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July 7, 2010
Eat smart a la cart - tasty and nutritious food on the go in Toronto
Tourists and resident "foodies" alike can now experience their favourite global cuisine on the go from six Toronto a la cart street vendors operating in the city.

The chefs who operate these unique carts have created flavourful choices that are affordable, healthy and safely prepared. Meats marinated in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian spices are presented in pita wraps. Fresh salads and larger meals with a rice or noodle base and accompanying garnishes are also available. Some vendors have vegetarian meal options.

Toronto's a la cart menu offerings and cart locations:
• Caribbean and Asian cuisine at Commerce Court (jerk chicken and mango salad)
• Greek cuisine at King Street and University Avenue (souvlaki)
• Korean cuisine at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue (bulgogi and topokki)
• Middle Eastern cuisine at College Street and University Avenue (kebabs and falafel)
• South and Central Asian cuisine at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. (biryani and chapatti)
• Thai cuisine at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. (pad thai, satays and mango salad)

The goal of the three-year a la cart pilot project program, which began in 2008, is to offer delicious, nutritious snacks and meals from street vendors representing Toronto’s diverse cultures.

More information about the a la cart program and its vendors is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Shane Gerard, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-397-5711,



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