Hidden in the Village by the Grange food court, just across from gallery goers (AGO) and gallery makers (OCAD), lies Helena’s Magic Kitchen.
Helena’s offers Eastern European traditional dishes such as perogies (6/$3), goulash, and cabbage rolls, in addition to other fresh goodies including daily soups, quiches, crepes ($5), frittatas ($4) and more. This secret spot of OCAD students is a fave with Torontoist too, especially with its veggie friendly appeal – choose from lentil soup ($3), veggie cabbage rolls (also available with meat), veggie pies (leek, spinach or sweet potato) and a variety of salads (3 choices/$3). Everything is cooked on premises, and to top it off, she also won’t leave a dent in your pocket book – most meals are five bucks or less – try one of her combo specials, like the very filling veggie cabbage roll, three perogies and salad, all for just four bucks.
If you still have room and are feeling a bit daring, then try Helena’s sweet and sticky caramel walnut cookie ($2), just try not to get it stuck to you, we dare ya.
Helena’s Magic Kitchen is located in the Village on the Grange, multiple entrances including 275 Dundas Street West, west of University Avenue, or 49 McCaul Street, North of Dundas, directly across from the Ontario College of Art & Design. Prices do not include tax.