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Top Picks from Toronto’s Delicious Food Show

October 21, 2014

As I now (slowly) come out of my pastry-induced coma, I can share with you my top picks from the incredibly Delicious Food Show this weekend in Toronto.

The Delicious Food Show is a three day food-lover’s paradise bringing all the biggest names in food, together in one place.

There was so much to see…  But more importantly, so much to taste!


Being invited to the media tour and breakfast gave me a sneaky peek at the exhibition stalls before everything was set up, as well as a backstage look at the exclusive Chef Series Kitchen where we ran into the incredibly talented Canadian Chef Chuck Hughes.


A friendly and funny way to start the morning, our next stop was breakfast served by the culinary talents at BUCA (Toronto’s top restaurant of 2014).

Thinking it rude not to try all the pastries


And then… To top off an exciting morning, the Delicious Food Show held a media-only panel interview with the one and only Mario Batali – legendary chef, author, Croc-enthusiast and TV star… Along with Chuck Hughes, Tyler Florence (Food Network veteran star for the past 19 years), and Toronto’s pride: Rob Gentile of BUCA fame.


Feeling inspired by their combined passion for real food, love of the farmer, and creativity in the kitchen, I left the interview with a new hop in my step as I ventured out into the exhibition hall, wanting to find the best Toronto has to offer for you: our readers!

Here are my top picks from the show:

Parachute Coffee

Now here’s a genius idea. A monthly subscription delivery service for freshly roasted, Canadian, small-batch coffee. Parachute Coffee ships coffee from a different roaster every month to subscribers across the country. Award winning coffee from Canada’s doorstep, delivered to yours.


The Canadian Birch Company 

Not just maple syrup anymore! Canada is home to a rich birch tree population and the most delicious syrup comes from them. From rich and thick to light amber, The Canadian Birch Company’s syrups come in three flavours. Put it on your pancakes… Or in your cocktails.


Strauss Water 

Does the idea of instant boiling water sound good to you? How about 99% bacteria removal? Strauss Water is a monthly-subscription, water purification service that not only provides you this sleek purification unit but installs it, maintains it and removes it.

Seriously, no more buying expensive plastic bottles of water, no more waiting for the kettle to boil, no more forgetting to change your filters. I love the idea of this machine and I think you will too!

If you want to see more pictures from this event, check out my Instagram@immfab. There’s a really awesome shot of Chuck Hughes and me… And our special guests, the double chin twins.

M Fab Pastry Puff

Looking forward to reading your comments!