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Custodio's Meats and Eats / Butcher

121 Roncesvalles Ave. 647.350.6328 Website
Custodio's Meats and Eats

Custodio's Meats is yest another sign that Roncevalles is rapidly changing, as many of the older generation of predominately Polish businesses have made way for a new generation of hopeful...


Roast Butcher Shop / Butcher

786 St. Clair Ave. W 416.657.6278 Website
Roast Butcher Shop

Roast Butcher Shop and Fine Foods on St. Clair at Arlington is perfect if you like a little swank when you buy your flank. The floor, marble counter and subway...


The Healthy Road / Health Food

518 King St. E 416.361.2043 Website
The Healthy Road

The Healthy Road is a new health food and supplement store on King East surrounded by the burgeoning Corktown condo scene. The four owners have been hard at work morphing...


Al Premium / Asian Groceries

1970 Eglinton Ave E 416.751.3666 Website
Al Premium

Al Premium Food Mart is the love-child of a WalMart Supercentre and a United Colors of Benetton ad. It's one of the only large-scale supermarkets (emphasis on the SUPER) in...



Sandy Aleksander / Cheese

1183 Queen St. East 416.466.2600 Website
Sandy Aleksander

Sandy Aleksander is Leslieville's newest specialty food store. It's full of charcuterie, cheese, chocolate and prepared meals, sliced and prepared fresh. The owner, Sandy Aleksander Vujcuf, calls his eponymous store...


Cote de Boeuf / Butcher

130 Ossington Ave. 416.532.2333 Website
Cote de Boeuf

Cote de Bœuf is a butcher shop and food store opened by the owners of Union, brothers Chasen Gillies and Teo Paul. The shop is just up the street...


Kitten and The Bear / Local Products

1574 Queen St. W Website
Kitten and The Bear

Kitten and The Bear, which opened just shy of three weeks ago has been steadily winning over their Parkdale clientele, one small batch of preserves and marmalade at a time....


Emporium Latino / Latin American Products

243 Augusta Avenue 416.351.9646
Emporium Latino

Emporium Latino is a tiny, unassuming grocery store in Kensington Market that flies way under the radar, unless you're Latin American. Walk directly past the imported aliments and you'll see...



Gourmeats / Butcher

2946 Dundas St W 416.824.8848 Website
Gourmeats

Gourmeats is now open on Dundas West, helping to solve that nightly dilemma: what's for dinner? The month old butcher is family owned and operated by Allan and Branka Suleman,...


Foodbenders / Prepared Foods

2763 Dundas St. West 647.303.2363 Website
Foodbenders

Foodbenders is a new take-out lunch place in the Junction that doesn't sacrifice nutrition or flavour for grab-and-go convenience. After starting to sell their fare in cafes and other local...


Momofuku Milk Bar Toronto / Prepared Foods

190 University Ave 647.253.8000 Website
Momofuku Milk Bar Toronto

Momofuku Milk Bar opened in Toronto on Friday after weeks of speculation that Toronto would be the first international outpost of the cult confectionery shop. The tiny refrigerated glass room...


Senisi Fine Foods / Deli

1080 College St 416.875.1996
Senisi Fine Foods

Senisi Fine Foods opened last month in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood, selling quality kitchen essentials, sandwiches, coffee, and gelato. As a nearby resident, I was curious to see what Senisi...



The Candy Bar / Candy Stores

849 College St 416.532.0123 Website
The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar opened at the start of April on College Street, just west of Ossington — an area with plenty of bars and restaurants, but not nearly enough confectionery...


Tierra Azteca / Latin American Products

1115 Bloor St. West 647.435.4098
Tierra Azteca

Tierra Azteca at Bloor and Dufferin offers Mexican and a smattering of Latin American cuisine. It's a grocery store that doubles as a restaurant and money wiring facility. It's small,...


Junction Craft Brewing / Beer Stores

90 Cawthra Avenue 416.951.6367 Website
Junction Craft Brewing

Junction Craft Brewing opened its retail store and microbrewery last December, but had already been making beer at Wellington Brewery for about a year prior to setting up shop in...


Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen / Seafood

2584 Yonge St 416.485.3474
Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen

Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen was born from an apparent seafood drought around the area of Yonge and Eglinton. There's the Metro at the intersection, of course, and a...



Thomas Lavers Cannery and Deli / Prepared Foods

193 Baldwin St. 647.351.1959 Website
Thomas Lavers Cannery and Deli

Thomas Lavers Cannery and Deli, which opened this past Saturday, is a highly evocative blast from the past. Although I'm told that it was born out of a desire to...


Epicure Shop / Prepared Foods

473 Parliament Street 416.928.0291 Website
Epicure Shop

The Epicure Shop has been a Cabbagetown fixture since the '80s. Helmed by Patty Junior (who does the buying, as well as creates the lavish holiday gift baskets), and with...


Medium Rare / Butcher

5241 Dundas St W 416.231.1500 Website
Medium Rare

Medium Rare has one of the most diverse selections of sausages I've ever come across in an independent butcher shop. Or almost any shop, come to think about it. You'd...


