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The Best Food and Drink Finds at This Year’s One Of A Kind Show

The Best Food and Drink Finds at This Year’s One Of A Kind Show

The Best Food and Drink Finds at This Year’s One Of A Kind Show

After a 700-plus day hiatus, the One Of A Kind Show has triumphantly returned to Toronto much to the delight of anyone with a holiday gift list, shopping habit or interest in the best and brightest artisans the city, and country, has to offer -- namely, everyone. The best food and drink finds are just the thing to help you finish your shopping, prep for holiday get-togethers or simply to gift to yourself so you won't miss out on the most marvellous flavours of the season.

With more than 400 vendors at the show, including 20% who are new this year, there are plenty of sights to see and new flavours to discover. Though samples are forbidden, buy with abandon, knowing that each purchase promises to delight.

Every year, the team behind the OOAK is "inspired by the wonder of creativity," says show director Janice Leung. Perhaps this year more than ever, we're ready to marvel at the artistry, be wowed by the flavours, and surrender to the beauty of shopping together and supporting local every step of the way.

For the best food and drink finds at this year's One Of A Kind show, read on.

Carla's Cookie Box

Carla's Cookie Box

You can't miss Canadian's signature sweet treat from the award-winning Carla's Cookie Box, with special flavors just for the OOAK show!

3/4 oz. Tonic

3/4 oz. Tonic

Carefully-crafted, small batch syrups from 3/4 oz. Tonic makes cocktail hour as relaxing as it should be. With nothing more to do than add mixers and booze, you'll be the most relaxed host in town during your holiday soirées.

The Lemon Square

The Lemon Square

A spot that does one thing, and one thing only, The Lemon Square prides itself on luscious coconut lemon squares that are individually wrapped for freshness and for gifting. Made from fresh lemons, each bite of these impeccable morsels is an uplifting moment, especially during hectic holidays.

Soul Chocolate

Soul Chocolate

Appease the disappointment of an end to sampling with a sizeable purchase from Soul Chocolates. With an assortment of handcrafted, high-quality, supremely tasty bars -- in flavours from eggnog to gingerbread and matcha white -- and advent calendars on-site, you'll find gifts for loved ones, and for yourself, at this colourful booth.

Sachili

Sachili

This vegan line of artisanal spiced toppings lends dishes a hit of heat tempered by sweet, savoury ingredients. Available in three flavours, these cute gifts will spice up a range of dishes, from Christmas morning brunch favourites to sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and more.

Mados Sauces

Mados Sauces

A local favourite, you can now stock up on Mado's vegan hot sauce at OOAK. A heady mix of sweet-with-heat, this pepper sauce combines Scotch bonnets, papaya, coconut milk, spices and herbs into a condiment guaranteed to liven up your holidays.

Les Canardises

Les Canardises

A perennial OOAK favourite, Les Canardises is back this year to mollify harried hosts in desperate need of cocktail-hour snack ideas. With a range of duck-based terrines, mousses and rillettes, alongside some luxe foie gras options, a visit to this booth can help sort out your most pressing appetizer dilemmas.

Hanes Hummus

Hanes Hummus

Joining the OOAK for 2021, Hanes Hummus brings premium craft hummus in three unique flavours to the beloved show. Sold frozen, this is exactly the type of snack you want in your freezer lying in wait of unexpected holiday guests.

Genuine Tea Co.

Genuine Tea Co.

Genuine Tea's comprehensive line-up includes black, white and green teas as well as herbal teas, oolong, sparkling iced teas and more. Find your favourite and gift it to anyone and everyone who needs a moment of calm this holiday season.

Edna's Pickles

Edna's Pickles

Jolt tired tastebuds out of their seasonal slumber with a variety of bright, bracing pickles from Edna's. With flavours that range from Extra Hot Tangy Lime to Sweet Mango Mash, Crab Apple Chutney and more, there's bound to be more than one gourmet spread that catches your eye.

Chocolat De Kat

Chocolat De Kat

Attention to detail, in design and flavour, is what sets Chocolat De Kat's stunning creations apart. Available individually or in customizable boxes of four to 25 bon bons, these flawless, bite-sized gifts are the definition of holiday joy.

Aunt Beth's Gourmet Bakery

Aunt Beth's Gourmet Bakery

The brainchild of local whisky expert Beth Havers, Aunt Beth's cookies are a masterstroke in baked form. Every item on the menu of whisky-infused treats, from Canadian Club Rye and Ginger to Singleton Speyside Big Short, and more, is just the partner your nightly dram has always deserved.

Allo Simonne

Allo Simonne

New to the show this year, this Montreal import has a range of award-winning goodies perfect for every stocking you need to fill. Whether you opt for the classic Noisette & Chocolat Au Lait spread or the company's elegant new Praliné & Jaguar bar, we guarantee smiles all around.

