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The Toronto Underground Market (TUM) is a social food market to promote Toronto home cooks & budding food entrepreneurs. It is a venue to showcase their products. The vendors are not all chefs, although some are and it’s not a farmers market. TUM provides an opportunity to share food with the community that would otherwise only be consumed by friends and family.

For more information on the Toronto Underground Market, visit yumtum.cafacebook.com/TOundrgroundmkt@TOundrgroundmkt.

Tickets for the March 6, 2013 TUM are still available, purchase here.

March 5, 2013 | By | Reply More

Valentine’s Day Food Event Ideas

Valentines day is just around the corner. On Thursday, February 14th some of you will be going out and some of you will be staying in. Whether you are looking for something romantic or just good old-fashioned family fun, we have you covered in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto! Staying in? Check out our Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas from Melissa d’Arabian of the Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping.” We also have some great Valentine’s Day food and drink ideas that will help you impress that special someone. Happy Valentine’s Day!

In Vancouver, go Ice Skating at Robson Square and then check out the annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, where new and extremely unusual hot chocolate flavours can be had (yes, there is bacon!) from the 23 participating Vancouver chocolate makers and artisans. The Vancouver Farmers Market is hosting a February Food Truck Fest food truck fest.

In Montreal, go for the “Bare Your Heart” Package at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. At $219, you get one night accommodation, breakfast in bed for two, and two “En Coeur” cocktails to enjoy at night. For an exclusive Valentine’s Day option visit Toque! in the Old Port and discover true gastronomical love with a special eight-course tasting menu with carefully selected wine pairings. Le Carte Blanche on Ontario Street is doing a special Valentine’s Day menu, for $55 you get a four-course meal as well as a take-away option. Go ice skating at the rink in Old Port or partake in the skating/walking hybrid event, Skates & the PlateauPatisserie Rhubarbe is hosting a 3 course sweets tasting menu event featuring some of the most light, fluffy and creative patisseries in town.

In Toronto, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is hosting a Valentine Candy Making Family Workshop, on Sunday Feb. 10, from 1-4pm. Casa Loma is offering a Valentine’s Family Brunch at Casa Loma on Feb. 19. Go ice skating at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel ice rink and then walk over to a nearby coffeeshop and have a hot chocolate to warm up. Or check out Valentine’s Day at The Distillery District, The Distillery has just been named one of the 10 best places in Toronto to propose this Valentine’s by the Toronto Star. If you do happen to visit The Distillery, stock up on chocolate for your sweetheart from Soma and grab a hot chocolate or coffee from Balzac’s. Other great chocolate options in the Toronto include Cava and Teuscher. Soma will also be joining up with the Group of 7 Chefs for a Chocolate Inspired Dinner, tickets are available here. Finally, join Abbeys Kitchen for Sips and Nibbles (SnN), presented by the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) for an elegant, all-you-can-eat Valentine’s Day food event on February 16th. The event will be held at Steamwhistle Brewery from 7PM – Midnight and tickets can be purchased online at for $75 plus tax and service fee.

What are you planning on doing this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Story Astoria via Photopin cc

February 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More

Sips and Nibbles with Abbey’s Kitchen, Presented by the Toronto Underground Market (TUM)

Abbey Sharp is a registered dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger (for both a personal blog, and Eat St. Food Network’s blog), a passionate home chef, and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen. She has a BASc. in Nutrition and Food, and has participated in numerous formal and informal professional culinary courses. Balancing the ideological demands of being a foodie and dietitian, Abbey understands that food represents so much more than nutrients, numbers, calories, and portions. It can symbolize culture, family, love, identity, and sensuality at its peak. With its role in such a variety of delicious domains, Abbey believes that a pleasurable relationship with food is inherently essential for good health. Abbey has embraced this philosophy in all aspects of the Abbey’s Kitchen brand including her social media activities, speaking appearances (i.e. TEDx), blogging, food events (ie. Sips and Nibbles), food demonstrations, as well as through academic and popular writing. Her goal has been to break the common association of healthy food as boring and bland, and demonstrate instead its inherently satisfying, flavourful and sexy qualities.

