9 Toronto food events to check out this week: July 27 to August 2

Jul 20 2018, 6:59 pm

As July wraps up and August kicks off there are plenty of good reasons to get outside including these tasty Toronto food events.

From rib fests and summer markets to AYCE fried chicken and beer gardens, here’s what’s on Toronto’s seven-day food events forecast.

Union Summer Market

union summer market

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The main attraction at this open air marketplace is the selection of top Toronto eats all in one place. Participating food vendors include Amano PastaBananza, Fugo DessertsHarry’s CharbroiledMean BaoRoywoodsThe Carbon BarThe Plant YYZ, Union Chicken, and Wvrst.

When: July 1 to August 19
Where: 65 Front Street West, Toronto


Thornhill Rib Fest

Northern Heat Rib Series

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Bringing the heat to the city above Toronto, this edition of the Northern Heat Rib Series promises a weekend full of food, fun, and entertainment.

When: July 27 to 29, 2018
Where: Dufferin and Clark Community Centre

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Richmond Hill Ribfest

Northern Heat Rib Series

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Admission is free to this three-day outdoor event that features pro rib teams cooking and competing for various “Best” titles. Joining the fun, look forward to live entertainment, a marketplace, beer garden, and midway.

When: July 27 to 29, 2018
Where: Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park

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Sunday Social at The Bentway Beer Garden

the bentway beer garden


Shaded by the Gardiner Expressway, this escape from the sun is billing itself as the “city’s coolest covered patio” and introducing weekly programming along with games, food, and beverages.

When: Sundays, July 8 to August 12, 2018
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto


Seinfeld Pop-Up



Big salads, babka, “Sex Pastrami,” and pudding skin singles? Iconic 90s sitcom Seinfeld is the inspiration behind this Toronto pop-up. While it’s not the first to draw on Jerry and Elaine’s fave foods for menu inspiration, Lloyd’s on Queen is teaming up with Butchers of Distinction to host this TV dinner.

When: July 28, 2018, 5 pm
Where: Lloyd’s, 1298 Queen Street East, Toronto


Momo Crawl TO

momo crawl

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The annual one-day event is promoted through the sale of a passport and entitles participants to 10 meat or veg momos from local Tibetan and Nepalese restaurants in the neighbourhood.

When: July 29, 1 to 5 pm
Where: Participating restaurants in Parkdale

Kothu Fest

Kothu Fest


New to Young-Dundas Square this year, this food fest is centred around Kothu roti, the popular Sri Lankan street food prepared with chopped-up roti (flatbread), spiced vegetables, eggs and/or meats, and a curried gravy.

When: July 28, 2018, 11:30 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

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Fusion of Taste Festival



The Albion Islington Square Business Improvement Area hosts this multicultural festival featuring food and art all day long.

When: July 29, noon to 9:30 pm
Where: Albion Islington Square, 925 Albion Road, Etobicoke
Price: Admission is free.


AYCE Fried Chicken from The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles all-you-can-eat friend chicken ayce

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Get this AYCE promo including fried chicken and all the fixin’s for $19.95 every Monday to Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

When: Mondays to Wednesdays from 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: 527 Bloor Street West, Toronto


Summer Wednesdays

Summer Wednesdays are in full swing at Evergreen Brick Works and if a wood-fired feast isn’t a big enough attraction alone, the mid-week event is also introducing a line-up of guest chefs, yoga, a bike obstacle course, and on select dates, live music, and an Etsy’s Maker Market.

When: Wednesdays in July and August, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

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