14 Toronto food events to check out this week, May 29 to June 4

May 28 2017, 9:14 pm

May is turning into June this week, so what better reason to celebrate getting closer to summer than heading out to drink some beer or sitting down to a feast.

Here are 14 Toronto food events to check out this week, May 29 to June 4, 2017.

ACE Bakery Bagel Bus

ACE Bakery wants to give Torontonians a free lift to work with breakfast this week. Operating along select routes, riders can sample ACE’s newly launched Baguette Bagels on route.

When: May 29 to June 2, 7 am to 9 am
Where: Various pick-up points downtown Toronto
Price: Free

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La Brea Food Pop Up

Look forward to a collaborative MexiAsian mash-up at this pop-up where Taiwanese and Mexican flavours collide on the menu and are on offer with Jarritos cocktails.

When: May 29
Where: Kanpai, 252 Carlton Street, Toronto
Price: A la carte

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Chau Pop Up

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Chau debuts a few new creations with beer pairings at this pop up in Leslieville. While the menu has yet to be released, on Facebook, the pop-up vendor has teased out dishes like gochugang beer dip.

When: May 30, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Radical Road Brewery, 1177 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: A la carte

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A Night With Norm

Momofuku’s third-floor restaurant hosts this six-course dinner accompanied by pairings from local wine producer Norman Hardie. In addition to watching Shōtō team cook, Norm himself will be present to talk about his wines.

When: May 30 at 6:30 pm
Where: Shōtō, 190 University Avenue, Toronto
Price: $120 per person; add $85 with beverage pairings

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Adelaide Eats

This culinary market runs two months starting June 1st. Located right in the heart of the Financial District, look forward 14 local chefs, restaurants and food entrepreneurs offering the perfect outdoor escape from the office.

When: Weekdays June 1 to July 28
150 York Street
Price: Admission is free

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Kampai Festival of Sake

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Sake Institute of Ontario announces the return of Kampai Toronto Festival of Sake 2017: Canada’s biggest festival of Sake at The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. This year’s event will present the opportunity to discover an exciting…

When: June 1, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Price: From $30

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Leaside Smokedown

This community charity event boasts a BBQ dinner by Andy Elder from Grill Time Gourmet Meat Shop, refreshments by Amsterdam Brewery, and music by Community Soul Project, all in support of children with disabilities at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

When: June 1, 6 pm to Midnight
Where: Amsterdam Brewery, 45 Esandar Drive, Toronto
Price: $75 (including a tax receipt for $40 per ticket)

St Lawrence Market BBQ in the Park

The summer kick-off for Music in St. James Park will see merchants from St. Lawrence Market join the celebrations. Guests can purchase 5 food items for $10 or 2 food items for $5; cash only.

When: June 1, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: St James Park
Price: Admission is free

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Mac & Cheese Fest

Mac and Cheese Festival is a wildly popular weekend event is back for this free event at Ontario Place. The cheesy food fest features over 50 variations of mac and cheese as chefs compete for a chance to win a $5,000 cash prize.

When: June 2 to 4
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto
Price: Free

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Waterfront Artisan Market

This free outdoor festival happening every Saturday until October is presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre. Aside from the sweet lakeside setting, look for to a “carefully-curated mix of 75 local, up-and-coming artisans, crafters, chefs, and bakers.”

When: Saturdays, 11 am to 8 pm,
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Appleseed Cider Festival

Discover Ontario’s burgeoning cider scene at this festival featuring local craft cider. Ticket price includes admission and three sampling tickets. The first 300 through the gates for each session will also receive a souvenir Appleseed glass.

When: June 3, 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Price: From $25

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Food Truck Festival at Boyd Conservation Area

The conservation area in Woodbridge hosts their first every food truck festival the first weekend in June. Enjoy half price admission to the parklands and step up your picnic game at this majestic green space.

When: June 3 and 4, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Boyd Conservation Area, 8739 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge

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Over 30 chefs, restaurants, and beverage purveyors cater this fundraiser event in support of Second Harvest food rescue programs. Tickets are pricey but all inclusive which means you can drink and dine to your heart’s stomach’s content.

When: June 4, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price:$260 (with a $150 tax receipt)

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InFAMOus Persian Brunch

Chef Babak Fahmi shares a taste of his heritage at this special event held inside the Sherbourne sandwich shop he and his wife Shabnam own and operate. Look forward to a menu laden with precious ingredients; noble nuts, elegant dried fruits, and fragrant spices.

When: June 4, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: FAMO Sandwiches, 122 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
Price: $35

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