The Best Food Events Happening this June 2014

7 food events around the globe that will satifsy any globetrotter in search of delicious food and drink.

Toronto's Taste of the Beach. Photography courtesy ccharmon.

Toronto’s Taste of the Beach. Photography courtesy ccharmon.

Food and travel go hand-in-hand, so if you’re planning on visiting one of these destinations this June, you’ll want to bring an appetite.

Taste of Stockholm | June 4-8, 2014

For not one, but five days, the city’s most renowned food producers, chefs and restaurants come to Sweden’s capital city to eat, drink and be entertained. Expect to find everything from traditional Swedish dishes to exotic fare, not to mention food trucks, seminars and fine dining.

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Tofino Food & Wine Festival | June 6-8, 2014

It’s all about local talent at the Tofino Food & Wine Festival, on Vancouver Island. In their 12th year, the main event is Grazing in the Gardens, held al fresco, at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. With canapes from local chefs, paired with tasting glasses of BC wines and microbreweries, it’s a meal not to be missed!

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Taste of the Beach, Toronto | Saturday, June 7, 2014

This year’s Luminto Festival has incorporated two food events, including the fun and affordable Taste of the Beach. Held at the festival’s hub, David Pecaut Square, a whimsical Cardboard Beach installation has been created for this event by Cuban artist collective, Los Carpinteros. Ten local chefs will be serving up a mouth-watering menu of barbequed foods, from things on sticks to favourite summer recipes with live music as the soundtrack. The event goes from noon to 5 p.m and food can be purchased for $5 each.

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Halifax Greek Fest | June 12-15, 2014

The oldest and largest cultural festival in Halifax, it’s really all about the food at Halifax’s Greek Fest. Find all of your favourite Greek dishes on the menu, including Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Donairs and Baklava. There’s also live entertainment, including music and dancing, as well as prizes including a trip for two to Greece.

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Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival | June 14-22, 2014

Niagara hosts three annual festivals, with their late spring festival focusing on their newest vintages. Newbies should consider reserving a Discovery Pass, which allows you to try eight wineries for only $40 (+tax). There are also other fun events including Movie Night at the Trius Vineyard, cheese and wine pairing seminars, as well their main food event the TD Tailgate Party ($85 +tax) on June 22, where you can dine on local dishes paired with wine from the surrounding vineyards.

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Taste of London, London UK | June 19-22, 2014

Taking place in London’s Regent Park, it’s your chance to get a taste of the city’s top restaurants. Your Taste ticket lasts for four hours, in which you can sample bites from world-renowned chefs, sip on champagne and beer, take part in a sushi making masterclass or watch the pros as they get creative in the kitchen.

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San Diego International Beer Festival | June 20-22, 2014

Proud to be the largest beer festival on the west coast, 200 breweries from over 15 countries come here to show their stuff. Ranging from craft brews to local specialties, real beer fans should consider upgrading to a VIP Brewer’s Lounge ticket which also gives you food pairings and unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, in addition to the unlimited tastings.

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