A Scarborough restaurant serves great chicken from a not-so-great storefront.
The clerk at the counter was surprised when I told her I wanted to feature her Scarborough restaurant on my food blog. “You want to write about this place?” she asked.
I can see her point: with its peeling paint, shoddy wood panelling, and holes in the floor boards, Fahmee Bakery looks more like an aging rec room converted into an illegal basement suite than a fine restaurant. It’s located on 119 Montezuma Trail, a name that conjures unpleasant associations with Montezuma’s revenge, a tropical travellers’ illness brought about by unhygienic foods.
But in reality, Fahmee Bakery serves some of the finest Jamaican food in the city. Don’t be surprised to see a lineup of people of all ages and ethnicities waiting in line to buy Jamaican patties by the dozen.
Spice City Toronto explores Toronto’s great hole-in-the-wall restaurants and strip-mall joints serving food from all corners of the world.