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Phenomenal Eats & Afternoon Tea
The Red Tea Box
(696 Queen St. West, 416-203-8882)
*closed on Tuesdays
Try the Mad-Hatter's Bento Box with an iced Chai - yum!
Best Wallet-Friendly Vintage Clothing Shop
(587 Markham Street, near Honest Ed's in the Annex, 416-530-0025)
This is THE top T.O. source for affordable and truly lovely vintage dresses, jackets and accessories (tons of merch priced under $30!).
The Cupcake Shoppe
(2417 Yonge St., N. of Eglinton, 416-322-6648)
N-R's fave: The "Yonge & Eligible" (golden butter cake & vanilla-cream icing)
Known for it's impressive selection of gourmet blends, unusual tea accessories and its British treats (think: Thornton's toffee!), Pippins Tea is a favourite Beaches area stop. Expect a warm welcome from owner Barb Snow and definitely try the topselling Creamed Earl Grey - yum.
Open 7 days a week at 2106 Queen St. East