12 sweet food events worth checking out in Toronto this March

Feb 27 2019, 6:06 am

Believe it or not, warm weather is on the way. And to welcome it, Toronto’s got a bunch of food events on this month that have got high spring vibes.

We’re talking maple syrup festivals, dinner in terrariums and plenty of beer.

Here’s what’s going on in Toronto’s food and drink scene this month.

Winter Brewfest


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For its fourth year in a row, the two-day festival celebrating craft beers and the festive feelings they stir up will be landing in Toronto.¬†Visitors will be able to taste over 150 beers, including favourites from Nickel Brook Brewing Co. from Burlington and Beau‚Äôs from Vankleek Hill. Plus, naturally, bites from some of the city’s best food trucks.

Where:¬†Evergreen Brick Works ‚Äď 550 Bayview Avenue
When: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2

Greek Easter Baking Workshop

This is the year to really pull up your socks and contribute to the big family gathering like an adult. At this workshop, learn to bake paximadia, koulourakia, and tsoureki, to make your grandmother proud.

Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen Р95 Front Street East
When: Sunday, March 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm


Free Zero-Waste Coffee

Unboxed Market, Toronto‚Äôs first brick-and-mortar zero-waste shop, has officially opened at Dundas and Dovercourt. To celebrate the store’s grand opening in the ‘hood, they’re going to be offering free coffee throughout the morning on March 5. Just remember to BYOMug.

Where: Unboxed Market Р1263 Dundas Street West
When: Tuesday, March 5 from 9 am to 11 am

Sugar Shack TO


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Regardless of what’s going on with the weather right now, the return of Sugar Shack means that warmer days are on their way. Mark your calendars to celebrate impending warmth with maple taffy, ice skating, a winter marketplace, a specialty bar, and so much more.

Where: Sherbourne Common Р61 Dockside Drive
When: March 9 and 10 from 11 am to 5 pm

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Tap into spring with a road trip to one of these festival locations over the March break. Demonstrations, wagon rides, plenty of activities, and delicious pancakes with real maple syrup will be just as fun for you as for the kids. This is the ideal family day-trip.

Where:¬†Bruce’s Mill – Stouffville, Ontario
When: Weekends from March 9 to April 7, and March 11 to 15, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Terra Cotta РHalton Hills, Ontario
When: Weekends from March 9 to April 7, and March 11 to 15, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Kortright РWoodbridge, Ontario
When: March 9 to April 7, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Island Lake РOrangeville, Ontario
When: March 15, 16 and 23 from 10 am to 4 pm

Sausage Making and Beer Pairing

Grind, season and stuff your own hand-made sausages while learning the stories behind some of your favourite craft beers. You’ll get to sip on brews and head home with your own wieners, to grill up on your own time. Maybe it’ll even get warm enough to fire up the grill?

Where: Left Field Brewery Р36 Wagstaff Drive
When: Thursday, March 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Caribbean Street Food Festival

“Don’t worry. Eat happy.” It’ll be easy to do at this street food fest. Get ready to enjoy the honest, bold and fun flavours of Caribbean food mid-March. This event will serve the warmth we know you’ve been craving.

Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre Р765 Queen Street East
When: Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 6 pm

Epic Plant-Based Pizza Showdown


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Planta, Virtuous Pie and Pizzeria Libretto are bringing Toronto a Plant-Based Pizza Showdown to celebrate Pi Day. Chefs will battle, face-to-face, to earn bragging rights for Best Crust, Most Creative and Best Presentation. And you get to taste the results of their efforts.

Where: Planta Toronto, 1221 Bay Street
When: Thursday, March 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Brewery vs Brewery Dinner Series

Treat yourself to a four-course dinner with beer pairings,¬†created by Chef Cam McGowan. This evening, it’s Collective Arts Brewing versus Fairweather Brewing Company. Come eat, drink and enjoy!

Where: CRAFT Beer Market Р1 Adelaide Street East
When: Saturday, March 25 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Dinner with a View

In an experience that’s part pop-up restaurant, part outdoor oasis, you have the chance to enjoy dinner in an igloo-esque experience at The Bentway this spring. Live flora, luxurious textiles and elegant illumination will bring the spaces to life while you enjoy a three-course, locally sourced meal.

Where: The Bentway
When: March 28 until May 2
Tickets: Available online

Butterbeer Beer Crawl

This is going to be a magical day out with your fellow witches, wizards and muggles! With exclusive themed drink specials, themed decor at each location, Tri-Wizard challenges at every bar, and a Yule Ball after party, this beer crawl is not one to miss out on. So grab your drinking crew, or make a new one, and be prepared to fly through this event.

Where: Entertainment District
When: Saturday, March 30 from 3 pm to 11 pm

Children’s Afternoon Tea


March break is a special time for kids, and the new Children’s Afternoon Tea offering at the Shangri-La is making it even¬†more¬†special.¬†Served in the hotel‚Äôs welcoming Lobby Lounge, kids can enjoy velvet cake pops, chocolate mousse bears, and monster macarons, all created by Executive Pastry Chef Jolan Thiry. The sweet and savoury delicacies are paired with an elderflower fizz composed of elderflower juice with muddled raspberries.

Where: Shangri-La Hotel Р188 University Avenue
When: Served daily from noon to 4 pm; reservations required

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