Thursday, 20 August 2015

Tasting all the food of the Danforth

For years I've been wanting to go to the Taste of the Danforth, now in it's 22nd season, but until this year for one reason or another just never got down to it. Taking place over 3 days started on the Friday at 6pm and running until Sunday at 10pm, over 1 million people visit Greektown for the festivities.
The event was started in 1993 as a coalition advertising movement of competitor vendors located along the Danforth. First off, can we just take a moment to let the fact that 1993 was 22 years ago, fully sink in!
Having been kicked out of the house for my mum's business meeting/bbq we figured it was the perfect time to check it out. We hoped we were avoiding much of the throngs by being there early and on the last of the 3 days. We took the subway to Donlands and walked up the Danforth, another crowd avoiding strategy as most people seemed to be getting off at the first stop, Broadway.
Along with all the food, food, food, there was entertainment, midway games, world record breaking attempts, and free samples. 
We meandered along, stopping at vendors where the food looked good and had short lines. We ate dumplings, greek meat pies, pork souvlaki, haloumi cheese (OPA!), grilled corn on the cob and watermelon. I was too full to get baklava but was certainly tempted by it.

Waiting in line for free samples. Oh, you Canadians, so polite.

This is a once a year event where the term, "Go big or go home" comes to mind. I don't know if I'd go every year, but I'd definitely go again. Such good food!

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