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Toronto Food Events: CraveTO, Great Lakes Brewery BBQ, Toronto GMO-Free Festival & Farmers' Market

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.


  • CraveTO takes place tonight, Friday May 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at The Burroughes Building (639 Queen St. West). Tickets are $15 in advance for access to 14 local food and drink stations manned by vendors like Naansense, Oyster Boy, and Chimney Stax.
  • Doors Open Toronto is on this weekend, May 23 and 24. If you get hungry along the way stop in to Steam Whistle Brewing where Momofuku Noodle Bar will be serving bao and noodles on the patio.
  • Great Lakes Brewery (30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.) host their 12th Annual Charity BBQ on Saturday, May 23 from noon to 5 p.m.. The family friendly afternoon will feature beer, games, free food and soft drinks.
  • The second annual Toronto GMO-Free Festival & Farmers' Market takes over Christie Pits Park on Saturday, May 23 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Expect speakers, music, non-GMO food vendors, and an organic farmers' market.
  • Head to Echo Beach for a Spring Market on Sunday, May 24 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for an afternoon featuring 100+ vintage, craft and specialty food vendors.
  • Chef Brent Maxwell (East Thirty Six) and Chef Terry Port (Centennial College) face off at the fourth Underground Chef Cartel battle taking place on May 26 from 6 p.m. at Valdez (606 King St. West). Tickets are $20.
  • Chef Basilio Pesce (Porzia) returns to Biff's Bistro (33 Yonge St. ) for one night only on Tuesday, May 26 to square off against Chef Amanda Ray in a culinary battle. A special prix fixe menu will showcase French and Italian cuisine including highlights like spot prawn crudo, spring pea tortellini, and chermoula lamb saddle. Tickets are $95 per person, including tax and gratuities.
  • Ki Modern Japanese + Bar (181 Bay St.) hosts a Sake Master Dinner with the Japan Prestige Sake Association on Tuesday, May 26. The five course menu with sake pairings is priced at $150 and kicks off at 6:30pm with cocktails, then dinner at 7pm.


  • Spotlight City Northern BBQ presented by Kensington Brewery has begun announcing its line-up with seven vendors confirmed including Barque, Buster Rhino's, Triple A Bar. The outdoor festival takes place over two session on Saturday, May 30 in the courtyard at the Dynamic Funds Tower (1 Adelaide St. East) over two ticketed sessions.
  • Pukka (778 St. Clair Ave. West) hosts a Winemaker's Evening on Wednesday, June 3 from 6pm. This special multi-course dinner with wine pairings from Northern Italy winery Nals Margreid is priced at $49 and will feature dishes like chicken tikka with sweet potato samosa vegetable chaat, garam masala short ribs, and more.

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