10 Toronto food events to check out this week: May 18 to 24

May 18 2018, 6:49 pm

Celebrate the long weekend and short week ahead with your mouth full! From a rib fest and pancake giveaway to immersive food festival and outdoor beer fest, here’s what’s happening in Toronto over the next seven days.




Now in its seventh year, the annual culinary celebration presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association promotes plant-based eating over a two week period. Participating restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the GTA will offer multi-course prix-fixe menus and special promotions.

When: On until May 21, 2018
Where: Restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across Toronto

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Rib Fest

Toronto Ribfest

Ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, blooming onions, funnel cakes, and more! This four-day Rib Fest takes place in the heart of downtown and Yonge-Dundas Square.

When: May 17, 18, 19, 2018, 10 am to 11 pm; May 20, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free.




A new touring food fest is rolling into Toronto this spring! Presented by IMG and designed by the team behind Taste of Toronto, Tastemaker is a new immersive food festival that will debut at the Evergreen Brickworks this May 18 and 19 before moving on to Chicago later in the summer.

When: May 18 to 19, 2018
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $60

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Free Soufflé Pancakes

Fuwa Fuwa

Toronto’s newest source for Japanese soufflé pancakes is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a FREE giveaway! Available on a first-come, first-served basis, and for take-out only, Toronto eaters can enjoy a free soufflé pancake (one per person) in a choice of signature flavours including original, strawberry, blueberry, or banana.

When: May 18, 6 pm to 8 pm; May 19, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Fuwa Fuwa, 408 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: FREE

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Baldassarre & Le Dolci

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre/Facebook

The Dons of fresh pasta in Toronto are teaming up with the queens of baked goods for this one-night-only event featuring the how-tos of pasta making, a family-style Italian feast, and an interactive dessert.

When: May 18, 2018, 7 pm
Where: 114 Geary Avenue, Toronto
Price: $85

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35 years at The Roti Hut

1982 menu prices


Potato and channa roti for $2.45. Doubles for just 75 cents! Toronto Caribbean restaurant The Roti Hut celebrates 35 years in business by rolling back menu prices to 1982.

When: May 19, 2018
Where: 351 Pitfield Road, Scarborough

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Spring Beerfest TO

Spring BeerFest Toronto

Spring BeerFest Toronto

Spring Beerfest TO, the festival formerly known as Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, is set to serve up cold beers, delicious eats, and cottage vibes in Toronto for the May long weekend!

When: May 19 and 20, 2018
Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto
Price: Tickets start at $20

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Waterfront Artisan Market

CN tower toronto waterfront market


Back for its third year in 2018, the Waterfront Artisan Market kicks off on May 19 and will run every weekend until the first week in October. The outdoor festival, presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre, will feature 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products.

When: May 19 to October 6, 2018; Saturdays 11 am to 8 pm, Sundays 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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The Art of Regional Chinese Cuisine in Toronto with Tea Tasting

chinese food takeout


Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the art and culture of regional Chinese cuisine at this afternoon celebration “reflecting the diversity, unique cooking methods, ingredients, global culinary influences and the migration of people and food to the current Toronto restaurant scene.”

When: May 24, 2018, noon to 2 pm
Where: City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are free online.

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Toronto Poutine Fest

Smoke's Poutinerie

Smoke’s Poutinerie

A caravan of poutine purveyors will land in Toronto this spring for a four-day festival devoted to the fries, curds, and gravy at Yonge-Dundas Square!

When: May 24 to 27, 2018, 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square

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