Spring is in the air and just as temperatures are starting to heat up so too are our appetites for adventure.
Luckily there’s plenty to do, see, and eat in this city next month.
Here are 16 food events happening in Toronto this March.
Toronto’s newest food fest is garbage. Literally. Devoted to raising awareness on food waste, expect a roving feast from participating food and drink contributors(Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Porchetta & Co., Hooked Inc., Arepa Cafe, Blackbird Baking Co., and Montgomery’s to name just a few) serving up dishes from foods diverted from the trash bin.
When: March 1, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Avenue, Toronto
Price: General admission is $35
Celebrate Mardi Gras with this meatless meal featuring courses of Jambalaya, King Oyster Mushroom Rockefeller, Po Boy Sandwiches, Fried “Chicken” with buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and Banana Foster to finish.
When: March 3 and 4, 7 pm
Where: Urban Acorn Catering, 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Toronto
The popular taco purveyor is serving up food and, for the first time ever, DRINKS! at Kintori Yakitori for a two-night stint this March. Look forward to cocktails, mezcal, tequila, and beer to accompany a selection of tacos and tostadas.
When: March 3 and 4
Where: Kintori Yakitori, 668 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: A la carte menu
Experience a one of a kind 10-course tasting dinner prepared by the renowned Chef Sean MacDonald of Hexagon teams up with Executive Chef Romain Avril of Lavelle for this unique 10-course tasting menu.
When: March 6
Where: Lavelle, 627 King Street West, Toronto
This evening of good eats promises dumplings, rolls, buns, and drinks all showcasing local and sustainable ingredients from Ocean Wise approved sources, and local, family-run farms. Participating restaurants include Cafe Belong, DaiLo, Daniel et Daniel, Kanpai, Lake Inez, Pure Spirits, Hawthorne Food + Drink, Bruce Wine Bar, Ceili Cottage, Pork Ninjas, and C-fu Foods.
Where: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
When: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Price: $55 includes all dim sum and drinks
Rashers hosts this new event series geared towards “unapologetic carnivore[s] and craft beer connoisseur[s].” For this first instalment, the bacon-only sandwich makers are partnering with Great Lakes Brewery to offer one-of-a-kind bacon dishes paired with unique craft beers.
Where: 182 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
When: March 9
Expect an array of Filipino favourites at this entirely utensil-less, communal feast from Rudy Boquilla.
Where: Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
When: March 9
This pop-up is a preview to cereal-centric cafe that’s set to debut in Little Italy later this year. Expect pimped-out pop-tarts and exotic breakfast foods that are sure to wake-up your taste buds.
In true Canadian tradition, this celebration of all things maple syrup will bring a food marketplace and beer-serving Sugar Shack to Toronto’s waterfront. Look forward for an outdoor day of entertainment and interactive ice activities for kids, photo ops, chainsaws battle, and more.
When: March 11 and 12
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free
In celebration of Pi Day, the pizza parlour Yorkville will be serving up individual size pizzas loaded with unlimited toppings for only $3.14 from noon until precisely 3:14 pm. All day look out for Pi related math questions every 3 hours 14 minutes, for the chance to win free pizzas.
When: March 14, noon to 3:14 pm
Where: Pi Co., 1200 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: $3.14 pizzas
Travel from Baja to Oaxaca, Jalisco to Yucatanthe all in one meal presented by Chef Paola Solorzano. of Santo Pecado’s inspired cooking. On the menu, lamb barbacoa flauta, braised chicken with poblano mole, traditional Mexican bread pudding, and more.
When: March 22
Where: Reposado Bar & Lounge, 136 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Price: $60 per seat
Eat your way across Spadina Avenue and Dundas West at this newly launched food tour. On route, expect generous tastings including Northern-style dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, pastries, and more.
Toronto’s first Kosher food fest aims to showcase culinary innovations and emerging chefs in the Kosher-eating community.
When: March 26, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Russel-Hendrix, 77 Samor Road, Toronto
At Chef Paul Kim’s French-Korean eatery in Little Italy, look forward to dishes that mingle Korean flavours with French techniques. On the menu at this one-night only ticketed dinner, a Waldorf salad, Korean-style ceviche, spicy honey-glazed chicken roulade, beef striploin with crispy black truffle rice, and mugwart tiramisu.
Canada’s All Ladies Craft Beer Festival presented by The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is back with this epic festival taking featuring craft beers, food vendors, and a makers’ marketplace. General admission tickets include a 5 oz commemorative sample glass, 4 drink tokens, and a ‘Morning After’ gift bag.
When: March 31, 7 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $30