Hot Buy: The Ultimate Toronto Foodie Gift Box
TL believes that good things come in small batches. And that’s why we teamed up with FoodiePages.ca to create the Ultimate Toronto Foodie Gift Box—our picks of some of the city’s most insanely delicious, locally made comestibles. The $55 box (a $90 value) is crammed with gourmet treats, including:
Two Hawaiian pink salted caramel dark chocolate bars, Laura Slack
These hand-made, hand-painted, Japanese paper–wrapped bars by chocolate artist Laura Slack genuinely taste as good as they look. (And that’s saying a lot.)
One bag of Spadina blend tea, Pluck
This brightly flavoured loose-leaf tea is brimming with ginger, coconut, lychee and lemongrass notes. It’s low in caffeine, which makes it a perfect after-dinner sipper.
Cracked pepper and vanilla shortbread, Le Dolci
Flecks of black peppercorns and Madagascar vanilla give these buttery, crumbly cookies from the Trinity Bellwoods bake shop a savoury twist.
Chili okazu, Abokichi
We’re addicted to this Japanese condiment made with miso paste, sesame oil, fried garlic and chilies. It adds an umami kick to pasta, sandwiches, burgers, even egg dishes—we put it on everything.
Ca-Cow ghee, Lee’s Ghee
Lee Dares makes her ghee with organic butter sourced from Ontario and Quebec dairies. This version is infused with cacao, mesquite powder and medjool date and we use it like any nut butter: slathered on toast, as a dip for fruit, or scarfed by the spoonful straight out of the jar.
Cayenne caramel corn, All Mine Caramel
This Ontario-grown, organic, non-GMO popcorn is equal parts sweet, salty and spicy. The addictive kernels, thickly coated in rich caramel, get a surprise kick from a sprinkling of cayenne.
Also included with the purchase of each box is a copy of Eating & Drinking 2016, our indispensible guide to Toronto’s best restaurants, bars and food shops, and a one-year print subscription to Toronto Life. Already a subscriber? Then we’ll extend your subscription by a year. It’s the perfect present for the food lover in your life, and a delicious way to treat yourself. Quantities are limited, so buy your Ultimate Toronto Foodie Gift Box now.