This blog relates dining experiences in Toronto that range from fine dining to street food, ethnic restaurants, food festivals and fairs. Follow the experiences of Annie and Rich as they search for the next new eating adventure.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
If you want to snack on authentic Nova Scotian donairs without paying the premium price at a restaurant like Hopgoods Foodliner, then The Fuzz Box is the place for you. A donair consists of thin slices of seasoned beef, tomatoes, onions, and the signature sweet garlic sauce, all wrapped in a pita. This East Coast specialty is $6.49 at The Fuzz Box compared to the $14 appetizer at Hopgoods. You don't get the ambiance, service or amazing chocolate bar dessert that is available at Hopgoods, but the donair itself stands up to the comparison.
We also tried the fried pepperoni with honey mustard dipping sauce for $5.49 but didn't find this worth the money. If we go back, we would like to try the donair pizza or panzarotti.
Just a few buildings down from Fuzz Box, on the other side of the street, is a beautiful Art Deco building that used to be the Roxy Theatre, but has been turned into a Tim Hortons. The lovely yellow-bricked facade remains with many features of the theatre still intact. There is the gorgeous ticket booth, the marquee announcing "Tim Hortons On The Run", and neon lights denoting "Allenby", the original name of the theatre when it was first built in 1935.