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Good Food Business Directory

 

Toronto offers an exploding scene of good food businesses that offer foods that are healthy, local, sustainable, organic, fair trade, v*gan, ethical, inclusive, culturally diverse, value community & access, and others that provide a host of goods and services for people and the sector. We're happy to feature our friends and members who identify in one or more of these areas. Find:

Cafes *
Deals *
Delivery *
Shops *
Media *

 

 

Cafes

Abokichi Rice Cafe

Serving onigiri, the traditional Japanese equivalent of a sandwich. Abokichi strives to source local, seasonal, and natural ingredients whenever possible. Check out the lunch menu and be in touch.

The Depanneur

1033 College Street W.

The Depanneur is a cafe/corner store mash-up and a place where interesting food things happen.  It includes a simple menu, local & organic ingredients for sale, and hosts a neighbourhood dinner party club.

Fuel+

471 Church St.

A cafe in the heart of the village serving locally roasted 23 Degrees organic coffee with a wide selection of gluten free and vegan options of sweets and grab and go healthy food.  Also known for fresh made vegan protein smoothies and knowledgable friendly staff.


Delivery

Afoodgypsy Soup

vegetarian - wholesome – delicious. Delivered fresh. A different soup every week

what's she stirring up this week?

Fresh City Farms

A food box from Fresh City means food grown in the City from Downsview Park and other valuable, organic farmers. Their urban agriculture focus, website, involvement, and values will impress.

Front Door Organics

The urban link to certified organic groceries - since 1997! Front Door Organics is a family business that brings a fresh and energetic approach to organic home delivery in Toronto.

Mama Earth Organics

The best organic food delivered to your door. Mama Earth passionately believe that supporting local farms and small scale local businesses is the best way to improve Toronto’s food system.

Real Food Toronto

Toronto's most complete selection of real food, delivered to your door.  From locally raised Organic meat, to fresh fish from sustainable sources, to 100% organic fruits and vegetables, to basic groceries and gourmet prepared foods, this service truly pushes food forward.

 

Education and Business Facilities

dish cooking studio

390 Dupont Street

Dish is a one-stop culinary destination: a cooking school, cafe with prepared foods, gourmet retail store, catering company and private/corporate event space and centred around food, fun, and engaging and interactive culinary experiences.

Bento Miso

#300-862 Richmond Street WestA Queen West collaborative workspace for independent Web and game makers. Supports good food events and workshops, a launching a shared kitchen coworking space in early 2012!

Fungaea

Fungaea is an urban farming company specializing in grow your own mushroom kits. The ShroomBox makes it easy for anyone to grow their own delicious, farm-fresh oyster mushrooms at home in under two weeks.

 

Farmer's Markets

 

Junction Farmers Market

Dundas St. and Pacific Ave.

A new forum in the community for residents to come and foster relationships with the producers of their food. To create a diverse and vibrant space where community members can gather to find healthy, local and ecologically sustainable food.

Leslieville Farmer's Market

Jonathan Ashbridge Park

Innovative new market. They support relationships between the community and local environmentally responsible producers in order to enhance access and awareness of local fresh food.

Sorauren Farmers' Market

Sorauren Avenue Park

Market by the West End Food Co-op (see Shops listing). Be a part of your food community.

 

Good Food Products

Alchemy Pickle Company

Alchemy uses a traditional fermentation process to make seasonal vegetable pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, and naturally carbonated sodas. Produce is sourced directly from Southern Ontario farmers. Buy at farmer's markets, stores or Community Supported Ferments (CSF) weekly pick-up.

Arvinda's

A maker of premium, all-natural Indian cooking masalas and spice blends to create authentic and delicious Indian meals at home. They make Indian cooking easy, approachable and fun!

Bumpercrop

Bumpercrop's mantra is "Local First, Best Always!"  Like their name implies, they pack their products with love, at the height of the growing season, into every jar.

Cookie Martinez

 

My name is Natalia, or you can call me Cookie. First is first, my goodies are artisanal made, by hand, using mostly local, organic ingredients with a latin twist.

