If you pore over food magazines the same way that some people read the news, you were born in the right era. Toronto has a profound appreciation for food and respects people who want more from their meals than energy. If your taste buds are on high alert, give them the expedition of their dreams by frequenting one of Toronto's spectacular gourmet stores.
Foodies go to these specialty stores for chef-worthy ingredients. If you are one step away from donning a white toque and watch The Food Network like it is CNN, these are your people. All of these stores offer hard-to-find products at price points that may increase your heart rate, but gourmands will go to great lengths to score exceptional ingredients. If your love of food is very likely the love of your life, you don't want to have to settle for everyday tastes, flavours or concepts.
The St. Lawrence Market is consistently considered one of the best markets in the world and will offer you any esoteric ingredient from passionate food vendors. Or you can travel for a single specialty ingredient, whether it be a vegan prepared food at YamChops or an ethically cut bison steak from Custodio's Meats and Eats.
Reading this article will acquaint you with the ingredients of your dreams, from flaked sea salt to delicate truffles. As Martha Stewart would say, that is a good thing. A very good thing.