Greek dining beyond the Danforth: hold the ‘Opa!’

January 26, 2015

Mamakas, Greek Street, It’s All GRK and Volos are among the new wave of Greek restaurants eschewing Toronto’s well-established zone of Greek dining.

The customized road sign outside College St. restaurant Greek Street makes its point: “Greek Outpost.”

The skinny blue-and-white space across from Kensington Market’s fire hall is exactly where the city’s best souvlaki purveyor wants to be.

Here, six kilometres from Toronto’s Greek dining epicentre on Danforth Ave., Greek Street grills juicy Perth County pork subtly perfumed with allspice, then wraps it in stretchy homemade pita for an $8 sandwich built to tempt the area’s academics and artists.