10 Toronto food events to check out over the next 7 days: January 19 to 25

Jan 19 2018, 1:15 pm

The upcoming week in Toronto is jam-packed with good things to eat.

From fried chicken and doughnut sandwiches on offer for one-day-only, to a mini cask fest, and the annual Address to a Haggis a la Robert Burns, here are all the food events happening over the next seven days.

Doughnut Fried Chicken Sandwiches at Glory Hole Doughnuts

gloryhole doughnuts Doughnut Fried Chicken Sandwiches


Toronto’s Glory Hole Doughnuts is bringing back its most drool-inducing special ever. For one day only this January, you’ll be able to sink your teeth into a crispy, fried chicken sandwich built between two glazed doughnuts.

When: January 20, 2018
Where: 1596 Queen Street West, Toronto

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2018 Small Ball Mini Cask Fest

Left Field Brewery mini cask festival

Left Field Brewery

Left Field Brewery’s inaugural mini cask festival will showcase six unique cask beers, Steambox Dumplings, and an exclusive 5 oz. collector’s glass (while supplies last).

When: January 20, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Dinner with Chef Scott Pickett at Canoe



Chef Scott Pickett joins Chef John Horne and Ron McKinlay in the kitchen to collaborate on this six-course tasting menu “featuring a diverse mix of local and seasonal ingredients.” Dinner is preceded by a cocktail reception.

When: January 20 and 21, 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Canoe, 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Price: $150

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Japanese Winter Festival

Japanese Winter Festival


Spend your Saturday afternoon at the William Doo Auditorium, at this festival featuring live Naginata performances, calligraphy demos, and other traditional Japanese crafts, plus, the highlight, of course, is the delicious Japanese foods that will be available. Festival-goers can expect to try sushi, desserts and finger foods during the event.

When: January 20, 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks Street


The Persian Table

The Depanneur persian food

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Sonbol Zand and Shirin Tavasoli host this supper club featuring culinary traditions from Iran. On the menu, doogh, a savoury yogurt drink, Bademjoon Kebab, stuffed eggplant, Koofte Ghelgheli, lamb meatballs with pistachios, and more.

When: January 20, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $50

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All-You-Can-Eat Pierogi at Tennessee Tavern

All-You-Can-Eat pierogi

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Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern has introduced this weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face for just $5.95.

When: Sunday nights
Where: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto

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Free Margherita pizza at Pi Co.

The quick-service, made-to-order, full-customizable pizza shop celebrates the debut of its new location in the Financial District with a FREE pizza giveaway on January 23, 2018 from noon until 3:14 pm.

When: January 23, noon to 3:14 pm
Where: 170 University Avenue, Toronto

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Finnish Meat Pies by Markus Raty

The Depanneur finnish meat pies

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This drop-in dinner features Helsinki street food fave: deep-fried handheld pies stuffed with savoury beef and rice.

When: January 25, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: From $10

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Robert Burns Day

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Scotch nosings, the address to the haggis, bagpipes and more! Here’s a round-up of where to celebrate the Scotish poet and cultural icon here in Toronto.

When: January 25
Where: Venues across Toronto.

Winterlicious 2018

Winterlicious at Weslodge

Winterlicious at Weslodge

Toronto’s biannual prix fixe promotion kicks off at the end of the week with special three-course menus offered at restaurants across the city. Check out some of our top picks and get your resos in now.

When: Reservations open now for seatings between January 26 to February 8
Where: Restaurants across Toronto

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