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Throwback Thursday Part 23: An Invitation From Mr. Turner

June 16th, 2016Categories: History

I received a dinner invitation from Mr. Turner and he proposed that we open a Karelia summer store within his establishment in Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Turners was established in 1879 and is still operated by the family of the founder. It is a general store and caters to the many boats and crew […]

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Throwback Thursday Part 24: Karelia Goes Sailing

June 16th, 2016Categories: History

Yes, there was a sailing ship. A Soling KC 13 called Karelia. We sailed it on Lake Ontario and participated in the Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston. At one time there were sixty Solings on the starting line. The Soling is a twenty-eight foot, three man, Olympic Class keel-boat, made by Abbott Boatworks in Canada. –Janis […]

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Get it delivered to the park! A step-by-step guide to using the Foodora app

You may recall that we mentioned our picnic bags can be delivered anywhere by Foodora, including to the middle of a park, if that’s where you are and you’re feeling snacky. Want to know exactly how to order to a park? We’ve got detailed, easy-to-follow instructions right here. (Note: the following instructions pertain to the […]

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Come and get it! There’s a delicious treat at the Bloordale Laneway Crawl

Attention, fun-loving and food-loving Torontonians: this coming Saturday, June 11, the Laneway Project will partner with the Bloordale Community Improvement Association for the annual Bloordale Laneway Crawl, which aims to highlight Bloordale’s back-alley laneways as positive and fun urban spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy. A variety of businesses will be offering food, live music, arts & […]

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Alert! Alert! Karelia Kitchen is now available at Fiesta Farms

We’re pleased to announce that the beloved Fiesta Farms grocery store will now be carrying two of Karelia Kitchen’s iconic items: Cold Smoked Salmon and Hot Smoked Trout. You can find these delicious and easy-to-serve items in Fiesta’s meats and fish area, along with the rest of their selection of smoked fish. Our cold smoked salmon is sourced […]

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Happy National Day of Sweden! We called up a random Swede… just to chat.

Tuesday (June 6) was the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), celebrated annually on this day to mark both Sweden’s independence from the Kalmar Union in the early 16th century and the nation’s adoption of a new constitution in 1809. How did we decide to celebrate? Well, did you know that Sweden is the first country in […]

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Yum! Get to know the Smoked Hunter Sausage

Hunter Sausage is on the brunch menu, and it’s available packaged (fully smoked and cooked), ready to serve! What can’t it do? Our mouth-watering all-pork Hunter Sausage is truly the belle of the ball, and we want to give you a little bit of background about where this delicious sausage comes from and how it came to […]

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It’s Here! The Karelia Picnic Bag is Back! Take It Outside!

May 29th, 2016Categories: Uncategorized

It’s summer. Sweet sweet summer. As is so often the case, Spring was but a mere blink of an eye between a damp and chilly long winter that crashed directly into a heatwave. Summer in Canada means one thing for everyone, that it’s time to Take It Outside, to parks, festivals, trips to the Island, […]

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Gravlax

May 20th, 2016Categories: Smokehouse, Take Out

Gravlax is the most talked about non-smoked item in our retail case. Our gravlax is featured in only one dish on the café menu, but that’s enough to keep it flying out of the case. It’s not that unusual that after someone has had the Potato Pancake dish from our brunch menu, they start looking […]

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Coming Soon to a Park Near You…

May 19th, 2016Categories: Take Out

Stay tuned for a special announcement. #TakeItOutside.    

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1194 Bloor Street West
Just west of Dufferin
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N2

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm

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