Earth & City

Toronto Farmer’s Markets and office markets

Earth & City’s founders are as inspiring as their food. They're a small start-up with big ideas for Toronto’s food system. Using all vegan and mainly-raw ingredients, their food is inspired by  seasonal flavours, organic where possible & part of a locally-supported food network. (L, O, V)

Fisherfolk

Toronto Farmer’s Markets

If you’re looking for a way to support independent Canadian fishers from Toronto and get the highest quality seafood, you can find it at market from Fisherfolk. They only provide natural offerings they would feel proud placing on their own family tables.

Good Food For Good

Stores across Toronto

Making a difference, one meal at a time. Every purchase feeds a hungry child. All of our foods are handmade in Toronto using fresh, whole and mostly organic ingredients. Our foods contain absolutely not additives, preservatives, powders, extracts or concentrates.

La Natura

La Natura creates food that is all natural, home-made (always made in small batches) and entices the senses to be awakened.  All products are vegan, nut and wheat free, and delicious.

KLINK

Drink KLINK™. Change Lives. KLINK Coffee is a St. Leonard's Society Social Enterprise that sells a great coffee for a good cause.  Our cause is not an easy one but that’s all the more reason for us to do it and for you to support us… just by buying some coffee… and spreading the word.

Mum’s Originals

Mum’s is all about healthy delicious foods that reflect our values while embracing the knowledge of the past. They produce back to basics whole, natural and organic super foods in eco-packaging, strongly supporting their Canadian and international growers.

nourishtea

For nourishtea, “loose leaf tea” is the way to create the closest thing to a “perfect” cup of tea. So leave those tea bags in the pantry, baby, and reach for the real thing. Fair trade and organic teas.

RawFoodz inc

A plant-based, environmentally conscious company. A unique line of raw, vegan, organic salad dressings & buttery-style spreads. Certified COR (kosher), VegeCert (vegan) & Ecocert (organic), manufactured in a nut-free, gluten-free & dairy-free facility.

Pristine Gourmet

Five years ago, 4th generation Canadian farmer Jason Persall had a vision of supplying the food industry with quality, local non-gmo artisan foods. Unique foods, 100% Canadian from field to table.

the lovemuffin bakery

Pick-up or delivery in much of Toronto. The lovemuffinbakery is a deliveryécatering baking company that specializes in vegan baked goods, gluten-free available. they use high quality ingredients to create baked treats that are both healthy and nutritious.


A brand of Troinoa, which makes products that are good for the body, respectful to the earth and fair to the community. Yogalicious offers delicious and nutritious benefits in a probiotic frozen kefir dessert using Harmony Organic milk and no added sugar!

 

Health and Nutrition

Daniluk Consulting

Helping you take the necessary steps to making permanent changes to your life. TV host and nutritionist Julie Daniluk is well known in Toronto as a supporter of good food and in motivating

NutriSue

Your community nutritionist and good food super hero. Empowering you and your kids to live your best life. Available for one-on-one consultations, health seminars, cookin classes, adult and children's food workshops and more. Find her at the Leslieville Farmer's Market.

RawFoodz inc

A plant-based, environmentally conscious company. A unique line of raw, vegan, organic salad dressings & buttery-style spreads. RawFoodz products are certified COR (kosher), VegeCert (vegan) & Ecocert (organic). They are manufactured in a nut-free, gluten-free & dairy-free facility.


Restaurants

Free Times Cafe

320 College Street

Homemade Jewish, Middle Eastern and Canadian food. The Free Times Cafe is fully licensed restaurant, and venue for new acoustic music. It can be described as an affordable, entertaining, interesting, soulful, delicious, and a great place for great people.

Live Organic Food Bar

264 Dupont Street

Toronto's premier organic raw food restaurant. Founded in 2002, Live also offers gluten free dishes, and supports local and sustainable farmers, with a great atmosphere for guests and staff.

