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Delica Kitchen Reviews - Toronto

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Ranked #27 out of 49 in Cafes (Toronto, Ontario)

    Address: 1440 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    Phone: 416.546.5408

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    March 08, 2010

    I have fallen in love with another cafe. I don't mean to be unfaithful to my first loves Dark Horse, Le Gourmand and Balzacs (Distillery location), but Delica now holds the keys to my heart if for no other reason than their Whoopie Pie. Allow me to explain...

    Delica opened in November and has already become a hot spot with locals. I noticed it on the way to an appointment for highlights and decided I would visit it on the way out. The decor is the chic clean style that is common in Montreal. Black, white and food. Mouthwatering displays of to go food, for here food, for tonight's dinner food, and why the heck not food, make it difficult to pick just one thing.

    I ended up with the Asian Chicken Slaw ($7.99), the White Bean and Root Vegetable Cassoulet ($10.99), an Iced Latte ($3.25) and, my favourite which I inhaled without hardly breathing, a Whoopie Pie ($2.50). The slaw was heavenly, and a large enough portion that I ate it for lunch and split the remainder as a salad for dinner. The Bean Cassoulet was healthy and fresh. It was so easy to pop in the oven for 45 minutes and enjoy it with a glass of wine. I love healthy made from scratch food and that's what everything at Delica is: "Authentic, all natural, fresh food."

    Let's talk about the Whoopie Pie for a minute. Though what I really wanted was the Strawberry Jammie ($2.50), a oven baked donut with fresh strawberry jam, I bought the Whoopie because of the name. It's the same reason I swing by Le Gourmand for a Cookie Nookie. It amuses me. The Whoopie Pie is a fluffy layer of marshmellowy vanilla-y goodness sandwiched by two fluffy pieces of rich chocolatey cake. It is so good, it will make your dessert dreams come true. Not too sweet, not too rich. Just perfect.

    The cafe was started by mother and daughter duo and co-authors of their own cook book "Two Dishes", Linda Haynes & Devin Connell. You can tell there was a lot of love put into the place.

    My only qualm, and it is small, is that they don't carry lactose-free milk. I think every cafe should have it since it's such a common intolerance and soy milk just doesn't cut it.

    Now that I've experienced the cafe, I want the cook book!

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