6 food events to check out in Toronto this week: March 3 to 9

Mar 2 2019, 1:53 am

Toronto is welcoming March with Swiss raclette, free donuts and no-charge, zero-waste coffee. Don’t miss out on the magic!

Here’s what’s on in the city’s food and drink scene this week.

Raclette Brunch

Every Sunday in March, the Omni King Edward’s brunch will feature a traditional raclette station. Ooey gooey rich cheese will be available to melt over your hash browns and omelettes—don’t miss this opportunity to indulge.

Where: Omni King Edward – 37 King Street East
When: Sunday March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Flipside Donuts Grand Opening Celebration


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Flipside Donuts recently opened in the Distillery District, and they’re doing a free mini-donut giveaway to celebrate their Grand Opening. The first 100 customers to arrive on Sunday morning will receive a bag of 10 mini CiNEs, the spot’s warm mini-donuts with a cinnamon sugar dusting. And if you don’t happen to be one of those first 100, there are plenty of other promotions running that you can partake in.

Where: 12 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District
When: Saturday, March 2 from 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday, March 3 from 8 am to 8 pm

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 – 95 Front Street East
When: Sunday, March 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm


Free Zero-Waste Coffee


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Unboxed Market, Toronto’s 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 – 1263 Dundas Street West
When: Tuesday, March 5 from 9 am to 11 am

Free Macarons

Nadège, the city’s beloved pastry and dessert destination, is gearing up to dish out FREE macarons to women on March 8 in honour of International Women’s Day. The treats will be available all day, or until supplies last. So don’t sleep on this opportunity to snack on a sweet while celebrating womanhood!

When: Friday, March 8
Where: 780 Queen Street West, 1099 Yonge Street, The Path (Richmond-Adelaide Centre), 3401 Dufferin Street (Yorkdale Mall)

Children’s Afternoon Tea


The fact that spring is up and coming feels special, and the new Children’s Afternoon Tea offering at the Shangri-La is makes it even more special. Served in the hotel’s 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 – 188 University Avenue
When: Served daily from noon to 4 pm; reservations required

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