2021 Archive

Ontario Garlic Week was created in 2021 by the Toronto Garlic Festival in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When in-person events were deemed high risk due to public health restrictions the Toronto Garlic Festival wanted to find an alternative way to celebrate Ontario garlic and support farmers and food and beverage establishments. The inaugural Ontario Garlic Week saw farmers team up with restaurants, breweries, bars, drive-ins and theatres across the province to celebrate and embrace Ontario-grown garlic. 

Food & Beverage Establishments

Venue list

Abbey GardensBlack Bean Burger with Garlic Aioli (for dine-in) • Mushroom and Pepper Pasta with Roasted Chicken in Black Garlic Butter Sauce (frozen to-go).
1012 Garden Gate Drive, Haliburton K0M1S0
Adda BistroGrilled Fish Infused with Garlic and Hint of Cream • Garlic Sweet and Sour Stir Fry – Garlic tossed in our homemade sweet and sour sauce.
366 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A1T1
Amandala’s RestaurantAppetizer: Panko-crusted baked goat cheese with roasted garlic and oven fried tomatos. Main: Black garlic and parmesan house gnocchi with smoked honey garlic sausage with tomato onion and saffron cream sauce. Dessert: Chocolate, coffee, balsamic and black garlic tart with tobacco vanilla marshmallow fluff.
375 Water Street, Peterborough K9H3L7
Atmosphere cafe + etcCream of Roasted Garlic Soup with Herbed Croutons.
24 Carden St, Guelph N1H 3A2
Aunty Lucy’s BurgersGrilled Cheese Sandwich and Nima Sandwich includes garlic.
296 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto M5S2M7
Beefcake’s Burger FactoryThe Pickled Majestic Garlic Smashburger. A seared 4 oz Smashburger patty with smoked pork tenderloin, Muenster cheese and Spicy Poblano Garlicky Honey Mustard, Sweet Caramelized Onions, and featuring whole Pickled “Majestic” Garlic Cloves from Daker’s Acres Farms in Carleton Place, head Farmer Mike Daker. “Majestic” is a very potent strain of garlic that’s distinguished by its almost spicy like tendencies but will calm down and release over the course of the cooking process. House Caesar salad dressing is 1/3 puréed roasted garlic!
481 Hodder Avenue, Thunder Bay P7A1V9
Thunder Bay
Craft Farmacy‘Gar-Licky’ Smoked Bacon & Barley Chowder. Escargot & Pickled Garlic Rouille. Big Ontario Garlic Roasted Garlic Crostini.
449 Wharncliffe rd. S., London N6J 2M8
Crust & CrackleRoasted Garlic Rosemary Lemon Focaccia featuring garlic grown on our small homestead in Sauble Beach Ont.
108 Pine Forest Drive, Sauble Beach N0H2G0
Sauble Beach
Daniel et Daniel Catering Inc.For Ontario Garlic Week: Black Garlic Braised Beef Short Rib Dinner – with Classic Mashed Potatoes • Broccolini – Lemon Zest, Garlic Chips • Fall Fruit Crumble – Oats, Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise. Price: $45 per person. Minimum two people. Available on the Online Food Shop, pickup from 248 Carlton Street or have the order delivered in Toronto.
248 Carlton St, Toronto M5A 2L1
Dominion Hotel and PubHouse made Caesar Salad dressing.
113 Main Street, Minden
Duntroon Cyder House & FarmDish details coming soon.
3079 County Road 124, Duntroon L0M 1H0
Dzo Viet EateryHanoi Lemon Grass Beef on Garlic Rice.
308 Dundas St. West, Toronto M5T 1G5
e11evenWhipped Ricotta – Sheep’s milk ricotta, fresh Ontario garlic & marjoram, confit Ontario garlic, grilled roasted garlic country bread and crystallized Ontario Garlic. • Spaghetti & Meatballs – Fresh made pasta tossed in pomodoro sauce, nonna’s meatballs, confit Ontario garlic puree, Ontario garlic chips, parmesan crisp & parmesan snow. • Add on for steak: Ontario black garlic jus.
15 York Street, Toronto M5J 0A3
FermenTonicsFermented Ontario garlic in garlic dill pickles & kimchi.
22 Hillside Drive, Orangeville L9W 1P7
food for thought caféGarlic dish details coming soon!
855 Industrial Avenue, Unit 12, Ottawa K1G 4L4
GushiGarlic Fried Chicken Trilogy: Soy Garlic marinated fried chicken coated in Garlic Teriyaki and dipped in Creamy Garlic.
707 Dundas St West, Toronto M5T 2W6
GushiGarlic Fried Chicken Trilogy: Soy Garlic marinated fried chicken coated in Garlic Teriyaki and dipped in Creamy Garlic.
296 Gerrard Street East, Toronto M5A2G4
