10 Toronto food events to check out this week: June 8 to 14

Jun 7 2018, 9:15 pm

The week ahead is looking delicious! Negroni Week wraps up and a three-day Italian food festival kicks off plus more Toronto food events to check out over the next seven days!

Negroni Week

negroni week


Nearly 40 Toronto restaurants, bars, and cocktail lounges are participating by offering classic and innovative takes on the time-honoured cocktail!

When: On now until June 10, 2018
Where: Participating Toronto bars and restaurants

A Tavola

a tavola toronto


This 19+ culinary event is devoted to modern-day Italian food and spans a whole weekend on the West Island at Ontario Place.

When: June 8 to 10, 2018
Where: West Island at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto


The Mac + Cheese Festival

The Mac and Cheese Festival

The Mac and Cheese Festival/Facebook

The festival has announced that it’s moving to the Milton Fairgrounds in 2018 and new this year – in addition to dozens of vendors – organizers are adding a midway complete with a Ferris wheel, carousel, bouncy castles, and carnival games, all free and unlimited with an all-access pass.

When: June 8 to 10, 2018
Where: Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert Street, Milton
Price: Single day pass is $7, or $10 for the entire weekend when you register online. $10 at the door.

Facebook | Instagram

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and ContestOntario's Best Butter Tart Festival


Back for another year, Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest boasts 150,000 butter tarts of all sizes and flavours for sale from over 60 butter tart makers, as well as a marketplace populated with bakers and artisans.

When: June 9, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 333 King Street, Midland, Ontario
Price: Admission is free


Rosé All Day Run

rose all day run


If running out of rosé is your idea of cardio then this Toronto-area Rosé All Day Run might be the perfect way to get ready for summer. The inaugural 19+ event promises the chance to run, sip, and party featuring “the biggest, pinkest celebratory after-party” once you cross the finish line.

When: June 9, 2018, 2 pm to 7 pm
Where: Trius Winery & Restaurant, 1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price: Registration costs $89

Facebook | Instagram

Grilled Cheese Challenge

Grilled Cheese Challenge


Toronto’s annual Grilled Cheese Challenge presented by the Lakeshore Village BIA is taking place this June and will see 16 sandwich makers compete for the top prize of $1,000 voted by a panel of judges. Meanwhile, attendees can vote on the Peoples’ Choice Award for the best tasting, best gourmet, and most unique entries.

When: June 9, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Islington and Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Toronto Shawarma Festival

shawarma festival



This food festival focuses on the essential Middle Eastern street food featuring skewered meats slowly roasted on a vertical spit and then shaved onto flatbread!

When: June 9, 2018, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Across the street from 494 Front Street East


Wild Things Fest

wild things fest

Beer Sisters/Facebook

Sip and sample “low-intervention wines, funky brews, and hazy ciders made with indigenous or wild yeasts,” at this festival devoted to wild-fermented one-offs offered by craft breweries, cideries, and biodynamic wineries.

When: June 9, 6 pm to 1 am
Where: Propeller Coffee Co., 50 Wade Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $35 online


UpMarket Launch Party

Yorkville Village

Yorkville Village/Facebook

Yorkville Village is launching a brand new weekly makers’ market this summer. Tickets for the launch party are on sale now and offer the chance to sample signature dishes from each vendor along with a selection of craft cocktails and wines – all inclusive with the ticket price.

When: June 12, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road, Toronto
Price: $45 per ticket or $80 for two tickets


The Stop’s Night Market

The Stop’s Night Market

The Stop Community Food Centre/Facebook

Taking place over two evenings in June, the annual event will transform a vacant lot in the Lower Junction into a vibrant open-air marketplace populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars.

When: June 12 and 13, 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 81 Sterling Road, Toronto

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

See also
DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

+ Dished
+ Listed
+ Food Events