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All the best eats at the World Cup of Hockey's Fan Village

It's not all about hockey, you know.


Ontario aged cheddar grilled cheese on sourdough.

Over 170 NHL players are descending on Toronto this month for the World Cup of Hockey. Fans who couldn’t score a coveted ticket to watch the games live at the Air Canada Centre will be convening at Fan Village in downtown Toronto’s Distillery District. The 10-day free family festival runs from September 16 to 25, and between game-time viewing parties, human bubble hockey (it’s a thing), kids events and two big headline concerts (The Killers and Lenny Kravitz), there’s also All. The. Food.

And we’re not talking CNE monstrosities — these dishes celebrate the countries participating in the World Cup. Camp Canada will be serving up poutine, maple-taffy pops, grilled cheese sandwiches, Nanaimo bars and butter tarts, while over at the Euro grill you’ll see Swedish meatballs, German bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels and a Czech Slania bacon sandwich.

Here’s a sample of what rabid fans will be munching on while they cheer on their home team:


Smoked Southern-style ribs and coleslaw.


Beef shashlik and pierogies.


Classic 6-oz beef burger.

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