8 Toronto food events to check out this week: October 30 to November 5

Oct 30 2017, 11:56 pm

This week in Toronto is going to be a challenge if you want to fit in any number of these food events AND still want to fit in your pants.

From Halloween and The Royal Winter Fair to the onset of a month-long Chocolate Festival, here are all the food events happening this week in Toronto.

2017 Taste Canada Awards

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Celebrating the best of Canadian food writing and publishing, the winners of this award will be announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception. Rub shoulders with your favourite authors all while sipping wine and nibbling on cheese.

When: October 30, 5:30 pm
Where: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $80

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‘iHalo-we’en at iHalo Krunch

iHalo Krunch $1 ice cream cone

iHalo Krunch

Treat yo’self this Halloween with this wicked offer for a $1 ice cream cone. Not just any cone either, but the limited time iHalo-ween cone featuring a choice of coconut charcoal swirled with pumpkin or vanilla bean. The $1 offer is available exclusively through ordering via foodora for pick-up.

When: October 31
 915 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $1

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$3 Halloween Boo-rritos at Chipotle

chipotle burrito

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This Halloween, all Canadian Chipotle locations will be serving $3 burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos to all costume wearing guests. Just note that it doesn’t mean you can walk in with only cat whiskers drawn on your face. Chipotle staff has the right to determine whether your ‘costume’ qualifies or not, so any lacklustre costumes will most likely be turned down.

When: October 31, 3 pm to close
Where: All participating Canadian locations
Price: $3 items for guests wearing Halloween costumes

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Día de Muertos

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Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Toronto with traditional festivities and tequila-fueled fiestas. Check out this round-up of Día de Muertos events happening in Toronto.

When: November 2 to 5
Where: Venues across Toronto

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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Dust off your cowboy boots – the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is returning to Toronto this fall. Now in its 95th year, The Royal features the best in agriculture, food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Save your appetite for lots of fudge, peameal bacon sandwiches, and local cheese samples.

When: November 3 to 12
Where: Enercare Centre, 210 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Tickets: General admission adult tickets are$27.50, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth and free admission for children three and younger.

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Chocolate High Tea

Omni King Edward Hotel high tea

Weekends in November are sweeter than ever when the OMNI King Edward hosts this special Chocolate Tea Menu featuring chocolate ganache tarts topped with chestnut chantilly, white chocolate pumpkin chai cheesecake, chocolate orange scones and so so much more.  A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater
Toronto and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in November
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $54


Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show

Toronto Chocolate Festival Toronto Chocolate Show

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The most decadent and delicious food festival of the year is on over two days this November offering a weekend full of chocolate door prizes, raffles, sampling, shopping, chocolate making demonstrations, and more.

When: November 4, noon to 6 pm; November 5, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $20 available online.


Knight School: Mongolian Dumplings with Nuka Batsaikhan


Knight School

Food writer and 86’d Monday host, Ivy Knight Knight School presents this series of workshops and classes focusing this week on the making of Mongolian dumplings.

When: November 5, 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Drake Commissary, Toronto
Price: $40


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