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June 28, 2012 Comments (1) Views: 4656 GFR Photo Essay

The Stop’s Night Market

By: Rebecca Feigelsohn

Last Wednesday, in the alley behind Honest Ed’s, Toronto food-enthusiasts gathered in support of The Stop Community Food Centre, where they indulged in an all-you-can-eat-and-drink-a-thon by savouring some of the best food and drink in the city. The fundraiser, which supported The Stop’s initiative to combat hunger and inequality by increasing access to healthy food, also included practical art-instillations that functioned as custom-made food stalls for each of the 27 food vendors. The event was certainly a feast for both the eyes and the stomach, including an eclectic range of cuisine, from established favourites like Woodlot, Yours Truly and The Stockyards, to the up-and-comers such as Jack and Lil’s, Hawker Bar and The Grove.

Despite the comprehensive range of food, which included more than one vegetarian option, a rare occurrence at a food event, pork was the preferred ingredient being dished out; being used in steamed buns, tamales, dumplings and burgers. The night market was most certainly a success, as the sold-out event brought together a fairly young mix of Torontonians with hearty appetite’s and philanthropic hankerings who ate, drank and socialized well into the summer evening.

  • BBQ Pig Tail from The Stockyards
  • Paulette's Original Donuts and Chicken
  • Vegetarian panamanian tamale from Supicucu
  • Tasty South African treats from Jack and Lil's
  • Delica Kitchen Spicy Bird Sandwich
  • The Stop's Vegetarian Pad Thai stand
  • Sno-Cones from Cowbell
  • The Stop's Night Market in the alley and parking lot of Honest Ed's
  • Balloons, streamers, and twinkle lights setting the mood
  • Pork Shoulder and Belly Steamed Buns from Torito
  • Tromba Tequila shaking up some margaritas
  • Paullette Donuts
  • Mini fried chicken slider with coleslaw from Brockton General
  • Chocolate bacon and "a lil' bit of everything" cookies from Lindsey Bakes
  • Cured trout, rye, cucumber, dill from The Grove
  • Beef Crudo with Duck Yolk and Balconville Vinegar from Woodlot
  • Shrimp cocktail from Bushwick; shrimp ceviche in gazpacho with andean corn nuts
  • Pork belly with kimchi on steamed bun from County General
  • Vegetarian Pad Thai from The Stop
  • Pulled Pork on mini bun from The Tempered Chef
  • Mini red velvet cupcakes from Sullivan & Bleeker
  • Ginger Molasses and Sugar Cookies from Lindsey Bakes
  • Duck and Foie Gras + Pork and Bok Choy dumplings from FeasT.O
  • Wild boar meatball with summer succotash from Hey Meatball


Rebecca Feigelsohn is a Toronto based editorial intern for Good Food Revolution. She recently completed her BA in English at McGill University and loves all things sweet. Follow her as she profiles Toronto pastry chefs @GoodFoodRevInt 

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One Response to The Stop’s Night Market

  1. Kris says:

    “The fundraiser, which supported The Stop’s initiative to combat hunger and inequality by increasing access to healthy food…” Sadly and ironically, the price tag on this event is too high for the people they’re trying to help and not accessible to the average person interested in good, healthy food.

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