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Schmaltz Appetizing / Deli

414 Dupont St. 647.350.4261 Website
Schmaltz Appetizing

Schmaltz is an appetizing store, a source for Jewish delicacies traditionally consumed with bagels. It's the lesser known cousin to the deli, if you will. Found in an out-building behind...


Cumbrae's (Queen) / Butcher

714 Queen St. West 416.923.5600 Website
Cumbrae's (Queen)

Cumbrae's new Queen St. location opened a couple of weeks ago on a stretch of Queen St. already known for great food - albeit for crowd-pleasing restaurants instead of butcher...


Courage Foods / Prepared Foods

946 Kingston Rd 416.693.2233 Website
Courage Foods

Courage Foods is the kind of place where you can always count on it to smell good inside. This cozy little Upper Beaches grocery store on Kingston Road sells carefully...


St. Andrew Poultry / Butcher

17 St. Andrew St. 416.596.7305
St. Andrew Poultry

St. Andrew Poultry, a Kensington Market fixture for fresh and affordable fowl since 1962, has undergone a huge makeover. People who still fondly remember the days when you could go...



Feast / Prepared Foods

881 Queen St. West 647.350.1881 Website
Feast

Feast is a new allergy-friendly gourmet food store located across from the southeast side of Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Only about a week old, the bright, design-conscious space is an inviting and...


Stock in Trade / Butcher

1272 Danforth Ave. 416.792.5059 Website
Stock in Trade

Stock In Trade is the new butchery and food shop on the Danforth, and a nice addition to the burgeoning Greenwood area. The grey and orange paint make the storefront...


YamChops / Prepared Foods

705 College St. 416.645.0117 Website
YamChops

YamChops, at College and Montrose, is the latest player in Toronto's vegetarian game. The family business opened its doors Monday, and brands itself as Toronto's first "vegetarian butcher shop." While...


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 647.926.9711 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

163 Sterling Road 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,...



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  • Schmaltz Appetizing Seems a little pricy for bagels! I could go by a dozen and my own shmeer for the price of 1 sandwich at any real bagel joint.
  • The Candy Bar Candy Bar still going strong. great addition to the neighbourhood.
  • Schmaltz Appetizing How are these food items not popular? This is based on one of the most popular delis in New York. I too, can't afford to eat here every day, but...
  • YamChops Wow. Just reading through all the comments here and how sad is it that people accuse vegans of being the ones to tell you who they are or how pretentious...
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Mmmm Russ & Daughters! Tried the Schmaltz rendition of a heebster + it did not disappoint. Quality bagels, beautifully smoked + cured fish, treats and lots of love all in...
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Or you could just trek over to your local what a bagel or up to Gryffe's/Daiters etc and get the real deal for literally HALF THE PRICE. 50 cents for...
  • Cataldi Supermarket Closed two weeks ago due to construction of the condo building...wonder if they will return?
  • Schmaltz Appetizing I'm sad to say that this won't last long overpriced and not popular food items = closing soon
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Mmm...Russ and Daughters. I'm Set Adrfit on Memory Bliss
  • Schmaltz Appetizing It's all based on this http://www.russanddaughters.com/
  • Schmaltz Appetizing LOOKS AMAZING!!!..and just down the street..!!
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Hipsters do. It goes well with their PBH. Contrast ya know.
  • Schmaltz Appetizing u are totally alone there
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Yeah... dropped a lot of "hard J"s in this article...
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Jawohl
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Are people going to pay $12-$14 for a bagel sandwich? I wouldn't
  • Schmaltz Appetizing yes, but its sooo goooooooodddd (sometimes)
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Caviar? Not in my house. In fact I don't recall ever seeing caviar at anyone's house or function. What the hey...a new generation our parents worked hard so we can...
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Guess i should just go ahead and renounce of faith.
  • Schmaltz Appetizing Yes you are
  • Schmaltz Appetizing As a Jewish person, am I the only one who thinks we have terribly unappealing food ?
  • St. Andrew Poultry yes
  • Starsky We will never shop there again . I forgot my TTC Employee ID there . Look for it in the house for the whole day . They found it and...
  • Famu I've never found J- Towm sad. It's not flashy but a hidden gem. Famu has some of the best product anywhere and Seiko is helpful and friendly. Try the skirt...
  • International Cheese Wow...40 years in business, they must be very good at making a very tasty cheese..
  • Ladan Pastry & Nuts products are really crap, customer service is so bad and poor and nuts are too expensive.
  • Pinoy Ako Do you have Longanisa? And what are your hours? I tried to find your phone number to call you but it's not listed.
  • Tutti Frutti Seems like the only people commenting on this page are owners of Tuttifrutti, owners of the competition, and spammers... all pretending to be customers. Will be checking this place out over...
  • YamChops Love the idea! Love the concept and can't wait to visit. I also can't wait for all the meat eaters to die off from disease and contamination from all...
  • The Big Carrot Check your receipts. I have been overcharged during my last 3 visits. Love the big carrot though.


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