By Wendy Kam Marcy
It's all about the food, food, food! And Toronto definitely has no shortage of talented chefs. So celebrate summer and get ready to eat your heart out at these upcoming Food & Drink Festivals...
Serving traditional Aboriginal cuisine with a modern twist, don't miss out on these delicious dishes created by Chef David Wolfman. Stationed throughout the city in King West, Queens Quay, Queen East, Trinity Bellwoods Park and Christie Pits, follow #YouAreWelcome on Twitter for daily location updates.
Toronto Food Truck Festival
August 1-2 | Woodbine Park
Take a stroll through a beautiful green park and sample farm fresh food and organic beers. Browse through the Marketplace for unique finds from local artisans while enjoying live entertainment. This is a family-friendly event - your kiddies will love the children's village!
Vegan Food and Drink Festival
August 8 | Fort York
Finally a festival dedicated to vegetarian and vegan foodies! Indulge in delicious meatless and dairy-free comfort foods, craft brews, wine and spirits. This inaugural festival is being presented by Ecorazzi, a leading blog focused on humanitarian issues, environmental causes and healthy living trends.
T&T Waterfront Night Market
August 14-16 | 222 Cherry Street
Enjoy an exciting outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian theme ‘street food’ and merchandise for an all-out night market experience.
August 15-16 | Front & Portland
Satisfy your sweet tooth at this inaugural event that brings together sweet things and sweet people. Sample culinary delights and distinctive award-winning treats as you partake in interactive fun activities that will benefit the SickKids Foundation.
Hot and Spicy Food Festival
September 4-7 | Harbourfront
In it's 18th year, this festival celebrates all things spicy! Highlights include 10 for the Next Gen: Things That Makes You Sweat, Spicy Secrets of Vikram Vij and Hot & Spicy Arsenals.
Ontario Food Truck Festival
September 27 | Downsview Park
Eat like a Foodstar for one fun filled day as you experience 30+ of Ontario's most mouthgasmic food truck creations!