9 Toronto food events to check out this week: December 16 to 22

Dec 13 2018, 10:26 pm

It’s holiday crunch time.

Time to enjoy the crunch of holiday cookies, that is. Take a load off this week and bite into one or two or all of these food events happening around the city. You deserve it.

Here’s what’s up in Toronto this week for food and drink. Consider this list a little gift from us to you.

Holiday Yoga & Brunch

Enjoy a Hatha flow and a hearty brunch at this holiday-themed yoga event. After you move your bod, you can refuel with scones, cured salmon, cream cheese, crumpets and seasonal quiche. Give yourself the gift of a couple zen hours this holiday season!

Where: Peter Pan Bistro – 373 Queen Street West
When: Sunday, December 16 from 10:00 to 12:00

Free Turkey

The old Mirvish Turkey Giveaway is making a comeback on Sunday at the old site of Honest Ed’s. The mayor will be there, handing out free frozen turkeys for families in need.

Where: Bloor and Bathurst, where Honest Ed’s used to be
When: Sunday, December 16 from 11 am

Chau Brunch Pop-Up


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How does cinnamon miso french toast sound to you? How about a breakfast bao bun, or a mouthwatering vegan option? These noms can be in your mouth if you stop in for the Chau brunch pop-up at Wallace Espresso on Sunday. Don’t miss this.

Where: Wallace Espresso on King – 848 King Street West
When: Sunday, December 16 from 11 am to 3 pm

Sugar Cookie Decorating

Hand-decorated cookies make an ultimate holiday gift. That is, if you don’t dive into them yourself first. Either way, take some time to get crafty and play with your food… someone is sure to benefit.

Where: Artscape Youngplace – 180 Shaw Street
When: Sunday, December 16 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Greek Christmas Baking Class

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If you’ve been craving to learn how to make Kourabiedes, Melomakarona or Vasilopita, this is your time. You’ll go home with some sweet new knowledge on holiday baking, and a tummy full of delicious snacks.

Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen – 95 Front Street East
When: Sunday, December 16 from 2 pm to 5 pm

Italian Christmas Supper Club

This four-course meal of traditional Italian fare might just check all the wishes off your Christmas list. Focaccia, Ziti Pasta, Agnello al Forno, Panettone, BYOB… Yeah, we’ll see you there.

Where: Massimo Bruno Kitchen Studio – 66 Fraser Avenue
When: Wednesday, December 19 from 6:3o pm to 10:30 pm

12 Beers of Christmas

This hotel knows how to holiday. Pals, a hallmark-Toronto venue and plenty of beer? This event is bound to be the highlight of your holiday season. Get your ticket while you still can. Word on the street is they won’t last much longer.

Where: Gladstone Hotel – 1214 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, December 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Fair in the Square


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Toronto’s free holiday fair has got some great grub options. Stop in for a chorizo poutine, taro pancakes, butter tarts or delightful homemade fudge.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23, closed Mondays

Miracle on Queen Street

If you haven’t visited yet, there’s still time! Stop into Miracle on Queen Street to enjoy holiday cocktails in a fun and festive environment. It’s time to cross the Run Run Rudolph off your Christmas list.

Where: 251 Queen Street West
When: November 23 to December 26

Toronto Christmas Market


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At this point, you’ve probably already visited a time or two. But there’s still no way you’ve tried all of the delicious food options yet. Have you savoured the chana masala, indulged in a giant turkey leg, drooled over Wafel bites? Not yet? Guess you have to go back then.

Where: The Distillery Historic District
Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, December 23  (closed Mondays)

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