20 juicy food events to check out in Toronto this June

May 27 2019, 7:25 pm

June is coming in hot with food events all over Toronto!

From Union Station’s Summer Market to brunch festivals and free crepes, there’s plenty of deliciousness happening in the city throughout the month ahead. And you’re going to want to be a part of all of it.

These are the spots to get your food and drink fill across Toronto for the next few weeks.

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market are back this summer. You can walk the streets of the energetic neighbourhood and take in the vibes of its colourful shops, artistic murals, and multicultural marketplaces, all with no cars in sight. This year, smaller evening closures will take place from 7 to 10 pm, as follows:

  • Lower Kensington Ave. evening closures will be in May, July, and September
  • Upper Augusta Ave. evening closures will be in June, August, and October

When: May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29 and October 27
Where: Kensington Market

Union Summer Market

Running until August 3, this outdoor marketplace promises to ‚Äúshowcase the best of Toronto‚Äôs eclectic culture, talent and spirit with a curated mix of local food vendors and entertainment.” Look forward to eats from¬†Union Chicken, Wvrst, Bangkok Buri, Cabano‚Äôs,¬†Fiasco Gelato, Carbon Bar, El Catrin, and more.

When: May 31 to August 3
Where:¬†Union Station ‚Äď 65 Front Street West



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Burgermania will be popping up in the heart of the downtown core from May 31 to June 2, and some of the city’s most mouthwatering burgs will be on-site, waiting to be devoured.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: May 31 and June 1, 11 am to 10 pm; and June 2, 11 am to 8 pm

Brunch Fest

The mash-up meal is a favourite pass-time in Toronto, which is why it’s deserving of the full weekend of dedication it’ll be getting on June 1 and 2. Presented by Bud Light Radler and TasteToronto, Brunch Fest is a 19+ event celebrating all things bacon, Benedicts and bagels; pancakes, pastries, and poached eggs. Tickets are available online from $7.95

When: June 1 and 2
Where: The Grounds at Hotel X Toronto, 111 Princes’ Boulevar

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Buddha’s Light Vegetarian Food Fair

This food fair encourages everyone to explore over 60 varieties of multicultural vegetarian foods. Anticipate a¬†day filled with outdoor activities including performances, songs, and lucky draws. A shuttle bus service will be available to get you to the event’s location.

Where: Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, 6525 Millcreek Drive
When: June 2 from 10 am to 2 pm

Wild Things Festival 2

Celebrate the art of wild fermentation by sipping on wild beers, low-intervention wines curated by¬†The Grape Witches, and natural Ontario cider at The Destructor, a beautifully-restored art deco space. Don’t miss this groovy fest! Your ticket includes a Wild Things tasting glass and three drink tokens.

Where: Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Road
When: June 2 from noon to 7 pm

Shared Table


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Prepare for an intimate night of food and connection through storytelling, enjoyed over a 100% plant-based, five-course meal. Enjoy the opportunity to get to know a local artist and the story they share through art.

Where: Hibiscus Cafe, 238 Augusta Avenue
When: June 4 from 8 pm to 11 pm

FREE Crazy Crepes


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Crazy Crepe, known for their Japanese-style crepes originating in Harajuku, is opening its first Toronto location at Church and Carlton on June 7. And to celebrate their grand opening, the eatery will be offering free Strawberry Cream Crepes to the first 100 customers to visit on June 7 and 8.

Where: 366 Church Street
When: June 7 and 8 from noon

Dundas West Fest

Dundas West Fest kicks off the evening of June 7 with a night market of over 40 licensed patios, and local and international music, and continues on June 8 with food, games, vendors, arts, music, and dance.

When: June 7 and 8
Where: Dundas Street West, between Ossington Street to Landsdowne Avenue

Artisan Cheese Night Market


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You’re going to melt over this one.¬†Look forward to sampling Canadian artisan and farmstead cheeses, along with charcuterie, artisan foods, wines, spirits, and beers for one night only at the St. Lawrence Market. Tickets are available¬†online¬†from $30.

When: June 7, 2019, from noon to 10 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market, Temporary North Hall, 125 The Esplanade, Toronto

Historical Craft Beer Tour

Take a journey through the Greenwood – Coxwell neighbourhood and explore unique spots in Toronto’s expanding craft brewery scene. Your tour will include samples of several varieties from each brewery you visit, plus the opportunity to learn about the city’s past and love of beer.

Where: Greenwood Station
When: Sundays at noon from June 9 to August 17

The Bandit Sit-Down Series

Sit-Down sessions at Bandit take place in an exclusive space right in the middle of the brewhouse and include a tour of the facilities and a guided tasting of 6 (4 oz) beers. Brews are paired with a rich selection of house-made charcuterie and a variety of cheeses.

Where: Bandit Brewery, 2125 Dundas Street West
When: June 11 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

The Wine & Spirit Festival


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This drinks-centric beach party is one solid reason to head down to Toronto’s waterfront to celebrate spring and the promise of summer. Ticket prices include a sampling cup and wristband for admission to complimentary seminars. You can get yours online from $23.

When: June 14 from 5 pm to 11 pm; June 15 from 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto.

The Art of Craft Beer Leslieville

The Art of Craft Beer Outdoor Festival, in the heart of Leslieville, is returning to the city for its third year. Anticipate new and returning craft beer and food vendors, an Art Expo featuring new illustrators and printmakers, amazing live music, and a print shop!

Where: 1444 Queen Street East
When: June 15 from noon to 8 pm

Radical Road Show

This afternoon-to-evening event will feature a cookout, a wide selection of beer, and plenty of other drinks to enjoy. Before The Flood will be headlining the event and other bands will be announced soon. Plus, activities for children will be introduced for the first time this year, making for a pretty rad day of family fun. A portion of all proceeds will go to Red Door Shelter in Leslieville.

Where: 1151 Queen Street East
When: June 15 from 2 pm to 11 pm

Afro Vegan Fest


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Treat dad to mouth-watering African and Caribbean cuisine and the sounds of live music this year! A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to Brandon Street Farms, a volunteer-run organic farm. Children 12 and under receive get free entry, so this is an ideal destination for family fun!

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St
When: June 16 from noon to 7 pm

World Tapas Day Culinary Market

Celebrate World Tapas Day with a selection of the city’s most exciting chefs. At this walk-around market, you‚Äôll be able to get your fill of tapas and fine wines, all with the price of admission. Market passes start at $50 and are available online.

Where: 300 Adelaide Street East
When: June 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Toronto Vegan Boat Cruise


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Back for the second year in a row, Toronto’s Vegan Boat Cruise will be boarding on June 21, marking the first day of summer with a night full of plant-based eats and drinks. Cruise through the Toronto Islands and make new friends on your voyage while you enjoy bites from many of the GTA’s favourite veggie vendors. Tickets are available online from $50.

Where: 11 Polson Street
When: Saturday, June 21 from 7 pm

Rosé in the City


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Visit Yorkville Village to¬†experience Ros√© in the City. The event will feature a live DJ alongside ros√© tastings, paired with specially curated eats. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with Ros√© experts and learn more summer’s favourite sip. Tickets start at $75 and are available online.

Where: 136 Yorkville Avenue
When: June 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Henderson Brewing Tour

Get ready for a guided tour of the brewery that includes a history of the neighbourhood and brewing in Toronto, samples of the beers currently on tap and a souvenir tasting glass. Make sure you RSVP your attendance for this weekly offering!

Where:¬†Henderson Brewing –¬†128a Sterling Road
When: Tuesdays at 7 pm