg in Luxembourg

After arriving in beautiful Luxembourg in the late afternoon and strolling around its breathtaking medieval old towns and views, it was time for dinner.

We stopped at Snack Ankara Sàrl, a Middle Eastern fast food eatery, for a quick and cheap dinner.   Continue reading

Paramount Fine Foods Grand Opening at Shops at Don Mills

Paramount Fine Foods

Paramount Fine Foods located at 1090 Don Mills Rd in Toronto

This past Monday night, I had the privilege and pleasure to attend the grand opening event of Paramount Fine Foods at the Shops at Don Mills location.  As per their post event wrap up sheet, this “Shops at Don Mills restaurant is one of 29 new Paramount locations to open this year.   Continue reading

Lunch at Me Va Me (new Markham location)

Located at 169 Enterprise Blvd in Markham

The first time I’ve had Me Va Me was at their Bathurst and Steeles location in North York when my friend Marilyn brought me there many years ago.  It was a take-out location with a few tables for you to sit and I remember liking their food that time.  Fast forward to today and they have recently opened up a location at the new Cineplex Cinemas Markham & VIP!   Continue reading

Shawarmas at Ibrahim BBQ!

Located 1967 Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough

I hadn’t had an shawarma in a long time, the last one being at Rifca’s Mediterranean and the Friendly House Restaurant — which I loved– so it was great to have a weekday lunch with some of the best leaders in the team.   Continue reading

Taste Of Mediterranean (Richmond Hill)

Located at 16 Vogell Road in Richmond Hill

Taste Of Mediterranean is a Greek fast food eatery that you may have seen in your local food court in the shopping malls.  They actually have three stand alone rest shops in the GTA, of which Richmond Hill is one of them.  Sarah and I were going to have lunch to catch up and since the next-door Fresh Fusion turned out to be closed even though their business hours show it shouldn’t have been, we stepped into Taste Of Mediterranean for a quick dinner.



One man working behind the counter

Taste Of Mediterranean has a very simple store front.  It’s meant to be a fast food type of place where you order your food at the counter, watch it being made/assembled quickly in front of you, pay for it, and then take it out or choose a table to dine in.  When we arrived on a Tuesday night, the place was empty.  The man at the counter served us and we noticed that he was quite sauce-happy when making everything.


Greek, Middle Eastern, and Lebanese selections

I chose the Greek Platter which included beef gyro with Greek salad, rice, saucy potatoes, and a pita.  I haven’t had Greek food in a while and I actually miss it!  Everything was placed into a Styrofoam box and was quite a large meal!

Greek Platter. $9.99
-beef gyro with Greek salad, rice, saucy potatoes, pita

The Greek salad was very good with extra black olives and was very saucy!  Yum.  The beef gyro was in large chunks and tasted very soft and flavourful.  I actually really liked it!  I remember having gyro previously as thinly cut slices and not as soft as this one was.  The rice was also very good and fine.  The saucy potatoes were definitely saucy and well done.  The pita was also fresh and a great portion — it was as big as the Styrofoam box was!  I didn’t finish my portion and it was perfect that it was already in a box so that I could take it home.

Tiny falafels

Sarah ordered an shawarma and falafel.  We were both surprised with how small the falafel was — usually they’re big and round!

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food despite this being a simple-looking restaurant.  It was also very dead on a Tuesday evening; maybe it’s the winter cold that has driven most people to eat at home instead.

Taste Of Mediterranean is a franchise that has locations all over the world!  See if you spot them the next time you’re at a mall or around the GTA. 🙂

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Summerlicious 2014 Restaurant #6: 93 Harbord

Located at 93 Harbord St in Toronto

For my 6th Summerlicious restaurant this 2014 season, I ate with three other friends at 93 Harbord.  What’s interesting about this restaurant is that their name is the same as their address.  That way if you ever meet up with friends here, you can’t say you don’t know what the address is since the name and address are one and the same.   Continue reading