“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
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.”
Best falafel I've ever had. Top notch Middle Eastern. Tough to get a table but it's worth the effort!
If you’re looking for a change from traditional brunch (eggs, pancakes, a twist on eggs benny), this semi hidden middle eastern spot is just the spot! Everything was fresh and portion sizes were great for the price. Some of the best hummus and tabouleh I’ve had in a long time. SO delicious!!!
Food was super tasty!
My partner and I met my aunt for dinner for the first time during the pandemic and we loved the experience! We order parallel take out often (always impressed with the food) but the ambiance on their patio was amazing. Great views of the sunset, lots of space between tables/other guests, well lit. Our server was incredible, though she was a new hire she was clearly experienced, new the menu and beer list, was attentive and very friendly. Overall we had an amazing time and look forward to returning again soon
Amazing healthy food! Loved the parallel salad! Would recommend.
Delish! Start to finish great experience service and food!
Excellent restaurant, third time there. All the dishes were excellent, only complaint is that the food all came out too quickly - it is mostly sharing plates but there could have been more effort to bring out three dishes at a time instead of all 8 within 5 minutes. Still delicious though.
One of my fav places in the city, I recommend this place to all.
Very good food and the cost seemed reasonable for the quality. The decor was nice though the music was a bit loud.
An enjoyable evening before Covid hit us. Food was delicious. Very loud inside.
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 327 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.