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.

Lunch Menu

Our Lunch Menu is available throughout the week.

Dinner Menu

Our Dinner 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 4pm and 5pm every day.

Monday & Tuesday:
Closed

Wednesday & Thursday:
Lunch Menu 11:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 10:30pm

Friday:
Lunch Menu 11:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Saturday:
Lunch Menu 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Sunday:
Lunch Menu 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner Menu 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Parallel is a wheelchair accessible location.

Reservations

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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And/Or: Video Art Program @ Parallel

January through February 2019
This program of video art at Parallel brings together works which take on the topic of nature through a variety of approaches and means; Each video articulates its own position and point of view in relation to nature, as a site, a place, as reality or as concept.

PPaRRaLLeLL: Video Screening

Now through December 31st
PPaRRaLLeLL, the third iteration of video-art screening at Parallel, is comprised of a series of pairs. Each video is coupled with an odd partner, a pairing that exposes hidden motifs and unearths surprising themes. These pairings expose new issues within each piece – be it stylistic, thematic, or conceptual – thus causing our perception of each work to change. At the same time, this coupling also reveals how our mind operates with its desire to make sense and meaning of what first may appear random or erratic.

Our Location

Parallel

217 Geary Ave Toronto, ON M6H 2C1