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 4pm and 6pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
11:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday:
11:00am to 10:00pm

Thursday:
11:00am to 11:00pm

Friday:
11:00am to 12:00am (midnight)

Saturday:
10:00am to 12:00am (midnight)
Brunch menu 10:00am to 4:00pm
Evening menu 6:00pm to 12:00pm

Sunday:
10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Our Products

Our News

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.

Parallel is now open!

January 14th
The Ozery Brothers (Aharon, Guy & Alon) invite you to the January 14th, 2018 opening of their new restaurant as well as the start of an exciting new sesame butter (tahini) brand.

Our Location

Parallel

217 Geary Ave
Toronto, ON M6H 2C1