Photo courtesy Muskoka North Good Food Co-op
Guest Contributor Yana Yagupolsky shares this list of the best gourmet grocery stores in Muskoka for foodies and kitchen creatives
In addition to its natural beauty, Muskoka is home to a number of first-rate gourmet grocery stores that offer a wide selection of high-quality and unique food items. As good as anything you’ll find in big cities like Toronto, these stores cater to those looking for premium ingredients, specialty products, and unique flavours to enhance their at-home or at-cottage foodie experience.
They feature a wide range of local and imported items, including fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. These stores also have knowledgeable staff who can provide expert advice and assistance in selecting the perfect ingredients for any dish.
Whether you’re a local resident, a summer cottager, or a visiting foodie, these gourmet grocery stores in Muskoka are sure to impress, and will provide you with a truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
The Best Gourmet Grocery Stores in Muskoka
Farmer’s Daughter, Huntsville
The Farmer’s Daughter is an excellent gourmet grocery store and market located in Huntsville. Named after the fact the owner was born and raised on a produce farm and has a deep-rooted love for the land and organically grown fresh food, a large selection of vegetables grown by her family is sold in their beautifully curated shop.
In addition to the shop, the Farmer’s Daughter has earned a well-deserved reputation for its kitchen and café. The talented team here uses all fresh and local ingredients to cook all the dishes on offer, including a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads, and soups. They have an in-house bakery and make delicious seasonal pies as well as their famous cinnamon buns.
Farmer’s Daughter also offers ready-to-heat meals and have seasonal options for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They also provide catering services. Both options are great if you want to entertain in the comfort of your own cottage while serving a fresh restaurant quality meal.
For more information on all of their products and services visit fresheverything.ca.
Muskoka North Good Food Co-op, Huntsville
Muskoka North Good Food Co-op (MNGFC to those in the know) is a very special not-for-profit, member-owned, co-operatively governed initiative undertaken by members of the Muskoka community. Their mission? To promote access to good food while connecting local producers and consumers.
As a result, this popular food co-op has built a superb specialty grocery market, café, and commercial kitchen that sells and serves locally grown produce and fresh local ingredients. The grocery market sells a wide range of organic and sustainably produced products, and also offers ready-to-heat meals and catering services, perfect for hosting a get together at the cottage.
The café is one of the best in Huntsville, and is a great place to stop for lunch or a coffee break. They have a great selection of sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads, all made to order by the kitchen. House-made baked good are also on offer with many delicious gluten free options. All menu items are available for take-out, or you can enjoy your meal in their front garden.
For more information on MNGFC initiatives, products, and menu options, visit www.muskokanorthfood.com.
Guest Contributor Yana Yagupolsky is a writer for muskokacottage.com and a lover of travel and design. Muskoka is one of her favourite places in the world, and she is passionate about sharing everything it has to offer with others.
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