Things to do in Toronto: Farmers Market Edition

Can you believe this place? I felt I was in heaven!
We spent a sunny afternoon in the legendary and fun Kensington Market area of Toronto, one of the most instagrammed areas of the city. This hood has an immense variety of food and a rich cultural mix, every corner you’ll visit you’ll be delighted. A huge amount of vintage clothing stores, fresh grocers with perfect fruits, the yummiest food places where basically your options are simply endless.

Here are some cute places we visited on this lovely day.
Missing you, Toronto (:

1. Torteria San Cosme 
This torteria serves the yummiest fresh bread and yummy tortas, a delish guacamole and churros you’ll need to go back and eat again, no doubt. The menu is simple and full of bold flavors and I simply adored their cafeteria concept. Besides the GREAT food, this colorful place has an eclectic combination of painted tiles, bright murals, and vintage hand lettering ads, making it so unique and funky, totally my kind of place. We tried a molletes a la plancha, a grilled buttered bread with black beans and a perfect white cheese.
Go for any torta, ANY! They have 9 options in the menu and all of them are absolutely delish. Don’t forget to have a Fanta, churros con cajeta *drooling* and a agua fresca de tamarindo.

2. Fruta fresca crawl
I have a fascination for any farmers market. I’m not sure what it is but I find it “adorkable” to walk through fruit stands, the smell of fresh food and exploring little streets full of color and flavor. For me and my little ones, this is something very hard to resist. Kensington market had a very unique and eclectic mix of fruit stands, local farmers, latin american grocery stores and endless options for a foodie lover like me. I recommend walking all these lovely streets around the market, get a freshly squeezed juice and enjoy a fruta fresca crawl walk.

3. Seven lives Paleteria
Time for a sweet treat! Seven lives paleteria is a tropical must visit in the market with the cutest colorful decor where you’ll feel you are a teenager all over again. Their menu options scream summertime! and you can enjoy sorbets, paletas, fresh juices and dole whips. We don’t have anything like this in Montreal so I wanted to have every-single-thing here. Cocktail umbrellas, I’m here for ya!
I’m coming back for a Mangonada, a delish mango soft serve with fresh mango chunks, juice, and a homemade apricot-lime-tajin sauce.
Did I say Tajin? Give me all the chili!

Can’t wait to visit you again, Toronto!

Kensington Market

West of downtown Toronto, between Spadina ave and College street.

Open daily Mon to Sun / 11am to 7pm

Torteria San Cosme

181 Baldwin street

Open daily from 11am to 8pm. Sunday until 6pm.

Price range: $ 

Kids friendly: Totally! It’s a cafeteria style place and they even have high chairs for your little ones. 

Seven Lives Paleteria

72 Kensington avenue

Open daily from noon to 8pm

Price range: $

Kids friendly: It’s not a big shop and space is very limited, you can fit your stroller but take everything to go. We enjoyed our sorbets in a park nearby, yay to summer! 

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  1. Beautiful imagery. The color combinations brought life and energy to my dull day. What camera do you use?

    1. Thanks Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I use my IPhone 6 camera and a Canon Rebel with 50mm lens that I love!xo,Maca

  2. This looks so wonderful!! I'm still dying to go there. LOL. Love that wall and all the color! So gorgeous.

  3. As a food blogger in the GTA, this is super cool-I'll have to make a trip! Digging your pictures, too!

  4. Fun! Toronto is our 1/2 way point when we travel up in Canada. We've never stopped (almost 40 years). But this looks like a lot of fun!

  5. I've never been to Toronto. I love your photos – they make me want to hop on a plane today! I'm a sucker for farmer's markets as well – something about food fresh from fields is nostalgic and just…BETTER!

  6. I would love to visit Toronto, seems like a lovely city. Your reckon of the places to eat is superb, as well as your photos.

  7. Loving all the bright colours! Thanks for the food recommendations, they look like delicious options ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Wow, I love visiting farmers markets when I travel, hope I'll be able to land in Toronto one day to see it too!

  9. The food looks so yummy! And no wonder this place is in instagram so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Mama this farmers market looks amazing!! All the colors are just perfect! I love the dress and long vest!!xokeep in touch,Daniwww.draftsandcrafts.net

  11. This place is insane! It's so pretty ahh, I want to visit!!xo Anna Elizabethwww.annaelizabethevents.com

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