“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.”
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!
Very nice casual place, good healthy food. We will come back.
Everything here is so delicious and fresh. The service is excellent and we can't wait to return!
This restaurant has a funky relaxed vibe and the food is amazing! So much selection for a vegetarian. The hummus, falafels and tabouleh salad are outstanding!
Music is too loud but great food
Service and meal were on point. Everything was quickly brought out of the kitchen, and our food was to die for. Great value and plates for price point. Can't wait to come back.
Lovely service, warm atmosphere, and great food, especially for those who want to share plates and try everything. Highly recommend the Arais (if you're a carnivore) and the sublime Mushroom Mix – make sure you order extra pitas if you're getting dips – they're delicious. A great casual night of noshing and sipping, will definitely be back. Thanks Parallel!
The Ozery family are the most caring and generous hosts and food creators. I have been to Parallel three times and plan on returning with new guests and my Ryerson class in November. Attentive service, delicious, fresh and healthy food, as always. What a pleasure to experience the evolution of this great family business!
I have been dined in this restaurant for several times since it was opened. It never disappointed me every time. The food was just as authentic and delicious each time. The atmosphere is vibrant and relaxing depending on the day. My only comment is they don’t have a variety of deserts choices. If they can work on that would be a five stars experience!
Food was great.
Much too noisy for our friend with a hearing problem.
The food was excellent, and the service was good, but the space is noisy and conversation was difficult.
We had a parallel salad, a fattoush salad, a Black Sabbath, and split orders of hummus and falafel. All were quite good
Falafel were amazing, thought the hummus surprisingly bland, even with the meat ragu. Fattoush salad is a hipster interpretation of a fattoush salad, not a real fattoush salad. Surprisingly underwhelmed.
Always excellent service and excellent food!!
Service & food were excellent. I've been to Parallel once before, in the winter and I found it was rather cramped for space. With the patio open this time of year it was a much better experience as you didn't feel like you were sitting on top of the table next to you.
We had the Parallel salad, falafel, truffle hummus and the grilled seabass special. It was all delicious.
We'll be back!
Food was spectacular, a little noisy but overall excellent.
Very creative recipes with high quality and super fresh ingredients. Very friendly service!
Food was excellent - shared their daily special watermelon salad and I ordered their Parallel Salad (I added grilled tofu). Both were really good. My friend ordered the lamb & beef kabobs for her main. My only complaint was that although we said we would start with the special, my salad came out too so I was more than halfway done before my friend even got her main.
Great food, great location, really hype ambience! The portion sizes of the dishes were great. Lots of vegan options available. I would definitely recommend this place.
Very nice meal accompanied by very poor service. Wait staff all seemed new to the industry. Our drink order was taken, then the meal, then we were ignored for the rest of the time we were there. I had to get up to find a waiter for a second drink and again to get the bill. The food was quite nice though so could be worthwhile only if you’re very patient.
Falafels were amazing- service was kind and attentive without being in your space.
Only complaint is that it is quite loud, and with the high ceilings- it just seemed really busy with lots going on- hard to focus on conversations.
Braised beef lamb was amazing. Loved the pita. Service was excellent and looking forward to going again.
Everything was great.
Cleanliness was under par with expectations. Toilet was filthy. Our plates were greasy and the laminated menu was covered in food splotches.
Great food, good atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to others and dine here again.
Going back this Sunday! The food here is off the charts delicious.
Great food and service! Brunch on the patio was spectacular!