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:
333 Roncesvalles Avenue
They began roasting only fair trade coffee in 1995. Alternative Grounds is a welcoming and community-based business, cafe and certified organic roastery, and member of Cooperative Coffees
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.
EthicalDeal helps you discover the best green stuff to do, see and buy in your city, at exclusive discounts, through the power of group buying! They regularly promote good food specials from other small Toronto businesses.
vegetarian - wholesome - delicious
delivered fresh, a different soup every week
what's she stirring up this week?
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.
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.
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.
390 Dupont Street
Dish is a one-stop culinary destination: a cooking school, cafe with prepared foods, gourmet retail store, catering company and private/corproate event space and centred around food, fun, and engaging and interactive culinary experiences.
#300-862 Richmond Street West
A 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!
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.
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 Avenue Park
Market by the West End Food Co-op (see Shops listing). Be a part of your food community.
Alchemy uses a traditional fermentation process to make seasonal vegetable pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, and naturally carbonated sodas. Produce is sourced directy from Southern Ontario farmers. Buy at farmer's markets, stores or Community Supported Ferments (CSF) weekly pick-up.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, gulten-free & dairy-free facility.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
705 Mount Pleasant Road
Your Trusted Source for Local Food. A unique gourmet food store in Mid-Town Toronto that showcases exceptional Ontario products and the passionate people behind them. Culinarium offers a range of organic, natural, artisanal and, sustainably produced products.
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.
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!
1256A Bloor St West
Quality Edible Goods - in bulk.
561 Marlee Avenue
Every product from Scratch businesses – dinners, desserts, vegan soups, biscottis and much more - was made from Toronto. It’s the newest neighbourhood speciality store, and a place to try the best of the City. Store, catering, classes, incubator kitchen!
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.
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
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!
Another advocate of diverse foods - a food truck participating in festivals that has sustainability in mind. Ingredients are sourced from local organic and free range farms, as well as local independent suppliers.
Food experiences. Food parties. Food events. Food Pop-ups. Food Marketing. Food Blogging. Food Awesomeness. Food Truckin'. 27/7. 365. Food Food. Ole.
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.
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.
The Toasted Tangerine (finished operations)
This new food truck is the GTA’s Mobile Sandwich Press. With a variety of eats for events and catering, look for their changing menu and location, check out their healthy, local food and enviro initiatives.
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.
Popping up from time to time in downtown Toronto. Limited days. Limited art. Limited tacos. Limitless flavour. La Carnita Limited. Check the TUM.
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.
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!
Mobile websites made easy
Freelance logo and icon designer, Nelson’s dynamic designs are beginning to make their mark with Toronto small food businesses.
Ruevo is here to help your business succeed by helping you create your brand with a cost-effective logo, website, print materials, and social media strategy. Based in Toronto with years of experience.
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.