Summerlicious is the best way to discover Toronto’s diverse cuisine. Over 200 top restaurants participate in this culinary celebration offering high-end affordable dinner and lunch options. 3-course prix fixe menus are offered at $23, $28, and $33 at lunchtime and at $33, $43 or $53 during dinner time.
Summerlicious originally started in 2003 with about 35 restaurants participating. The idea was to promote the restaurant business during the low season. The event has become very popular and launched a winter edition—Winterlicious—with 150 restaurants participating.
Those restaurants that partake, are required to have good health inspection record and high ratings from Toronto top restaurant reviewers. Chains are not allowed to participate. This program allows restaurants to attract up to three or four times more diners, so the level of competition to enter into Summerlicious is quite high. About 200,000 meals are served during the festival.