Dont miss these five Toronto food events this week

In addition to Torontos many weekly seasonal farmers markets, there are a number of public culinary events this week. Take.


In addition to Torontos many weekly seasonal farmers markets, there are a number of public culinary events this week. Take advantage of the warm weather and dine al fresco, or satiate a sweet tooth while supporting local vendors. Theres plenty to eat at these five delicious festivals.

Queen West Night Market

Stroll along Queen West and sample edible treats during the Queen West Night Market on August 18. Hosted by Hubba, the food fest features snacks by Healthy Genie, Raw Foodz, ShaSha Bread and more at 18 retailers between Peter and Palmerston. The event runs from 6 to 8 pm and its free. See listing for details.

Rastafest

Rastafest takes over Downsview Park on August 20. Enjoy live music, dance, drumming, arts and crafts and family activities and be sure to check out the many food vendors serving up Caribbean cuisine. Find curries, roti, plantains and more, and take home bottles of peppersauce and jerk seasoning to recreate the flavours at home. See listing for details.

Toronto Bakers Market

The August edition of the Toronto Bakers Market takes place at Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen East) on August 21 from 12 to 4 pm. Satiate your sweet tooth with the offerings of nearly 30 vendors including Peruvian cookies from Sol Cookies, macarons from Patisserie Belle Surprise and cinnamon buns from A Pun in the Oven. Other desserts such as handmade truffles from Miss Bailey Brown Chocolate, vegan popsicles from Pippity Pops and natural peanut butter from Monkey Butter is be available. See listing for details.

Wild Blueberry Festival

The seventh annual Wild Blueberry Festival hits Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview) on August 21. From 10 am to 3 pm, sample more than 30 different wild blueberry dishes and products including blueberry soda, shortcake and fudge. The festival also includes chef demonstrations, competitions, musical performances and family activities. See listing for details.

Taste of Regent Park

Head to Regent Park for a weekly food festival on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm. On August 24, enjoy a community-catered meal for $4, seasonal produce vendors, live entertainment and family activities. At sundown, stay for the weekly Regent Park Film Festival as well as dance and DJ workshops throughout the evening. See listing for details.

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