Summer is approaching, and that means so are the food festivals. This year, Toronto's got a whole line-up of food events that are sure to please any foodie.
Here are 30 food and drink festivals in Toronto that you need to check out this summer:
Coconut Festival // David Pecaut Square
The Coconut Festival will feature all sorts of ethnic and specialty foods that are inspired by the coconut.
Veggielicious // Various Locations
May 6 - 22
Veggielicious is an event where the best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto come together for two weeks to promote delicious vegetarian food and issues.
Brewers Plate // 25 Dockside Dr (Corus Quay)
Brewers Plate mixes food and beer by bringing in talented Toronto chefs and local craft brewers.
Halal Food Fest // International Centre
May 21 - 22
Halal Food Fest is dedicated to showcasing all things halal. The festival also has several performances and entertainment that you can check out.
CraveTO // The Burroughes Building
CraveTO is hosting an event that demonstrates what the best restaurants in Toronto's dining industry have to offer.
Bread and Honey Festival // Streetsville Memorial Park
Jun 3 - 5
The Bread and Honey Festival brings the community together via live music, carnival rides, games, and of course, honey-based foods.
Festival of Sake // The Fermenting Cellar
The Festival of Sake is the largest sake event in Canada and allows visitors to taste test from a variety of Japanese rice wines.
Riverside Eats and Beats Festival // Riverside District
This festival brings together the Riverside community in an event full of music, entertainment, and great foods.
Ontario Craft Beer Week // Various Locations
Jun 10 - 19
Ontario Craft Beer Week celebrates the province's lively and vibrant craft beer culture.
Griffin Session Toronto // Yonge-Dundas Square
Session Toronto, which was once the finale to Ontario Craft Beer Week, is now a stand-alone festival this year. Check out the food trucks, craft beer and local music talent.
Ladies Craft Beer Festival // Yonge-Dundas Square
Ladies Craft Beer Festival is Canada's first female-only beer festival hosted by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies.
Toronto Taste // Various Locations
Toronto Taste takes a foodie through a tasting menu of foods made by some of Toronto's most skilled chefs.
Beach BBQ and Brews Festival // Woodbine Park
Jun 17 - 19
The Beach BBQ and Brews Festival brings together rib enthusiasts of all kinds and has several entertainment set-ups throughout.
Taste of Toronto // Fort York (Garrison)
Jun 23 - 26
Taste of Toronto is a dining event where popular chefs in Toronto have the chance to showcase their amazing creations.
Taste of Asia // Various Locations
The Taste of Asia celebrates all things Asian cuisine and culture.
Toronto Ribfest // Centennial Park
Jun 30 - Jul 3
The perfect way to celebrate Canada Day is at the Toronto Ribfest with a juicy rack of ribs.
Oh Canada Ribfest // Waterdown
Jun 30 - Jul 3
If the Toronto Ribfest isn't enough, the Oh Canada Ribfest is held on the same weekend and is a viable second destination option.
Taste of Lawrence // Wexford Heights
Jul 8 - 10
The Taste of Lawrence is a great way to discover new tasty and culturally diverse foods from local vendors.
Lovin' Local Food Fest // Yonge-Dundas Square
This year is Lovin' Local Food Fest's first year on the Toronto food scene and showcases sustainable foods in the city.
TO Food Fest // Chinese Cultural Centre
Jul 9 - 10
TO Food Fest brings together some of the best variety in cultural dishes and desserts in Toronto.
Summer Craft Beer Fest // Liberty Market Buildings
Summer Craft Beer Fest celebrates small breweries in the city and across the province.
Fusion of Taste Festival // Albion Islington Business Area
Fusion Taste Festival presents Albion Islington's cultural diversity through food, music and performances.
Toronto's Festival of Beer // Exhibition Place
Jul 22 - 24
Toronto's Festival of Beer features over 50 brewers and their delectable beer concoctions.
Toronto Food Truck Festival // Woodbine Park
Jul 29 - 31
Toronto Food Truck Festival brings together over a dozen food trucks for you to check out.
Jerk Fest // Centennial Park
Aug 6 - 7
Jerk Fest celebrates the best in Caribbean food and cuisine, from chicken, rabbit and alligator specialties.
Taste of Danforth // Greektown
Aug 7 - 9
Try out some of Toronto's best Greek food at Taste of the Danforth.
Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival // Fort York (Garrison)
Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival is a hub for all things vegan, including meatless burgers and dairy free ice cream.
Food Truck Frenzy // Enercare Centre
Aug 26 - 28
Food Truck Frenzy brings together food trucks that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
Toronto Cider Festival // Yonge-Dundas Square
The Toronto Cider Festival celebrates locally-made hard ciders.
Toronto Food and Wine Festival // 10 Alcorn Ave
Sept 18 - 20
The Toronto Food and Wine Festival is back at the end of this summer and showcases two of the best things ever - food and wine.
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