This weekend Toronto celebrated its annual Taste of the Danforth, a Greek themed festival that is on the Danforth (a street that is mostly populated by the Greek community). This year the Taste of the Danforth was sponsored by Pilaros and ran from August 6th to 8th 2010. Every year this festival attracts thousands of people to come and enjoy Greek culture by listening to live music and enjoying delicious food. With every year this festival has grown and has become more diverse by including other cultures as well such Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Americana (hamburgers), Italian, and others.
My favorite part of the Taste of the Danforth with no surprise is the food. My mouth always waters when I think of the day I will finally be able to eat a chicken souvlaki on a pita with tomatoes, onions, and extra tzatziki (you lika da juice?). Other delicious foods to try out as well are the gyros, calamari, Spanish paella, fresh oysters, and ribs (the list can go on and on). For desert you must try the baklava, Galactoboureko, Karidopitta, and then wash it all down with freshly made lemonade.
As for the price of most foods, they’re pretty average not too expensive but also not a great deal. Almost all souvlaki pitas were around $5, meat on a stick was $3, pop cans a $1, and corn on the cob $3. A couple of hours roaming around the Danforth and eating can really burn a hole in your wallet. Still the chance to enjoy a beautiful summer’s day in Toronto while eating amazing food and enjoying such a peaceful and friendly atmosphere is worth every penny. This is the reason why I keep coming back every year.
The Taste of the Danforth: