Two brothers bring Toronto influences to Anatolian cuisine in Little Portugal

By Stella Acquisto

The Good Fork, located near Dundas Street West and Dufferin Street, is bringing Anatolian cuisine to Little Portugal in Toronto.

It was started by two brothers, Ali and Tolga Yalcin.

“We are Kurdish immigrants from Turkey, we came here in 1993,” says Ali. “We grew up in the city, so our food is also influenced by the city, the food in Toronto.”

The brothers’ first location was at Jane Street and Bloor Street West, but they eventually grew out of the space. They opened their current location in October 2019.

The concept started out as a breakfast diner but eventually morphed into what it is today.

“I’m just trying to make it where it is approachable for everybody to come here they could still get like a bacon and egg if they need to but they can also venture out into like more Turkish dishes, Kurdish dishes,” says Tolga, co-owner and head chef.

“It’s this idea of being in the city, but experiencing something that’s totally different out of your comfort zone, in terms of food, in terms of music, in terms of service that is what we try to embody here,” says Ali.

Click here to check out the menu.

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