Naturally Yours / Health Food

1 First Canadian Place 416.368.0100 Website
Naturally Yours

Naturally Yours would probably do exceptionally well in Kensington or on the Danforth. Of course, those areas already have health food stores catering to their needs, so another shop would...



Global Cheese / Cheese

76 Kensington Avenue 416.593.9251
Global Cheese

Global Cheese has unveiled its newly renovated digs, complete with "Betsy" and "Molly" holding guard by the front door. "That one we got off the internet," says Jason DaSilva, pointing...


The Meat Dept / Butcher

207 Danforth Ave 416.320.8790
The Meat Dept

The Meat Dept is the beloved Danforth butcher many once knew as The Friendly Butcher. It just has a different name now. Owner Zach Davidson broke from his then-partner about...


West End Food Co-op Food Hub / Local Products

1299 Queen St. W. 416.533.6363 Website
West End Food Co-op Food Hub

West End Food Co-op's Food Hub is Toronto's newest co-operative grocery store, and the first one to open in the city in about 25 years. Located at Queen and Dufferin...


Crescendo Toronto / Condiments

13 Trinity Street 416.214.9555 Website
Crescendo Toronto

Crescendo opened just two weeks ago in the heart of the Distillery District, and without any signage, is definitely a curious addition. The oak barrels and wooden jugs mounted on...



Blue Danube Sausage House / Butcher

24 Chauncey Ave. 416.234.9911 Website
Blue Danube Sausage House

Blue Danube Sausage House takes great pride in its namesake specialty, but this family-owned deli in Etobicoke is by no means a sausage fest (pun intended). Though its sausages are, without...


Sanagan's Meat Locker (176 Baldwin) / Butcher

176 Baldwin St 416.593.9747 Website
Sanagan's Meat Locker (176 Baldwin)

Sanagan's Meat Locker has made its new, 5,000-square-foot debut. Owner Peter Sanagan made the announcement earlier this summer that he would be moving his shop into the former European Meats...


Healthy Planet (Danforth) / Health Food

568 Danforth Avenue 416.465.9998 Website
Healthy Planet (Danforth)

Healthy Planet on Danforth is the company's first storefront foray into Toronto's central core. But the new address isn't the only novel thing this company is introducing with its Danforth...


Creme Fraiche Market Cafe / Local Products

639 Annette St. 416.546.2918 Website
Creme Fraiche Market Cafe

Creme Fraiche Market Cafe is pretty much an indoor year-round farmers' market. Scaled down some, of course, but with plenty of artisan and all-natural goodies readily on offer. The new...



The Beer Academy / Beer Stores

75 Victoria St. 416.366.1786 Website
The Beer Academy

The Beer Academy isn't trying to take over the world. It took me some time to wrap my head around the idea that the newly-renovated former home of Duggan's Brewery...


Eddystone Meats / Butcher

245 Eddystone Ave 416.743.5601 Website
Eddystone Meats

Eddystone Meats was made famous by its porchetta. Famous only in a north-of-Sheppard Italian community, perhaps, but famous nonetheless. The family-owned butcher shop has seen its share of changes over...


BB Cafe / Middle Eastern Products

6095 Yonge St. 416.505.5855 Website
BB Cafe

BB Cafe has been thriving in North York in the heart of the Persian community for the past two years, though the cafe strikes me as the type that would...


Valentino's Smokin' Salmon / Seafood

140 O'Connor Dr 416.425.2177 Website
Valentino's Smokin' Salmon

Valentino's Smokin Salmon is the new kid on the block when it comes to smoked fish, but the family-run shop has already landed on the shelves at Pusateri's, Fiesta Farms,...



Pantry Foods / Prepared Foods

3456 Bathurst St. 416.785.0996 Website
Pantry Foods

Pantry offers prepared kosher food made a little bit trendier than at its North York neighbours. And it's not just the decor - though the bright green walls, wooden accents,...


Salsicharia Pavao / Butcher

1435 Dundas St W 416.533.7667 Website
Salsicharia Pavao

Salsicharia Pavao is a fixture in Little Portugal and a longtime Toronto source for imported Portuguese groceries and freshly prepared meats. The butcher shop is family-owned — as many beloved...


European Quality Meats Outlet Centre / Butcher

16 Jutland Rd 416.251.6193
European Quality Meats Outlet Centre

European Quality Meats and Sausages may be closing its Baldwin Street location, but that doesn't mean the more than 50-year-old business will shut down production anytime soon. The original European Meats...


Stasis Local Foods / Local Products

476 Roncesvalles Avenue 416.533.1079 Website
Stasis Local Foods

Stasis Local Foods is all about eating locally all year round. That is, eating locally all year round without forgoing some of your favourite, though out-of-season foods. So, while you...



Butcher's Son / Butcher

2055 Yonge Street Website
Butcher's Son

The Butcher's Son has something fantastic called the "Bacon Explosion." The meaty masterpiece consists of seasoned ground pork mixed with sautéed onions, which is formed into a log and encased...


