5 Toronto food events taking place this weekend: August 4 to 7

Aug 4 2017, 12:54 pm

There’s no reason to flea the city just because it’s the long weekend. There are more than enough food events on in Toronto over the next three days to keep you constantly entertained… and more importantly, full.

Here’s what’s happening (food-wise) in Toronto over the civic holiday.

Caribana Pre-game

Kick off the legendary long weekend at this exclusive pre-game happy hour hosted by Black Foodie and The Food Society. BBQ, bevies, and DJs are all on the bill.

When: August 4, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Food Society, 650 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: $10 in advance.

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Toronto Food Truck Festival

Forty food trucks from across Ontario will meet up at this east end park for four days of street food, live entertainment, and fun.

When: August 4 to 7
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Doubles vs. Patties

This West Indian snack battle will pit Doubles against Patties. The Caribana launch party hosted by Black Foodie will feature complimentary doubles and patties from Nyam Catering, alongside a vegan-friendly summer menu from Chef Joe Friday. BYO tamarind sauce.

When: August 6, 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: Food Society, 650 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: $25

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Best Friends BBQ

Smoke Signals BBQ hosts this pop-up in a parking lot billed as the Best Friends BBQ featuring chefs Brandon Olsen and Basilio Pesce serving up fried chicken, fried chicken on a bun, slaw, negroni watermelon, and cookies.

When: August 6, 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Smoke Signals BBQ, 1242 Dundas Street West

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Seafood Sundays

Hosted on the Sky Yard, The Drake Hotel hosts this East Coast style seafood boil, a communal feast featuring maritime seafood classics with all the fixings, house brew, and live fiddle music.

When: Sundays, August 6 and August 20, 6 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $35 per person

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