Herb HavenWe grow limited “Polish Jenn” garlic to sell plus we create infused garlic oil. Plus a steak mix, dip mix, rub and hummus that we combine with the herbs we grow.
21 McDonald Cr.escent, Napanee K7R 3K6
Hyland CinemaProvide Garlic shakers for popcorn.
240 Wharncliffe Road South, London N6J 2L4
Kame & Kettle Beer WorksFor Ontario Garlic Week: Black Garlic Diablo – black garlic stout.
25 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill L0S 1E0
Karlo EstatesEnjoy Ontario garlic bread paired with wine by the glass all week long. Enjoy a garlic pasta dinner for Friday Night’s Wine Lounge and pick up your winter supply of local County garlic from the bottle shop to cook with at home. Sandy Grier of Greenridge Farms (613) 922-1289), Prince Edward County has four kinds of garlic in both medium and large and will also bring fermented black garlic to sell from our location from 5:30 PM Friday Nov 5.
561 Danforth Road, Prince Edward County, Wellington K0K3L0
L’Autochtone Taverne Americaine(Indigenous/French Fusion) Confit Garlic Frybread with Black Truffle Compound Butter.
484 Ferguson Avenue, Haileybury P0J 1K0
Laura Slack Chocolate ArtistLestat Black Garlic Dark Chocolate Bar. They said it couldn’t be done. Pairing chocolate with garlic is no easy feat but after extensive recipe development we brought dark chocolate together with black garlic infused caramel to create Lestat. Named after the famous vampire Lestat de Lioncourt for his imperviousness to garlic. It only takes one bite to fall in love with this bar. Handmade from the finest couverture chocolate, each bar is individually painted in luxurious colours. Hand wrapped in authentic Japanese Chiyogami paper, each bar offers a superlative visual and taste experience for the true chocolate lover.
12 Tank House Lane, Toronto M5A 3C4
Little Mushroom Dining LoungeBraised Veal and Parmesan Croquette with Gremolata and Late Harvest Tomato • Steak & Caesar – Grilled Striploin over Romaine with Creamy Garlic Dressing & Parmesan.
131 Sheldon Drive, Suite 17, Cambridge N1R 6S2
Madawaska Kanu CentreWith our Feast ON designation we have been embracing local produce for decades, inspiring innovative healthy and hearty cuisine, which includes garlic. This is a natural in the outdoor world.
247 River Road, Barry’s Bay K0J 1B0
Barry’s Bay
Magic OvenDragon Garlic Breath Butter Chicken – in creamy tomato sauce kicked up a few notches with a load of fresh chopped and caramelized Ontario garlic.
255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto M5V 3M9
Nepali MomoHandmade Nepalese momos with fresh ingredients and local garlic.
159A Linden Avenue, Scarborough M1K 3J1
North Moore Catering LtdEscargot/ smoked garlic butter / pancetta/ Gorgonzola/ garlic breadcrumbs. Black garlic and rosemary powder Ontario lamb saddle/ black garlic purée / pont neuf potatoes/ Demi glacé.
449 Wharncliffe Road South, London N6J 2M8
Ole Country DinerOur home made bruschetta uses fresh garlic.
1254 London Road, Sarnia N7S 1P5
ONYX ChocolatesChocolate Bonbon with smooth White Miso Caramel on top of a Black Garlic Dulcey Ganache all wrapped in Valrhona’s Dark Chocolate.
617 Gerrard Street East, Toronto M4M1Y2
Pancer’s Original DeliPancer’s Original Deli
Deli meats.
3856 Bathurst St., Toronto M3H3N3
Personal Touch Eatery & CateringGarlic dish will be included in the menu specials from November 2 to 5th.
144 Mitton St. South, Sarnia N7T3C7
Radical GardensSmoked Turkey Poutine: Made with local organic Turkey, and local cheese curds with an Ontario roasted garlic turkey gravy and a cranberry amaretto jalapeno jelly. Finished with crispy onions and green onions for good measure and served on a mountain on fries made with Ontario potatoes! Available while supplies last!
163 Fifth Sve, Timmins P4N 5L1
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174Introduce Ontario garlic to our Friday lunch.
14 Ida Street South, Arnprior K7S 3A4
Royal Tea on KingApple Garlic quiche • Garlic scone • Garlic infused clotted cream.
256 king street, Midland L0K 2C0
Santorini Mediterranean GrillOntario Garlic in our very popular salad dressings made fresh every week.
54 County Road 8, NAPANEE K7R3E7
Say CheeseContact venue for their garlic dish details.
6353 Line 4 North, Midland L4R 4K3
Skylight Drive-InIn celebration of Ontario Garlic Week we’re proviiding Ontario sources garlic powder for popcorn.
