There’s no chance of being bored this weekend in Toronto with so many things to do (and more importantly, eat) in Toronto. From Summerlicious to street festivals, buffet brunches, and seafood boils, here are all the noteworthy food events happening in Toronto, July 7 to 9.
Summerlicious is one of Toronto’s favourite culinary celebrations. For two mouth-watering weeks in July savour delicious three-course prix fixe menus served by more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants.
When: July 7 to July 23
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Lunch menus priced at $18, $23 and $28, dinner menus priced at $28, $38 and $48.
Since 2014, the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies has been bringing together craft-beer-loving women and this month they’ll be hosting another one of their awesome ‘Bevie’ events. The Summer Lady Beer Festival will have visitors sample their way through a lineup of guest brews, hit up food stalls and browse wares from local vendors.
When: July 8, 1 pm to 5 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Avenue
Price: From $35
International and local performances, buskers, and over 60 vendors will gather for this street party put on by the Albion Islington Square BIA.
When: July 9, noon to 10:30 pm
Where: Albion Road and Islington Avenue
Price: Admission is free.
This afternoon event presented as part of Smoke Signals’ ongoing parking lot patio series and promises a menu of Creole cookin’. The main event is the crawfish boil complete with clams, corn, and potatoes, but also look forward to grilled head-on prawns with garlic scapes, Nashville hot catfish sandwiches, and squid noodle salads.
When: July 9, noon to 8 pm
Where: 1242 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Turkish folk dancing, Turkish music, and of course, Turkish foods are the focus at this one-day festival in the heart of downtown Toronto.
When: July 9, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free admission
A brunch buffet, drink specials, and peels and reveals from showgirls spectacle are a good reason to day drink at this Polynesian bar in Parkdale.
When: July 9, 1 pm to 7 pm
Where: The Shameful Tiki Room, 1378 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $15 to $30
Established and aspiring chefs from across the GTA take over the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto to showcase signature dishes at this Sunday food fest.
When: July 9, noon to 6 pm
Where: 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
Price: Free admission, $2 donation encouraged