Taste of the Danforth Toronto

Toronto Food Events: Taste of the Danforth, Satay Street, Jerk Fest, VeganFestTO, Coconut Fest, Sensorium

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.

THIS WEEK

  • Taste of the Danforth kicks off at 6pm tonight, Friday August 7 and runs all weekend. Now in its 22nd year, the street festival will take over Greektown and is promising a weekend full of food, live music, family friendly activities, and even an attempt to break the world record for most olives eaten in eight hours.
  • Satay Street hosts a series of pop-up dinners at This End Up (1454 Dundas St. West) every Friday and Saturday in August. Look forward to a three course prix-fixe menu for $25 featuring South East Asian street foods like charcoal grilled satays and lettuce wraps.
  • Gates for Toronto's 14th annual Jerk Festival open at 11am on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. Admission is $15 at the gate for a day filled with Caribbean foods, a vendor marketplace, live music, kids zone, and jerk seasoning workshops.
  • The inaugural Toronto Vegan Food & Drink Festival takes place at Garrison Commons at Fort York this weekend on Saturday, August 8 from 11am to 7pm. The meat-free festival bills comfort foods, craft brews, wine, and spirits as the main draw. Admission is $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.

UPCOMING

  • Toronto is slated to host the Coconut Festival and Marketplace at David Pecaut Square (215 King St. West) on Sunday, August 23 between 11am and 7pm. The event is free to attend and will highlight food vendors, purveyors of natural products, health and wellness lecturers, children's games, coconut bowling contests, hula contests, free yoga, and cultural performers.
  • Tickets ($10) are on sale now for Pintxos Toronto presented by Estrella Damm. The festival of Spanish cuisine will take place on August 23 from noon until 6pm at Royal Bank Plaza (200 Bay St.) and will spotlight local vendors including Carmen, Marben, and Patria (to name a few) plus special guests, NYC's Donostia, and Simply Fosh from Mallorca, Spain.
  • Wild Blueberry Fest will take place at the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.) on Sunday, August 23 from 10am to 3:30pm. The family friendly event will feature a 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.
  • Stella Artois presents Sensorium, an immersive five course dinner with beer pairings inspired by each of the five senses. Taking place in the "sensorial dome" at 525 King St. West, dinner seatings are available from September 10 to 27 for $125.

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