Weekly Feature: The Grad Lounge – Lamb Stew (aka. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Vegetarian!)


I know, can you believe it??  A Grad Lounge post that features a dish with meat!  I thought it was time to switch it up a little.  I’ve made 5 posts about The Grad Lounge since starting this blog and thus far, all Grad Lounge posts have showcased vegetarian and vegan dishes.  It’s one of the reasons why the establishment means so much.  It’s difficult to find healthy, vegetarian and vegan options no matter where you are, much less on a university campus – c’mon, don’t tell me you don’t notice the KFC, Popeye’s, and Pizza Pizza staring right in front of you!  Alas, being surrouded by fast food means just a little more patience and creativity on the part of those who appreciate vegetarian cuisine.  However, this time around, I’m featuring a meat dish (well, actually, two!) that I loooooove.

Lamb stew!  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  It’s what my family thought when I told them how much I loved this dish: “lamb??  But, but…it’s so dry and chewy and tasteless!”  *insert grimaces here*  Ah, not so my dear ones.  It’s true that this type of grub has the reputation for being all of the above, but let me tell you, Mike and Paul’s lamb is soft and tender and so, so good with rice (pictured below) and noodles (pictured above).  I may be a carnivore, but  I gotta say, I am picky when it comes to my meat.  So if this lamb didn’t taste good, I wouldn’t even bother blogging about it.  My boyfriend Richard, who is a self-proclaimed picky eater, even loves the lamb stew, so that’s saying something! 

The lamb stew lunch special usually makes its appearance in two forms: lamb stew with egg noodles, served with peas and tender chunks of carrots and potatoes with the lamb stew sauce; and lamb curry stew served on rice, with potatoes and delicious  curry sauce with a mixed green salad on the side.  I devour these dishes whenever they make an appearance on the daily special menu.  Seriously, I scrape my plate clean.  And now I want some.  Woe is me.


The Grad Lounge is located at 166 South Ross at the York University Keele Campus.  The establishment serves alcohol, so patrons must be 19+, and daily lunch specials are on average $5-$7.  The Grad Lounge is now back open for business after their holiday closure, with their regular opening at 11:30am.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Feature: The Grad Lounge – Lamb Stew (aka. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Vegetarian!)

    • For sure, it was new to me too when I first ate them! 😀 It’s great though, with both the egg noodles and the rice, it makes the meal all nice and warm and hearty, heehee.

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