There’s a heck of a lot of competition for the lunchtime dollar in Bells Corners, but there are also a heck of a lot of hungry customers prowling the strip at noon.
So most places are doing well – the Chiarelli/BIA tax levy won’t drive them out of business or out of Bells Corners – it’ll just cut into their profits a bit and set their teeth a-grinding.
But the renaming costs and the RC/Lewis dog and pony show will be the last straw for some.
I always thought that you have to be pretty desperate to grab a prepared sandwich at a Mac’s Milk store as your lunch.
Most of this grub is loaded with preservatives, shipped from steamy corporate sweatshops in Toronto and probably tastes like sawdust.
But there are exceptions! Mac’s also sells fresh healthy sandwiches prepared daily right here in Bells Corners by a family business (A Bis Gourmet – their production line is so clean you could perform surgery on it!).
The Bells Corners sandwiches are also at Second Cup and Timothy’s Coffee in Bayshore.
They aren’t the freeze-dried, preservative-sprayed mush of ill-repute. The buns and wraps are premium multigrain and ciabatta, they use real cheese and spring mix greens, and the selection is very large: vegetarian hummus, turkey with homemade pesto, madras chicken salad, etc. Everything is really fresh; they get two deliveries per day of bread and produce.
They have other choices for lunch at Second Cup, but nothing that I can get too excited about.
It’s a nice place to hang out – free wi-fi, comfy chairs, lots of light, etc.
A couple of other options for lunch:
Taste of Japan