Toronto has a population of over 200,000 people of Greek heritage, most of whom reside in the Greek town district located on Danforth Avenue.
It's no surprise that Danforth has a wide choice of top quality Greek restaurants. If you're in the area and thinking of going out for a bite to eat, but aren't sure which of these restaurants to choose? Read through these views and take your pick.
As you step onto the sidewalk in Greek town, the streets signs change to blue and white, and you'll see both English and Greek writing on the street names. With so many Greek restaurants you are sure to smell some familiar aromas wafting through the air. Here are some of the top Greek restaurants along Danforth Avenue where you can have not only the best food but incredible hospitality too.
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Mezes: The restaurant carries an energetic vibe and prides itself on serving only the best of our traditional Greek recipes, the kind of flavors you can expect in any Greek home. They are popular for their saganaki or flaming cheese, as well as their extensive wine list, mezes, or smaller hot and cold dishes, most typically served as hors d'oeuvres in Greek culture.
Athens: At this restaurant, you can order the typical Greek menu, spanakopita, meats and other dishes. One of their specialties is their 'loukoumades', or honey balls which are similar to donut holes topped with honey. Athens is the perfect spot for either a meal or just to stop by for dessert and Greek coffee.
Megas Restaurant: Here you will be spoilt for choice with their wide variety of Greek dishes including several vegetarian options. The atmosphere has a relaxed feel to it, and there are tables both inside and on the street side patio where you can watch the passers-by as you enjoy your meal.
Astoria Shish Kebob House: The food here is always fresh, and the prices are great too. Here you can grab the staple dishes like homemade spanakopita, souvlaki from pork, chicken, lamb or beef with a side order of either Greek salad, roasted potatoes, rice or fries.
Avli: The meals at Avli are simple, traditional dishes made with basic ingredients. It is a trendy spot with a great vibe. They offer a selection of dishes such as calamari, Greek salad, and lamb shank, and so much more. Their dishes are equally delicious, so you can't go wrong.
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Louis Meats: If you are looking for something that fits your pocket, but still top quality, then Louis is the place for you. Here they have gyros on the menu as well as their famous 'Greek fries' served with fresh feta and a sprinkling of herbs.
New York Café: New York Café is open to customers from Sunday through Thursday, seven a.m. until twelve a.m. but stays open until one a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays when it is busier. Their food is so delicious; it is "comfort food at its best." They have a classic diner-style setting which serves a wide range of Greek dishes.
Pappas Grill: If you have a huge appetite, then head for Papas Grill and order their souvlaki. The servings are generous, and the prices are tops, with half-price souvlaki dinners served Monday to Thursday from four p.m. to seven p.m.