21 marvellous March food events to check out in Toronto

Feb 28 2020, 11:22 am

Believe it or not, warm weather is on the way. And to welcome it, Toronto’s got a broad selection of food events running this month that are offering up high spring vibes.

We’re talking maple syrup festivals, brunch events, and, of course, plenty of beer.

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

Disco Brunch

“Wake up and get down” at this groovy brunch party in Kensington Market. Featuring drink specials ($6 mimosas and bellinis, and $5 Steam Whistles,) and a build-your-own-Caesar bar, the event will offer a brunch menu by Chen Chen’s Hot Chicken. Doors open at 10:30 am, and your $10 ticket includes 1 free drink ticket. Capacity is limited so arrive early.

When: March 1 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where:¬†Supermarket — 268 Augusta Avenue
Tickets: Available online

El Catrin Outdoor Winter Brunch

 

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Enjoy the final day this year that the iconic Distillery District Mexican joint opens its patio to those looking to combine brunch foods with an adventurous experience. The spot will light its fire pit, turn on the outdoor heaters, and serving piping hot Mexican brunch. Those who can stand being outside for the whole meal will get 50% off their bill.

When: March 1
Where: El Catrin — 18 Tank House Lane
Reservations: Call 416-203-2121

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FREE Cookie Giveaway

The Night Baker, located at 825 College Street, will be offering up their freshly baked cookies, free of charge, in honour of its birthday celebration on March 1. Starting at noon and continuing until 8 pm — or while supplies last — visitors to the shop will be able to enjoy one Classic or Campfire S‚Äômores cookie for free, and there‚Äôs no purchase necessary to get in on the deal.

When: March 1 from noon to 8 pm (while supplies last)
Where:¬†The Night Baker — 825 College Street

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The Wizard’s Beer Festival

Wizard’s Beer Festival

Being held at 1 Adelaide Street’s CRAFT Beer Market, the magical event will bring on-site entertainment, tarot card readers, wand-making classes, and plenty of brews to CRAFT Beer Market on March 1 from 11 am to 8 pm. Tickets, available online now for $45, include a 12 oz welcome beer, plus five tokens that will give you access to various drink and activity stations.

When: March 1 from 11 am to 8:30 pm
Where:¬†CRAFT Beer Market — 1 Adelaide Street
Tickets: $45, available online now

Ricarda’s Kitchen Party

Indulge at this downtown event with all-you-can-eat food stations, drinks, live entertainment, and a DJ spinning tunes all night long.

When: March 4 and 25, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where:¬†Ricarda’s – 134 Peter Street
Tickets: Available online

Brewchella

This Beer and Beverage Festival will offer the chance to sample sips and bites from local breweries. Anticipate menu favourites, spirits, wine, cocktails, live entertainment, and more than 20 new beers added onto the line-up of the 100 already on tap.

When: March 4 from 7 pm to 10 pm
Where:¬†CRAFT Beer Market –¬†1 Adelaide Street East
Tickets: Available online

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies¬†International Women’s Day

 

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies will be throwing a bash at Granite Brewery — helmed by female brewmaster, Mary Beth Keefe, the craft brewpub is her family’s original space. From each ticket sale, $10 will go towards¬†SISTERING. The event will feature a $5 snack menu, DJ tunes, a raffle, an artisan market, and your first beer is included in the ticket price. Note: this event isn’t solely for women — everyone (of legal age) is welcome.

When: March 8 from 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: Granite Brewery Р245 Eglinton Avenue East
Tickets: Available online

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Moon Swoon

There will be red, white and orange wine available by the glass at this new moon ritual event. Non-alcoholic options will be available, and there will also be snacks on deck, mostly of the gluten- and dairy-free variety. It’s recommended you “wear clothes that feel comfortable but also make you feel fabulous.”

When: March 9 from 7:30 pm to midnight
Where: 888 Dupont Street
Tickets: Available online

Pints, Pretzel and Pipsqueaks with MomsTO

“Pull out your green duds and get ready to party with babe in tow!” This St. Patrick’s Day celebration is baby-friendly, and tickets include¬†a pint of beer, a giant pretzel, a pickle, and plenty to do with your baby. Limited Stroller Parking will be available, and as such, “babywearing is encouraged.”

