One of the best things about living in the city is the variety of events throughout the year. I will never get tired of finding great opportunities to sample our cities food.
Not all of the events for the year have been announced, so stay tuned for more, but here are a few food festivals to look forward to if you prefer your meals plant-based.
Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Date: March 4th
Price: tickets from $35, Tokens $2 each
Be happy this large apres-ski-themed dance party will be returning this year after it almost didn’t.
Being held this year on March 4th in roundhouse park, the craft beef festival is expanding to welcome wine, ciders, and non-alcoholic drinks.
You’ll also find some great food trucks and local vendors alongside your drinks. There will be at least a few vegetarian eats at this festival, and if you’re still not satisfied, there’s a plethora of other great restaurants with vegetarian options near by.
T.O. Food & Drink Fest
Date: March 31th – April 7th
Price: $20 entry, suggested $4-$6/tasting
“Canada’s largest food and drink festival” is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the last week of march with over 150 food vendors.
While not everything at this Toronto food festival is vegetarian, there are so many options, a mixology class, and a guided wine experience with cheese.
Walk from stall to stall enjoying as you go, or sit in their lounge and enjoy some downtime between bites.
Dundas West Street Festival
Date: June 9th – 11th
Price: Free Entry
This year, it’s going by the name Do West Festival, but it’s a street festival from Landsdown to Ossington featuring food, music, and more.
Since this festival happens in little Portugal, expect lovely street food and restaurant patios to be full. You’ll find lots of vegetarian options at this food festival.
Toronto Wine Festival
Date: July 7th – 9th
Price: Tickets from $49
Happening again this year at the Rende-Viewz Patio, this is an all-you-can-taste wine event with food available for purchase.
Try wine from around the world, dance, and enjoy this vibrant downtown patio. When purchasing weekend tickets, keep in mind that there are two entry times.
Date: August 12th
Price: Early bird from $9
This one-day festival is held in the Fort York Garrison Commons, come out to enjoy, art, drinks, music, and a fully vegan food line-up.
This vegan food festival also happened in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, and Miami. This is really more like a music festival with a lot of vegan food than a Toronto food festival, children attendance is “not recommended”.
If you’re looking for things to do outside of the city, consider visiting the St Jacob’s Farmer’s Market or Gravenhurst Tree Museum. Or, if you’re looking for other things to do in the city, check out my Toronto Guides.
Have a recommendation for a food festival I should check out? leave a comment below! Happy snacking.