The Best Food and Drink Finds at This Year’s One Of A Kind Show

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The Best Food and Drink Finds at This Year’s One Of A Kind Show

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After a 700-plus day hiatus, the One Of A Kind Show has triumphantly returned to Toronto much to the delight of anyone with a holiday gift list, shopping habit or interest in the best and brightest artisans the city, and country, has to offer -- namely, everyone. The best food and drink finds are just the thing to help you finish your shopping, prep for holiday get-togethers or simply to gift to yourself so you won't miss out on the most marvellous flavours of the season.

With more than 400 vendors at the show, including 20% who are new this year, there are plenty of sights to see and new flavours to discover. Though samples are forbidden, buy with abandon, knowing that each purchase promises to delight.

Every year, the team behind the OOAK is "inspired by the wonder of creativity," says show director Janice Leung. Perhaps this year more than ever, we're ready to marvel at the artistry, be wowed by the flavours, and surrender to the beauty of shopping together and supporting local every step of the way.

For the best food and drink finds at this year's One Of A Kind show, read on.

Carla's Cookie Box

Carla's Cookie Box

You can't miss Canadian's signature sweet treat from the award-winning Carla's Cookie Box, with special flavors just for the OOAK show!

3/4 oz. Tonic

3/4 oz. Tonic

Carefully-crafted, small batch syrups from 3/4 oz. Tonic makes cocktail hour as relaxing as it should be. With nothing more to do than add mixers and booze, you'll be the most relaxed host in town during your holiday soirées.

The Lemon Square

The Lemon Square

A spot that does one thing, and one thing only, The Lemon Square prides itself on luscious coconut lemon squares that are individually wrapped for freshness and for gifting. Made from fresh lemons, each bite of these impeccable morsels is an uplifting moment, especially during hectic holidays.

Soul Chocolate

Soul Chocolate

Appease the disappointment of an end to sampling with a sizeable purchase from Soul Chocolates. With an assortment of handcrafted, high-quality, supremely tasty bars -- in flavours from eggnog to gingerbread and matcha white -- and advent calendars on-site, you'll find gifts for loved ones, and for yourself, at this colourful booth.

Sachili

Sachili

This vegan line of artisanal spiced toppings lends dishes a hit of heat tempered by sweet, savoury ingredients. Available in three flavours, these cute gifts will spice up a range of dishes, from Christmas morning brunch favourites to sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and more.

Mados Sauces

Mados Sauces

A local favourite, you can now stock up on Mado's vegan hot sauce at OOAK. A heady mix of sweet-with-heat, this pepper sauce combines Scotch bonnets, papaya, coconut milk, spices and herbs into a condiment guaranteed to liven up your holidays.

Les Canardises

Les Canardises

A perennial OOAK favourite, Les Canardises is back this year to mollify harried hosts in desperate need of cocktail-hour snack ideas. With a range of duck-based terrines, mousses and rillettes, alongside some luxe foie gras options, a visit to this booth can help sort out your most pressing appetizer dilemmas.

Hanes Hummus

Hanes Hummus

Joining the OOAK for 2021, Hanes Hummus brings premium craft hummus in three unique flavours to the beloved show. Sold frozen, this is exactly the type of snack you want in your freezer lying in wait of unexpected holiday guests.

Genuine Tea Co.

Genuine Tea Co.

Genuine Tea's comprehensive line-up includes black, white and green teas as well as herbal teas, oolong, sparkling iced teas and more. Find your favourite and gift it to anyone and everyone who needs a moment of calm this holiday season.

Edna's Pickles

Edna's Pickles

Jolt tired tastebuds out of their seasonal slumber with a variety of bright, bracing pickles from Edna's. With flavours that range from Extra Hot Tangy Lime to Sweet Mango Mash, Crab Apple Chutney and more, there's bound to be more than one gourmet spread that catches your eye.

Chocolat De Kat

Chocolat De Kat

Attention to detail, in design and flavour, is what sets Chocolat De Kat's stunning creations apart. Available individually or in customizable boxes of four to 25 bon bons, these flawless, bite-sized gifts are the definition of holiday joy.

Aunt Beth's Gourmet Bakery

Aunt Beth's Gourmet Bakery

The brainchild of local whisky expert Beth Havers, Aunt Beth's cookies are a masterstroke in baked form. Every item on the menu of whisky-infused treats, from Canadian Club Rye and Ginger to Singleton Speyside Big Short, and more, is just the partner your nightly dram has always deserved.

Allo Simonne

Allo Simonne

New to the show this year, this Montreal import has a range of award-winning goodies perfect for every stocking you need to fill. Whether you opt for the classic Noisette & Chocolat Au Lait spread or the company's elegant new Praliné & Jaguar bar, we guarantee smiles all around.