10 Best Food Markets In Toronto, Canada

food markets in toronto
Richard Dean
Richard Dean 

Whether you crave fish, cheese, veggies, or street food, you’re in luck! Toronto’s culinary scene is booming and not only limited to fine dining or fast food. Nowadays, there are plenty of markets that are exclusively about local eats and street food. Markets here have a festive atmosphere and are very family friendly, with activities for kids and families, and oftentimes even live music! These are not your typical markets, these are big community-built events, with camaraderie and love. You will not truly enjoy Toronto if you don’t try some of their market specialties and meet its friendly locals. Read more in this article and discover the best food markets in Toronto, Canada!

1. Dufferin Grove Farmers Market

Dufferin Grove Farmers Market is one of the oldest and most diverse organic markets in Toronto. Tons of meals and food items are available here, from barbequed delicacies to bakeries and other food stalls, as well as organic food vendors and produce. This place is a good spot for family bonding, where you can shop, eat, and play in the park. Among the stars here are J.K. Fries and ChocoSol’s chocolate - the best comfort food for everyone.

Dufferin Grove Farmers Market

Address: 875 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario

Website: Dufferin Grove Farmers Market

Opening hours: Thurs: 3pm - 7pm

2. Leslieville Farmers Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cheers to our first winter market season coming to a close! There will be no markets on April 7th or April 14th. . See you May 12 in Jonathan Ashbridge Park for our 10th summer season.

Posted by The Leslieville Farmers' Market on Saturday, April 6, 2019

Good news! The Leslieville Farmers Market is stickin’ it out for the winter, from December to April. Though small, this place is enough to keep you sated, from yoga classes in the park and live music to kids activities and weekly special themes. There’s a fine selection of bread, veggies, and fruit here - all contributing to the beauty of the place. Monforte Dairy is a must here, they have delicious goat fresco cheese that’s to die for.

Leslieville Farmers Market

Address: Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Toronto, Ontario

Website: Leslieville Farmers Market

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 2pm

3. Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brickworks (22051592404)
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Evergreen Brick Works is a favorite spot for families. It has an award-winning suite of programs and focuses on creating and sustaining healthy urban environments in transit systems, housing, schools, public spaces, and the communities themselves. The best time to visit the market is in the morning, when you can have a wonderful breakfast at the Cafe, which serves a good, organic herbal tea.

Evergreen Brick Works

Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Website: Evergreen Brick Works

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 5pm

4. The Stop's Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns

The Stop’s Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns is a go-to-go place in Toronto and a long-standing facility and arts’ hub, which features a gallery, studios, and a farmers market. It has a good selection of baked goods and organic produce, from vegan food vendors to gluten-free and nut-free stalls.

The Stop's Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns

Address: 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario

Website: The Stop’s Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

5. St. Lawrence Market

Toronto - ON - St Lawrence Market
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Renowned as the “World’s Best Food Market” by National Geographic, in 2012, St. Lawrence Market is an iconic culinary hotspot, which offers wonderful shops, eateries, and stalls. It features over 120 farmers and merchants, selling organic products and healthy food. Here, you can buy fresh and local meat cheaper than the grocery store. It is a good spot to grab a snack or a bite for lunch, like some barbeque or a sandwich.

St. Lawrence Market

Address: 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario

Website: St. Lawrence Market

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

6. Davisville Village Farmers Market

Davisville Village Farmers Market is committed to promoting fresh and quality food. This market is a combination of fantastic Portuguese tarts, a wide selection of fruits and vegetables, and a good atmosphere, with plenty of local vendors to choose from. This place is a good spot for a peaceful and happy walk in the morning.

Davisville Village Farmers Market

Address: 14 Acacia Rd., Toronto, Ontario

Website: Davisville Village Farmers Market

Opening hours: Tues: 3pm - 7pm

7. Junction Farmers Market

Unbeatable produce and products, cozy ambiance, and great musicians - that’s what you’ll find at the Junction Farmers Market. This market presents local, sustainably produced, fresh food in a manner that provides assistance to local food growers and producers and gives access to healthy food for everyone. If you happen to be here, the Nigerian breakfast specialties are not to be missed and their beans are beyond good, as well.

Junction Farmers Market

Address: 2960 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Website: Junction Farmers Market

Opening hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm

8. Sorauren Farmers Market

Welcome to the Sorauren Farmers Market! Here, you’ll experience a community-building vibe around food, with plenty of top vendors who sell great vegetables, organic, and fresh products. The atmosphere here is family-friendly and clean and you will find this market is a spot for family bonding. The dried mushrooms are a must-buy here.

Sorauren Farmers Market

Address: 289 Sorauren Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Website: Sorauren Farmers Market

Opening hours: Mon: 3pm - 7pm

9. East Lynn Farmers Market

Posted by East Lynn Park Farmers' Market on Tuesday, 23 July 2013

This market is built with love and it welcomes community wellness businesses, with a calendar that’s always full of activities, especially for kids. There’s a wide selection of local produce and products to choose from. Be sure to stop at Paul’s stall - they sell superb tomatoes.

East Lynn Farmers Market

Address: East Lynn Park, Danforth Avenue at Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Website: East Lynn Farmers Market

Opening hours: Thurs: 3pm - 7pm (from June - October)

10. Metro Hall Farmers Market

Here at the Metro Hall Farmers Market, you’ll find a relaxed environment with lots of locally produced products, from meat to vegetables and fruit and everything in between. You can visit Domenic’s Meats if you are looking for good smoked meat and sausage rolls.

Metro Hall Farmers Market

Address: 55 John Street, David Pecaut Square, Toronto, Ontario

Website: Metro Hall Farmers Market

Opening hours: Thurs: 8am - 2:30pm (May 30 - October 17)

Discover the superb food markets of Toronto

St. Lawrence Market interior
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There are tons of specialty markets in Toronto and its food scene is creative and innovative. When it comes to local eats and street food, the markets here are the best options you have.

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