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The Best Souvlaki and Gyros in Toronto

The best souvlaki and gyros in Toronto are no longer confined to a single stretch of Greektown. Tzatziki slathered skewers wrapped in pita and platters of shaved meat accompanied by feta topped salad and potatoes, are stars on menus at old school diners, Mediterranean restaurants and late night take-out counters that span citywide.

Here is where to find the best souvlaki and gyros in Toronto.

See also

The best late night souvlaki and gyros in Toronto
The Best Greek Restaurants in Toronto



Messini
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Messini

Positioned on the Danforth and open 'til extra late on weekends, this Greek restaurant wins points for huge portions of skewered meats or shaved gyro wrapped in pitas with all the fixings or over carb-loaded plates with salad. Now with a second location at Yonge and Eglinton.

Greek & Co. (Queen St.)
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Greek & Co. (Queen St.)

Just steps from Trinity Bellwoods park, this stylish eatery has become a fast favourite for Greek food in the west end. The menu offers top quality brochettes plus chicken and pork gyro slow roasted on a spit. Pick a meat and have it in a pita stuffed with fries or loaded onto a dinner platter or village salad.


Square Boy
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Square Boy

Look beyond the burgers at this old school diner on the Danforth because the tender chicken souvlaki is easily the star on this backlit menu board. Sandwich the skewered meat in between pita or on a garlic-buttered bun for under $5, or make it a dinner for less than $10.


Hunter's Pizza
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Hunter's Pizza

Aside from pizza, this shopworn joint in Scarborough is known for lamb, chicken or pork souvlaki dinners served with tzatziki for dipping and generous portions of roasted potatoes, rice, and salad on the side. The juicy meat here gets top marks.


The Greek Grill
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The Greek Grill

This Pape Village restaurant marinates succulent cuts of pork and chicken for grilled souvlaki and rotisserie-cooked gyros. Order on a fully loaded pita ($6-$6.50) or as dinner platter ($11-$14) with all the essentials and slide into a booth to dine-in with a beer. Yes, this restaurant is licensed.

Zet's Restaurant
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Zet's Restaurant

Near the airport for over 40 years, this 24-hour diner considers the pork and chicken souvlaki a menu staple. Here plates ($13-14) come so generously packed with salad, potatoes, rice and a paper cup of garlicky yogurt, that no one will fault you for not being able to finish.



Retsina
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Retsina

On the fringes of Cabbagetown this traditional Greek restaurant is helmed by a genuine giagia (Greek grandma) in the kitchen sharing a taste of authentic family recipes. Served with salad, garlic bread, and a choice of rice or fries, souvlaki dinners ($16-17) are made from grain fed chicken or high-quality pork tenderloin.

Mezes
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Mezes

Located on the Danforth, this restaurant celebrates variety and promotes sharing small plates around the table. Add a la carte chicken and pork souvlaki skewers ($3.25-$4) to the spread or make a meal out of succulent chunks of meat wrapped in a pita and slathered with tzatziki for about $9.


Astoria
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Astoria

Perhaps one of the most recognizable Greektown restaurants known for its menu featuring chicken, sirloin, pork ,and lamb shish kebobs. The chicken is impossibly juicy (and garlicky) and the portion sizes are huge.

The Best Souvlaki and Gyros in Toronto


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