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St. Clair Ave West is now home to yet another fabulous restaurant. I’m not kidding I can count about 6 restaurants on this street that I adore

Ji opened about a month ago and is brought to you by the same owners as Pukka. Ji is described as an Indian Gastropub which means there’s a great cocktail list (Chutney Mary, Chai Flip, Tamarind Margarita  etc) as well as shareable plates/mains and desserts. This sign says it all!


Not only am I fan of the food, but I think they did a great job with the decor as well.


I usually pay no attention to the art in a restaurant, but this piece was noticed!!


We went with another couple and shared a variety of vegetarian dishes. Every single dish was flavourful and I wouldn’t hesitate to order them on another visit.

CHILI TOFU – pan tossed with onions and peppers.


SWEET POTATO CHAAT – with yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney


SEMOLINA PUFFS – filled with chickpeas, potato, yogurt and chutney


CAESAR SALAD – Romaine hearts, roasted chickpeas, smoky coconut “bacon bits’ with a vegan cashew dressing



TRIO OF CHUTNEYS with Papadums


I’m looking forward to my next visit at which time I’m going to order some non vegetarian dishes like: Hakka Shrimp, Naanchos, and Chicken Purris. Can you tell that I’ve been studying the menu? I really can’t wait to grab another couple and visit.

Congratulations Derek and Harsh for opening (and creating) yet another fabulous restaurant.

For more information about Ji. 

Address: 760 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto

Phone: 416 792 5550

Twitter/Instagram: @HelloJiToronto



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Have you been to St. Clair Ave West lately? You should!!  It’s a pretty dangerous street for foodies like myself!! There’s Stockyards, Clafouti, Pain PerduNoir Coffee and Tea (can you say Maple Bacon Lattes?) and in the past year a few more yummy destinations have opened up.

Here’s what I’ve recently discovered:

Rococoa Chocolates:  285 Rushton Road (behind 740 St. Clair Ave West) 416 829 9821

I parked on Rushton and as I was returning to my car, I noticed  a chocolate shop. I decided to go in and check it out.  (I’m normal, right?)  After chatting with the owner, I found out that this store opened  only two months ago. I simply had to try a chocolate (or tw0). It wasn’t easy but I decided to select: a) Guiness b) Balsamic and Honey. Both were delicious and just what my taste buds wanted!!

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B)  Bite Me Bakery 1034 St. Clair Ave. West (416) 651 2253. I was following Bite Me Bakery on facebook, well before they opened. Therefore I knew that I would be visiting when they opened their doors. I am such a huge fan of the “Bite” sized concept so this approach really appeals to me. Not to mention this is a bakery with attitude. I hope you get a chance to check out their website and facebook page too so you can see their creative marketing!! Dayna gets it!!

bite me - cupcakes

These were the flavours that were being offered that day. Don’t you just love the names of these cupcakes? (with attitude!!).

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c) Emma’s Country Kitchen 1108 St. Clair Ave West (416) 652 3662

Once again, I was following this restaurant on facebook and twitter and knew that I to visit. My first visit was for brunch. I ordered the most amazing buttermilk biscuit with an over easy egg. It was PERFECT.

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I was so impressed by this restaurant that I knew I wanted to return. So one day I popped by for a terrific fresh chickpea burger with a bowl of flavourful soup. Please note, that that even the BUNS are made in house. Not your ordinary chickpea burger. Thats for sure!!

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This is truly one gem of a restaurant that offers great service, fresh food, and an amazing assortment of take away food (gluten free and vegan options too).

That’s my round up of St. Clair Ave. West – have I missed anything?

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