Caribbean Food Basket / Latin American Products

6620 Finch W 416.745.7979
Caribbean Food Basket

Caribbean Food Basket offers everything to do with Caribbean eats. In fact, this Finch West store just east of Highway 27 is really three shops in one; it's a bakery,...


Market-tino / Latin American Products

2801 Keele St. 416.614.7701 Website
Market-tino

Market-tino probably has every type of soda available in Latin America. While the store itself isn't exactly expansive, the small space manages to cram in bottle after bottle of brightly...


Toronto Weston Flea Market / Market

404 Old Weston Road 416.654.6455 Website
Toronto Weston Flea Market

Toronto Weston Flea Market can be an intimidating place for a first-time visitor. The parking lot on a weekend may be overwhelming enough, but once you emerge from the safety...



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  • Friendly Butcher (Avenue Rd) The best ham ever. These folks know their meats and the service is exceptional.
  • Avenue Seafood Always fresh quality seafood! I've recently had to organize a few events and ordered catering through Avenue Seafood! I was amazed by the presentation and the freshness! ...
  • The Meat Dept Excellent meat, great service, really fun place to shop!Excellent marinades. They know their meat and they know the farms the meat comes from.
  • Friendly Butcher (Avenue Rd) Ken and his staff have been providing great meat and really friendly service for years! Excellent soups and sandwiches for lunch too!Best wings in Toronto.
  • The Meat Dept They are not uppity at all. They're actually cool people. The reason for the " no service o different athletes is a great reason. For exampl, if an mathlete beats...
  • Butcher by Nature Frank and Mirella are part of our community at Annette and Runnymede. We are so lucky to have them as neighbours, they take great pride in providing the neighbourhood with...
  • Sanagan's Meat Locker (176 Baldwin) I had a duck meatball sandwich there 2 weeks ago. Very slow service, but the sandwich was incredible. I loved it. I look forward to going back soon.
  • Bloor Meat Market Can't recommend this place enough. Absolute quality served by absolutely lovely (and knowledgeable) people. Their stuffed chicken breasts are a favorite.
  • Cote de Boeuf Really great little shop. Fun just to walk in and look around - can't think of another butcher shop I would say that about. The Scotch Mtn steaks look unreal,...
  • Essence of Life I was there yesterday looking for organic fruit and vegetable. Their selection of fruit and vegetable is --very-- limited. Most of the store is allocated to dry organic goods,...
  • Sandy Aleksander Halloween holiday is mainly a fun holiday celebrated across the world particularly in Scotland, Ireland, USA and Canada. Yet, none have seen the light of day more often - or...
  • Valley Farm (Dundas St W) I shop here often! Good quality and low prices!
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  • A Bisket A Basket Terrible snobbish people. I had a scavenger hunt for my college class, and she didn't want to help at all, was rude and very impatient and just walked off.
  • Diana's Seafood Delight I consume some 1 kg whole White Fish every 4 days so I buy 10 fish 800 gr plus frozen whole fish every 6 weeks. I am looking for a...
  • Leslieville Cheese Market I shopped at the Leslieville Cheese Market, once. I live in the neighborhood and would be thrilled if this store tried a little harder, as customer service is...
  • Toronto Weston Flea Market I love this flea market ... my wife and I live close by so we don't have to deal with the "warzone" parking lot. What no one has mentioned here are...
  • Oxford Fruit We want to export fresh fruits and vegetables from Lahore Pakistan. Would you be having any interest in this trade? If yes,contact us. Thanks
  • The Healthy Road Holy Shit this store. Expensive, expensive, expensive. What the fuck are they doing with their markups? How can anyone justify paying the prices they are charging?
  • McEwan I purchased a 10" purple pepper grinder for our son & his girlfriends new home last month. The thing is a piece of crap otherwise referred to as 'an expensive...
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  • Burak Supermarket Hi I have been looking for a place to buy Turkish apple tea and just discovered an on-line Turkish store www.turkishbazaar.ca
  • David's Tea I stopped in at David's Tea's today in Nanaimo BC. I bought some tea,and two London Fog's one for me one for my sister who was waiting in my car.Off...
  • Marche Istanbul Those are "coffee mills". My grandmother owned a couple. She used to grind fresh coffee for each and every cup she cooked.
  • SOMA Chocolate Dark side of the Mug is my favourite and the Bicerin: espresso shot with molten chocolate and heavy sweetened cream. Expensive but worth it. Soma is the best...
  • Cumbrae's As do you for pointing that out, and now as do I for pointing you out. Can we stop with the name calling?
  • Salsicharia Pavao I'm not Portuguese. This place initially intimidated me, because most (all?) of the staff and most of the clientele are Portuguese and that is the primary language spoken here, but...
  • Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen Fish Street has become one of my favourite places. They were packed today when I went in around 2:00. Today for my mom's birthday I bought her some...
  • Foodbenders So, why did they go out of business? Not judging, just curious.
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