Magic Oven

5 locations + catering + delivery

Award winning family-run business with a commitment to the environment and the community. Gluten-free, organic and vegan options. Alternative. Healthy. Delicious.

Maizal

133 Jefferson Avenue

Maizal is a Mexican restaurant that focuses on artisinally prepared corn quesadillas. The corn is locally grown and ground every day. They make fast food based on slow food.

Mitzi's

Cafe/Sister

If you dream about the meals your mother used to make, Mitzi's is the next best thing... a trip back to the days when friends, family and food were the essence of life.

 

Media

Edible Toronto

Our region's quarterly print magazine dedicated to showcasing and promoting our local foodshed and its healhy, safe and sustainable future. We focus on local growers and producers, food artisans and chefs, farmers'markets and food retailers, inns and B&Bs, restaurants and cafes.

 

Shops

Pusateri Fruit Market

497 Church Street

Pusateri proudly supports Foodland Ontario and strives to promote Ontario Fruits & Vegetables when in season. We take enormous pride in offering our customers the best and freshest variety of fruits, vegetables & grocery items… thus the motto… GET FRESH!


The Healthy Butcher

298 Eglinton Ave and 565 Queen Street West

 

A butcher shop where transparency is the keystone of the business. Offering the widest selection of locally raised, natural, and Organic meat including beef, chicken, pork, lamb, elk, venison, game birds, and much more. Two locations in Toronto: the Midtown location offers a full grocery offering, and the Downtown location offers your good ole' fashion butcher shop that you can trust. www.thehealthybutcher.com

The Sweet Potato

2995 Dundas Sweet West

The Sweet Potato sells natural foods at sweeter prices and believes that local produce tastes sweeter. We agree! Working directly with local farmers, suppliers, and manufacturers, they bring you high quality local and organic produce from the farm.

West End Food Co-op

1229 Queen Street West

WEFC is a multi-stakeholder co-operative that includes eaters, producers, workers, and community partners. We aim to provide viable food security initiatives that include the Sorauren Farmers' Market, our Community Cannery, and the Food Hub at the Parkdale CHC.


Street food + Events

 Cupcake Diner

everywhere

Canada's first mobile cupcake shop! They bake all of their cupcakes from scratch daily using the freshest, finest ingredients.  They'll surely sweeten up your day!

Fidel Gastro's and Lisa Marie

everywhere

Food experiences. Food parties. Food events. Food Pop-ups. Food Marketing. Food Blogging. Food Awesomeness. Food Truckin'. 27/7. 365. Food Food. Ole.

Marianne Moroney's food cart  

600 University Avenue

Toronto's first seller of veggie dogs and innovator and champion of diverse foods - try her wide offering of wild game sausages, baked sweet potato, roast beef sandwiches and more.

Tita Flips

Market 707 at Scadding Court & beyond

A 30 year old family business from The Philippines, Tita Flips has burst onto the Toronto street food and catering scene, preparing Filipino and other cultural foods. They work to provide superior product and service customized to their clients’ needs and budget.

Toronto Underground Market (TUM)

Evergreen BrickWorks monthly TUM is a social food market for the community to sample the food of Toronto home cooks. A new kind of community event.. something completely unique and new to Toronto.

La Carnita Limited

Popping up from time to time in downtown Toronto. Limited days. Limited art. Limited tacos. Limitless flavour. La  Carnita Limited. Check the TUM.

 

Urban Agriculture

The Backyard Urban Farm Co.

Organic vegetable garden design and maintenance. They design, build, install and maintain organic vegetable gardens for homes, schools, corporate spaces, daycare centers and retirement facilities.

Urban Produce Inc.

A social-purpose business that seeks to build and operate commercial hydroponic greenhouses at or neary food retailers, offering local, fresh, and competitively priced produce year-round!

 

Business Services

VLaunchIT

VLaunchIT offers multiple consulting and web development services for Toronto businesses and non-profits of any size. Their design, marketing, and applications provide solutions for a variety of needs.