So… to continue my little love affair with markets…
I will tell you about one that I absolutely must visit every time I go to Toronto.
St. Lawrence Market.
St. Lawrence Market not only has a variety of excellent vendors, its a market that holds dear to my heart since it brings back many nostalgic memories. I used to come here after my morning volunteering sessions with a fellow foodie friend, who, during those days was known as ‘the bottomless pit’. She seemed to have an endless capability to gorge down food (and still remain trim). Eating with her is a serious food marathon, reminding me of the one time we had two dinners one evening with a dessert each afterwards. I got home that night and immediately succumbed to the longest food coma I had ever experienced.
But, back to St. Lawrence market. It was also the market my family would come to for buying goods if we had a special celebratory meal in mind.
So, let me take you through a tour of this wonderful market :)
The walk of anticipation leading up to the goodies awaiting ahead.
I usually sprint right towards one of my favourite booths…. the St Lawrence Pizza and Pasta stall.
Pasta is freshly churned out in front of your very own eyes with free tastings. Obviously one, two, three or even… four pasta pieces to sample weren’t enough.
Or maybe if you don’t fancy any of the above, Buster Seacove serves up fresh seafood ranging from traditional good old fish n chips (with their famous shoe string fries) to a swordfish sandwich grilled to perfection (unfortunately devoured before the photos were taken… oops)
If you are one that likes a little taste of everything, Kozlik’s mustard (aka Mustard Emporium) is definitely worth a browse. With over 20 different types of mustard – and unlimited self-serve pretzel samples, you know your tummy and taste buds will be happy.
The StoneMill Bakehouse
the lovely St. Urbain Bagels which I had blogged about earlier
my favourite thick, chewy, North American chocolate chip cookies from Eve’s Temptations and
Schefflers for antipasta
With over 120 vendors, I’ve only scratched the surface in this post with what St. Lawrence Market has to offer. So if in Toronto, this gem is a must visit. Although, there is a catch to the wonderful food haven. The best time is to go on Saturday where all the stalls are open.
St. Lawrence Market- 95 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada