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Category: Eating

The Autumnal Equinox And The Start of Sexy Season!

September 22nd, 2016Categories: Culture, Eating, Fika, Reasons To Celebrate, Uncategorized

A Summer Eulogy: Sadly, on September 22, 2016 at 10:21am EST as a result of the Celestial event known as The Autumnal Equinox, Summer came to an end. In our on again/off again relationship with Summer, we’ve been through this before but it’s always sad to say goodbye. Summer we just want to let you know […]

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The Spice Trader Dinner with Allison Johnson – Wed. Sept. 14, 7.00pm

As the summer heat waves come to an end, we’ll be waving back by spicing up September. Allison Johnson owner of The Spice Trader Toronto’s first organic spice shop will be our guest speaker and guide for an intimate, informative and delicious evening focused on the spices often used in Scandinavian cuisine. Global Supremacy Wasn’t Always […]

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Bees, please! Learn more about Dr. Laurence Packer’s work with bees

As you may have heard, we’re hosting The Bee Dinner at Karelia Kitchen on July 13, 2016. (Check out this blog post for all the info, and join the Facebook event here). Our venerable host will be Dr. Laurence Packer, a melittologist at York University. A melittologist is someone whose main academic passion is the […]

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Eat, drink, and learn at the Bee Dinner with biologist Laurence Packer

Did you know that if “all bees died out, there would be worldwide food shortages and perhaps one-quarter of the human population would starve”? According to York University biologist Laurence Packer, author of Keeping the Bees, our buzzy bee friend is a key generator of biodiversity, playing an integral role in the ecology of our planet. Join […]

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All about our Smoked Bismarck Herring: info, serving tips, and more

Here’s another mouth-watering gem that’s available packaged from our retail case: Smoked Bismarck Herring. What’s that, you say? Well, read on for the provenance and preparation of this delectable fish. You’ll pick up a few pairing and serving tips too! Introducing: Smoked Bismark Herring Herring, a beautifully rich and oily fish with a savoury, salty flavor, is […]

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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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Smoked Salmon Tartare

May 13th, 2016Categories: Eating, Menu, Smokehouse

One of the most popular items here in the café, the Smoked Salmon Tartare is also available to go. A delicious blend of our own cold smoked Atlantic salmon and fresh salmon, this is definitely a crowd pleaser. Although similar in principle, this dish is not to be confused with Steak Tartare, the classic of […]

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Take it Outside!

May 4th, 2016Categories: Eating, Menu, Smokehouse

Many of you already know this, but for the uninitiated, this is just a reminder that the core of what we do here at Karelia Kitchen is our smokehouse. Leif is the master of smoke. You can read more about him here in one of our previous blog posts. The café really exists to showcase all […]

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Fika Part 7: World’s Best Cake a.k.a. Blitz Torte a.k.a. Norway’s National Cake!

April 25th, 2016Categories: Dessert, Eating, Fika, History, Menu

  First lets take a moment to consider the magical land of Norway where people so highly regard cake as to have a “National Cake”. Now it gets better cuz in 2002 when the Norwegians voted Kvæfjordkake their national cake they also saw fit to bestow upon this gem the additional tile of Verdens Beste […]

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Fika Part 5: Is that a Cheesecake?

April 18th, 2016Categories: Dessert, Eating, Fika, Menu

Is that…(sigh), cheesecake? Why yes, yes it is… The cheesecake served here in the cafe is definitely one of our best selling items from the case, both to dine in or take out. Many regulars seem quite unaware of the other items available as they sally up to the display case to order up. A […]

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

Hours:
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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