10 Toronto food events to check out this week: July 5 to 12

Jul 6 2018, 7:02 pm

Beer gardens and street fests, prix fixe promos, free cookie dough giveaways, and night markets! These Toronto food events are totally worth leaving your air conditioned condo for.

Giro d’Italia

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Italian Restaurant Week returns to Toronto this summer for 10 days in July. Participating restaurants will each showcase the cuisine of a different region of Italy by offering a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menu priced at $52.

When: July 5 to 15, 2018
Where: At participating Italian restaurants in Toronto
Price: $52


FREE vegan cookie dough at Planta Sweets

FREE vegan cookie dough


To celebrate the launch of a plant-based dessert pop-up, Planta Sweets is giving away FREE, raw, edible, plant-based cookie dough on Friday while supplies last. Two flavours will be on offer for the giveaway including birthday cake and chocolate Oreo cookie dough!
When: July 6, 2018, from noon while supplies last
Where: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto



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Billed as a three-day food extravaganza, this food fest is devoted to the “greatest North American invention of all time, BURGERS.”

When: July 6, noon to 11 pm; July 7 11 am to 11 pm; July 8, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $10


Markham Rotary Ribfest

Markham Rotary Ribfest

Markham Rotary Ribfest

Ribbers, food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, and more! Now in its 15th year, this annual event returns to downtown Markham for a weekend of BBQ and beers! Admission is $2 per person.

When: July 6 to 8, 2018
Where: 179 Enterprise Boulevard, East Parking Lot, Markham




Parts and Labour/Summerlicious

When: July 6 to July 22
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Lunch menus priced at $23, $28, and $33 and dinner is $33, $43, and $53

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Taste of Lawrence

Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area

Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area/Facebook

This three-day food and cultural festival is hosted by the Wexford Heights BIA and is billed as Scarborough’s largest street festival.

When: July 6, 6 pm to 11 pm; July 7, 11 am to 11 pm; July 8, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Wexford Heights,  Lawrence Avenue East from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road.
Price: Admission is free.


The Foodie Festival

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Not only is admission FREE for this food fest but so are the samples from a selection of local restaurants and vendors.

When: July 6, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Road, Etobicoke
Price: Admission is free.


Junction Night Market

Junction Night Market

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Billed as a community food festival benefiting programs that promote access to local food, this event promises an abundance of food and brews all priced for $5 per serving.

When: July 7, 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Pacific Avenue, North of Dundas Street, Toronto

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Toronto Veggie Parade

veggie parade

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Give peas a chance! The eighth annual Veggie Parade celebrates vegan, vegetarian, and veg-loving lifestyles in Toronto.

When: July 7, noon to 3 pm
Where: Parade route details available online
Price: Free to attend

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Sunday Social at The Bentway Beer Garden

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Shaded by the Gardiner Expressway, The Bentway Beer Garden is an escape from the sun that’s billing itself as the “city’s coolest covered patio” and introducing programming along with games, food, and beverages on Sundays this summer!

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


Passport to Argentina

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Explore the Euro-Latin culture of Argentina at this two-night ticketed dinner featuring empanadas, ceviche, Argentinian parrilla, and more. Tickets include all food, 12 Argentinian wines, and gratuity.

When: July 10 and 11, 2018
Where: Ama, 930 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $95

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