When visiting the Danforth, it is imperative to enjoy some loukoumades. The humble honey puff might not be fancy, but at Athens Pastries, the surface-fried, honey-soaked, cinnamon-dusted dough balls are proof that simplicity is addictive. Try to eat just one. We dare you.
Bar Koukla is the newest member of the Mamakas Food Group and the most recent resto to take its place on the Ossington strip. In 2015 Thanos Tripi opened Mamakas Taverna and took the west end by storm with his unique collection of Greek wines, traditional yet elevated Greek fare and chic Mediterranean atmosphere. Bar
Andreas Antoniou spent many of his formative years working in restaurants. Such is bound to happen when one’s father owns Toronto stalwarts like Anthony’s, Little Anthony’s and Mediterra. Now, all grown up — having spent a good chunk of time in the corporate world, dining out at some of the best restaurants in North America — he’s transformed his father’s Mediterra into his own Estiatorio Volos, a new high-end Greek restaurant in the financial district.
Right in the heart of the Pape village lies Folia Grill, a joint serving up classic Greek fast food. Trade in french fries for fried zucchini, greasy food for fare doused in olive oil from Tripoli and mayonnaise for tzatziki. A must try are the olives for a quick snack to munch on before getting
For when you would rather be sunbathing on a Greek island than Trinity Bellwoods Park, Greek & Co has you covered. No, Greek & Co. isn’t going to fly you out to Mykonos to party at Lindsay Lohan’s beach club, but it will make you a delicious Greek meal to go. Greek & Co’s mission
At the southern end of the Ossington strip, Mamakas serves elevated, rustic Greek fare, or “modernized trad Greek,” as food critic Joanne Kates has described it. The menu, according to owner Thanos Vrettakos Tripi (above), is meant to honour the “extremely authentic Greek” recipes he grew up with “because we had my grandmother living with
Mezes is a family-run operation that has been a part of the Danforth dining scene since before Miley Cyrus was born. At Mezes, the emphasis is on sharing plates, which is the namesake of the restaurant, mezes. We love the ample selection. Conservative eaters will likely stick to the standard Hellenic offerings, like calamari and
Pantheon has been serving authentic Greek cuisine in the heart of Greektown since 1997. It is run by owner Nick Parussis, his wife Olga and their daughter Crystalia. The menu features classic Greek fare, such as roasted lamb, souvlaki and calamari, as well as a variety of dips to put your grilled pita in. Pantheon
Located within Hotel X Toronto on the Exhibition Grounds, Petros82 brings the taste of the Mediterranean to often chilly Toronto. Executive chef Richard Andino (Flow, North 44, Dyne) presents a menu featuring seafood (both raw and cooked), steak, salad and a few Greek recipes totally unaltered from the mother of owner Peter Eliopoulos (David Duncan
This no-frills diner at Pape and the Danforth stands out amongst the sea of restaurants in Greektown. Tzatziki is a diner-style restaurant connected to Macchiato café where you can grab a coffee before taking your seat. This place is always busy with neighbourhood guests chatting with each other in Greek over a plate of souvlaki.