9 Toronto food events to check out over the next week: March 23 to 29

Mar 23 2018, 12:19 pm

Sugarbush season is here… temperatures are rising… patio season is on the horizon!

Get a head start on spring at these annual food festivals, giveaways, and culinary competitions happening this week in Toronto.

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

week maple taffy


This March, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto!

When: March 10 to April 8
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta
Tickets available online starting at $5.75

DIY Waffles for National Waffle Day

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This pop-up waffle bar, in celebration of National Waffle Day, promises DIY waffle-making stations featuring an array of over-the-top toppings spanning the gamut of sweet to savoury.

When: March 24, 12:30 pm to 3 pm
Where: 156 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Price: $5 tickets available at the door or just show the Foodora app on a mobile device.

Maple in The County

Maple in the County Festival

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Day trip to the sugar bush this weekend as Prince Edward County celebrates peak maple syrup season with pancake breakfasts, lumberjack shows, sugar shack demos, hikes, wagon rides, and more!

When: March 24 to 25, 2018
Where: Locations across Prince Edward County

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Waffle Double Down Debut

Waffle Double Down

KFC Canada

Canadians keen to get their first taste of the new Waffle Double Down before the national launch (on March 26) can score a sneak peek at these two GTA KFC locations where the first 50 people in line can score the fried chicken-waffle-fried chicken for FREE!

When: March 24, 2018
Where: 1365 Queen Street East, Toronto and 9100 Jane Street, Vaughan
Price: FREE for the first 50 people in line


Nando’s Chicken Dash

peri-peri chicken


This annual promotion presented by the international chicken chain features a free quarter chicken lunch complete with peri-peri fries – available on a first-come-first-served basis – while supplies last and with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

When: March 25, 2018, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: All Nando’s restaurants in Canada excluding Nando’s Metrotown.

Preserved Fish Battle

Lox + Schmear

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Lox & SchmearDaiLoLe Select, and more competitors, showcase smoked, canned, and pickled sustainable seafood, courtesy of SeaCore and sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council.

When: March 26, 2018, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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Made With Love

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The cocktail competition sees Toronto’s most talented Barchefs present a unique and original cocktail with a food-pairing creation in hopes of being crowned BEST Barchef for 2018.

When: March 26, 2018, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $55.

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Free Bagels

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Per annual tradition, What A Bagel, maker of fresh and delectable round doughy rings, is giving out six packs of FREE bagels at on Tuesday, March 27.

When: March 27
Where: All 11 of What A Bagel locations 
Price: Free


Eritrean Roots

pero ethiopian


Pero hosts this communal dinner offering a chance to share in a tailored menu of Eritrean delights followed by a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony served alongside fresh popcorn.

When: March 29, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Pero, 812 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: $TBA

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