About us

Welcome to TOST. I would personally like to introduce myself; my name is Tommy Karakostas, owner & chef. I was born and raised in Lakewood, and have always considered Lakewood my home.

I've traveled to and lived in various cities throughout the United States, and have traveled many countries around the world, bringing with me flavors and styles that you'll find as delicious and inspiring as I have.  I've worked in many kitchens and restaurants during my career and owned various restaurants in the Cleveland area.  Currently, I own Greek Village Grille - an authentic Greek gyro sandwich shop. TOST is an exciting new endeavor and a fantastic addition to the Lakewood and Tremont, Ohio restaurant scene. Our paninis, deli salads, desserts and coffees are delicious and fresh. Our soups are made from scratch and our market offers local and international products that everyone should try.  So come on in, grab a bite to eat or something to drink, and enjoy the atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you! 

Tommy Karakostas Owner & Chef - TOST

I've traveled to and lived in various cities throughout the United States, and have traveled many countries around the world, bringing with me flavors and styles that you'll find as delicious and inspiring as I have.

I've worked in many kitchens and restaurants during my career and owned various restaurants in the Cleveland area. Currently, I own Greek Village Grille - an authentic Greek gyro sandwich shop.

TOST is an exciting new endeavor and a fantastic addition to the Lakewood, Ohio restaurant scene. Our paninis, salads, desserts and coffee are delicious and fresh. Our soups are made from scratch and our market offers local and international products that everyone should try.

We were so fortunate to partner with local artist Garrett Weider (@garretweider) on a Lakewood themed mural inside TOST. Come in and enjoy the atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you!

Tommy Karakostas Owner & Chef - TOST