199 Forest Lea Rd, Pembroke K8A 6W6
Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-opIn celebration of Ontario Garlci Week we’re proviiding Ontario sources garlic powder for popcorn.
162 Mackenzie St, Sudbury P3C 4X8
Table Rock House RestaurantIn celebration of Ontario Garlic Week, Niagara Parks will be offering a special menu feature at Table Rock House Restaurant of Stuffed Chicken Breast with Bright’s Havarti and Spinach, August Harvest Black Garlic Sauce.
6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls L2G 0L0
Niagara Falls
Taco FarmPapas Fritas Mexicana con Chorizo – Crispy fried baby potatoes, Mexican chorizo, salsa macha, crema, queso, fresh herbs, scallions.
8 Erb Street West, Waterloo N2L 1S7
ThaliDal Soup • Garlic Boondi, Kerala Style Shrimp Masala • Garlic Lamb chops + Kusthuri Methi Sauce , Black Garlic Pickle.
The Cove CaféHome Made Chicken Parmesan – tomato sauce made with locally grown produce including organic garlic and basil • Garlic Bread – made with organic garlic and herbs.
902 Lockhart Road, Innisfil L9S 2Y3
The Locker at The FallsContact venue for their garlic dish details.
9 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls K0M1N0
Fenelon Falls
The Lodge Coffee HouseBest-selling sandwich that we’re “locally famous” for, The Roasted Chicken Sandwich, which features our hand-crafted garlic mayo made from locally-grown garlic.
376 Main Street, Bath K0H1G0
The Oakwood Hardware Food and DrinkBlack Garlic Mohito • Roasted Garlic Gouda Bombe – a whole roasted head of Ontario garlic taken apart and turned into a creamy, delicious Mountain Oak Gouda and white wine and garlic filling, served with Garlic Toast • Chicken Pot Pie • Dessert: Black Garlic Brownie – with black garlic brittle, bourbon caramel and vanilla ice cream.
337 Oakwood Ave, Toronto M6E 3A7
The River BakeryContact venue for their garlic dish details.
11 Concession St South, Tamworth K0K 3G0
The River RoomBlack garlic and rosemary encrusted Ontario lamb saddle / black garlic purée / pomme pont neuf / red wine demi glacé.
421 Ridout St North, London N6A 5H4
The Waring House Restaurant and InnDuring Ontario Garlic Week we’re serving: Garlic Confit – A Versatile Condiment Reeking of The Euphoria of Garlic.
395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton K0K2T0
The Waterfront River Pub and TerraceGarlic infused vodka Caesar. 
22 Water Street West, Napanee K7R 1V4
The White Owl BistroContact venue for details of their garlic dish.
639 Lakeshore Drive North Bay P1A2E9
North Bay
The ZoeticOffer Ontario garlic powder at our popcorn concession.
526 Concession Street, Hamilton L8V 1A6
Thume Garlic MousseA mousse-type condiment with the flavors of Garlic and Lemon, Garlic & Sriracha, Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato.
487 Eagle Street, Unit #3, Newmarket L3Y 1K7
Tigchelaar Apple FarmRoasted Caramel Garlic Butter Tart (Open Fridays and Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm).
RR#1 Puslinch, 268 Puslinch Flamborough Town Line, Puslinch N0B2J0
Tori’s BakeshopServing black garlic, olive oil, and sea salt focaccia. Gluten-free black garlic savoury scone. And black garlic butter, to spread on anything!
2188 Queen St. East, Toronto M4E1E6
Urban Pantry RestaurantSoup – potato & garlic, bacon, sour cream, chives. Baked Garlic Brie – double cream, whole roasted garlic, red pepper jelly, toast. Garlic Shrimp – sauteed shrimp, fennel, montgomeryshire farmed heirloom tomatoes-garlic-peppers, bacon, chilies, garlic toast.
4 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge L9P 1E6
Wagar Oogarah FarmContact venue for their garlic dish details.
706 Lake Rd., Centreville K0K1N0
Waupoos Estates Winery & RestaurantJuniper and black garlic beef liver pate, fermented garlic scape, roasted garlic Skorthalia with estate smoked salmon and fresh herbs served with potato shortbread and preserves from our farm.
3016 Prince Edward County Road 8, Picton K0K 2T0
Yuugi IzakayFor Ontario Garlic Week: Black Garlic Pork – Pan fried pork, black garlic sauce. Udon Pepperoncino – Stir-fried udon, chili garlic cream sauce, bacon.
49 Baldwin Street, Toronto M5T 1L1
ONO Pizza Inc.Contact venue for their garlic dish details.
581 Pape Avenue, Toronto M4K 3R5


