The area consists of long time businesses and the market is full of iconic institutions selling meats, cheese, seafood, spices and produce. It would be a shame to visit Toronto and miss out on this since the city prides itself on diversity. Here is my self guided foodie tour of Kensington Market.
Thank goodness I never listened to my mother when she told me never to take food from strangers. Yes, I did it again. Mark Clarke is the cook and owner of Jamaican Thyme, his own catering company specializing in Jamaican food – but specifically Jerk chicken.
The menu had traditional and modern interpretations of Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine. It was still a bit catered for West Coast tastes and the flavours weren’t necessarily “authentic”, but the food tasted good enough for me to overlook authenticity. I was impressed!
Follow Me Foodie to Jamaica! It was a visit to Belcour Preserves in Blue Mountains, Jamaica and this is Robin’s Scotch Egg recipe featuring her Honey Mustard Pepper Sauce and Honey Jerk Hot Sauce made in her backyard.
There’s a constant debate between Juici Patties and Tastee Patties, which are the two biggest Jamaican patty chains in Jamaica. Both claim to carry the best patties, but I probably came across more locals that liked Tastee Patties.
EITS Cafe, or “Europe in the Summer Cafe”, is on Blue Mountain in Jamaica. It’s an European influenced Jamaican restaurant with a mountain top view and the vegetables are all organically grown in their own backyard. A must try carrot cake as well!
To be honest, if you’re the average tourist in Jamaica, chances are you won’t come here. However, if you’re a foodie like me, and you crave what the locals eat, then I strongly recommend it for authentic Jamaican seafood.