Review: Seven Lives – Baja Style Tacos

Restaurant Location: 69 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2

I had the urge to walk around the city that day, so I did. I wanted to try Seven Lives for a long time since I’ve always noticed a line up at their door, so I made up my mind to go that day. Even though I went around an awkward time which was around 3 p.m., there was still a line up. It wasn’t super duper long, but it took a ton of time. The decor was awesome but the place seemed super small. Literally, it was worse than getting on the transit system during rush hour. But, hey! I finally reached the podium to order my tacos. They were $4 dollars a piece, and it’s cash-only (which is sort of inconvenient) but who am I to complain?

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Maybe it was social media, or maybe it was other food blogs raving about this place that got my hopes up. But honestly, the taco was alright. There was nowhere to sit, so don’t bring a bunch of friends there expecting to have a place to sit. It’s more of a grab and go place anyways. The tacos unfortunately was not mind-bogglingly spectacular to the point where I would be happy to wait in line for 30 minutes. It was a good night, but the tacos were allllright.

Restaurant Atmosphere: + + + + +

Portion size: Small – Normal – Fit for 2
Price: $4~$12
Taste: + + + + +
Indoor Seating: Yes
Overall: + + + + +

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Review: Ital Vital Restaurant – Vegan West Indian Food

Restaurant Location: 741 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 3J4

I was not in the mood for a meaty meal that night, and even though I lived in Scarborough for most of my life, I never came across this restaurant. Do you guys remember the saying, curiosity killed the cat – well- curiosity tends to make me eat more food. Curious me decided to visit the restaurant as soon as possible. The selection was super simple; you get two choices – small combo or large combo (I went for the large). It was around $13 dollars and the container was filled to the brim. Mind I say that everything it serves is vegan!! The food is fresh and has a West Indian flare.

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The place is quite small with no fancy decor, it’s a small restaurant – most people get the food to go and simply eat at home. The place is quite small with a few seats so I don’t recommend eating there if you are particularly picky about your environment.

This place is definitely worth a visit when you are in the mood for a filling, good-feeling type of meal. Needless to say, I would definitely come here again!

Restaurant Atmosphere: + + + + +

Portion size: Small – Normal – Fit for 2 (if you decide on the large box)
Price: $10~$13
Taste: + + + + +
Indoor Seating: Yes
Overall: + + + + +

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Review: Tsujiri Toronto – Japanese Dessert

Restaurant Location: 147 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

The weather is getting colder now in Toronto. It’s not a bad thing since the line ups were crazy at Tsujiri during the summer time. In hopes of getting a taste of good matcha ice cream, I decided to go later in the day to avoid the line up. What can I say, I should totally pat myself on the back for making such a brilliant decision.

Tsujiri is not a long walk from the Eaton Centre nor the Tetsu Cheesecake shop. I usually pick up a cheese cake at Tetsu for $10 since the cake is a bit addicting. Anyways, back to my experience at Tsujiri – the ice cream hands down was delicious! I ended up trying one of the sundaes  (which was a bit expensive at $7) and a matcha cream puff (at $3). It is definitely a bit pricey for the food you get but it’s well made and taste oh so good. Also, the restaurant is quite small, not too many seats!

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The sundae had red bean with balls of mochi added to it. It was surprisingly a tasty combination. I ended up eyeing the chocolate roll near the counter while I was devouring my sundae. It didn’t take me too long to eat the chocolate roll as well.

Overall, I would come here for a treat after dinner. It was superb!

Restaurant Atmosphere: + + + + +

Portion size: Small – Normal – Fit for 2
Price: $7~$12
Taste: + + + + +
Indoor Seating: Yes
Overall: + + + + +

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