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If you're in the market for a superb supermarket, you're in luck! Briar Town II is surrounded by gourmet eateries that carry far more than the average grocery store staples. From around the corner, you'll find exotic flavours from around the world, ranging from scrumptious to scrumdiddlyumptious!

PUSATERI'S FINE FOODS
The word gourmet isn't gourmet enough to describe Pusateri's imported selection of fine foods. A full wall dedicated to otherworldly olive oils, Pusateri's has single-handedly revolutionized the grocery store experience in Toronto. A taste from around the world in the heart of Bayview Village, this is the place to go to find that tapenade you had in Spain, or those maraschino cherries you tasted in Italy.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Walking down the aisles of a Whole Foods Market can be exciting and overwhelming. Rows of beautifully packaged, sustainably produced items you've never heard of bombard your appetite. From deliciously prepared pizza to strange items such as pasta made from black beans, Whole Foods provides conscious eaters with items that nourish the body and the planet.
MCEWAN GROCERY
Celebrity chef Mark McEwan has travelled the world to find unique flavours and ingredients that you can bring to your table. McEwan's specialty supermarket is a personally curated collection of fine foods and hard-to-find ingredients that are only available in store. For a food experience like no other, and dishes that are full of secret ingredients, visit this rare gem of a supermarket.
LOBLAWS
More of a wonderland than a supermarket, this sprawling superstore has a section for everything. Fine produce, fresh fish, butcher's cuts, cheese, bakery, coffee, dry cleaning, pharmacy and even clothing from signature apparel line, Joe Fresh. With everything under one extremely large roof, Loblaws is your one-stop shop to everything amazing.
TARO'S FISH
Straight out of the ocean and onto your plate, Taro's Fish is where you'll find the city's freshest catch. Supplying fish to upscale restaurants throughout the GTA, and your stomach, Taro's carries a plethora of sushi grade seafood and speciality catches, like black cod with miso sauce. For takeout or delivery, Taro's offers a rich selection of teriyaki, tempura and sushi.

CREAMY PUMPKIN SOUP

Here's what you'll need from the market:


3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced
6 whole black peppercorns
1/2 tsp. freshly ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a large pot, combine all the ingredients (except for the heavy whipping cream) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Using a food processor or blender, puree soup in small batches (1 cup at a time). Or, use an immersion blender to blend right in the pot. Return soup to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream. Pour into serving bowls. If desired, top with chopped cooked bacon, Parmesan and/or sour cream.