The Dish, Toronto Star

We serve up advice in the Toronto Star’s The Dish column. Popular restaurant/take-out foods are sent to a lab for analysis, and we give it a thumbs up or thumbs down based on the numbers.

March 1, 2013 — Urban Herbivore’s Sweet potato and date muffin

February 15, 2013 — Ravisoup’s Corn chowder with blue crab and Thai basil

October 18, 2012 — Bannock’s Roast duck poutine pizza

September 7, 2012 — Ho Su Bistro’s Chicken bibimbap

August 24, 2012 — Terroni’s Santo Stefano pizza

July 27, 2012 — IKEA’s $1 breakfast

July 20, 2012 — Costco’s quinoa salad

June 1, 2012 — iQ Food Co

May 4, 2012 — Prairie Girl’s chocolate cupcake

April 26, 2012 – McDonald’s Smoothies

April 13, 2012 — Quiznos subs

March 13, 2012 — Panera Bread sandwiches

March 1, 2012 — Whole Foods Rosemary Chicken meal for two

February 16, 2012 – Bento Sushi

December 2, 2011 — Three healthy meals at Tims

November 17, 2011 — Chicken supreme bento box, Sushi on Bloor

November 3, 2011 — Soba noodle salad, The Cereal Bar

October 21, 2011 — Rice with chili chicken, Yueh Tung Restaurant

September 30, 2011 – Chicken pot pie, Costco

September 23, 2011 — Veggie dog

July 14, 2011 — Stuffed salmon plate, IKEA

July 8, 2011 — Moxie’s steak dinner

June 16, 2011 — Chicken salad with apples and pecans, Costco

June 3, 2011 — Junior League nachos, Wayne Gretzky’s

May 20, 2011 — Large garden salad, East Side Mario’s  

May 6, 2011 — Take out oatmeal

April 28, 2011 — Veggie Thali, A1 Sweets

April 22, 2011 — Spinach and cheese pie w Greek salad, Jimmy the Greek

April 7, 2011 — Yogurt parfait, Loblaws  

March 18, 2011 — Cream puffs, Beard Papa’s

March 10, 2011 — Beef pho, The Sprout

March 4, 2011 — The Dish: Looking back on a year of counting calories

February 24, 2011 — Cultures, Smoothie and Salad Trio

February 10, 2011 — Mandarin’s Combo Platter for One

Feb 4, 2011 — Duff’s Famous Wings

Jan 21, 2011 — Green Goddess Bowl, Fresh

Jan 14, 2011 — Spicy salami sandwich, Sandwich Box

November 29, 2010 — Salmon lunch, Longo’s Market

November 12, 2010 – Potato rosti, Marche 

November 4, 2010 – Mango Bubble Tea 

October 14, 2010 – Chicken Shawarma Plate, Villa Madina

October 7, 2010 – Classic Breakfast, Wimpy’s Diner

September 16, 2010 – Apple Bran Muffin, Big Carrot 

September 3, 2010 – A Day at the Ex 

September 3, 2010 – Saag Paneer Roti, Gandhi Cuisine 

August 26, 2010 – Sweet Potato Fries, Rogers Centre 

August 12, 2010 – Falafel pita, Tov-Li 

July 29, 2010 — Jamaican Beef Patty, Randy’s Take-out

July 22, 2010 – Chicken Quesadilla appetizer, Jack Astor’s 

July 8, 2010 – Spaghetti & meatball dinner, Old Spaghetti Factory 

June 25, 2010 – Asian Sesame Salad with Steak, Fit for Life 

June 17, 2010 – Bagellini, Bagel World Express

June 11, 2010 — IKEA Cinnamon bun

May 27, 2010 — Meateor Pizza, Boston Pizza

May 20, 2010 – Street hotdog

May 7, 2010 – Burrito Boyz 

April 23, 2010 – Lemon tart, Dufflet’s  

April 16, 2010 – Veggie samosas, Ali Baba’s

April 2, 2010 — Tim’s breakfast sandwich, Tim Hortons

March 26, 2010 – Sushi, Bento Nouveau

March 12, 2010 – Veal Parmesan Sandwich, St Lawrence Market

March 5, 2010 — Pad Thai, Spring Rolls

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