With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gifts.
Although officials moved Toronto from the red zone to lockdown, we still have the opportunity to host virtual Christmas parties with those who are outside of our social bubble. Plus, traditional gift-giving is still feasible—thanks to online ordering and contactless delivery!
While it can be highly tempting to rely on Amazon for its same-day and one-day delivery options, it’s also a good idea to shop locally and support small businesses within and around Liberty Village.
If you are one of the proud users of the #supportlocal hashtag, you will enjoy this curated list of food gifts that are perfectly suited for your food lover mom, dad, co-workers, boss, BFF, or boo. And yes, they do deliver in Liberty Village! Yay!
Best of Toronto Gift Basket
$69.99 at Phancy’s Bodega | Free local delivery | Ontario-wide shipping for $15
Do you love giving out gift baskets? While it’s fun to customize each basket based on the recipient, this can also be a time-consuming process. Luckily, there is a perfect solution to that!
Phancy’s Bodega is offering gift basket-featured products made by Toronto-based companies, such as Claire Manning’s Toronto-themed tea towel, Scout Canning’s sustainable seafood, Malty Hoppy’s beer jelly, Parallel’s sesame butter, No.7’s chipotle hot sauce, and Manning Canning’s dill pickled carrots!
The best part is that you can send the gift of local deliciousness to your loved one located anywhere in Ontario for just a small shipping fee!
Meal in a Jar
$65 at Urban Jars Toronto Free local delivery*
A healthy on-the-go meal is the best gift you can give to your busy best bud! The brilliant idea of placing a meal inside a mason jar offers a convenient option that you can easily bring anywhere. Another awesome part is that Urban Jars Toronto is offering a Starter Pack, giving you and your best friend the chance to sample a little bit of everything!
The Starter Pack includes two breakfast jars, three lunch jars, one dinner skillet jar, and six pieces of protein bites—and don’t forget about the health benefits that come with each ingredient! Delivery is free for orders over $59.
A New Mom’s Treats
$17.99 at Love Me Do | Free same day local delivery*
Located across the Liberty Village Park, Love Me Do is a baby and maternity boutique that offers a variety of products! If you have an expectant mother on your list, this Triple Chocolate Explosion Lactation Cookies by Milkin’ more is a great gift option! She might not be telling you, but there is a good chance that she is looking for ways to boost her milk supply. And this product is just one of the solutions!
Love Me Do delivers locally for free (on orders over $49) and within Ontario (on orders over $79). You can either have your orders delivered to your doorstep or directly to your preggy friend!
Tiny But Mighty Specialty Greens
$4.90 at Rosella’s Garden | Free local delivery*
Do you know someone who loves to garnish their salads, soups, plates, and sandwiches? If that person is included on your shopping list, this produce is the perfect gift for them!
These tiny and tender edible microgreens from Rosella’s Garden can provide a variety of leaf flavors including sweet and spicy! This urban farm also uses sustainable methods to grow organic, non-GMO, and nutritious microgreens locally. Isn’t it nice how you can give a pack of essential nutrients to someone at such an affordable price?
Hand-sized Savory Pies
$35 – $60 at Maruritas
How about bringing a classic Argentine snack straight to your parents’ dining table? These Argentinian empanadas are individual pockets of pastry crust filled with beef, chicken, or veggies! It’s also dairy-free and made with fresh spices including cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Maruritas is currently offering a holiday package where the pack of empanadas comes with house-made toppers, a jalapeño hot sauce, chimichurri, chili red pepper aji, and champagne to share. They do delivery every Wednesday and Saturday!
$16.50 – $44.50 at Mayana | Delivery flat rate of $10.50
Got a couple of chocoholics on your list? Allow them to indulge in what Incas considers the “drink of the Gods”. Send a Cacao Elixir from Mayana to your loved ones and give the gift of natural antioxidants and mood enhancements!
And here’s a quick fact about the seller: Mayana receives their organic raw cacao directly from farmers in Soconusco, Mexico. They go beyond fair trade!
Food Gifts Delivered in Liberty Village
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