15 mouthwatering food events to check out in Toronto this May

Apr 30 2019, 5:48 pm

The weather is warming, the sun is coming out to play, and the city is booming with delicious food events.

If you’ve been looking for ways to spend the (longer) days that include plenty of eating and drinking, these are the mouthwatering events you’ve got to hit this May.

Kensington Market Food and Culture Tour


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Taste your way through one of the city’s most eclectic neighbourhoods while you learn about its history, and the cultural aspects that have shaped the neighbourhood. And while you’re there, you can indulge in delicious foods and drinks that are stables of the area.

Where:¬†Meet at Jimmy’s Coffee – 191 Baldwin Street
When: Daily from May 1  to May 8, starting at 11 am
Tickets: Available online here

Friday Night: Wine and Paint

Be guided step by step through creating an image on canvas with acrylics, and enjoy great wine, great food and plenty of laughs along the way. This is an ideal way to unwind at the end of the week, and you’ll walk away with your own creative piece!¬†Cheers to that.

Where: Lucsculpture School and Studios – 663 Greenwood Avenue
When: Fridays from May 3  to May 31, starting at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online here

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Canadian Women in “Foodilicious” Marketplace

This marketplace will showcase food and drink crafted and prepared by women-owned businesses. Some of Ontario’s leading chefs and artisans in attendance offering food, drink, and ultimately a one-of-a-kind food experience.

Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre Р765 Queen Street East
When: Saturday, May 4 from 12 pm to 6 pm

Veg Spring Market


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The Veg Spring Market will be returning to Artscape Wychwood Barns for its second annual event on May 5, featuring mouthwatering vegan eats from a huge selection of vendors.

Where:¬†Artscape Wychwood Barns ‚Äď 601 Christie Street
When: Sunday, May 5 from 11 am to 6 pm
Tickets: Available online, $5 entry

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The free-entry evening will serve as an opportunity for Bourdain’s colleagues to talk about his work, his legacy, and how he changed the way we think about food.

Where:¬†Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library ‚Äď 789 Yonge Street
When: Monday, May 6 from 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm
Tickets: FREE, available online

Chefs on Deck for Camp Ooch


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On Tuesday, May 7, Cactus Club’s rooftop deck will be turned into a special dining experience in collaboration with some of Toronto’s greatest chefs in support of Camp Oochigeas. Exclusively serving children with cancer, Camp Oochigeas is privately funded, staffed entirely by volunteers and is completely free. The participating chefs are donating their time, and Cactus Club is donating the food, wine, and space.

Where:¬†Cactus Club Cafe ‚Äď 77 Adelaide Street West
When: Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30 pm
Tickets: $250, available from Karen Donaldson via email or at 416-961-6624 x 238

Free Lentil Taco Cooking Class

A simple and quick meal, yet delicious and nutritious; this free cooking class will walk you through the process of making lentil tacos and refreshing slaw. No prior cooking experience is required and, again, this class is free! Take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to learn something new and eat something yummy.

Where: North York General Hospital Cafeteria – 4001 Leslie Street
When: Wednesday, May 8 from 4 pm to 5 pm

The Tastemaker Tour

Tastemaker Tour

If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens when the top chefs in Toronto get together and throw a massive party, this is it. Expect chef collaborations including Patrick Kiss (Alo), Brandon Olson (La Banane), Paula Navarette (Momofuku, Kojin), and Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station), to name a few.

When: May 10 to 12
Where:¬†Evergreen Brick Works ‚ÄĒ 550 Bayview Avenue
Tickets: From $45, available online


Steam Whistle Biergärten Grand Opening

The Steam Whistle Biergärten is inspired by the atmosphere, food, and drink of the traditional beer gardens and beer halls in Munich. Look forward to traditional German fare like pretzel, schnitzel, and roast chicken.. and the menu will feature vegetarian and vegan offerings, too!

Where:¬†Steam Whistle Roadhouse ‚Äď 255 Bremner Boulevard
When: May 11

Vegan Wine and Cheese

Whether you are a wine lover, a cheese lover, a cheese lover whose tummy is troubled by the stuff, or… you just love food, you’re going to enjoy this savoury evening. On the menu, you’ll find cashew coconut brie, double truffle, smokey paprika ash, cumin lime havarti, cheddar pecan and chocolate coated brie. Is your mouth watering yet?

Where: Le Depanneur Р1033 College Street
When: Monday, May 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Tickets: Available online here

Taco! Taco! Taco!


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Eastbound Brewery is teaming up with Maizal to serve up a fierce dinner featuring ceviche, grilled corn, queso, fresh tortillas, grilled fish, marinated veg, and slow braised meats on May 16.

Where:¬†Eastbound Brewery ‚Äď 700 Queen Street East
When: Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 pm
Tickets: $55, available online

Spring Beerfest TO

Spring Beerfest TO is set to serve up cold beers, delicious eats, and cottage vibes in Toronto for the May long weekend. Tickets are on sale now for the boozy festival, poised to welcome the warmth of summer evenings.

Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto
When: Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, from noon
Price: $24, tickets available online

The WOW Dinner


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The Worldwide Network of Women is bringing Toronto its first dinner for women in tech, in the midst of the city’s hosting of Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference. The special event will be held at the Gladstone Hotel on May 21.

Where:¬†The Gladstone Hotel ‚Äď 1214 Queen Street West
When: Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 pm
Tickets: Available online from $150

Gluten Free Garage

Toronto’s OG (and only) gluten-free pop-up marketplace returns to Wychwood Barns on Sunday, May 26. Anticipate eats from Neal Brothers, The Butternut Baking Co., Culcherd, The Burger’s Priest, Made Good, Unbun, and so many more.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: May 26, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm
Price: Available online for $10

Sew Hungry


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No, it’s not technically in Toronto, but considering it’s close enough to be a one-day escape from the city, this event deserves a shoutout. Conveniently, this massive and award-winning restaurant and food truck festival is only a GO train ride away, and it’s happening on a Saturday.

Last year’s event featured delicious curb-side eats from more than 25 food trucks and at least 15 local restaurants.

Where: Ottawa Street, Hamilton
When: May 4, 2019 from 11 am to 8 pm

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