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Maple Produce

Posted by Tim / Posted on April 12, 2006

Maple ProduceOn a warm sunny day, Roncesvalles easily ranks as one of my favourite streets for a little food shopping. There's a lively atmosphere with local grocers, butchers, bakeries and cafes all competing for the neighbourhood's attention. One of the spots I like to stop by is Maple Produce, a small but bustling purveyor of fresh fruits and vegetables.

There's plenty of small produce stores littered throughout the city, but Maple Produce holds its own by consisently delivering fresh food at prices lower than most of the competition. On a recent visit, I filled my basket with some good looking avocados, kale and tomatoes; and thought long and hard about corralling something from their wide selection of freshly cut flowers.

Here's a photo of the outside of the store. It's pretty unassuming, nestled between the Friendly Thai and a Lottario outfit.

Maple Produce Toronto



rotenblog / April 12, 2006 at 10:58 pm
Good call Tim. This place is amazing! So fresh, so cheap! The woman who works the till is amazing. she's a machine, yet manages to stay friendly.

Karen / April 14, 2006 at 08:05 am
One of my all time favourite places to shop for food in the summer. The quality of produce is definitely amazing!
janice / August 22, 2008 at 10:02 am
the blackberries that i bought from them were moldly after the first day. i put them in my fridge once i brought it home too.
Rena / March 16, 2011 at 01:06 pm
I love them! Super cheap, great selection, and mad efficient service. Sometimes they do that thing that lots of fruit stands do where they put not so nice berries on the bottom of the cardboard container and nice ones on top, but if you bring them back and point it out, they're usually pretty cool. Definitely one of my favourite Roncey places, glad to see they made the top 10!
Amy / March 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm
I have to strongly disagree with this review. Once I moved here I shopped at both Maple and K O Fruit Market at 143 Roncesvalles to decide which would be my "go to" produce market. After repeatedly getting fruit that was bad at Maple and finding the veggies to often have an older taste (and not having very friendly service)--and finding a much nicer selection, younger produce and extremely friendly staff at K O, I only shop there now. Its a much farther walk for me to go to K O, but I am happy to do it for the far superior produce.
Stephen / March 20, 2011 at 10:02 am
Agree completely with Amy... We've lived in the area for a few years and K O Fruit Market is considerably better than Maple both in terms of their product and their staff. Plenty of Organic Fruit and Veg if that's your preference. K O also has a great selection of premium 'everything else you need' products... from good quality Olive Oil to Balsamic Vinegars to healthy snacks, we can often shop her for an entire recipe! Best Fruit & Veg on Roncey, hands down!
Steve / May 26, 2011 at 04:24 pm
Checked them out today and was impressed. Thanx for the comments about K O Fruit Market. I'll check them out too.
Lisa / November 22, 2012 at 07:48 am
Maple is great, KO is better, but you get what you pay for. If you want to spend less, go to Maple. I shop at both. KO has better selection of local and speciality items (i.e., sunchokes,Romanesco Broccoli, etc.)

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