Peak food fest season has begun! Toronto closes out the month of a May with a week full of marquee events. Toronto food events this week include a four-day poutine party, coffee festival, and gluten-free marketplace!
Coco Fresh Tea & Juice is celebrating the grand opening of its newest outlet in Koreatown this weekend by giving away FREE bubble tea! Each day, today through Sunday, May 27, the first 100 people through the door will get a FREE drink!
When: May 25 to 27, 2018, doors open at noon!
Where: Coco Fresh Tea & Juice, 630 Bloor Street West
Back for its third year in 2018, the Waterfront Artisan Market kicks off on May 19 and will run every weekend until the first week in October. The outdoor festival, presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre, will feature 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products.
When: May 19 to October 6, 2018; Saturdays 11 am to 8 pm, Sundays 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free
A caravan of poutine purveyors will land in Toronto this spring for a four-day festival devoted to the fries, curds, and gravy at Yonge-Dundas Square!
When: May 24 to 27, 2018, 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Hands-on latte art, cupping, and roasting classes, panel discussions, local food, libations, music, vendors and more are all on the itinerary at this coffee-centric food fest.
When: May 26 and 27, 2018
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: From $25 online.
Now in its seventh year and happening during Celiac Awareness Month, Gluten Free Garage bills itself as a playground for gluten-free people and offers the chance to discover new brands, try new foods and meet fellow foodies.
When: May 27, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price: Admission is $10
The $35 AYCE feast is available on Sunday, May 27 from 5:30 pm until whenever “we run out of pig.” The set price includes a pint of featured beer and all the sides (coleslaw, bean salad, mac ’n’ cheese, etc.) you could ask for.
When: May 27, 2018, 5:30 pm
Where: 1278 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
The 2018 Kampai Toronto Festival of Sake promises to showcase more than 150 sakes from 50+ sake breweries along with nibbles from top chefs and restaurants, music, crafts, and an outdoor market stretched along Gristmill Lane.
When: May 31, 2018
Where: The Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto