Temperatures in Toronto dip to single digits this week which means its peak season to satisfy cravings for comfort foods, carbs, and fall favourites.
Luckily, there’s plenty of opportunities to eat to your heart’s content at food events happening across Toronto this week.
From the Royal Winter Fair to the “world’s first pop-up restaurant run by HIV positive chefs,” here’s what’s on in Toronto over the next seven days.
Dust off your cowboy boots – the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is returning to Toronto this fall. Now in its 95th year, The Royal features the best in agriculture, food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Save your appetite for lots of fudge, peameal bacon sandwiches, and local cheese samples.
When: November 3 to 12
Where: Enercare Centre, 210 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Tickets: General admission adult tickets are $27.50, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth and free admission for children three and younger.
Amateurs and pros will “compete for pickle supremacy” at this battle of all things briney. Attendees can look forward to a showcase of pickled proteins, a blind pickle tasting, and the chance to vote for your fave.
When: November 6, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
For two nights only this November, Toronto will be home to the “world’s first pop-up restaurant run by HIV positive chefs.” It’s a new initiative from Casey House that aims to “fight HIV/AIDS stigma with every bite.”
When: November 7 and 8, 7 pm
Where: 1090 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $125 per person
Not even a cold snap could stop true Slurpee fans from missing this one-day promotion! The Canada-wide chain of convenience stores is celebrating Reverse 7-Eleven Day by giving away FREE medium-sized Slurpees to anyone who shows up in store in backwards clothes.
When: November 7, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 7-Eleven locations across Canada
El Dorado Brand Ambassador Trevor Burnett and Miss Thing’s Bar Manager Robin James Wynne team up for an evening of rum samplings paired five-course dinner prepared by Chef Paul Hadian.
When: November 8
Where: Miss Things, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto
A trip to Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market is daytime only affair but for one night only this November, all 64 Market merchants will be open after hours and serving up an ambulatory feast in support of Second Harvest food rescue programs, and in partnership with George Brown College.
When: November 9, 7 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market, 93-95 Front Street East, Toronto
The chain straight out of Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market, is celebrating two years in Toronto this week and for the occasion, the makers of XXL chicken are giving away 50 FREE orders of fried chicken for the first in line at its downtown Yonge Street store!
When: November 11 and 12, 2017, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 374 Yonge Street, Toronto
When: November 12
Where: Leña Restaurante, 176 Yonge St, Toronto
Got a killer
recipe appetite for apple pie? Prove it. Do: Pie, an Apple Pie Contest is being hosted by the Trinity Bellwoods BIA to raise funds for the Fort York Food Bank and the contest is open to anyone for a participation fee of $10, while spectators can bid on the top three winning pies or buy a slice for $5.
When: November 12, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dundas Street West, Toronto,
Price: $10 to participate, $5 per slice to eat
Weekends in November are sweeter than ever when the OMNI King Edward hosts this special Chocolate Tea Menu featuring chocolate ganache tarts topped with chestnut chantilly, white chocolate pumpkin chai cheesecake, chocolate orange scones and so so much more. A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater
Toronto and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in November
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto