St. Lawrence Market: Phil’s Place & Harbourfront Foods

 

All about produce, fruits and milk on this edition of Foodies Inc. St. Lawrence Market anniversary food segment.

Produce

 

When at St. Lawrence, I often find overwhelming the amount of fruits and veggie stands available. The beauty of it is that there is enough for everybody, the concern however is which one to buy from…which ones are the best places.


In this post, I have included two of my favourite places, Phil’s Place and Harbourfront Foods. Phil’s Place is your go to spot for everything and anything in the produce category; while Harbourfront Foods specializes in a selection of organic fruits and veggies, as well as fresh organic milk and eggs. So what I do is “mix and match” depending on what I need.
 
From Phil’s Place I tend to get avocados, brussels sprout, bananas, strawberries, oranges, basil, thyme, spinach, carrots, cucumber, etc. They have an awesome selection and the prices are always fair.
 
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In addition to their selection, the veggies and fruits are fresh and of good quality. Meaning, you wont find oranges that go bad soon after purchase. Part of their great selection are the potatoes and root vegetables. They have just about any kind.
 
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I also enjoy going to Phil’s as they have a range of international fruits and their location, although tight, is rather big and easy to navigate in and out of, plus they take credit card. Worth noting, is that both renowned chefs Michael Symon and David Adjey endorse Phil’s and I often see Mr. Adjey with his family at Phil’s buying his produce. If anything, this place is worth the visit to run into food celebs!
 
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From Harbourfront Foods I tend to get certain fruits I rather have organic as well as mushrooms, eggs and organic milk.
 
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Available in 1%, 2% and 3%, the milk is freshly brought to their premises from local farms. When you first buy, you pay a $2.00 deposit on the bottle and then continue to bring back your bottle to get your 1L of milk for $2.99. Quite a few cents cheaper than your regular grocery store milk and way more tasty, that’s for sure.

 

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By the way, the milk is produced by Harmony Organic, which is an organization of local farmers dedicated to sustainable agriculture and organic principals in Ontario. Their product is only available at other farmers market across the GTA (asides from St. Lawrence) and specialty stores that focus on organic products.

 

Vendors: Phil’s Place and Harbourfront Foods
Specialty: Produce
Location: St. Lawrence Market, south Market (lower level) – see map below
Reviewed: Veggies, Fruits and Milk

 

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To check them out, head to the lower level (see map below) in the South Market. Both stores are open at regular market hours.
Until next time Foodies!

 

Buen provecho,
Foodies Inked.

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