Toronto is known for the multiculturality of our people and our food. From Greek food to Italian favourites, jerk chicken, and everything in between, we’re praised for our vast culinary expertise. And every year, we celebrate with food festivals that highlight different cultures, foods and taste buds. Whatever you love to eat, there’s a food festival for you! Check out 6 food festivals you need to visit this summer!
July 19 to 21
If you’re a lover of pizza and Italian food, make your way to Pizza Fest atOntario Place from July 19 to 21. Toronto’s top pizza joints and Italian restaurants are coming together to serve up all your Italian favourites, from spaghetti carbonara to meatball sandwiches to ravioli, fresh pizza and so much more! They’ll also be serving up summer cocktails like Aperol Spritz, and they’ll have a wine bar offering the best reds, whites and rosés. Plus, you can enjoy activations like pizza making classes, bocce ball, live music, and Toronto’s top DJs who will be spinning all weekend long!
2. Toronto Food Truck Festival
August 2 to August 5
Head to Woodbine Park and experience over 30 food trucks and three full days of grilled, smoked and deep-fried foods! With vegetarian and vegan options, halal options and gluten free options, there’s something for everyone! This year’s food trucks include Dogg Shoppe,Food Dudes, Smoke’s Poutinerie, FeasTO and so much more! There will also be live local talent and eating competitions for you to enjoy!
3.Taste of the Danforth
August 9 to 11
One of Toronto’s most-loved festivals, the Taste of the Danforth highlights Greek cuisine, with restaurants along the Danforth offering tasting menus for $6 or less. Although the spotlight is put on Greek food, you can also enjoy a myriad of multiethnic treats. Along with eating, eating and more eating, you can also enjoy free family entertainment on one of the festival’s three stages. Plus, you can check out the Kids Fun Zone and Sports Zone featuring activations and special appearances from Toronto’s professional sports teams!
4. Jerkfest Toronto
August 9 to 11
Celebrating jerk cuisine, this yearly festival is back from August 9 to 11 at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. Along with amazing food, you can also enjoy a vibrant entertainment schedule with performers like Freddie McGregor and Ginuwine, plus a “so you think you can jerk” competition and the hot and spicy jerk chicken eating contest!
5.Brampton’s Food Truck Festival
August 30 to September 1
This once one-day festival is now being stretched over 3 days for 2019! You know what that means- more great food, more musical performances, and more fun to be had! Run by the same organizers as the Toronto Food Truck Festival, 40 food trucks will be on site, serving up some of the best food from around the country, so no matter what cuisine you love eating most, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Plus, enjoy live performances and eating challenges.
6.Taste of the Kingsway
September 6 to 8
Get ready for one of the biggest food festivals of the year to close out summer. From September 6 to 8, discover international cuisines, live entertainment, and fresh food with over 100 vendors and exhibitors along Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road. There will be three entertainment stages and midway rides, plus a dog show and so much more. It’s fun for the whole family!
Ready to eat your way through summer? These Toronto food festivals are not to be missed!