92 Front Street E, Toronto, downtown
This blog post is for Miia, who asked me about my favourite markets. And I couldn’t just name it, I had to take pictures and show it off 😉 So here it is. One of my favourite markets.
If you LOVE food and markets, this is a must go place. It is open 5 days a week, closed on Sundays and Mondays. It is the biggest and oldesr market in Toronto, lots of history there. According to Food & Wine magazine it’s one of the 25 best in the world. The south market has fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meet products, baked goods, Canada themed souvenirs, interesting jewellery and clothes. And when you are hungry you can have a good meal at one of their food places.
The North building is across the street and is mainly for arts, crafts and antiques. Saturdays there’s a farmers market and Sundays it’s an antique market. During the week, the 10,000 square feet of modern showroom space in the North Market is available to rent for promotional functions, flea markets, displays, large social gatherings, meetings and exhibitions.
We went there on Saturday afternoon. Well, I’m a good sleeper and didn’t want to get up at 5am when they open. I can tell you it was a very busy place around noon, lots of people opted to sleep in that morning 🙂 I just really love to go to the markets, the feeling, the smells, the colours of fresh fruits and vegetables….it’s just special. I’m sure you know the feeling.
But my favourite store at St Lawrence market is PLACEWARES. This place is amazing, they have so many cooking gadgets and tools that you don’t even believe it when you see it 🙂 For me, it’s like heaven but I didn’t buy as much stuff as I have in the past because Canada’s baking and sweets show is at the end of September where I’m planning to stock up 😉 A year ago when I visited this show for the first time I had never even touched fondant. This year I already know which fondant to get and where and most important what colours 🙂
I have 3 big boxes of baking stuff at home. I don’t bake that often but in case I need something I want to have it in my pantry, so I don’t need to run to the store. I guess I’m kinda ready for uninvited guests 🙂
We actually had a “mission” that morning, we went to look for matcha tea, because I found a smoothie recipe that I really liked and wanted to try. I was interested because of the fat-burner benefits and it’s an overall great tea 😉 We found it and I was very happy!