Yum Cha Dim Sum Fest 2015

Attention DIM SUM fans! The Yum Cha Dim Sum Fest is back. This Cantonese mid-morning food custom is linked with the Chinese custom of tea tasting, which is where Yum Cha comes from as it literally translates into “drink tea”.

The food event is organized and put on by Spotlight City Events, whose mission is quite simple; put on food events they themselves would like to attend, keep the lines short, the food exceptional, and create a fun atmosphere. After a successful 2014 Yum Cha Dim Sum Fest, the people have spoken and have been granted with a 2015 edition.

The event consists of traditional Dim Sum essentials (fried and steamed dumplings, buns, and all of your other assorted savory small plates) with a Toronto twist. This is just in time to ring in the Chinese New Year, which takes place on February 19th. Below are the event details.

When: Saturday February 21st, 2015

Where: 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Ticket options: There are 3 different sessions taking place so please take note of this and purchase your ticket accordingly.

VIP Earlybird ticket (19+): Valid for entry one hour before general admission 11am-2pm *SOLD OUT

General Admission Morning Session (all ages): Valid for entry 12pm-2pm, kids under 4 can enter for free, no strollers allowed inside (does not include food cost)

General Admission Afternoon Session (19+ only): Valid for entry 2pm-4pm (does not include food cost)

Below is a list of all of the fantastic Yum Cha 2015 vendors:

  • Momofuku Daisho
  • County Cocktail
  • East Thirty Six
  • 416 Snack Bar
  • Loka Snacks
  • Rolling Pin TO
  • Thoroughbred
  • Babi & Co.
  • FeasTO
  • Buster Rhino’s BBQ Toronto
  • Big E’s Grinds
  • Come and Get It


Based on reviews from last year, even with a large and hungry crowd, lines were fairly short and there was plenty of space to hang out. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating this week!