December 19, 2011

Where to Buy Your Gourmet Food in Toronto


Whenever I want to buy deliciously prepared food, find an excellent selection of cheeses, add a quality olive oil to my collection, sample some interesting sauces, taste a variety of aromatic teas and coffees, discover a new type of organic snack, or buy a luxurious box of chocolates for my friends, I don't need to bounce around different stores all over the city. I can just pop down the street and visit Max's Market at 2299 Bloor Street West in Toronto.

Please, have a look around with me, but be sure to arrive having eaten, and don't say I didn't warn you.































The next image isn`t mine, but I hope that Santa Claus will be generous to all of you.

42 comments:

  1. I want to spend Christmas in that store! Hahahaha

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  2. Lord, Olga! Did you go crazy and start shooting away in that wonderful store, or what?! ;-) I particularly enjoyed looking at the cute "petits fours" (mini pastries) and the cheese selection. Impressive! Now, one suggestion: Your next post should be entitled: "Where do you work off [Holiday] food in Toronto?" ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. I love these shops but don't use them. It is very well depicted. They gave you the run of the place. Merry Christmas.

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  4. Huhhh.. huhh... tätä yltäkylläisyyttä...!
    Kaiken lisänä vielä Joulupukkeja kokonainen 'mäellinen'...
    Täytyy sanoa - olet pannut meidät katsojat valinnan-vaikeuden eteen.
    Mainio kuvasarja...!
    Hyvää ja Rauhaisaa Joulua.

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  5. oh là là Olga ! amazing ! it's time for me to take a café with a poor peace of bread !!!
    the last shot is funny !
    I wish you a wonderful christmas

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  6. Hello Olga:
    What a wonderful store. Even in London we doubt that we have ever seen anything in the way of a specialist food shop quite like this. And, as you will know for yourself, anything similar in Budapest can be nothing more than an unattainable dream.

    But how wonderful it all is. We have literally 'drooled' over your images, and in particular the cheese counter which appears to stretch into infinity. And those cakes!! We can so easily imagine spending the entire day in Max's, and still not really seeing everything. A marvellous post, Olga.

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  7. Holy moly - if I ever entered that store I´d never leave! Looks divine! :-)

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  8. обожаю шляцца по таким магазинам, доставило!))
    Первую фоту с хлебом - на постер!
    Вообще, что еще можно рассматривать с таким бесстыдным интересом, как еду? ;)

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  9. wow, this place looks like full of anything you can just think of!

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  10. Olga,
    What a wonderful place this shop is! Oh, your photos are so excellent that they make me want to taste every food. Especially a wide variety of cheese collection interests me very much. I wish I bought a ticket to fly to this place.
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  11. Ms. Olga - what a beautiful gourmet food store - and pictures. I love the Santa down hill skiing picture

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  12. What a meanie!
    So far, I've found 87 things I'd like to eat.
    YUM!

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  13. Now all I have to do is get to Toronto!!! Fantastic photos. Have a great Christmas Diane

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  14. Maravilloso!!!!!!!Si entro en un sitio así, no hay quien me saque en todo el día.....Geniales tomas.Me encantan
    Felices Fiestas.Un abrazo enorme...

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  15. So I'm munching on some grapefruit thinking, "Yeah, I can handle this." As I scrolled down, taking each picture in, the grapefruit didn't seem so yummy any more.

    Those pics are divine! I tell you, I'd have to be accompanied if I went there, someone to make sure I didn't get TOO excited and try to claim all the deliciousness for my own.

    Thanks so much. You always show the keen prowess of your artful eye.

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  16. Now that you hurt my feelings-thank goodness it's almost lunch time! How do I get to this store?;) Yumzy! Beautiful photos! =)

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  17. Oooooh, I wish I was there! Your pictures are wonderful.

    Merry Christmas!

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  18. A very nice series of images Olga....I reckon that I have put on a few extra pounds just looking at those pictures.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year..

