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The top food events held in Toronto this year

The top food and drink events in Toronto this year included newcomers and old stand-bys that wowed with culinary creations at locations all across the city. From a historic craft beer festival to an after-hours event at the St. Lawrence Market, there was lots to digest this year.

Here are my picks for the top food events held in Toronto in 2016.

All-Ladies Craft Beer Festival

The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies brought together 800 female-identified people to sip on local suds at the first ever all-ladies craft beer festival. The event was so successful, they did it again later in the year.

Stop Night Market

This AYCE fundraiser never fails to impress with its lineup of restaurant, caterers, breweries, bakeries, musicians and pretty twinkly lights.

TO Food Fest

The TO Food Fest at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Scarborough helped debut some of the summer's biggest food trends, like raindrop cakes and sushi burritos.

Vegan Fest

After its lacklustre inaugural event, Vegan Fest made a triumphant return for its sophomore season, pleasing vegans and meat-eaters alike with lots of cruelty-free food.

Toronto Bakers Market

It's the little market that could! This started off as a smallish event in Leslieville, but then it expanded and started happening regularly on both the east and west sides of the city. Toronto clearly has a serious sweet tooth.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

This event was a dream for festival-goers; it had free admission, lots of selection and short lines.

Cask Days

As per usual, this outdoor festival at the Evergreen Brick Works delivered with more than 400 cask-conditioned ales and delicious food to wash down all the beer.

Evening at the Market

This circus-themed event generated serious social media buzz and also gave those with a $75 ticket access to an AYCE (and drink) feast at each and every stall in the St. Lawrence.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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