Check out the Yonge Street franchise of Messini Authentic Gyros. As soon as you enter this small, fast-food style eatery prepare to be hit by the smell of slow-roasting pork basted with intoxicating spices. Featuring plenty of generously proportioned dishes, the star of the show is their signature gyro wraps served with fries right in the pita.
Messini Authentic Gyros, 2311 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 483 5555
A Yonge and Eglinton staple, Grazie has been serving authentic, homemade-style Italian food to the community for twenty years. In addition to their excellent pizza and pasta, try the Cozze Portofino, mussels steamed with your choice of white wine sauce or light tomato sauce.
Grazie Ristorante, 2373 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 488 0822
This Brazilian churrascaria offers some of the best grilled steak in midtown. As chefs circulate with skewers of exotic meat, try some less carnivorous delicacies like their fried plantains and roasted pineapple slices. While vegans might be put off, The Copa does offer a diverse salad bar as well. They also have live Brazilian music and dancers.
Copacabana, 150 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 916 2099
After a hearty steak dinner, cut through that red meat with a made-to-order juice or smoothie at Fresh’s Eglinton location. Into the healthy eating lifestyle before it was cool, all their food is made from scratch and without any chemicals not found in Mother Nature.
Fresh, 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, + 1 416 599 4442
An ultra-modern Asian fusion eatery on Eglinton just between Yonge and Mt. Pleasant, Lime’s sleek décor offers an upscale dining experience. The chef’s signature dishes include mango chicken sautéed in either hoisin or satay peanut sauce, served in a Phoenix Nest and pan-seared black cod with spicy basil sauce.
Lime Asian Cuisine, 170 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 322 5463