Must-try eateries on Toronto’s Danforth

The Danforth is widely known as Toronto’s Greektown. While the majority of restaurants in this area take the lead from Greece's culinary culture, not all the hotspots serve the same traditional fare. These businesses offer great service and memorable experiences.

Globe Bistro

1
124 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

Chef Kevin McKenna brings lessons from famous Michael Stadtländer to the Danforth. All dishes are created with Ontario ingredients. Choose from the tasting menu or à la carte options. Noted for being at the forefront of the food movement by many Toronto critics, dining at Globe is an experience for those who love innovative food. While the food speaks for itself, the space adds to the event with a modern interior and gorgeous rooftop lounge.

Mocha Mocha

2
489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5

Amidst the Greek restaurants you’ll find this casual and fresh cafe. Combining many cultural influences, Mocha Mocha offers healthy options in a large variety. Juices, smoothies, crepes and chickpea guacamole are just a few favourites. The warm atmosphere is perfect for a dine-in lunch or a quick pick-me-up with coffee. While it's not strictly serving the area’s most common fares, the vibrant food fits the neighbourhood.

Athens Pastries Pies

3
509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5

Located on the Danforth since 1978, Athens Pastries is one of best bakeshops on the strip. The dream was to bring authentic Greek street food to Toronto in the form of spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie) and loukoumathes (honey balls), along with other sweet pastries. The bakeries recipes are passed down through generations from Northern Greece, and they continue to make everything from scratch. Whether you’re stopping by for a sweet treat or taking pies to go, this bakeshop is a must in Greektown.

Mezes

4
456 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P4

This authentic Greek restaurant brings the culture’s essence to Toronto. With an emphasis on sharing and sampling every plate, Mezes serves meals that bring diners together. Try the table-pleasing saganaki – pan-browned and Brandy-flambéed cheese that’s prepared at your table. Entrees stay true to the Greek flavour, with full fish, souvlaki and moussaka —all perfect for sharing. Even with an abundance of restaurants along the strip, this one still stands out.

Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse Rodizio

5
95 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Taking a break from the Danforth’s Greek restaurants, Rodeo is an all-you-can-eat steakhouse that focuses heavily on your love of meat. Start with salads and appetizers, then move on to what’s important: The delicious barbecued meats. Along with Brazilian-style food, Rodeo also offers authentic entertainment, with live performers a few nights a week. For private parties, Rodeo is experienced in hosting an array of functions from holiday events to anniversaries.

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