Food festivals have truly become all the rage in Toronto – and we’re not complaining.
Any excuse to leave the house and eat a variety of delicious food is a good thing, and we’re happy to have the extra motivation to get outside in February when hibernation sometimes feels like the only choice.
Best of all, this new festival is perfectly tailored to its mid-February date, because it’s all about comfort food. If there’s one thing we all want in the middle of a brutally cold winter, it’s delicious, filling food that reminds us of our childhood while warming us up.
Heatfest will celebrate the best of Canadian comfort food with soups, stews, curries, sauces, jerks, gravies and more all on the menu.
The festival will feature a combination of food truck specials happening at restaurants within the Distillery, including Buster’s Sea Cove, Smash Kitchen and Bar, Wickedly Sinful, Mr. Corn, Marty Galin Pies, Kidz Can and Chimney Stax.
You’ll have the chance to dig into some bacon-wrapped corn on the cob, funnel cake, lobster rolls and pork belly poutine, just to name a few.
Don’t worry, you’ll be able to work off those extra calories while you’re there too, as they’re also offering hula hoop classes, cold yoga, and jazz funk dance classes – because food alone won’t keep you warm in the middle of the bleakest month of the year.
The festival will take place on Monday, February 16th (aka Family Day, so you won’t have work holding you back) from 11am to 6pm at Trinity Square in the Distillery District.