Toronto’s first Middle East food festival debuts this August

Apr 16 2018, 6:59 pm

Spit-roasted shawarma, grilled halloumi, sticky baklava! Toronto’s newest food fest bills itself as a chance to sample “the 1001 flavours Middle Eastern culture has to offer.”

Toronto’s inaugural Taste of the Middle East Food Festival is set to take over Yonge-Dundas square for a single day this summer.

While the line-up of vendors is still to be announced, the festival (in support of Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest) is advertising the chance to “learn what a Jalab is or how Turkish coffee is made. Try a sip of Arak or maybe a bite of grilled halloumi.”

In addition to eating, attendees can look forward to vibrant art, music, and dance, and best of all, admission is free!

Taste of the Middle East Food Festival 2018

When: August 4, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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