The Stop Night Market was one of the best run festivals of 2012, delivering a stellar cast of local chefs and restaurants behind some uniquely designed carts serving their take on street fare. The festival is back this year and has expanded to two nights.
Last year's Night Market hosted nearly 30 food and drink vendors in the parking lot behind Honest Ed's on a warm summer night. You can read about it here. Guests paid $50 for an all-inclusive ticket (food and drink) with the proceeds raising over $57,000 for The Stop's anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.
In response to overwhelming demand for tickets (last year, 800 tickets sold out in 36 hours), this year's market will be expanding to two nights, June 18 and 19. The line-up will also be expanding to 60 chefs serving behind 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers. It all adds up to wht promises to be one of the not-to-be-missed events of the summer for fans of Toronto's growing street food culture. More than 1,800 tickets, each valid for one night only, will go on sale at noon on May 22. Best of all you'll be doing a good deed just by by attending. The event will again raise money for The Stop, an organisation that works to increase access to healthy food in a way that maintains dignity, builds health and community while also challenging inequality.
Expect a different lineup of vendors for each night this year, with local wineries (Tawse winery is the first to be mentioned) stepping up to the plate to provide some pairings fit for all the gourmet street food.
Featured food and beverage vendors:
Tuesday, June 18th
Food; A-OK Foods, Acadia, Archive, Barque, Carmen Cocina Espanola, Chartecler, The County General, The Emerson, ESÉ, feasTO, Fonda Lola, Gusto 101, The Harbord Room, Lindsey Bakes, Mad Maple Country Inn, Maizal, Neptuno, Nyood, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Rose and Sons, Samuel J. Moore, Skin + Bones, Sugar Mamma’s Mini Donuts, SupiCucu, Table 17/Ascari Enoteca, The Tempered Chef, The Stop Community Food Centre, This End Up, White Brick Kitchen, Woodlot, Wiggle Room,
Other beverages; Black Fly Beverages, Grace Coconut Water, Sloane Tea
Beer; Lake of Bays Brewing, Muskoka Brewery, Steam Whistle Brewing
Wine; Bachelder Wines, Rosehall Run Vineyards, Rosewood Estates Winery, Tawse Winery
Wednesday, June 19th
Food; 416 Snackbar, Babi&Co, Blue Goose Pure Foods, Brockton General, Bushwick, Cote de Boeuf, Delica Kitchen, Farmhouse Tavern, GwaiLo, Hawker Bar, Hawthorne Food & Drink, Jack and Lil’s, Living Kitchen Wellness, Marben, Momofuku Shōtō, Paulette’s, Richmond Station, Royal Beaver Tree, The Stockyards, Sullivan & Bleeker, The Beet Organic Restaurant, The Gabardine, The Grove, The Ritz Carlton, The Stop Community Food Centre, Tori’s Bakeshop, Torito, Universal Grill, Ursa
Other beverages; Black Fly Beverages, Grace Coconut Water, Reunion Coffee
Beer;Amsterdam Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Junction Craft Brewing,
Wine; Charles Baker, Malivoire, Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard, The Grange of Prince Edward County
Tickets ($50, all-you-can-eat/drink) will go on sale online at www.nightmarket.thestop.org at noon on May 22.