Saturday, March 19, 2016

10 Places to Find Lavender Goodies in Toronto

Every season has a few signature foods that we all look forward to each year. With pumpkin spice lattes and gingerbread taking over autumn and winter, what does that mean for flavoured goodies once spring comes around? There are a few scents and flavours one could associate with spring, but one that should be near the top of everyone's list is lavender. It can be found in drinks and desserts, as well as home supplies, such as soaps and candles. Not only is it a calming and refreshing plant, it also has regal roots. Rumour has it that Cleopatra used lavender as a fragrance to attract Julius Caesar, while Marie Antoinette decorated her palace with lavender for its scent. Queen Elizabeth I demanded fresh lavender every day, and used it for tea and perfume. After hunting around the city for lavender flavoured treats, I came across a wide array of products from local hot spots. Whether you're working in the Path, or hanging out in Kensington Market, you too can live like a royal while exploring downtown Toronto this spring.

1. Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Where to find it?
Fika Cafe, 28 Kensington Avenue

2. Blueberry Lavender Gelato

Where to find it?
G for Gelato, 75 Jarvis Street

Image: Instagram - @gforgelato

3. Blueberry Lavender Cake

Where to find it?
Maman, First Canadian Place - 100 King Street West (Upper Level)
For the ultimate lavender experience, pair this cake with their lavender hot chocolate.


4. Lavender Lemonade

Where to find it?
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West. Members only establishment, The Spoke Club (600 King Street West), also makes their own version.


5. Strawberry Lavender Cocktail

Where to find it?
Bar Chef, 472 Queen Street West

6. Lavender Macarons

Where to find them?
MoRoCo, 99 Yorkville Avenue

Image: Instagram - @morocochocolat

7. Lavender Tea Latte

Where to find it?
For a Maple Lavender Latte, visit Jimmy's Coffee, 107 Portland Street/191 Baldwin Street/84 Gerrard Street West

8. Lavender Chocolate

Where to find it?
Dolfin Noir chocolate at Pusateri's, 57 Yorkville Avenue

9. Blueberry Lavender Yogurt Bowl

Where to find it?
Astarté, 150 King Street West (Underneath the Sunlife building in the Path)


10. Lavender Candles, Lotions and Scrubs

Where to find them?
Brika, 642 Queen Street West

Check out their lavender lemon candle, lavender body butter, lavender sachets and eye soothers, and lavender tea. This gift store is paradise for any lover of lavender. 


What are your favourite lavender treats? Comment below with your answers!

With love,

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