Fantastic health fare and a hopping destination. Will be going back soon!
Had a great meal, kids loved the falafel balls. They were so crisp and green!!! Loved the tabouli salad too!
I found the service to be very slow but the food was delicious. We ordered the merguez shakshuka but I think next time I’ll order the regular shakshuka. I didn’t find the merguez sausage added anything to the dish.
The Parallel Salad is my favourite salad of all time! And the falafel balls are to die for.
The food at Parallel is really wonderful. Had superb plant based options for sharing at lunch —falafels, house kale salad and cauliflower. Also took home another order for family. Prices are not outrageous but also not cheap. Happy to pay for quality food and excellent service.
Not easy to park on or around Geary so leave extra time.
Second visit - great food and attentive service!
This place is outstanding. Get the Parallel salad, for sure. I'd eat here every week if I lived closer. (Maybe I will anyway.)
Delicious food in a funky setting. Not at all a cozy intimate place, think “party warehouse”. Rich-tasting, generous portions, loads of choice and a great place to hang out.
This was my second time here and I can't wait to come back. Food and service are excellent.
Has a kind of food hall vibe, with helter skelter seating. Very industrial look. Despite this, it's not super loud and you can easily carry a conversation with your table. It took us quite a while to have our orders taken, we had to eventually wave down the waiter. Otherwise service was good. The food is AMAZING. Portions look small when they come out, but it will be enough. The flavors are unparalleled (ha see what I did there), and the falafel is the cutest green inside- a must try! It's a bit of pain to get to by transit if you live DT, but definitely worth a visit. I will be back again someday.
The falafel balls were very unique and tasty.
The hummus was a bit sour for our liking
Cauliflower dish was very good
The mushroom dish on a pita was a bit too salty and there was too much tahini sauce
Chicken dish was great
Mushroom soup was great
This is a consistently good place to eat excellent middle eastern food.
Parking was not easy but the food,service and menu were interesting.
We went to Parallel as a family celebration. Our server was excellent, he didn’t rush us and provided us with an excellent description of the specials. Our food was brought to us quickly and tasted amazing. I have been telling friends to go to this restaurant as it is fantastic.
It was OK. Nothing to call home about. I’ve had better Israeli food, I’ve had more creative food, I’ve sat in nicer restaurants.
If I’m ever in the area I’ll swing by again, wasn’t worth the effort of driving long for this place.
Hipsters love this place.. if you are one - rejoice!!
Service was not good, food was either bland or too sour with nothing to cut the acid.
Really loved the food and the ambiance. I really just fell upon it so no expectations. Will be back!
The food was delicious, the ambience was great, and our waitress was a A+ :)
Casual vibe, large open loft like, inviting space. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service.
The cocktails were perfect, and each and every dish we ordered to share amongst the four of us was a feast for our tastebuds.
We were all giddy with how flavourful, perfectly spiced, and meticulously prepared every single dish was .
MMMMMMMMM....Kudos to you Parallel!!
The food here is awesome
I had dinner at Parallel the other night with some friends and the food was great, especially the eggplant, the hummus, the falafels and chicken skewers. (The cauliflower dish was just so so.) But what we didn't like was that we booked a table for 6:00pm and at 8:10 they informed us that we'd need to give up our table at 8:30 so we needed to order desert asap. We didn't want desert, but hadn't planned to chug our second bottle of wine. Other restaurants tell you when you book if there's a time you need to vacate. And they confirm when you arrive. They don't just spring it on you like they did here. So now we're undecided if we'll go back, as there are so many other restaurants with good food and transparent seating policies.
Food was outstanding. Silly reception with no logic around seating.. and when asking for added meals to take out, the server refused to allow to order of the regular menu, only the Take out menu even though we were seated anyway. I repeat overall it was good and food, excellent.
Beautiful and delicious food! A complimentary cookie skillet for the birthday girl 😊
Another fantastic experience! Loved the new beet salad, turmeric latte, and borekas! Nothing else in Toronto compares!
Delicious food, loved the lamb ragu. Enjoyed the vibrancy and service!
The atmosphere, service and food at Parallel were impressive! We enjoyed the lamb and beef ragu hummus, shakshuka, falafels and labaneh. The falafels were by far the best tasting and looking food of the meal with their beautiful bright green colour! 10/10 would recommend and will be back again.
Excellent food, great variety, especially good for vegetarians. Best hummous and tahini in town, and make sure to try the cauliflower and the tabouleh salad. Just try everything, it's all great.
The food is incredible, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the space is lovely. Top marks all around!
My friends love this place. I think I may have just picked a not so great dish but should there be any dishes that come out like that?
Server forgot food. The food we did get was delicious!
The food is amazing here, but the service is always lacking. I think there was one server for the whole place! Kitchen is fast but I literally had to point out to our server that one of our dishes was up.
Amazing New Year's Eve dinner for two. The specials were incredible!! I have been here for brunch before and the meal we had was so unique and different for a special occasion. Highly recommend. You guys are doing an amazing job keep up the great work :)
Overall, we really enjoyed the evening. Some of the food was amazing, others dishes were just OK. Service and ambiance were very good... definitely a cool place for a nice casual dinner.
Great food and service
The menu is limited but what we had was excellent, creative and delicious.
Casual atmosphere, good food ( tip - don’t order more than 2 meals to start, humus that is served wth a lot of meals is pretty filling and you eat a lot of pitas with it!) service is ok, could be more attentive
Food and service was incredible! Loved the tapas style- we were able to taste numerous dishes among our party of 4. It wasn’t loud inside, even though the restaurant was full - we were able to have a conversation without straining our voices. Highly recommend on all fronts!
However, we were freezing throughout our meal, though far from the door and close to the kitchen. You really have to heat that place in winter, when your hearty food is much appreciated.
Food delicious but it was very cold in the restaurant so made the meal quite unpleasant.