Where to grab a quick lunch on the Danforth

While the Danforth is known mainly for its long-established Greek community, this area represents the true cultural mosaic. It's home to a diverse set of restaurants, ranging from European to Asian, many of which offer amazing lunches for those on the go.

Square Boy Drive In

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875 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L8

This old-school burger joint has been serving Danforth residents square-cut burgers since the 1960s. While they now have legendary status as a go-to place for quickly served food, they still uphold high-quality standards. If you're not in the mood for a burger, try the roasted chicken or souvlaki. Square-Boy also has friendly service and very reasonable prices. It's good to know you can still get a great deal on tasty fast food.

Athens Pastries & Cafe

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1681 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6

Since much of their food comes in pastry form, this bakery makes a perfect stop for a quick lunch. From delicate phyllo-encased items like spanakopita and tiropita, to their sweet and delicious honey-covered loukoumades, it’s a one-stop shop for those looking for some memorable Greek treats. They’re open daily from 9 a. m. until 11 p. m., so there's plenty of opportunity for lunch regardless of when you have your break.

Messini Authentic Gyros - Danforth Ave.

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445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P1

Few things make for a quick-and-easy lunch on the go like the classic Greek gyro – and some of the best in the city are available right on the Danforth. Messini has several classic varieties to choose from, including pork and chicken souvlaki. They also have a kebab pita that comes topped with charbroiled beef and freshly cut French fries. All of their gyros are affordably-priced, so they’re perfect for the budget-conscious customer.

Casa Sushi

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469 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P1

Whether you prefer eating in or taking out, sushi is often one of the fastest foods there is, and at Casa Sushi the experience is no exception. As one of the best sushi spots on the Danforth, this popular restaurant serves fresh fish, noodles and tempura dishes to hungry patrons every day. They have several bento box combos that can be ordered ahead to save even more time on your lunch hour.

Red Chilli

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1266 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M6

If you’re looking to spice things up, get some Thai food for lunch. Red Chilli has a convenient online ordering service for delivery or pick-up. All dishes come in healthy sharing portions, so you can order several items to enjoy with your coworkers. They also have a full range of lighter fare, like green mango salad, and heavier noodle dishes such as their awesome seafood pad Thai.

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