Loblaw promotes local through Ontario Made program

Loblaws is doing what it can to promote local Ontario brands through its new Ontario Made program. In partnership with Grey Jay Sales & Distribution, the Canadian chain is featuring products from 12 Ontario-based suppliers in more than 150 stores under its Loblaws umbrella, including Zehrs, Your Independent Grocer, and Valu-Mart. Suppliers include Jakeman’s (maple products), Urban Hippie (granola), Yawdi’s (marinades and […]

More Canadians looking to buy Canadian food

More Canadians are now looking to seek out Canadian-produced food, according to a recent survey from Farm Credit Canada. The survey, which was conducted between January 8-12, 2021, found that six out of 10 Canadians are more likely to purchase Canadian-made or -grown food. “We had surveyed 2000 Canadians across the country, reflective of how […]

Green is the new black: Five ways to put sustainability on your menu

By Robert Phelps It takes a lot to run a restaurant. Running the books, keeping up with trends and near-constant interaction with others are all challenging enough, so launching and maintaining a sustainability programme is rarely a top-of-mind issue for owners, chefs and managers. But there’s good news: there are plenty of quick ways restaurateurs can reduce […]

Chef Normand Laprise to open two new Montreal restaurants this fall

Press release Chef Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche, co-owners of renowned Montréal establishments Toqué! and Brasserie T!, will reveal next fall an all-new restaurant named Beau Mont, in addition to launching a second Brasserie T branch, this time on Montréal’s South Shore, in Quartier DIX30. Beau Mont: simple and flavoursome cuisine The 80-seat Beau Mont will be open 7 evenings […]

DoorDash expands in the Greater Toronto Area, offers delivery from more than 1,000 local restaurants

Press release DoorDash, the technology company connecting customers with the best local restaurants through door-to-door delivery, has announced it’s expanding in the Greater Toronto Area, delivering from more than 1,000 local restaurants. The service currently operates in more than 600 cities across North America, and four major, metropolitan markets in Canada. DoorDash will now be available across Halton and […]

From grainy to smooth, golden brown to bright yellow, mustard makes the cut

By Sean Moon Dating to a period when ancient Romans mixed unfermented grape juice (known as “must”) with ground mustard seeds, mustard has grown to become one of the most popular condiments or seasonings in the world today. Often paired with meats and cheeses, it is also ubiquitous as a topping for such modern North […]

Deliverr: Regina’s exclusive takeout, grocery and liquor delivery app

Press release New local tech startup Deliverr is connecting people to local Regina stores and restaurants. Deliverr Beta launched in Regina April 16, 2017 and since then shopping just got a lot easier for Regina citizens. While it is still in Open Beta, the delivery app allows customers to get anything they need from local Regina stores that they know and love. To place […]

Saskatoon restaurant owners become rooftop beekeepers

By Jeni Marinucci Edyta Sieminska co-owns Calories Restaurant with her husband, and the partners of this Saskatoon-area eatery believe in using local products whenever necessary. With their new rooftop beekeeping venture, “local” has become literally just a floor above. While sourcing local foods – or going “localvore” –  is something that’s been around since the […]

OpenTable announces the 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems in Canada

OpenTable celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by recognizing local favourite eateries across the country Eighty-seven per cent of Canadians say they are more likely to eat at a restaurant if it uses local, Canadian ingredients Press release This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Great White North and to help Canadians celebrate, OpenTable has announced the 150 […]