Top 3 quick and affordable lunch spots in Downtown Toronto

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June 12, 2015

Your stomach is rumbling and you're watching the seconds SLOWLY tick by on your workstation computer, waiting for that beautiful moment of freedom- LUNCHTIME. Just because your lunch break is only an hour, doesn't mean you need to sacrifice flavour and experience. The downtown core of Toronto is packed with food courts and restauraunts, but with an overwhelming amount of choice, it can be easy to fall victim to indecision. I've had my fair share of stale food court "meals", but here I've picked out my favourite spots in the city - whatever your time limit (and budget) may be.

Buster's Sea Cove (120 Bremner Blvd in the PATH)

This one is for the folks who are on a serious time crunch. Even through the hustle and bustle, the line moves quickly. It is located in a beautifully modern building along the Toronto PATH and easily boasts the BEST QUALITY ingredients I've ever encountered in a food court location. Buster's is a quick, fresh, and undeniably delicious choice for all you seafood lovers out there. You cannot leave without trying their ahi tuna fish tacos.

Hey Lucy (295 King St West)

This restaurant has been one of my favourites in the Entertainment District for years now! They offer a huge variety of choices on their lunch menu, most for under $10! My personal favourites are their pastas and wood fired pizzas. You can either enjoy a romantic lunch date in their dimly lit dining area or a chilled out rendez-vous on their rooftop patio (hint: it's got a great view of the CN Tower too).

Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Joe Badali's offers up a little taste of Italy, a cozen haven smack dab in the middle of Toronto's buzzing financial district. If you're craving some comfort food and warm and inviting atmosphere, I'd recommend getting your self a spot here. They offer an afforable fixed price 3 course lunch alongside plenty of old school Italian favourites. An added bonus is their outdoor patio for those beautiful summer days where you really wished that lunch hours could last forever.

By Gloria So