9 Toronto food events to check out over the next week: March 9 to 15

Mar 9 2018, 12:39 pm

This week we have a vegan bake-off, backyard beekeeping workshop, pop-ups, and more! Here are all the food events happening over the next seven days.

When The Pig Came Home Pop-Up

When the Pig Came Home porchetta

When the Pig Came Home

Popping up at this brewery on Toronto’s east side this March, peameal, Sloppy Foe, and smoked meat sandwiches from this Junction-area delicatessen.

When: March 9, 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-off

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Toronto’s Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off is back! Now in its 10th year, the plant-based baking competition presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association celebrates a decade of vegan cupcakes, doughnuts, confections, and other decadent desserts!

When: March 9, 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Glass Factory and Lounge, 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto
Price: $13


Sugar Shack TO

Sugar Shack TO

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Taking place the first weekend of March Break, this all-ages event celebrates the “end of winter with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, ice activities, winter marketplace, specialty bar, live music, and much more!”

When: March 10 and 11, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Free admission.

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Sounds and Flavours of Portugal


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Highlighting the sensuous flavours and sounds of the Portuguese diaspora though a collaboration by Paula Costa of Dragon’s Kitchen, and local Fado trio Raízes e Ramos. This supper club promises a menu of Caldo Verde, Arroz de Marisco, and more, all paired with live music.

When: March 10, 7:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $60
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Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

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

Island Oysters at Halo Brewery


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Shuck a few half shells along with some beers at this oyster pop-up in a brewery. On the menu, a variety of oyster brought in from across the country, from PEI to BC.

When: March 11, 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: Halo Brewery, 247 Wallace Avenue, Toronto


Jamaican Feast

The Drake Hotel

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In this edition of 86’d Mondays, Galaxy Caribbean dishes out oxtail and goat, along with rum cocktails, at this Caribbean feast sponsored by Appleton Estates Jamaican Rum.

When: March 12, 2018, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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FoodFight – Culinary Charity Boxing Tournament


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Sure they can hold their own in the kitchen, but can these Toronto chefs roll with the punches in the ring? Find out at FoodFight, a charity boxing tournament that will see heavyweights from Toronto’s culinary scene contending in six exciting matches.

Spectators can enjoy the fights along with food and drink from some of Toronto’s top vendors.

When: March 12, doors at 7 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Price: $35 to $50 – 50% of ticket sales will go towards Second Harvest.

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Backyard Beekeeping Workshop

bees beekeeping honey comb hive


Bees and beers! This class, designed for beginner beekeepers, covers what’s needed to setup a hive, and producing your own urban honey. Honey tasting included.

When: March 14, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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