When: March 10 from 11 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Steam Whistle Brewing Р255 Bremner
Tickets: $25, available online now

FREE Mini Pot Pies and Guinness

Stop into this downtown eatery to tuck into free samples of Guinness, complimentary mini pot pies, and live music.

When: March 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where:¬†Duke of Somerset — 655 Bay Street

Grape Crush presents: The Living Vine

 

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Take this opportunity to learn about the beauty of wines through certified sommeliers and Ontario’s largest organic, biodynamic, and natural wine portfolio. Featuring a hand-picked selection, this event will open new doors when it comes to what you pair with your pasta.

When: March 12 from 6 to 9 pm
Where:¬†S0S0 Food Club — 1166 Dundas Street West
Tickets: Available online

Green Living Show

This event is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for a healthy and sustainable life. The event’s Food & Drink Pavilion will showcase a menu of food and drink offerings that are sustainably or responsibly sourced from local or organic suppliers.¬†Dishes will range from $3 to $8. There will also be a wellness space with free yoga, a sustainable fashion village, and much more on-site.

When: March 13 to 15
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Tickets: Available online

Sugar Shack TO

 

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Sugar Shack will be returning to Toronto’s waterfront this month, which means that regardless of what’s going on with the weather right now, warmer days are on their way. Get your fill of toffee, sweet drinks and chilly beach fun at this annual free-admission event.

When: March 14 and 15 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive

FREE Mini Pot Pies and Guinness

Stop into this other downtown restaurant to enjoy free samples of Guinness, complimentary mini pot pies, and live music.

When: March 19 from 5 to 7 pm
Where:¬†Duke of Devon — 66 Wellington Street West

Elevated Dinner Experience: Broadview Hotel

 

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Each ticket for this indulgent event includes a 4-course dinner with wine pairing.¬†Taking place in the enchanted atmosphere of¬†The Broadview Hotel’s seventh floor space, The Tower, you’re sure to recognize this dinner as a heightened experience for the books.

When: March 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where:¬†The Broadview Hotel —¬†106 Broadview Avenue
Tickets: Available online

Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

The retro Roncesvalles movie theatre is serving Big Weekend Energy on March 21 with an all-you-can-eat cereal and Saturday-morning cartoon event. Expect some old classics and some obscure options too, all paired with a smorgasbord of sugar-packed cereals. It’ll be just like when you were seven-years-old and carefree… but this time, you’re at a movie theatre with friends, and non-dairy cereal milk options.

When: March 21 from 10 am to 1 pm
Where:¬†Revue Cinema — 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Tickets: Available online

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Greek Supper Club – March on the Mediterranean

A trip to Corfu not in the cards this month? The St. Lawrence Market is offering a runner-up experience. There will be 50 seats available for this dinner featuring seafood, vegetables, lemon creme brulee, Greek wines, and Greek coffee. Make sure you’re sitting in one of them.

When: March 22 from 6 to 9:30 pm
Where:¬†St. Lawrence Market Kitchen — 95 Front Street East
Tickets: Available online

Beer Dinner

Casual, chill, and open to all, the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is hosting a beer-paired dinner at Woodhouse Brewing that’s sure to make you drool. Four courses, just as many beers, plus snacks, and a welcome brew to start if you arrive between 6:30 and 7 pm. Again, all are welcome, so grab your favourite humans and enjoy a solid feast.

When: March 23 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Where:¬†Woodhouse Brewing Co. —¬†301 Lansdowne Avenue
Tickets: Available online

Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest

 

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Take a wine tour of Ontario without leaving Riverside.¬†Meet and greet with winery and brewery reps, learn about the process of making wine and craft beer, and get to know the stories behind local craft breweries and Prince Edward County wineries — while enjoying local establishments and offerings.

When: March 24 to 29
Where: Queen Street East between Davies and De Grassi Street

Caribbean Street Food Festival

‚ÄúDon‚Äôt worry. Eat happy.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôll be easy to do at this street food fest. Get ready to enjoy the honest, bold and fun flavours of Caribbean food in March. This event will serve the warmth we know you‚Äôve been craving.

When: March 28 from noon to 7 pm
Where:¬†519 Community Centre — 519 Church Street

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 Easter Koulourakia (cookies), Paximadia (Greek biscotti), and beautifully braided Tsoureki, all to make your grandmother proud. And to make your tummy happy, too.

When: Sunday, March 29 from 2 to 5 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen — 95 Front Street East
Tickets: Available online