Don’t let the snowy weather stop you from exploring all that Toronto has to offer this winter season – especially when it comes to food. Though it’s a bit brisk out there, Toronto (and surrounding areas) have a few food and drink events in the works this winter that are definitely worth leaving your house for.

Whether it’s driving down to Hamilton or hitting up Toronto’s waterfront, there’s a lot to sip and munch on in the next few weeks.

From intimate tasting experiences to full-fledged festivals, here are 7 food and drink events to hit up this season:

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Toronto’s beloved two-week restaurant event, Winterlicious 2023 kicks off later this month and there are a ton of restaurants offering inexpensive lunch and dinner menus for the low. The annual winter event begins January 27 to February 9, and reservations are now open at participating restaurants.

When: January 27 to February 9
Where: Participating restaurants across Toronto

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack TO is coming back to Toronto’s waterfront in 2023 for a two-day maple-filled event.

When: March 11 and 12, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive

Toronto Tea Festival

Sip on some of the finest teas in the world, learn from the experts about tea culture, learn new things, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon with family and friends.

When: January 28 and January 29
Where: Toronto Reference Library – Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street

The Winter Chocolate Show

Enjoy delicious chocolate creations from some of Canada’s finest chocolate makers and chocolatiers at this winter event. Tickets are available online via Eventbrite.

When: February 4th, 2023
Where: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Museum and Special Events Venue – 106 Trinity Street

Wine, Charcuterie and Cheese Tasting

Take part in this delicious evening of wine, cheese, and charcuterie items with Jeremy Lago, Fromagier and Sommelier from The Pantry Fine Cheese and Scott Draper, Head Charcutier from Sanagan’s Meat Locker.

When: January 20 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Mess Hall – 1125 Gerrard Street East
Price:  $79.02

Niagara Icewine Festival

Wine country is just as fun in the wintertime during the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. Take a trip out to the Niagara region for a weekend and experience the many ice wine experiences at local wineries, which include live music, culinary delights, and sparkling ice sculptures.

When: January 20th to 22nd & January 27th to 29th, 2023
WhereSee festival schedule

Food & Drink Fest

Make a trip down to the Hammer for its Food & Drink Fest. You can try a number of Ontario VQA and International wines, spirits, craft beers, gourmet local food, specialty coffees, teas, and so much more. Chow down on offerings from innovative food trucks, and sip on creations from local breweries and wineries, too. A weekend of fun!

When: March 17, 2023 and March 18, 2023
Where:  Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s – 1 Summers Lane