Spit-roasted shawarma, grilled halloumi, sticky baklava! Toronto’s newest food fest bills itself as a chance to sample “the 1001 flavours Middle Eastern culture has to offer.”
Toronto’s inaugural Taste of the Middle East Food Festival is set to take over Yonge-Dundas square for a single day this summer.
While the line-up of vendors is still to be announced, the festival (in support of Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest) is advertising the chance to “learn what a Jalab is or how Turkish coffee is made. Try a sip of Arak or maybe a bite of grilled halloumi.”
In addition to eating, attendees can look forward to vibrant art, music, and dance, and best of all, admission is free!
When: August 4, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.