A licensed market with CNE-like food is opening in Toronto

May 19 2020, 9:51 am

Hot on the heels of the CNE’s announcement that it’s not going to be a thing this summer, an alternative place to find funky food is landing in Toronto.

El Mercado is the city’s newest market, launching at Barrio on May 23.

With safety top of mind, the spot will be serving up freaky food stall eats to five visitors at a time, as they move one-way through the market.

Guests will be able to pick up their preferred items along the way, with card payment happening at the end of the visit before treats are taken to go.

The market is licensed to sell beer for takeaway, while menu offerings include smoothies, lemonade, churros, fish head tacos, and pickle ice cream.

 

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Visitors will be required to wear a mask while inside the market — personal face coverings can be brought from home, or the market will have some available for purchase at $2 a pop.

Hand sanitation stations will be spread throughout the space, as well.

 

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El Mercado will celebrate its grand opening on May 23 at noon, and will be open thereafter on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 pm.

El Mercado

When: Weekends from noon to 8 pm
Where: Barrio — 884 Queen Street East

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