For the 730,000 plus residents of Mississauga, 71,000 of which are Vietnamese, April 1st is going to be a big day. The Food District within the Square One Mall complex will officially open. This is an eating experience like no other where boundaries in tastes are not excepted. Over 50 vendors and growing in categories such as Coffee & Tea, Florals, Fresh Pasta, Grab & Go Meals, Sweet Treats, and full service restaurants, The Food District will have everything to make the most difficult food fan feel blissful. From Wine Shop and Tasting Room, to Village Juicery, Macaron Boutique, Seed to Sausage, Pier 87 seafood, Ma’s Best Quality Soup, Craft Chippery, First Batch ice cream, Arvinda’s Spices and Chai to Dal Moro’s Pasta made fresh, Blackjack BBQ, MiDiCi pizza, to Plancha of the Mediterranean…the exploration list just doesn’t end.

Food fans and inspiring cooks can take free cooking and art & craft classes hosted by participating vendors. There is a Glass Globe Terrarium Workshop on April 1, a Classic Ravioli Making Class on April 2, Dumpling Making Class on April 5, Knife Skills 101 Class, How to Create A Swoon Worthy Charcuterie Board Class, and Kids Breaking Making Workshop on April 6. (There are also other cooking workshops for a nominal fee of $25).

The freebies don’t stop there. There is a Craft Beer Sampling session on April 4, and an Oyster 101 Session with Free Oyster and Beer/Wine (but sorry, it is now SOLD OUT).

Check our their website for schedule of upcoming exciting food events at [photo courtesy of The Food District]