Regardless of whether you plan to spend the lounging poolside or spending time with friends, you’re still going to have to eat. Might as well make it a social occasion at one of these Toronto food events happening over the weekend.
Italian Restaurant Week in Toronto offers a taste of Italy in The Six. Sixteen Toronto restaurants are participating, each representing the cuisine from one 16 different regions in Italy and offering a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) dinner menu for $49 while select restaurants also offer a three-course menu at lunch for $29.
When: On now until July 30
Where: Multiple venues
Price: $29 to $49
Festival of South Asia
Celebrate food and art from across South Asian at this annual festival. Admission is free while food will be on sale for $1 to $5 per taste.
When: July 22, noon to 11 pm
Where: Gerrard Street East from Coxwell to Greenwood.
The Junction gets together for this annual evening food fest showcasing prepared food vendors the local farmers’ market, neighbourhood restaurants, breweries, and cideries.
When: July 22, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Junction
Price: Food and drink tickets $5 each
For one day only, the Garrison Common at Fort York will be filled with blankets, bevies, and some of the best food in the city. The Rosé Picnic has parented with celebrity Toronto chef Mark McEwan, so you’ll have baskets of delicious food to choose from.
Where: Garrison Common, Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd)
Time: Saturday, July 22 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Price: From $65
Wine & Food Festival at Alton Mill
Headwaters’ largest culinary festival is on this Saturday and will pair 25 artists with talented regional chefs and beverage vendors. Among the daytime attractions, expect outdoor culinary competitions, gourmet food tastings, and wine, spirit and beer samples, plus art demos and DIY workshops.
When: July 22, noon to 6 pm
Where: Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, Ontario
Price: $25 in advance, $35 at the door
Back Alley BBQ Pop Up
Fidel Gastro teams up with Beau’s Beer at HotBlack for this multi-course meal off the food truck. On the menu, charred octopus with fennel salad, philly cheesesteak bao, Nashville Hot Chicken, and HotBlack Affogato to finish. Bevies not included in ticket price, but find cans of Beau’s Lug Tread on sale plus wines by the glass or bottle. BYO wine available with $10 corkage fee.
When: July 23, 7 pm
Where: 245 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $55
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