Food events get festive in Toronto this weekend. On the agenda, holiday markets, new restaurants celebrating with giveaways and discounts, a holiday beer fest, and AYCE pierogi night.
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: On now until 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.
When: On now until December 23
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
The chain originating from Hangzhou, starts dishing out its menu of traditional Southern Chinese cooking. Get a first taste and 50% off today, December 8 as the restaurant celebrates its soft opening.
When: December 8
Where: 3235 Hwy 7 East, Unit 18, Markham
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: Track down the truck by visiting SKMilkandCookies.com.
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
The bubble tea shop is giving away 100 free drinks at its location on Gibson Drive over the weekend.
When: December 9 and 10
Where: 30 Gibson Drive, Markham
The holiday edition of this brew fest promises to be an “epic holiday extravaganza” complete with ugly sweaters and tipsy caroling to make this a hoppy holiday to remember.
When: December 9, 3 pm to 9 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, 160 Princes Boulevard, Toronto
Price: From $25
When: December 10, 2017, boarding begins at 11:30 am
Where: Northern Spirit, Toronto Harbourfront at the Queen’s Quay Terminal Building, 207 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto
Price: $56.95 for adults; $29.95 for children ages 7 to 12
Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern has introduced this weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face for just $5.95.
When: Sunday nights starting November 26
Where: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto