The best late night souvlaki and gyros in Toronto
The best late night souvlaki and gyros in Toronto are not only a great way to wrap up an evening out, but also, an easy favourite for being light on your pockets and full of big flavours. Loaded with garlic sauce, chopped salad and sometimes fries or feta, this is a genre seemingly unfazed by trends. These big fat Greek delicacies aren't exclusive to Greektown (though the Danforth certainly represents), but rather found on well worn menus in greasy spoons, take-away counters and diners across the city.
Here is the list of the best late night souvlaki and gyros in Toronto.
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Late night line-ups validate this restaurant as a standout for cheap, authentic Greek food, a true honour, considering the competition on the Danforth. Open until 4am on weekends, Messini cooks up pork, lamb and chicken gyro pitas, each priced under $6 and served all-dressed with tzatziki, sliced tomatoes, onions and fries wrapped in foil. More »
This 24 hour, family-owned and operated diner is a far-West-end oasis when late night hunger pangs strike. Tuck-into souvlaki dinners (choice of pork $12, or chicken $13) served on platters packed with buttery boiled potatoes, rice and salad or opt for gyro pitas ($7) slathered in tzatziki and piles of fresh shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and onions. More »
Supplied by the adjoining Louis Meat Market, this take-out counter offers great value for 8” pitas, stuffed with piles of vertically broiled meat cut fresh off the spit (choice of pork or mixed lamb and beef) or grilled souvlaki (pork or chicken), each coming in at under $6, taxes in. Order by phone or at the counter until midnight on weekends (give or take an hour). More »
This no-frills, cash-only Danforth spot caters to the after-bar crowd, serving up Greek-to-go until 5am on weekends and 4am during the week. Locals know that the surly service is all part of its charm and brisk afterhours business attests to the popularity of the feta and oregano topped Greek fries ($3.79) and overstuffed gyro pitas ($5.31) available in pork or chicken. More »
This casual grill is open until at least 2am on weekdays and until 5am on weekends serving up reliable greasy spoon delicacies to Parkdale's hungry post-bar masses. Here, $5 buys a pita packed with crispy grilled beef/lamb gyros or spice-marinated chicken souvlaki set off by fresh chopped salad, tzatziki and optional tabouleh. More »
Gyro doners ($7) in your choice of chicken or mixed lamb/beef, are available two ways at this Koreatown spot that's open until after 3am on Fridays and Saturdays and until after midnight on weekdays. Choose between sweet garlic sauced Halifax-style or savory, tzatziki slathered Ottoman style. Both come loaded with french fries and stuffed with coarse chopped tomato and onion then wrapped in warm soft pita. More »
This 24-hour Dupont institution has been serving diner staples off their backlit menu board since 1955. Here overstuffed pitas filled with grilled lamb/beef gyros or chicken souvlaki are only $7 each. Add a side of fries for only a dollar more. More »
Open until midnight on weekends, this Pape and O’Connor family restaurant serves up a full array of homestyle Greek specialties for dine-in, take-out and delivery. For a quick, satisfying bite, opt for the outstanding slow cooked pork or chicken gyros ($6-6.50) loaded on pita with housemade garlic and veg. More »