I like switching up my grocery shopping routine by taking a trip to an amazing, large indoor market. While the summer time is great for going to farmer’s markets all around Toronto, my market of choice on cold and slushy days (like today) is definitely St. Lawrence Market.
St. Lawrence Market has huge stalls of fresh produce, baked goods, Canadian ice wine (basically wine with 1000 percent more sugar), and meat counters. If you ever get to go, it can take a few hours to mill around. I would also recommend going for lunch because there are several delicious venues to eat at, including the Carousel Bakery. This bakery is home to the most delicious peameal bacon sandwich. If you think you know Canadian bacon, think again. We’ve also found some unbelievably yummy desserts on the basement level too.
We ended up getting a carton of blueberries, 2 spicy sausages, 2 bacon wrapped fillets (7 dollars each!), eggplant wrapped mozzarella, grape leaves, and a really cool Chedder cheese made with mustard and ale. They had every type of cheese that you could imagine so it was really hard only choosing one!
Jared (husband) bought me a chocolate covered strawberry today. It is my favorite treat, but I particularly love them around Valentines Day. Swoon.
All and all it was a VERY successful trip. To be honest, just going to the market is worth it, even if we don’t buy anything. It is always fun to find ways switch up our normal routine and go somewhere up beat where you really feel like you are in the heart of the city (without freezing your buns off).
What’s your favorite way to switch up your routine? Do you have a weekend activity that helps to get you out of slumps? Let me know!
xx – Forrest