Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Lunch a Day...
We all need to eat lunch. And, living downtown, I tend to consider lunch an opportunity to catch up with a girlfriend, a colleague, or my darling husband-to-be. Here are my top 5 (OK, 6 - I couldn't stop!) lunch choices in Kingston, in no particular order. These are chosen solely on personal preference and (let's be honest) proximity to my home.
Here's my guide:
$ Cheap $$ Mid-range $$$ A bit pricey but worth it
Why I love it: Whether you're looking for an intimate meal or to see and be seen, the double patio system offers the best of both worlds. My favourite dish is the daily omelette on the weekends - order it right by asking for half frites and half salad! $$
Stuff'D Urban Eats
Why I love it: This place practically made grocery shopping a thing of the past in our household. Think Subway with a fresh gourmet twist! We're constantly running over and ordering wraps that are literally stuff'd with fresh sprouts, avocado, chicken, and (for a special treat) bacon! Dress it up however you like it - my pick? Tatziki and Pesto! $$$
Finally, a fabulous sushi place in Kingston! Perfect for meeting up with a friend for a lunchtime catch up session over delish and affordable sushi lunch! Now, in my books, sushi is healthy. It's full of protein, so it's perfect for after the gym. Of course, yam tempura and soya sauce mixed with spicy mayo aren't exactly the healthiest options - but they sure are tasty. And it falls under the tent of sushi, so yes...it's good for you! $
Whether you go in for a standard #6 or choose something a little more adventurous, this little restaurant serves up vietnamese cuisine just the way we like it: fast, fresh, cheap, and delicious! Start with the fresh shrimp rolls for a healthy beginning! $
Pan Chancho on the Go
One of my fav Kingston lunches is Pan Chancho - and I'm even willing to brave the Big Dig to get to it! I love to order a variety of salads, and a sandwich and head to a warm patch of sunshine to dig in. If you've got time, hit the patio - the lamb pita is to die for! Brunch on the weekend, - arrive after 11 and order a mimosa! $$$
I go for the patio. I stay for the cocktails and food. Exotic food combos are always served up with down-home flare, and the patio is one of the best in the city. Love: The oysters on the half-shell remind me of my New Orleans days (there were 3 of them), and the fixings compete with some of the best I've tasted - and we ALWAYS order oysters when we travel, so we've eaten them up and down the coast. $$$