St Lawrence Market

RSP_4087St Lawrence Market

92 Front Street E, Toronto, downtown

http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

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 πŸ˜‰ So here it is. One of my favourite markets.

RSP_4092If 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.

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RSP_4133The North building is across the street and is mainly for arts, crafts andΒ 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.

RSP_4168We 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 πŸ™‚ 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.

RSP_4170But 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

RSP_4124I 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 πŸ™‚

RSP_4126We 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 πŸ˜‰ We found it and I was very happy!

RSP_4225And the next post will be about my adventures with Matcha tea and making a smoothie.

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5 thoughts on “St Lawrence Market

  1. How cool! Looks like one can arrive in the market early enough for breakfast, then start strolling, stop for lunch, do the purchases, have an aperitif, and head home for dinner πŸ™‚
    There are markets like that in Paris too that open at 5am (or maybe earlier), for example Rungis, but I have never gotten up so early. Maybe it would be nice one day?
    Thanks again for posting this πŸ™‚

    • Oh, that is a great idea to arrive at 5am. Straight from the party πŸ™‚

      We went to the Rue Cler market in Paris. We ate a lot that day, kinda like cafe hopping πŸ™‚ Lots of pastries πŸ™‚

      • Nice! We used to live near the Eiffel tower so went to Rue Cler every Sunday morning. Sometimes we would have a coffee or an aperitif at Cafe du Marche πŸ™‚

        Now we live in the 4th so go to the Bastille Market which is about 10 times cheaper πŸ˜‰

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