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Toronto Food Events: Sloppy Pop Up Cafe, Dia De Los Muertos, Chowder Chowdown, Intro to Onigiri

Toronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.


  • Ryerson Artspace hosts a Halloween Sloppy Pop Up Cafe tonight (Friday, October 31), serving sloppy joes and pulled pork tacos from the walk-up window at The Gladstone (1214 Queen St. West)
  • Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) hosts a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Sunday, November 2 from 10am to 3pm. The family-friendly even will feature skull face painting, a churro competition, Mexican market and cantina complete with craft beers and tequila.
  • Chowder Chowdown goes down on Tuesday, November 4 from 7pm at the Fermenting Cellar (28 Distillery Ln.). For $56.50, attendees can sample and vote on original chowders from top Toronto chefs paired with local craft beers. The fundraiser event supports Ocean Wise, the Vancouver Aquarium conservation program devoted to endorsing sustainable seafood.
  • What's on the Table, the 10th annual gala for The Stop Community Food Centre, takes place on Wednesday, November 5 from 7pm to 11pm at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East). Tickets are $300 (with a charitable tax receipt issued for $205), but food and beverage stations are all-inclusive.
  • Citizen Catering and the Beer Store present Beerworking - Food and Brew Masters Panel at Propeller Coffee (50 Wade Ave.) on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. General admission is $30 for the evening of food and beer sampling, which features panel discussions about sustainable practices.


  • Gluten Free Garage pops up at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St.) on Sunday, November 9 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $10 (kids under 12 go free) for the admission to the marketplace, featuring over 60 vendors, guest speakers, food trucks, and beer and cider tastings.
  • The Depanneur (1033 College St.) hosts an Intro to Onigiri workshop with Jess Mantell. The hands-on make-and-take happens Monday, November 10 at 6:30pm and costs $40. Learn about the different kinds of Japanese rice, how to wash and cook the rice, and finally, how to form it into tidy snackable packages filled with goodies like karaage, salted plum or tuna with mayo.

Photo of Gluten Free Garage 2013 by Jesse Milns.

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