It was a nice Sunday afternoon and I had a couple of errands to run in the Summerhill area so I decided to go for a bit of a walk in the neighbourhood. Over recent years there has been an influx of high-quality (and costly) food markets. You can get almost anything you’ll need for a really fancy feast. There’s a butcher, a fish monger, gourmet cheeses, a boutique market place and a fresh bakery.
After hibernating over the winter, the Toronto Underground Market had their first event of 2012. Last Sunday, March 4th was a freezing cold -12 degrees Celsius. Hardly the weather for an entirely outdoor event but the crowds of food fans were still eager as ever. I will apologize right out of the gate that some of the food shots aren’t my best work, but it was so cold out that night that we usually had to dig into the food right away before they got too cold. This was probably one of the only events where the longer you take to drink your beer the colder it gets!
This is a few of the vendors at the Toronto Underground Market that I wasn’t able to get to. I snapped shots because they either were visually interesting or I had heard good things from my friends. Due to the cold I was less inclined to hang around and try as much as I had at the last TUM. I honestly think that the cold made my stomach smaller.
This is just a photo journey as I don’t have much to say about each item since I didn’t eat them!
With the Toronto Underground Market making its return this Sunday, I have been thinking about my experience at last year’s event. It was one of my first big food festivals and I feel l picked up a few good do’s and don’t’s for new-comers to a food festival of this magnitude. Here’s a quick list of some of those tips. Hope to see you all there! Continue reading
Food trucks are a rapidly growing trend in the restaurant business, I’m sure largely in part due to the Food Network show Eat St. The publicity has been sky-rocketing and food trucks are becoming known all over for providing gourmet foods at street food prices. They can do this because they don’t need to pay the overhead of maintaining an address and staffing an entire store front.
This was my first experience at the Toronto Underground Market and I’m sure glad I made it out before they hibernate for the winter. It was a cool and drizzly November evening, but this didn’t slow the hordes of foodies from coming out in force. This was the fourth event put on by TUM and the buzz has definitely gotten around – the $10 tickets sold out within 24 hours of becoming available. Most items ranged from $1 to $6, so you won’t be emptying your wallet to fill your stomach with goodies. It took place at the Evergreen Brick Worksas usual, which in itself is a pretty impressive place setting. I’ll be alternating between “I” and “we” throughout this article because we took a team approach to sampling all the goodies at the show due to lack of stomach space!