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Toronto's Best New Specialty Grocery Stores

Toronto's Best New Specialty Grocery Stores

Toronto's Best New Specialty Grocery Stores

Despite the pandemic throwing a huge curveball in the way we shop (waiting in long lines outside of grocery stores will never be forgotten), a handful of wonderful specialty food and grocery stores managed to open up last year. While a few launched online-only retail stores to fit the current climate, many of the larger ones on this list are still open for limited-capacity indoor shopping, so you can head on over to wander the aisles of gorgeous fresh produce, one-of-a-kind grocery items, tempting snack products and much more. Check out Toronto's newest and most exciting grocery destinations below, where you'll find tons of delicious goodies and prepared meals that you can bring home to enjoy!

Maeli Market

Maeli Market

MAELI Market has opened in Toronto, specializing in Taiwanese products and freshly-prepared food. The term ‘maeli’ translates to the “most beautiful, strong, graceful and joyful,” the Taiwanese market explained on their Instagram. The store boasts a selection of goods imported from Taiwan and fresh foods that are made in-house.

The Breakfast Pantry

The Breakfast Pantry

This beautiful online shop of carefully selected products focuses on breakfast and pantry items like granolas, coffees and teas, nuts and seeds, nut butters, baking mixes and health-focused elixirs and superfoods. They value high-quality, eco-conscious and local brands, and everything is available to order for delivery across Canada through their website.

Manulife Centre

Eataly Toronto

Eataly Toronto

The much-anticipated Toronto opening of this sprawling food hall marked Canada's first location of the Italian grocer and it has been bustling ever since with customers from across the city looking to get their hands on fresh pasta, baked goods, cured meats, specialty cheeses, gorgeous produce and more.

1064 Yonge St

Coco Market

Coco Market

This contemporary "convenience" store in Rosedale opened up at the end of 2019 to much excitement from those looking for healthier alternatives to their favourite products, as well as specialty, hard-to-find items from across North America.

COLLEGE & BAY

Farm Boy

Farm Boy

This Ottawa-based chain has exploded in popularity over the past few years, opening up two new Toronto locations in 2020. Known for their fair prices and vast array of private-label products, they have been likened to Trader Joe's and continue to grow their innovative grocery offering to Canadians.

Toronto's Best New Specialty Grocery Stores

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Toronto's Best New Specialty Grocery Stores

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Emma Kula

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Despite the pandemic throwing a huge curveball in the way we shop (waiting in long lines outside of grocery stores will never be forgotten), a handful of wonderful specialty food and grocery stores managed to open up last year. While a few launched online-only retail stores to fit the current climate, many of the larger ones on this list are still open for limited-capacity indoor shopping, so you can head on over to wander the aisles of gorgeous fresh produce, one-of-a-kind grocery items, tempting snack products and much more. Check out Toronto's newest and most exciting grocery destinations below, where you'll find tons of delicious goodies and prepared meals that you can bring home to enjoy!

Maeli Market

Maeli Market

MAELI Market has opened in Toronto, specializing in Taiwanese products and freshly-prepared food. The term ‘maeli’ translates to the “most beautiful, strong, graceful and joyful,” the Taiwanese market explained on their Instagram. The store boasts a selection of goods imported from Taiwan and fresh foods that are made in-house.

The Breakfast Pantry

The Breakfast Pantry

This beautiful online shop of carefully selected products focuses on breakfast and pantry items like granolas, coffees and teas, nuts and seeds, nut butters, baking mixes and health-focused elixirs and superfoods. They value high-quality, eco-conscious and local brands, and everything is available to order for delivery across Canada through their website.

COLLEGE & BAY

Farm Boy

Farm Boy

This Ottawa-based chain has exploded in popularity over the past few years, opening up two new Toronto locations in 2020. Known for their fair prices and vast array of private-label products, they have been likened to Trader Joe's and continue to grow their innovative grocery offering to Canadians.