In the lead up to the holidays, Toronto is abuzz with food events. From winter markets and holiday dinners to 12 Days of Beer and food-centric film screenings, here’s what’s happening in Toronto this week.
The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District from November 16 to December 23 and in addition to the twinkling lights and holiday cheer, look forward to plenty of seasonal sweets and European-inspired eats.
Where: The Distillery District
When: November 16 to December 23 – closed on Mondays.
This massive holiday market and winter carnival located outside Toronto City Hall kicks off on December 1 and runs until the day before Christmas Eve. Look forward to holiday shopping, an ice bar, and plenty of festive foods including a two-handed festive feast dubbed Deep Fried Christmas, plus Beavertails, poutine, fudge, and more.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23
Le Gourmand’s legendary chocolate chip cookies are available throughout the month from a food truck parked outside of Sick Kids.
When: Throughout the month of December
Where: Sick Kids Hospital, 555 University Avenue, Toronto
Roast s’mores over the open campfire and enjoy warm beverages from the Sipping Container while shopping or playing street curling at this Winter Village. Hungry for more? Look forward to a rotating line-up of food trucks serving up comfort foods ranging from crêpes to gourmet grilled cheese, and more.
When: Weekends in December and weekdays from December 26 to 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free
Come enjoy 12 local craft beers at this annual all-you-can-taste, beer-drinking extravaganza. There will be live music, DJs, and enough suds to give Santa’s village a hangover.
When: December 22, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Tour the best noodle houses, learn secrets, recipes, and insights with Osamu Tomita, one of the most revered ramen chefs in Japan during this ramen-centric screening that’ll leave viewers with an insatiable craving and new appreciation for this delicious dish.
When: December 22
Where: Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Just one more sleep until Christmas Day! Start the holiday off right with a feast shared with family and friends. We’ve rounded up where to find festive Christmas Eve menus, buffets, and family style meals.