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Category: Menu

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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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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Smoked Whitefish

May 18th, 2016Categories: Menu, Smokehouse

Smoked whitefish is both a Scandinavian and a Canadian classic. We use local Lake Huron Whitefish filets, brined and hot smoked over maple wood chips. The result is a delicately smoky and flakey treat. This is a tremendously popular smokehouse item, but it doesn’t have a specific home on the café menu. One of 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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Fika Part 4: Black Fig Jelly Roll

April 14th, 2016Categories: Dessert, Fika, Menu, Scandinavia

It’s worth noting at this point that all the sweet treats in this month’s Fika Files are all made in-house at Karelia Kitchen. We have some staples in the case (things you are likely to find regularly) but we also have a pretty big repertoire of special/seasonal items that come and go according to our […]

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Fika Part 2: Coffee

April 8th, 2016Categories: Dessert, Eating, Fika, History, Menu, Scandinavia

With Starbucks culture on the rise and our enduring love of our own Tim Hortons, it’s hard to believe that Canadians aren’t right near the top when it comes to world-wide coffee consumption. Truth is we do o.k., coming in 12th. The Scandinavian countries dominate a few lists – gender equality, happiness, and (drumroll) annual […]

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French Pressed Coffee

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

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Please call 647 748 1194
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