Currently, Abbey is proudly working alongside the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) in co-hosting Sips and Nibbles (SnN), an elegant, all-you-can-eat Valentines Day food event on February 16th. SnN combines the pop-up street food style of a traditional TUM event, with the elegance and intimacy of a romantic dinner club, but without crazy line ups or pretentious attitude. The event will be held at Steamwhistle Brewery from 7PM – Midnight and tickets can be purchased online at for $75 plus tax and service fee. Admission price includes unlimited food, one welcome cocktail, a 5-piece band and DJ and the option to tour the brewery. And this is not your typical TUM fare, either. Abbey’s Kitchen and TUM have handpicked 10 top TUM vendors to create menus specifically for SnN. With premium ingredients such as lobster, oysters, foie gras, sweetbreads, game meat, and chocolate on the menu, it’s sure to be a sensually pleasing evening. SnN will also be featuring an amazing lineup of local alcohol vendors, including Huff Winery, Steamwhistle Beer, Dillon’s Distillers (Vodka, Gin, Rye), Tequila Tromba, Sailor Jack Rum, and 40 Creek Whisky, who will create signature cocktails throughout the evening.

This Valentines Day weekend, satisfy your carnal cravings with TUM and Abbey’s Kitchen at this exclusive gastronomic event!

Saturday, February 16, 2013 7 PM – Midnight

Steam Whistle Brewery

255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

Purchase tickets

Sips and Nibbles Facebook Page

Following SnN, Abbey’s Kitchen will be expanding with exciting cookbook developments (including her debut solo cookbook, Kitchen Foreplay), an online webisode series of food adventures and culinary tips, a sassy line of aprons and kitchen linens, and more delicious foodie events.

Meet Abbey for a romantic sip and a nibble on Feb. 16th, and follow her at www.abbeyskitchen.com, abbeyskitchenblog.blogspot.ca, @AbbeysKitchen, facebook.com/abbeys-kitchen & pinterest.com/abbeyskitchen.

 

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More

Toronto Underground Market (TUM) – TUM’s First Anniversary – September 30 2012

The September edition of the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) was held this past Sunday at the Brickworks. This instalment was a special one because not only was it TUM’s first anniversary, but it was also the first time they’ve held a daytime TUM as well as the regular night TUM.

The family-friendly daytime TUM event (from 11am-3pm) featured over 25 pop-up booths and vendors, offering a mix of brunch themed delectables. Lines quickly formed at favorites like Rock Lobster Food Co., Fidel Gastro’s, Hot Bunzz and West Side Beef Co. Desserts and other sweet treats were readily available from vendors like KEO ConfiserieSmashcake, and Dough by Rachelle with Manual Labour Coffee supplying the required morning caffeine fix.

The night TUM event featured over 40 pop-ups and vendors including favorites like Comida Del Pueblo, Neptuno Oysters, Babi & Co., La Carnita, and more. There were drinks available from Tromba Tequila (with their signature margarita), craft beer from breweries including Flying MonkeysHogtown Brewers, and Granville Island Brewery, as well as a special TUM wine, available in Red or White.

Here is our complete video coverage of TUM’s First Birthday [click on vendor name to view video]:

We look forward to seeing what TUM has in store for us over the next year! Happy Birthday TUM!

For more info on the Toronto Underground Market (TUM), visit: www.yumtum.ca

October 3, 2012 | By | Reply More

Rock Lobster Food Co. at the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) – September 2012

Rock Lobster Food Co. is a Toronto based Pop Up Street Food Company & Seafood Supplier partnering with independent Canadian fishermen offering ocean friendly, sustainable, fresh seafood.

October 3, 2012 | By | Reply More