“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.”
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fresh herbs | chickpeas
Parsley | mint | cilantro | cauliflower couscous | beets | red onion | scallions | dried cranberries | pine nuts | sesame butter | pomegranate vinaigrette | house made labaneh
Kale | napa cabbage | sweet potato | scallions | black lentils | walnuts | mint | goat cheese | beet sesame butter | lemon & honey vinaigrette
Parallel Salad & Falafel are always my go to! Delicious every time!
Everything was great. Felt covid safe.
Service was great and the food was excellent. Great flavors and fresh ingredients and sizable portions.
A fantastic meal. The baba ganoush and labneh were fantastic. As were the arais and sweet potato with labneh. We couldn't leave without picking up some tahini and treats to go!
I love Parallel. The food is the best middle eastern food in the city (in my opinion :). The service is refreshingly authentically friendly. Love this place.
food was so good
service was great
best falafel in the city
The service was excellent.
The food fantastic
I appreciated that the staff fully checked our vaccine status before seating us inside. This is very important for me when I select a restaurant to frequent.
Will definitely return over the winter months
Amazing dinner definitely coming back!!
We'll be back - fluffy pita, babaganoush and ful felafel..I could go on!
Parallel, as always, was delicious. Terrific food, excellent service, and the outdoor patio was a welcoming and pleasant dining environment. My partner and I had four dishes which ended up being more than we could handle, but everything was wonderful.
Great food and great service. Would definitely go again.
Amazing experience. Would definitely keep coming back here, the food and set up is incredible.
Indoor eating space not finished, so unless the weather turns awful there is only patio dining. Servers are good, food is very good, and the whole experience is pleasant.
Loved the food particularly the hummus with chicken and the falafel. The patio is quite make-shift and with a cool breeze last night it was uncomfortably chilly. Staff was friendly and attentive. Over-all we enjoyed the experience.
Food was fantastic...Service was fast and fun...everything was so flavourful...
Everything was just ok. Friend really wanted to try it so I agreed, and we got hummus labneh, chicken, and the sea bass - all of which tasted great but it was just ok.
We love Parallel so much: it's been our go-to spot for special nights for years, and last night's meal helped make a special occasion (anniversary!) even better. The food was incredible as always and the service was even better than usual. The patio setup's fantastic. I can't recommend the sea bream enough, and the hummus and pitas are an absolute dream.
The staff were wonderful and the food was fresh, healthy and delicious.
Authentic and special food, good and fast service
Food was very good. Portions are huge. I would prefer to have half-portion sizes and be able to order more. If I came again, I would come with several people rather than just one other as, with one person, you could really just share one entree, but then there's not much variety.
Accommodated 4 people with 2 dogs. Excellent food and service!
Fantastic food and service. It will be nice when indoor dining is opened up again.
Fantastic food, amazing service, and fantastic food. Exceeded all expectations
Excellent food and great service.
Came for an evening out with friends on the patio. Would recommend!
Food was well done. Maybe a bit salty (falafels)? Service was a bit inconsistent, required getting attention of the server. Geary is busy and noisy, so be prepared. Overall, met expectations.
Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing food. Generous portions. Amazing food. Generous portions. We really enjoyed ourselves. We really enjoyed ourselves.
This was not my first visit but I am amazed how consistent Parallel is. Delicious food and friendly knowledgable staff. Tried the new halvah truffles...genius!!
Excellent service, amazing food and price is super ok.
Food is always amazing, I could eat here every day
Parallel is DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend for an amazing lunch date
So so good, food is outstanding, service friendly and helpful.
Highly recommend, also good value.
The tables are well spaced out. The menu is very limited. There are only three main courses. The picnic tables are good for a fast meal without any relaxation.
Fantastic food. Wonderful flavours using healthy ingredients. Excellent service.
Geary is alive and Parallel is one of it’s stars. Amazing middle Eastern food. Fresh. Amazing tastes. Great temperatures. Excellent beer selection. Not cheap, but hey “you get what you pay for.”
Parallel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Parallel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 516-7765.
Parallel is rated 4.8 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.