Toronto food events may 2015

Toronto Food Events: Cyndi's Day Off, Halal Food Fest, Northern BBQ, The Stop Night Market, Toronto Taste

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.


  • Soos Restaurant (94 Ossington Ave.) is doing a traditional Malaysian Nasi Kandar style dinner on Thursday May 21st. Priced at $38 per person, expect 10+ family style dishes centred around Nasi Lemak (coconut rice).
  • It's Cyndi's Day Off at Cold Tea (60 Kensington Ave.) on Sunday, May 17 from 3pm onwards. This week Adrian Forte (The Dirty Bird) is on the grill, and the menu is billing oolong ribs, cold crab salad, and Dirty Sanchez grilled chicken. eat it all for $15.
  • Weekly dinner series, Sunday Gravy at THR&Co. (97 Harbord St.) is Tex-Mex themed this week featuring three courses for 30. The menu on Sunday, May 17 will spotlight flank steak fajitas.
  • Burger Brawl in support of Action Against Hunger takes place on Wednesday May, 20 at La Palette (492 Queen St. West). The kitchen showdown will see Chefs Dennis Tay face off against Eric Wood. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


  • Ki Modern Japanese + Bar presents 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.
  • Halal Food Festival Toronto returns to the city for two full days of sampling and events beginning Saturday, May 30. Look forward to vendors like The Holy Grill food truck slinging dishes like The Holy Poutine (Spanish fries made with scratch-made halal chorizo and olives.
  • Tickets ($10) are available now for Spotlight City Northern BBQ presented by Kensington Brewery on Saturday, May 30. This Canadiana-style afternoon BBQ takes place in the courtyard at the Dynamic Funds Tower (1 Adelaide St. East) over two ticketed sessions.
  • Toronto Taste, in support of Second Harvest food rescue programs, celebrates 25 years as the city's premier culinary event on Sunday, June 7. The fundraiser event takes place lakeside at Corus Quay and will feature a startling array of things to eat and drink. Tickets are $250 each (all inclusive with a tax receipt issued for $125).
  • Tickets for The Stop's Night Market are on sale now for the AYCE event featuring 50+ food and drink vendors. The al fresco evening soirĂŠe will transform the empty lot at 181 Sterling Road into a vibrant street hawker marketplace for two nights only on Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17. Tickets are $111.30 all in.


  • Burl's Creek Event Grounds is partnering with The Karma Project for the OK Friday Barn Fair, a recurring art and farmers market running most Fridays from 2pm to 8pm from June 12 to October 9. Cottage-goers can shop local vendors and top eateries (think oysters and lobster rolls) while listening to live music curated by Arts & Crafts.

Photo of the Stop Night Market by Natta Summerky

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