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As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto’s culinary scene is truly a cultural phenomenon. The kitchens are renowned for their global influences, and the chefs for their extraordinary drive and talent.

Toronto’s multicultural roots are deliciously reflected in over 7,500 restaurants across 140+ neighbourhoods. A true foodie’s city, one can sample culinary experiences from around the globe right here.

Toronto was the first Canadian city to be recognized by the MICHELIN Guide in 2022 with 74 restaurants, including 13 newly-minted MICHELIN-starred restaurants and 17 Bib Gourmands. MICHELIN Guide in Toronto is a symbol of international distinction.

It is an invitation to the world to come and explore Toronto’s global culinary offerings—to try new dishes, explore different cultures, and taste a uniquely-Toronto fusion of flavours.

It is also a celebration of the culinary skill and artistry that the chefs and restaurants have long been appreciated for, both by locals and visitors.

Culinary events in Toronto

Toronto is a hub for culinary events and food festivals, attracting foodies from all over the world. These events are a great way to sample the city's diverse food scene and to discover new restaurants and cuisines.

From Chinese dim sum to Ethiopian injera, Toronto has it all. In fact, the city has been named one of the top food destinations in the world by publications such as National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveler.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, there is always something new and exciting to try at Toronto's food festivals. From Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in North America to cultural event celebrations like Jerkfest, the city hosts countless culinary events that will fuel your curiosity and tastes, no matter your interests.

With events added daily it’s easy to be spontaneous in this city. Check out Now Playing Toronto for an up-to-date calendar on all culinary events happening today, this weekend and this month.

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Download your passport

Each season, you can download a passport to help guide your planning and inspire you to explore Toronto.

Each time you check-in to a location on a passport, you’re on your way to some pretty sweet rewards! For every 3 check-ins you collect, you can redeem one $25 Feast On Gift Voucher up to 10 vouchers (terms & conditions apply).

Prepare to experience the incredible offerings and mosaic of flavours in the GTA. You can find a variety of authentic and homemade Caribbean, Latin American and southeast Asian cuisine right in your backyard! So pack your bags... Let’s explore!

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