June is in full swing and so is food fest season in Toronto.
On the calendar this week, a celebration of oyster season, ticketed dinners, BBQs, cook-offs, beer events, and pizza parties.
Here are 10 Toronto food events to check out this week, June 5 to 11, 2017.
St. Clair’s Indian restaurant pop-up at the North York location of Pusateris for the month of June. Shop for groceries while snacking on tandoori chicken, chaat sweet potato samosa, macaroni makhani, pulled tandoori chicken, and more.
When: June 5
Where: Pusateri’s, 1539 Avenue Road, North York
Price: Dishes priced a la carte
Adam Colquhoun serves up a complimentary tasting of delicious East Coast oysters at this East Coast edition of 86’d Monday hosted by Ivy Knight
When: June 5, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
This culinary film series, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival, wraps up for another year with a screening of Ang Lee’s 1994 culinary classic, Eat Drink Man Woman. Following the show, celeb chef Susur Lee makes an appearance to chat about the relationship between food and family.
When: June 7, 7 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto
Price: Subscription from $80
This ticketed dinner features springtime seafood dishes paired with cocktails. The multi-course menu features dishes like, Manila Clams seasoned with soy and sesame, Humbould Squid with watermelon, Whole Baked Rock Fish, and more.
When: June 8, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: East Thirty Six, 36 Wellington Street East, Toronto
This event aims to celebrate the diverse range of BBQ-related traditions from countries around the world. It’ll also feature a BBQ competition, so get fired up for this one.
When: June 9, 6 pm to midnight; June 10, noon to midnight; June 11, noon to 7 pm
Where: Ontario Place, West Island, 955 Lakeshore Boulevard, Toronto
Billed as the world’s largest butter tart festival, Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest boasts 150,000 butter tarts of all sizes and flavours for sale from over 50 butter tart vendors, as well as a marketplace populated with bakers, artisans, and community groups.
When: June 10, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 333 King Street, Midland, Ontario
Price: Admission is free
Stuff your face with grilled cheese sandwiches from challengers competing to win a $1,000 prize. In addition to food, look forward to live music, rides, games, a beer garden, and more.
When: June 10, 11 am to 6 pm;
Where: Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington
Price: Admission is free
Breweries, restaurants, pubs, and venues across Toronto promote indie craft beer in Ontario and this week full of beer-centric events, tastings, and shows. See the full list of events right here.
When: June 10 to 18
Where: Locations across Toronto
This food truck festival takes over Downsview Park for a weekend featuring food vendors including Mustache Burger, Johnny Roccos Pizza Wagon, and Busters Sea Cove (to name just a few), plus a beer garden, live entertainment, and a kiddy midway.
When: June 10, 11 am to 11 pm, June 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Downsview Park
Price: General admission is $5
Superpoint Pizza hosts Brooklyn’s Mr. Falco Pizza for a two-night pop’up promising “thin and crispy bar pies.”
When: June 11, 4 pm to 1 am; June 12 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Superpoint Pizza, 184 Ossington Avenue, Toronto