Sometimes you just can’t find everything you need at your local grocery store or Amazon. We love buying in person and locally whenever it’s possible, so we’ve included a list of places to visit when you’re in Toronto. We also love the Internet and shopping online allows us to receive things in the mail, making us feel like we’re important.
Where to buy food stuffs in person, in Toronto:
Nella Cucina: Professional kitchen equipment, molecular gastronomy elements, and helpful staff
Mountain Equipment Co-op: For all your freeze-dried goodies
Bulk Barn: Food dyes (paste), citric acid, glycerin, baking supplies, various flours, nuts and candy
BYOB Cocktail Emporium: Huge selection of bitters, syrups and retro barware
Domino Foods at St. Lawrence Market: Great source for a wide range of imported dry goods and callebaut chocolate
Knife: The source for high quality knives, sharpening and knife skills classes
Where to buy food stuffs online:
Tahiti Vanille: High quality vanilla beans in bulk. Expensive but well worth it – ask for them for Christmas
Powder for Texture: For the molecular gastronomy crowd
AbeBooks: Every used/rare and hard to find cookbook out there from all over the world – connecting independent booksellers together.