Local Toronto gifts to get for the foodie in your life this holiday season

Nov 16 2020, 4:58 pm

The Holiday season is upon us and looking for the perfect gift is a tedious task, especially when you have no idea where to start.

You can never go wrong with a thoughtful gift, one that can satisfy cravings.

For the special foodie in your life, why not treat them to what they love.

Make yours and everyone’s lives a little easier with the gift right from the heart and straight to their bellies.

Gourmet chocolates


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Sweet, decadent chocolates, where can you go wrong? SOMA continues to create magical chocolates like this Lemon Poppyseed bar, a creamy and bright treat with a hint of lemon. With each bite, expect a delightfully tangy and “custardy lemon” burst of flavour, with a bit of a crunch thanks to the poppyseeds.

Address: 32 Tank House Lane
Phone: 416-815-7662

Address: 443 King Street West
Phone: 416-599-7662


Cakes & Cupcakes


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Cookies, cakes and cupcakes galore! Short and Sweet cupcakes is the place to help satisfy that sweet tooth. Get one, or a dozen, whatever it takes to make this holiday season the best it can be. With festive options and mouthwatering flavours, a baked goodie never hurt, especially as a gift.

Address: 1945 Avenue Road
Phone: 416-519-4441




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A box of cookies whether it be six or a dozen, Craig’s Cookies specializes in the goods and this holiday season, they’ve made some delicious treats. With six different varieties from candy cane shortbread to gingerbread white chocolate, you can place an order for your favourite bunch or do a randomized holiday mix with assorted cookies to gift and enjoy.

Address: 1537A Queen Street West
Phone: 416-519-5336

Address: 483 Church Street
Phone: 416-519-5336

Address: 1581 Bayview Avenue
Phone: 416-519-5336



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The rich aroma of coffee is certain to make anyone happy, especially coffee lovers who can’t go a day without a cup of joe. Coffee Tree Roastery has been around the Toronto scene since the ’80s, serving high-quality beans cultivated by sustainable farming techniques around the world. Support local!

Address: 2412 Bloor St West
Phone: 416-767-1077


Craft beers


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Support local with craft beers! Bandit Brewery offers a variety of brews from New England IPAs to dry-hopped sours and Brett farmhouse ales. You can’t go wrong with a cold pack of six for this holiday season.

Address: 2125 Dundas Street West

Phone: 647-348-1002




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For the harmonious person in your life, Tealish Fine Teas has you covered. Show someone you care with wellness products that are set to relax and bring a sense of mindfulness through a hot cup of tea. Tealish offers special holiday teas and gift bundles too!

Address: 367 Roncesvalles Avenue
Phone: 416-203-3301


Local spirits


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Not much of a beer drinker? Toronto’s Nickel 9 Distillery, the name behind Temple Spirits creates premium spirits with high-quality local ingredients. Only the best, for the best. Know a craft spirits enthusiast? Make this your go-to gift which will come in handy for this Christmas season.

Address: 90 Cawthra Avenue
Phone: 647-341-5959


More local spirits


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Spirit of York is another great option for local spirits in the city. Located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, Spirit of York offers the best drinks to enjoy over the holiday season.

Address: 12 Trinity Street
Phone: 416-777-0001




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Can’t go to France, bring France to you. A box of macarons from Nadege is the perfect gift for that foodie in your life. You can choose from a variety of flavours and pick the best combination for the perfect gift.

Address: 780 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-2009

Address: 1099 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-968-2011

Address: The PATH, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Toronto
Phone: 416-350-2014

Address: Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-789-2016


Food Gift Basket


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If you can’t decide on just a single thing to get, why not get them all! Saul Good Gift Co. offers the perfect Toronto snack packs made specially in Ontario.

Address: 720 Bathurst Street
Phone: 647-493-3213


Gift cards for your local restaurant or cafe

We all know that restaurants and cafes have been hit hard by the pandemic. A thoughtful gift that is not only giving towards your friend or loved one but also allows you to give back to the community.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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