Parallel

Our Sesame Butter

Making sesame butter is a simple but surprising process. You start out by adding fresh lemon juice and water, and begin to mix. At first, it thickens the paste, making it coarse and harder to mix. Then, as you continue mixing, something changes; the sesame butter begins to loosen, and gradually takes on a soft, silky texture.

Our Restaurant

Parallel is a place where we make and create, and our goal is to make use of Parallel’s creations in all the food at our restaurant. It all starts with the sesame butter we grind on-site. You’ll notice that it’s in almost every dish on the menu, used in ways you might not expect at first.

Our Space

We worked hard to create a place that’s alive, new, and innovative. We invite you to come in and stay for as long as you like. Bring your friends for brunch, grab an espresso and halva on the go, or sit and read on the mezzanine. It’s our favourite place to take in the crowd, enjoy our organic rooftop garden, and if you’re lucky, watch the freight train pass by.

Menu
Brunch Menu

Our Brunch Menu is available Saturdays & Sundays.

Day Menu

Our Day Menu is available throughout the week.

Evening Menu

Our Day Menu is available throughout the week.

Takeout
Takeout is available Monday to Friday during the day. Please note that takeout is not available evenings or weekends.
Hours Of Operation

Please note:
Our kitchen will be closed during the transition of Lunch and Dinner service between 3pm and 5pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
11:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday & Thursday:
Lunch menu 11:00am to 3:00pm
Dinner menu 5:00pm to 10:30pm

Friday:
Lunch menu 11:00am to 3:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Saturday:
Lunch menu 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Sunday:
10:00am to 4:00pm

Parallel is a wheelchair accessible location.

Our Sesame Butter

SESAME BUTTER

Made from steam roasted, ground sesame seeds

While sesame butter can be made with most types of sesame, Parallel begins with the world’s best sesame seeds from Humera, Ethiopia. Humera’s climate and soil is ideal for producing the sweetest, highest-quality sesame seeds.

 

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OUR SESAME BUTTER

Produced on-site, with our ancient stone mill

From there, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy the purest form of sesame butter on its own, or add to dressings, soups, salads, dips, bowls and much more. Seed what is possible.

 

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SESAME BUTTER

Made from steam roasted, ground sesame seeds

While sesame butter can be made with most types of sesame, Parallel begins with the world’s best sesame seeds from Humera, Ethiopia. Humera’s climate and soil is ideal for producing the sweetest, highest-quality sesame seeds.

 

learn more

OUR SESAME BUTTER

Produced on-site, with our ancient stone mill

From there, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy the purest form of sesame butter on its own, or add to dressings, soups, salads, dips, bowls and much more. Seed what is possible.

 

view products

SESAME BUTTER

Made from steam roasted, ground sesame seeds

While sesame butter can be made with most types of sesame, Parallel begins with the world’s best sesame seeds from Humera, Ethiopia. Humera’s climate and soil is ideal for producing the sweetest, highest-quality sesame seeds.

 

learn more

OUR SESAME BUTTER

Produced on-site, with our ancient stone mill

From there, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy the purest form of sesame butter on its own, or add to dressings, soups, salads, dips, bowls and much more. Seed what is possible.

 

view products

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Running in Circles: Video Art Screening @ Parallel

August 1st through September 23rd
“Walking Along the Lines” – Parallel’s first video art program – presented a series of video works that focused on articulating and exploring movement. The current cycle, “Running in Circles” – on view from August 1st to September 23rd – embodies the theme of movement in its syntax; instead of obeying a strict thematic line, the works selected for this program are tied together associatively.

Moving Along the Lines: Video Art Screening @ Parallel

May 16th through June 30th
The artworks included in our video program mirror the essence behind Parallel’s vision: creativity, exploration, discovery, and attention to detail all alchemizing to bring beautiful things to life. The 11 works on display were created by Middle Eastern artists, representing the cultures and traditions that influence Parallel’s cuisine and identity. The first exhibition, running in the evenings from May to August, explores movement. Each video explores changes in postures and physical perspectives, in positions and corporal points of view.

Our Location

Parallel

217 Geary Ave
Toronto, ON M6H 2C1