  • Albion Hills Community Farm 
  • Arbour View Acres 
  • Ataboy Garlic Farms 
  • Bulbs of Fire 
  • Count Von Garlic 
  • Dorisdale Farms 
  • Firefly Meadows Farm 
  • Flavour Scapes 
  • Food 4 Life Market Garden Ltd. 
  • Garlicloves 
  • Great Northern Garlic Company 
  • GT Farms “Retro Farmers”  
  • Haldimand Garlic 
  • Handsome Jack’s Farm 
  • Hideaway Homestead 
  • Indian River Acres 
  • Joyfully Organic Farm 
  • Knuckle Down Farm 
  • Kooner Farms 
  • Langside Farms Organically grown Garlic 
  • Locally Germinated csa co-op  
  • Mazak Farms 
  • McClureEats 
  • Mingle Hill Farms 
  • Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market 
  • New Age Micro Farms  
  • Newbridge Estates 
  • Noble Organics 
  • Old Red Barn Farms 
  • One Life Farm 
  • Our Fields 
  • Our Neighbours’ Farm 
  • Our Neighbours’ Farm & Homestead 
  • Paper boat Farms 
  • Plaid Shirt Farms 
  • Railway Creek Farm 
  • Sandy’s Farm & Garden Centre 
  • Selwyn Garlic Farms 
  • Spring House Garlic 
  • The Cutting Veg 
  • Treehuggers Tree Farm and Gift Store  
  • Wagar Oogarah Farm 
  • Welland Farmers’ Market 
  • Zekvelds Garden Market 

Garlic Events / Activities 

  • Step-by-step demonstration of garlic planting. Hosted by BUFCO in Toronto.  
  • Meet the Farmer! Sandy Grier of Green Ridge Farm. Hosted by Karlo Estates Winery in Wellington.  
  • Many ways to cook garlic: Ontario Garlic Flan recipe. Instagram Live cooking demo hosted by Chef Lilian Cardoso, Executive Chef at The Local Café and Restaurant at Centennial College.  
  • Cooking with Ontario Garlic: Feel Good Momos. Online Webinar hosted by LiveGreen Toronto and Nepali Momos.  
  • Attractions Ontario Contest. Daily prize contest during Ontario Garlic Week and special Instagram contest.

Sponsors & Partners 

  • Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – e11even restaurant 
  • Club House for Chefs 
  • Ontario Beef 
  • Live Green Toronto 
  • Pfenning’s Organic Farm 
  • Garlic Growers Association of Ontario 
  • Attractions Ontario 
  • Culinary Tourism Alliance
  • Fresh Spoke