9 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 21 to 27

Aug 21 2017, 9:30 pm

Summer isn’t over yet! From the epic eats at the CNE to beer and cider festivals, and local markets, there’s no shortage of food events happening across the city this week.

Here are the top Toronto food events to check out between August 21 and 27.

Canadian National Exhibition

CNE Food

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The CNE starts today and per annual tradition, there are loads of freak-ish foods on offer on the midway and in The Food Building. Check out our round-up to see the most epic (and obscene) eats for 2017.

When: August 18 to September 4
Where: CNE Grounds, Toronto

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Twilight Tuesdays

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Spend Tuesday evenings in August at the York Street Parkette while The Drake and friends (Tundra, Libretto, Superpoint, and Momofuku Daishō) supply the food, drinks, and music.

When: Tuesdays in August, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: 150 York Street, Toronto
Price: Food and drink tickets each $5

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BBQ Rib Battle

Hogtown Smoke BBQ Ribs

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86’d Mondays at The Drake Hotel devotes this August installment to a classic BBQ cook-off centred around finger-lickin’ peel-off-the-bone ribs.

When: August 21, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $35 per person

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Beer Bourbon & BBQ food events

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Toronto’s newest late summer festival it’s taking every tried and true summertime attraction and mashing them all together into one single event including live country bands, line dancing lessons, bourbon tasting bars, axe throwing, BBQ cooks-offs, and more.

When: August 25 to 27
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Admission is $4.95

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TAIWANfest 2017


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Before August is out, TAIWANfest takes over Harbourfront Centre for a weekend of cultural programming and food vendors. Expect an abundance of bubble tea.

When: August 25 to 27
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Leslieville Beerfest

East End Beer Fest

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This neighbourhood street party shuts down Dundas Street East for an afternoon of craft brews, featured restaurants, and community artisans. Ticket prices include three beer tokens and a beer mug.

When: August 26, 1 pm to 8 pm
Where: Dundas Street East from Logan Avenue to Carlaw
Price: $20

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Toronto Cider Festival

Look forward to nearly 30 cider makers pouring 60 different varieties of cider produced from Canada and around the world, along with ample opportunity to lounge in the sun and solicit food trucks for the most sought-after street eats.

When: August 26, sessions between 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Where: Sherbourne Common
Price: From $30 per person

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Canada’s Coconut Festival and Marketplace

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Over 70 vendors will gather for this free event showcasing all things coconuts. From coconut food products and cosmetics, fashion and wellness programs look forward to local artisans hawking everything from vegan coconut cakes, spreads, oils, snacks, drinks, and more.

When: August 26, 10 am to 8 pm
Where: David Pecaut Square, 215 King West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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Halo Halo Filipino Festival

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The famous Filipino dessert inspired this food fest promising sweet treats and a colourful array of arts, culture, entertainment, and more.

When: August 27
Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto


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