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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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