Prepared salads, meats, dips, antipasto, produce, load up and enjoy! Here are some Toronto shops we've heard recommended to find great items for picnics and summer parties.
Cheese Boutique – How have we not known about this place until now?
45 Ripley Ave (Swanses/Bloor West), cheeseboutique.com
Pusateri's – While not necessarily for the budget conscious, when we want nibblies that embrace our inner foodie, a trip to Pusateri's fits the bill.
57 Yorkville Ave
1539 Avenue Road (Uptown)
2901 Bayview Avenue (North)
Max's Market – A Bloor West Fave
2299 Bloor St W (Bloor West), maxsmarket.ca
Fallingbrook Market – Specialty plus basics
158 Fallingingbrook Rd (Upper Beaches)
Whole Foods – We enjoy a good browse through Whole Foods anytime
87 Avenue Rd, wholefoodsmarket.com
Healthy Butcher – Express, gourmet foods
565 Queen St W, thehealthybutcher.com
Big Carrot – Health food you'll feel good about
348 Danforth, thebigcarrot.ca
Longo's Market – Good market & prepared foods selections, we like the one by Air Canada Centre
Multiple Locations, longos.com
St Lawrence Market – Everything all in one place, busy Sat, closed Sun & Mon, try weekdays for a less frantic shopping experience. Open til 6 throughout the week.
Jarvis & Front, stlawrencemarket.com
Leslieville Cheese Market – Great cheese, of course, plus meats & specialty
891 Queen Street East of Broadview
381 Donlands Avenue South of O'Connor (East York)
The Sweet Potato – A fave amongst the locals
2995 Dundas St W (Junction), thesweetpotato.ca
Carload Food Market – We hear that this is the place to go for produce, especially berries
2038 Queen St E (Beaches)
2334 Bloor St W (Bloor West)
Stasis Preserves – Local Farm goodies
476 Roncesvalles Avenue (Bloor West)
Uzel Olives – Guess what they specialize in?
974 Danforth Ave, uzelolive.com