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Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth Street Festival, Toronto
Taste of the Danforth Street Festival, Toronto

 

I try to attend the annual Taste of the Danforth street festival because the food is always something to remember. If you love Greek food make sure to come down and try their grilled lamb, calamari, octopus, quail, saganaki, souvlaki (kabobs) and their multitude of desserts. Even if you’re not a fan of Greek food you will find something that will fit your palate.

Walking along the street blocks from Donlands to Broadview along Danforth was perfect on this sunny summer day. At least a million people attend this event annually and good weather makes for a great turn out.

Taste of the Danforth street festival rides and games, Toronto
Taste of the Danforth street festival rides and games, Toronto

 

The food is delicious and there are lots of booths to try out different types of food. This year I tried one of my favourite Greek appetizers, saganaki. Saganaki is fried cheese and they gave a little show by lighting it up after adding a little alcohol with it when frying.

Preparing saganaki (fried cheese) at Taste of the Danforth
Preparing saganaki (fried cheese) at Taste of the Danforth
Saganaki and Meatballs at Taste of the Danforth
Saganaki, Pita Bread and Meatballs at Taste of the Danforth

 

If you like kebobs they have pork and chicken souvlaki (kabobs) at the many Greek restaurants along the Danforth. Sometimes they may have beef or lamb too.

Chicken Souvlaki and Bread
Chicken Souvlaki and Bread

 

For the seafood lovers they make great grilled calamari and octopus as well. And if you like chicken or quail you can always see them cooking some for you to try there.

Grilled Calamari sooo yummy.
Grilled Calamari sooo yummy.
Cooking chicken on the BBQ at Taste of the Danforth
Cooking chicken on the BBQ at Taste of the Danforth

 

If your stomach can handle trying more food, there are always other booths that don’t serve Greek food at the festival too.

Check out these jerk chicken perogies! Not too spicy and pretty unique flavour.

Jerk Chicken Perogies were pretty tasty.
Jerk Chicken Perogies were pretty tasty.

 

Or the fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup. It was tasty but, the fried chicken could have had a crispier batter like southern style fried chicken and it would have elevated the dish.

Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple syrup
Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple syrup

 

All in all the festival is always a crowd pleaser and when the weather is good like it was this weekend it makes it all the better.

Taste fo the Danforth street festival, Toronto, Canada
Taste fo the Danforth street festival, Toronto, Canada

 

Toronto has some great food and restaurants and The Taste of the Danforth showcases this annually.

Event: The Krinos Taste of the Danforth (Krinos is the sponsor)
Location: Danforth between Donlands and Broadview (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
When:  August 7 to August 9, 2015
Website:  http://tasteofthedanforth.com

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