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Toronto's Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

Put on your shorts (with the elastic band), grab your sunglasses, and get ready for the Toronto summer food festival season! It's finally upon us, weekends full of Toronto's amazing culinary vendors getting together in different parts of the city to feed us. This year we will be back in full swing, with many of our old favourites back after a two-year Covid hiatus (here's looking at you, Taco Fest!).

Toronto

Summerlicious

Summerlicious

Summerlicious takes place across the city with over 200 restaurants participating in the culinary extravaganza. These restaurants will offer prix fixe menus at various price points ranging from $20 lunches and $25 dinners to $55 lunches and $75 dinners so people on many different budgets can afford to participate.

100 Garrison Rd

Toronto Vegandale

Toronto Vegandale

Vegandale tours North America, hosting its events in major cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami (and now, Toronto!). Vegandale is supposed to be an experience that combines visual art, music, food, and spirits and celebrates cruelty-free vegan cooking. Get tickets here.

7 Queens Quay E

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in North America, with markets taking place in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Miami, and for the first time, right here in Toronto. The New York Times calls this event "The Woodstock of Eating," and Toronto vendors include Little Sister Baking, Parvis Bakery, Butter and Spice, Kiss My Pans, etc.

1536 The Queensway

Toronto Ribfest

Toronto Ribfest

Ribfest (a stalwart event since 1999) has the same family atmosphere we've always loved, live music, entertainment shows, children's activity areas and the best rib vendors in Ontario. As usual, entry is free and every rib vendor has fixed prices for the day.

955 Lake Shore Blvd W

Toronto Craft Beer Fest

Toronto Craft Beer Fest

Coined the "real" beer lover's festival, Toronto Craft Beer Festival is the city's largest celebration of independent craft brewers and is back at Ontario Place for its 5th anniversary. 40+ beer brands will be showcasing their brews, and there will also be live music; get your tickets here.

622 College St Suite #205B

Taste of Little Italy

Taste of Little Italy

College Street is set to transform into a piazza straight from Italy with extended patios, spritz available everywhere, and over 20 performances from international and local artists. The epic food scene of Little Italy is enough to bring in crowds, but combined with the free admission and it's going to be tough not to attend!

955 Lake Shore Blvd W

Taco Fest

Taco Fest

3 days, 26 tequilas, 35 vendors, and 125 tacos, Taco Fest (run by yours truly) is back with a vengeance. "An electric atmosphere showcasing some of Toronto's best and most celebrated chefs with an authentic Mexican twist. Join us for tacos, guacamole, churros, tequila, hot sauce and everything Mexican!" Limited tickets are remaining; get them here.

300 City Centre Dr

Halal Food Festival

Halal Food Festival

"A comprehensive gathering of Canada's top industry players, Mississauga Halal Food Fest delivers an unbeatable world stage for Halal products and services. During the event, food stalls from various restaurants will be present, originating from the cultures right from the Middle East and South-Asian countries. Performances and entertainment of local artists will be available to experience, along with 50-plus food vendors, clothing, jewelry and local services."

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

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Toronto's Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

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Put on your shorts (with the elastic band), grab your sunglasses, and get ready for the Toronto summer food festival season! It's finally upon us, weekends full of Toronto's amazing culinary vendors getting together in different parts of the city to feed us. This year we will be back in full swing, with many of our old favourites back after a two-year Covid hiatus (here's looking at you, Taco Fest!).

Toronto

Summerlicious

Summerlicious

Summerlicious takes place across the city with over 200 restaurants participating in the culinary extravaganza. These restaurants will offer prix fixe menus at various price points ranging from $20 lunches and $25 dinners to $55 lunches and $75 dinners so people on many different budgets can afford to participate.

7 Queens Quay E

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in North America, with markets taking place in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Miami, and for the first time, right here in Toronto. The New York Times calls this event "The Woodstock of Eating," and Toronto vendors include Little Sister Baking, Parvis Bakery, Butter and Spice, Kiss My Pans, etc.

955 Lake Shore Blvd W

Taco Fest

Taco Fest

3 days, 26 tequilas, 35 vendors, and 125 tacos, Taco Fest (run by yours truly) is back with a vengeance. "An electric atmosphere showcasing some of Toronto's best and most celebrated chefs with an authentic Mexican twist. Join us for tacos, guacamole, churros, tequila, hot sauce and everything Mexican!" Limited tickets are remaining; get them here.

300 City Centre Dr

Halal Food Festival

Halal Food Festival

"A comprehensive gathering of Canada's top industry players, Mississauga Halal Food Fest delivers an unbeatable world stage for Halal products and services. During the event, food stalls from various restaurants will be present, originating from the cultures right from the Middle East and South-Asian countries. Performances and entertainment of local artists will be available to experience, along with 50-plus food vendors, clothing, jewelry and local services."