“We grew up in a home where sesame butter (tahini) was consumed regularly alongside flavourful Mediterranean cuisine. Parallel was born from our history and love for sesame butter. It’s part of our culture and upbringing, and we want to share that with you.
There are few ingredients that are as versatile, nutritious, and just as damn tasty as sesame butter. That’s why we decided to make it in all its forms: try it in our dressings, salads, dips, bowls, and our famous homemade halva, and seed what is possible.
The three of us share a passion for simple meals with fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques. That, along with our love for good coffee, art, music, and community, is what shapes the Parallel experience.”
Casual vibe, large open loft like, inviting space. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service.
The cocktails were perfect, and each and every dish we ordered to share amongst the four of us was a feast for our tastebuds.
We were all giddy with how flavourful, perfectly spiced, and meticulously prepared every single dish was .
MMMMMMMMM....Kudos to you Parallel!!
The food here is awesome
I had dinner at Parallel the other night with some friends and the food was great, especially the eggplant, the hummus, the falafels and chicken skewers. (The cauliflower dish was just so so.) But what we didn't like was that we booked a table for 6:00pm and at 8:10 they informed us that we'd need to give up our table at 8:30 so we needed to order desert asap. We didn't want desert, but hadn't planned to chug our second bottle of wine. Other restaurants tell you when you book if there's a time you need to vacate. And they confirm when you arrive. They don't just spring it on you like they did here. So now we're undecided if we'll go back, as there are so many other restaurants with good food and transparent seating policies.
Food was outstanding. Silly reception with no logic around seating.. and when asking for added meals to take out, the server refused to allow to order of the regular menu, only the Take out menu even though we were seated anyway. I repeat overall it was good and food, excellent.
Beautiful and delicious food! A complimentary cookie skillet for the birthday girl 😊
Another fantastic experience! Loved the new beet salad, turmeric latte, and borekas! Nothing else in Toronto compares!
Delicious food, loved the lamb ragu. Enjoyed the vibrancy and service!
The atmosphere, service and food at Parallel were impressive! We enjoyed the lamb and beef ragu hummus, shakshuka, falafels and labaneh. The falafels were by far the best tasting and looking food of the meal with their beautiful bright green colour! 10/10 would recommend and will be back again.
Excellent food, great variety, especially good for vegetarians. Best hummous and tahini in town, and make sure to try the cauliflower and the tabouleh salad. Just try everything, it's all great.
The food is incredible, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the space is lovely. Top marks all around!
My friends love this place. I think I may have just picked a not so great dish but should there be any dishes that come out like that?
Server forgot food. The food we did get was delicious!
The food is amazing here, but the service is always lacking. I think there was one server for the whole place! Kitchen is fast but I literally had to point out to our server that one of our dishes was up.
Amazing New Year's Eve dinner for two. The specials were incredible!! I have been here for brunch before and the meal we had was so unique and different for a special occasion. Highly recommend. You guys are doing an amazing job keep up the great work :)
Overall, we really enjoyed the evening. Some of the food was amazing, others dishes were just OK. Service and ambiance were very good... definitely a cool place for a nice casual dinner.
Great food and service
The menu is limited but what we had was excellent, creative and delicious.
Casual atmosphere, good food ( tip - don’t order more than 2 meals to start, humus that is served wth a lot of meals is pretty filling and you eat a lot of pitas with it!) service is ok, could be more attentive
Food and service was incredible! Loved the tapas style- we were able to taste numerous dishes among our party of 4. It wasn’t loud inside, even though the restaurant was full - we were able to have a conversation without straining our voices. Highly recommend on all fronts!
However, we were freezing throughout our meal, though far from the door and close to the kitchen. You really have to heat that place in winter, when your hearty food is much appreciated.
Food delicious but it was very cold in the restaurant so made the meal quite unpleasant.
Loved the restaurant but very noisy. Will come back for sure and tell people about it.
Table for 2 was quite small and we found ourselves having to constantly move things around. Ordered the Hummus and it was terribly bland. The mushroom za’tar dish had an odd taste to it that did seem quit right, the falafel was very moist and almost mushy inside. It was not pleasant. I usually don’t leave reviews after only going to a restaurant one time, but i had high expectations that were definitely not met.
Great food. Really tasty. Interesting ambiance with its own, unique flare.
Great spot! Food is always amazing. Service is exceptional and portions are filling. Very tasty dishes. Highly recommend!
What a fun brunch menu! Great atmosphere. Wasn't the best shakshuka I've had, but the hummus and pita were delicious.
Incredible place and incredible service! The shakshouk was to die for. Definitely coming again.
Amazing!! Big portions and great flavours! Everything is so fresh and delicious!
Definitely recommend :)
This is hands down the most tasteful restaurant in the city. Food, decor and staff were all beyond all expectations.
Service was friendly, prompt and on point. Inventive drinks and top-notch food. A highly enjoyable experience with super-hospitable staff. Someone is obviously treating the team right here. Kudos!!
THANK you Parallel for such a warm and welcoming night ! The free shots were a great touch !
food was excellent, but they should either hire more staff or find a different way to improve service. We waited 20 mins for someone to come and take our drink orders which is far too long for a small restaurant. Food is very good though and I would go back for this reason.
Great tasting food, will go back again!
Food was delicious and service was great . I would highly recommend it. The best falafels in the city.
The food was good but the restaurant was cold. Also it is located in a weird place.
Lamb was disappointing...to much fat and hardly any meat!
Always enjoy my time at Parallel. Their constantly evolving menu keeps things fresh and tasty! Their salads are always top notch, and the Arias are a must try! Overall, ambiance and service were on point too - will definitely be coming back!
Parallel NEVER disappoints!!
Delicious as usual
Love the food, the ambience and the amazing staff. We'll be back!