10 Toronto food events to check out this week: October 10 to 15

Oct 10 2017, 7:03 pm

The Thanksgiving long weekend is now behind us and Halloween is just a couple weeks out.

Of course, in Toronto, you won’t go hungry in between turkey and Halloween candy… this week is packed full of food events including poutine eating championships, BBQ feasts, soup-centric charity events, and more.

Here’s are the most notable food events on this week.

Wanko Ramen Challenge

ramen eating


How many bowls of ramen can you eat in under three minutes? Find out at Kinton Ramen’s Church Street outpost on Tuesday, October 10 when the Wanko Ramen Challenge is on.

When: October 10, from 5 pm
Where: 396 Church Street, Toronto
Price: $10 per person

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Backyard Foraging & Wild Cocktails

Backyard Forager wildcrafted

Backyard Forager

Sip dirty daylily martinis and rose hip soup at this botanical bar slinging $5 drinks featuring fresh picked foilage and blooms and stay for a lecture on the art of wildcrafted cocktails.

When: October 12, 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, North York
Price: $15

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Empty Bowls

empty bowls soup

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Now in its 25th year, this charitable initiative to aid the homeless sees potters, potter’s guilds, and students donate more than 400 bowls to be filled throughout the event by soups from some of Ontario’s most eminent chefs. At the end of the event, take home your bowl!

When: October 12, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum
Price: $55

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Pasta & Vino

pasta ravioli


Carbs and wine! What could be more satisfying in the middle of October than a five-course Italian feast featuring a menu from Chef John Rosal paired with Cusumano wines.

When: October 12, 7 pm
Where: Mangia & Bevi, 260 King Street East, Toronto
Price: $60

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Blank Plate

Blank Plate pop-up dinner

Blank Plate

This pop-up dinner series features two chefs at each edition cooking with a signature ingredient or style of cooking. Held at a different top secret location each time, the inaugural event will showcase a seven-course truffle tasting menu from Chefs Devan Rajkumar and Joe Friday.

When: October 13
Where: TBA
Price: $150

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Evergreen’s Feast On BBQ

Feast On BBQ

Feast On BBQ

Channel your inner lumberjack at this cottage themed feast featuring roaring fires, cold craft beers, axe throwing and AYCE eating from 10 Feast On-certified chefs. Proceeds go to support Evergreen’s mission to build flourishing cities.

When: October 14, 7 pm to midnight
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: $150

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Haunted Harvest Party

halloween scarecrow haunted harvest party


This October, Foodies on Foot and Rancourt Winery are hosting a Haunted Harvest Party in a vineyard in NOTL and it’s being billed as an ambulatory feast featuring the fall harvest and Dracula-themed food stations.

When: October 14, 7 pm
Where: Rancourt Winery, 1829 Concession 4 Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake
Price: $40 for tickets via phone: 905-468-2882 or email: [email protected]


The Pancakes and Booze Art Show


Exactly what its name suggests, this event promises works from 100 emerging artists in a Warhol-esque warehouse featuring live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and FREE pancakes!

When: October 14, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: $15 admission at the door.


World Poutine Eating Championship

Smoke’s Poutinerie/Facebook

When: October 14, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free.

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Toronto Catering Showcase

Toronto Catering Showcase

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Planning a wedding or party in the near future? Admission to The Toronto Catering Show is like an unlimited pass to sample the wares from top caterers in the GTA.

When: October 15, noon to 4 pm
Where: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Asquith Avenue, Toronto
Price: $65

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