From savoury street foods to sweet treats, feed your foodie pangs at these Asian-style night markets, bars and restaurants.

Love eating into the wee hours? Then bring your appetite (and your stretchy pants) to Toronto for these cool nighttime festivals and hotspots inspired by Asia, where late-night snacking is an art form.

Taste of Asia

June 23–25, 2023

Satisfy your Asian street food cravings at what promises to be North America’s largest outdoor festival in Markham, just 30 minutes north of Toronto. Taste of Asia is three days of food, family-friendly cultural events and live entertainment. (Did we mention the food?)

Grab a bubble tea and follow your nose to find classic night-market faves like barbecued meat skewers and tornado potatoes (deliciously deep-fried, spiral-cut potatoes served on skewers). 

Location: Kennedy & Steeles (next to Pacific Mall), Markham

Toronto Waterfront Night Market 

August 11–13, 2023

Eat and drink your way through the Toronto Waterfront Night Market, a celebration of the Qixi Double Seven Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day.

Pan-Asian cuisine and craft beer are on the menu for this ticketed 19+ event, along with interactive entertainment like karaoke and the Illuminasian Floating Lantern Festival. Best part: this night market takes place along the downtown waterfront near Liberty Village and is easily accessible by public transit.

Location: Ontario Place

Taste of India

August 4 & 5, 2023

This two-day festival returns downtown for its sixth annual celebration of Indian culture. With food, shopping and entertainment (expect live music, dance performances and DJs), it promises to be a Bhangra-filled party with 100 types of authentic cuisine.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Also see: 10 Classic Little India Foods

Full Moon Mid-Autumn Festival

Dates TBD

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Mooncake Festival) at this 19+ full moon party taking place at the glamorous Grand Bizarre, a weekend-only beach club near Toronto’s waterfront.

Expect local food vendors serving up pan-Asian eats like grilled meat skewers and moon cakes, as well as live entertainment, including a traditional Chinese lion dance and more floating lanterns.

Location: Grand Bizarre, Exhibition Place

Midnight Market

Fusion snacks and shochu- or sake-spiked craft cocktails are on the menu at this night market-inspired bar located on College Street, straddling eclectic Kensington Market and hip Little Italy.

From beloved street-food classics like curry fish ball skewers to unique creations like the Sloppy Joe Bo Kho, you’ll be snacking all night long! Decked out in bright lanterns and vintage signs, this cool late-night bar will make you feel like you’re in another part of the world—in Toronto.

Location: College Street in Toronto’s Westside