toronto food events august

Toronto Food Events: Taste of Iran, Tehran Tea House, PintxosTO, Fat City BBQ, Salt of the Earth Pop-Up

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.


  • Taste of Iran and the Tehran Tea House takes place this weekend, August 21 to 23 in part of the Tirgan Festival at the Harbourfront Centre.
  • Spanish food fest, Pintxos Toronto presented by Estrella Damm is on this Sunday, August 23 from noon until 6pm at Royal Bank Plaza (200 Bay St.). Spend the afternoon grazing on tapas outdoors.
  • The Coconut Festival and Marketplace takes place at David Pecaut Square (215 King St. West) on Sunday, August 23 between 11am and 7pm. Admission is free for the event showcasing food vendors, purveyors of natural products, coconut bowling contests, hula contests, free yoga, and cultural performers.
  • Wild Blueberry Festival at the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.) is on from 10am to 3:30pm on Sunday, August 23. Look forward to blueberry pie bake-off, panels on growing, eating, and cooking blueberries, kombucha and canning workshops, and a limited edition blueberry cask ale brewed by Bar Volo.
  • Fat City Blues (890 College St.) hosts a Backyard BBQ featuring a pig roast and live music on Sunday, August 23.


  • Sauce on the Danforth (1376 Danforth Ave.) presents a Salt of the Earth Pop-Up dinner on Saturday, August 29. Seatings start at 6:30pm for the three course set menu priced at $35 per person.
  • Twenty five food trucks will congregate at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday August 29 for the 4th annual AwesTRUCK food truck festival The outdoor event celebrates street eats of all kinds and will hand out awards as voted on by the public, for fave truck, best new truck, best dish, and best graphics.
  • Get your tickets ($149, inclusive of food and drink) now for the Evergreen Asado BBQ happening at EBW (550 Bayview Ave.) on Saturday, September 26. The South American-style festival is a fundraiser event promising 40 top chefs barbecuing on open-air parilla barbecues.
  • The next Rijsttafel at Quince (2110 Yonge St.) takes place on Wednesday, September 30. Reserve a seat for the smorgasbord by phone with the restaurant.

Photo of last year's Pintxos.

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