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.
Night markets and festivals
Night It Up!
August 5–7, 2022
Satisfy your Asian street food cravings while enjoying nightly performances by local talent at this annual outdoor festival in Markham, just 30 minutes north of Toronto.
Inspired by the night markets of Taiwan and Hong Kong, this three-day festival will offer up classic night-market faves like bubble tea, barbecued meat skewers and tornado potatoes (deliciously deep-fried, spiral-cut potatoes served on skewers).
Location: Downtown Markham
Toronto Waterfront Night Market
August 12–14, 2022
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
Markham Dynamite Night Market
September 2–4, 2022
This all-ages, family-friendly night market is all about Pan-Asian eats and interactive entertainment. Plan your evening well so you can enjoy the Dynamite World midway rides and delicious food offerings like grilled seafood and other night market faves.
Close out the evening watching the floating lantern festival. Entrance is free for kids 12 and under and ticketed for everyone else. Bonus: its ultra-inclusive mascot is Dynamite the non-binary Dragon!
Location: Markham Fair Grounds
Full Moon Mid-Autumn Festival
September 10, 2022
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
Restaurants and bars
Get the Asian night market experience any time of year at this massive, 370 sq m (4,000 sq ft) Annex eatery. Adorned in neon signs, vintage movie posters and even a lucky cat wall, this Bloor Street West food hall showcases Asian-owned and led businesses.
Experience chef-driven cuisines from Jakarta to Tokyo, including a variety of street foods, cocktails and desserts. You’ll find indulgent favourites like pork belly bao, grilled chicken skewers, hand-pulled noodles and so. much. more.
Location: The Annex neighbourhood
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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