Toronto’s upcoming food events include free ice cream, topoki, and even fried chicken. All three of those lines combined probably won’t rival what goes down when the Cheesecake Factory opens, though. For more refined fare, don’t forget the Food and Wine Expo.
Events you might want to check out:
Free Fried Chicken: Hot Star's 2nd Anniversary (November 11-12 @ Hot Star Fried Chicken)
The first 50 people to swing by on Saturday or Sunday will receive free fried chicken meals. For everyone else, there will be 20% off all orders.
Free Topoki: Go Topoki Grand Opening (November 11 @ Go Topoki)
Servings of the popular Korean dish will be given out to the first 100 people for free to celebrate Go Topoki's grand opening.
Apple Pie Contest (November 12 @ Fort York Food Bank)
Whether you're a baker or just enjoy a good slice of pie, the Apple Pie Contest is the place to be. Three winners will be decided, and pie will be served to the public from 2-4 p.m.
Seasonal Cocktail Tasting (November 12 – January 14 @ Do Not Disturb)
The Beverley Hotel's new restaurant bar, Do Not Disturb, invites you to try their seasonal cocktails and a food menu as diverse as Toronto itself.
Festive Winemaker's Dinner (November 12 @ Adamo Estate Winery)
You can expect four seasonally inspired courses expertly prepared by a culinary team of experts, with wine introductions by house winemaker Shauna White.
Taste of Iceland (November 12 @ Leña)
Enjoy a live show by Icelandic/Canadian singer-songwrites Sigrún Stella Bessason during the a multi-dish reception, followed by the opportunity to meet and hear the chefs speak to the features and ingredients of each dish.
Phancy Brunch Pop-up at Left Field Brewery (November 12 @ Left Field Brewery)
Left Field Brewery and Phancy Food & Catering are uniting to deliver their take on the best meal of the day. Enjoy a beer-infused brunch snack menu and start your Sunday right.
Toronto Chowder Chowdown (November 14 @ The Fermenting Cellar)
Come cast your vote as top ocean wise chefs compete for the title of Toronto's Chowder Champion as you taste test the delectable chowders of each competitor along with local craft beer, spirits and ciders.
Gourmet Food & Wine Expo (November 16-19 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Four days of wine producers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, and more showcasing their best and latest products. Bakers, butchers, ice cream outlets and more will be on site, too.
Toronto Christmas Market (November 16 – December 23 @ Distillery District)
The Distillery District is transformed into a winter wonderland leading up to Christmas with food and drinks vendors, carollers, elves, lights, and one of the city's largest Christmas trees.
Lady Beer Fest (November 18 @ Peace and Cotton Warehouse)
The society of Beer Drinking Ladies presents Canada's all ladies craft beer festival. Tickets include four drink tokens, a commemorative sample glass, and a "morning after" gift bag.
Filipino Holiday Pop-up (November 18-19 @ Second Level King West Pop Up)
Celebrate the holidays Filipino-style with Toronto's first fair trade fashion and Filipino fusion snack bar.
Roncesvalles Food Nook Tour (November 19 – December 17 @ Meeting spot)
Start your holiday shopping and uncover amazing food shops and restaurants along Toronto's trendy and locally-loved west end neighbourhood.
The Cheesecake Factory grand opening (November 21 @ The Cheesecake Factory)
Famed American restaurant The Cheescake Factory will continue its worldwide expansion this year by opening its first location in Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Expect a frenzy.
Free Ice Cream at Sweet Jesus (November 11 @ Sweet Jesus)
Sweet Jesus is opening a new Annex location and are giving away free ice cream to the first 75 folks in line.