With more than 200,000 people of Greek descent residing in Toronto concentrated mostly in the Greek town district on Danforth Avenue, it is no wonder that there are so many mouth-watering restaurants to choose from in the city.
You know you’re in Greek town when all of a sudden the street signs are blue and white and have both Greek and English labeling of street names. If that isn’t enough to get you in the mood for some Greek food, the aroma of fresh ‘spitiko’ or homemade Greek food floating in the air will be sure to do the trick. With so many restaurants to choose from let’s break down where some of the best Greek food and hospitality can be found on the Danforth to highlight a variety from which you can decide for yourself where to dine.
This restaurant has an energetic vibe and prides itself on serving traditional Greek recipes of dishes that are typically found in any Greek home. They are known for their saganaki, or flaming cheese, having an extensive wine list as well as their mezes, or smaller tapas-like portions of hot and cold dishes, most typically served as hors d’oeuvres in Mediterranean cultures.
Here you will find the typical Greek menu, spanakopita, meats and so forth. What they are really known for is their ‘loukoumades’, or honey balls that resemble donut holes glazed with honey. A great place to have a meal or just stop by for desert and a Greek coffee.
This is a hooked up joint with a wide variety of greek dishes as well as vegetarian options. The atmosphere is casual and you can sit inside or along the street side patio and watch the passers-by as you enjoy great Greek food.
Nice prices and fresh food. They serve staple dishes such as homemade spanakopita, souvlaki from pork, chicken, lamb or beef with a side of your choice of traditional Greek salad, roasted potatoes, rice or fries.
Simple traditional dishes made with basic ingredients, this trendy joint is a crowd pleaser for all. They offer dishes such as calamari, Greek salad and lamb shank, the whole deal. No matter what dish you choose, you can’t go wrong.
If you are looking for a cheap eat with great quality, Louis is the place to try out. They serve gyros and are perhaps most famous for their ‘Greek fries’ with fresh feta and herbs sprinkled over them.
Open from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and later hours until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, this is comfort food at its best. New York Cafe has a classic diner-style atmosphere that serves up a wide range of Greek dishes.
Where do you go when you are hungry, want souvlaki and plan on eating a lot? Pappas Grill. Here you will find half-price souvlaki dinners Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.