Upcoming food events in Toronto will include plenty of free eats this week, including Taiwanese mochi and Neapolitan-style pizza. There will also be loads of haggis, as Robbie Burns day is coming up. We’ve rounded up a list of those events here.
Events you might want to check out:
Free mochi at Meet Fresh (January 19-21 @ Meet Fresh)
Taiwanese dessert spot Meet Fresh soft opens on Friday, January 19, and to celebrate, it will be giving away 300 sets of Q Mochi (8 pieces each) to the first 300 customers all weekend (Friday-Sunday).
Shacklands First Anniversary Party (January 20 @ Shacklands Brewing Co.)
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the brewery will be breaking out barrel-aged rarities, old favourites and new beers. There will also be eats from Oakwood Hardware Food & Drink.
Tasting Menu with Chef Scott Pickett (January 20-21 @ Canoe)
Chef Scott Pickett, one of Melbourne's most celebrated chefs, will be collaborating with Canoe's chefs John Horne and Ron McKinlay to craft an exceptional six-course tasting menu featuring a diverse mix of local and seasonal ingredients.
Free pizza at Pi Co (January 23 @ Pi Co)
Pi Co.has opened a new location in the Financial District, and to celebrate, it'll be giving away free Margherita pizzas. Math nerd alert: free pizza (one per person) will be available for 3 hours and 14 minutes, from noon until 3:14 p.m. (Get it? Pi?)
The God of Cookery (January 25 @ Revue Cinema)
This 35mm screening of Cantonese film star Stephen Chow's comedy The God of Cookery will be accompanied by a complimentary snack by Asian-fusion pop-up Revel Food.
Winterlicious 2018 (January 26 – February 18 @ Multiple Venues)
This ever-popular, prix-fixe meal extravaganza featuring more than 200 Toronto restaurants is back, and there's never been a better excuse to explore the city's culinary scene and try something new.
Latte Royale (January 31 @ Propeller Coffee)
Propeller Coffee Co. will be hosting a Barista Competition with 32 competitors going head to head in a single-elimination style tournament. Food, beer and giveaways will accompany this fun, inclusive night in support of Food 4 Farmers.
Winter Craft Beer Festival (February 10 @ Roundhouse Park)
Sample the wares of 40 different Ontario craft breweries at this one-day outdoor winter festival that will also include a bunch of local food vendors. Get there early, because the first 500 guests will receive a free toque. How Canadian, eh.
Hungry for Comfort – Surviving a Canadian Winter (February 24 @ Fort York National Historic Site)
Join other fellow food enthusiasts and history buffs in exploring how the First Nations, Metis, French and English survived in Canada’s bitter winter with speakers, demonstrations, workshops and tastings.
Dixonlicious 2018 (March 1 @ Daniels Spectrum)
A fundraiser in support of food programs in downtown east and Regent Park run by Dixon Hall, this one-night event will raise money to help provide 25,000 meals to those in need.
Toronto Winter Brewfest (March 2-4 @ Enercare Centre)
Toronto's biggest indoor beer festival is back for a third year, with more than 150 beers, food trucks, DJs, games and more to discover, all taking place over the course of two days.