Toronto Food & Drink Market

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The Toronto Food & Drink Market, formerly known as The Good Food Show was held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from April 10-12th. The larger location was a nice welcome as previously, the aisles were so crammed with foodies it was hard to get around.  The only down side of the new location was the steep $14 for parking.

Eating my way around the direct energy centre
Eating my way around the direct energy centre

The show was organized nicely with sections like: Food Truck Alley, Master Classes, Dessert Lounge, Farmers Market, Health & Wellness. It made navigating the show very easy.

The Food Truck Alley included Toronto favourite trucks: Busters Sea Cove, Papps Greek on Wheels, T.Dot’s NAAnsense, Hank’s Daddy’s Barbecue, Food Dudes, and of course, Fidel Gastro’s. All the trucks were serving up their classics in the centre of the show with nice large tables for patrons to enjoy.

Featuring Toronto's best food trucks
Featuring Toronto’s best food trucks

The Master Classes featured a diverse selection of topics including wine tasting, sake tasting, seafood cooking demos to the sold out cooking demonstration from the one and only Susur Lee.

The dessert lounge was a bit disappointing as it only featured a couple of dessert vendors. Temi Bakes and Holy Cannoli were showcasing some beautiful desserts and sweets.

Other vendor highlights included:

– Main Squeeze, a retro fruit juice press

Empire Cider – handcrafted cider made locally in Ontario

Locally crafted cider
Locally crafted cider

BUFCO – Backyard Urban Farm Community that sold beautiful raised gardening bed

Liko’s Hawaiian Barbecue – serving up classic Hawaiian treats (Spam Masubi)

Sprouting World – showcasing organic sprouter with delicious sprouts!

sprouts!
Sprouts!

Live Green Toronto – giving away seeds and educating patrons on growing produce

Oven Baked Tradition – even the dogs and cats got some good eats!

Learning what is in season
Learning what is in season
I want to grow everything!
I want to grow everything!

Overall the show was nicely organized and adapted to what Toronto foodies are looking for. There are so many great chefs, wine makers, food lovers in Toronto and I think this show can continue to grow by featuring more great vendors. If would be great if the show was able to attract a huge celebrity chef as the head liner.

This was a great food show in Toronto and I will not only come back next year, but definitely recommend it for other food lovers to do the same!

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