    -Trevor

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  19. What pretty pictures of the store. I hope Santa is also good to you Olga. Your blog always makes me smile.

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  20. I wish I could snap my fingers and go grocery shopping in Toronto any time I wanted. Lol. This is...just awesome.

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  21. What a fantastic store! I don’t have a store like that in my neighborhood. Even in the big cities, I don’t come up with stores with such a splendid lineup of delicious items. The foods are too visually appealing through your stunning photos. If I live close to it, I’d definitely gain weight.

    Wish you a peaceful and healthy Christmas and all the best in 2012.
    Yoko

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  22. The presentation of all the wonderful goodies is I am sure followed by the aromas and taste sensations! A pictorial splendor of culinary delights!

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  23. Festive! Festive! Festive! Love it!

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  24. Wow, what a feast for the eyes. Beautiful series, Merry Christmas.

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  25. How lucky you are to have a market like that so close to home. Your photos even made fruit cake look good!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, mine is already good since I'm off work for the rest of the week.

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  26. how wonderful ... I gained 10 pounds just looking !
    Merry Christmas Dear Olga..

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  27. What a wonderful array of goodies! Your pictures are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing these holiday delights!

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  28. Olga ... I have eaten but I would not mind eating those cakes ... and then some chocolate:))
    I wish you a Merry Christmas with your family!
    It was a pleasure to find your blog. .. And I hope we continue to share through your computer.
    Since Bejar. Salamanca a big kiss. Laura

    Pd. With these photos come like eating :))

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  29. What an amazing choice! Happy Christmas!

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  30. Hi Olga, thank you so much for dropping over to make space and saying hi. A very warm Australian/Scottish welcome!
    Your blog and photos are simply gorgeous - you capture the essence of your subjects beautifully and I look forward to popping back regularly in 2012.
    I wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday season, full of simple pleasures x

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  31. Hi,
    Thank you for the comment at my blog !
    Now, I know where and what I will eat in Toronto and it's a lot :)

    Merry Christmas !

    XX
    Anci

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  32. Hi Olga,
    Well, I am impressed by all of this delicious food. What a great place to shop for Christmas!
    Your amazing photos make me feel really hungry. I do love French and Italian pastries and sweets. You are so lucky to have a shop like this in Toronto. ;-)

    Have a Lovely Christmas and new Year!
    Best wishes,
    Jo. x

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  33. Здравствуйте.
    В эти святые дни Рождества Христова, хочу поздравить вас с праздником. В этот день Христос пришел, чтобы спасти наш Мир от Тьмы.
    Желаю вам, чтобы светлый праздник вам подарил тепло, и уют в ваш дом, здоровья вам и вашим близким.
    С Рождеством Христовым и с Новым годом.
    Воеводин Дмитрий.

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  34. All your photos are perfect my friend!!Amazing!!! Beautiful shops!!! Merry Christmas Olga!!!kisses from Greece.

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  35. Dear all,
    Thank you very much for all your comments on this post. If it`s too difficult to process it - relax, listen and repeat after me: "It's not real life - it's just Photoshop".
    Special thanks to everyone who has visited this blog recently for the first time!

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  36. Looks like a wonderful place to shop!

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  37. Роскошный пир!
    Просто глазами попробовать и то удовольствие)
    Оля, с наступающим Новым Годом!

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  38. Ольга, сколько вкуснотищи-то! Я бы хотела пожить в таком месте пару дне, в одиночестве..))) Когда путешествую, обязательно посещаю местные храмы гастрономии и продуктовые рынки...мммм... :)

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  39. Truly "candy for the eyes." Hope you have a wonderful new year.

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  40. What an amazing shop. I would love to be there right now shopping.

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  41. Oh, my! Time for me to make something to eat! Happy New Year, Olga!

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  42. I am about to visit Toronto and I am looking for some great gourmet places to try there. I am glad to find out about many interesting gourmet food stores in Toronto. The city seems to be a paradise for foodies, I am excited to take a gourmet tour around there! Gorgeous pictures, anyway.

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