Thursday, 1 December 2016

What to Do in Toronto's Kensington Market

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers

We spent a full day just adventuring in Toronto's most uplifting and remarkable neighbourhood, Kensington Market.  Our time was spent meeting people on the streets, eating wood fire bagels, drinking juices, looking at street art in alleyways and vintage shopping. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Kensington.

1. Stock up on fruits and vegetables at the market



Hey, this is mostly fresh, local and organic. Why not make it a daily thing to do some fruit shopping around the area?

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers

It's fun too. Fruits & sun glares...


Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers

Sunwah Fruit Market

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Chestnuts, Selftimers Blog

Chestnuts are in season!! It's always best to buy what's in season in the area. First, your body mostly needs what's being offered by nature at the time. Also, it is more guaranteed to be sourced locally.

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers Blog, local market, organic

Toronto Kensington Market, Markets in Toronto, Selftimers Blog, local market, organic

2. Get a healthy juice, ginger shot or even maybe some warm homemade soup at The Organic Press. 


A JUICE STOP ADVENTURE | Meet Yashar

The Organic Press, Toronto


Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

We talked to Yashar a little bit about The Organic Press.

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

"We like to focus on sourcing our produce locally. But, it is harder since not everything is always in season in Canada. So, we source as much as we can locally. We have a lot of produce right now from Argentina, like pear." - Yashar

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

The Organic Press has various selections of cold pressed drinks; from ginger and lemon shots to healthy vegan milks.

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy Restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

Did we forget to mention they also carry a wide selection of succulents and plants? Once you step in, you just want to take one of these little babies home.

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

Enjoying our green juice and grapefruit heaven.

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy restaurants in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

They also have warm-to-the-heart healthy soups. You'll feel like you're at home.

Organic Press Toronto in Kensington Market, Healthy Organic in Toronto, Juice Bar in Kensington, Food Spots, Selftimers Blog

3. Walk in the streets and meet street performers


STREETS OF KENSINGTON | Meet Ahmed Moneka




Toronto Kensington Market Street Performer Selftimers Blog


4. Eat some wood fire bagels, just because...


KENSINGTON FOOD | NĂ¼ Bugel




Warm, fresh and pretty yummeh. These bagels are made from scratch - first boiled in honey water then dressed and baked in a wood fire oven. 

5. Go vintage shopping



Find your fave vintage denim jacket or winter boots


6. Walk in random alley ways and admire street art.


Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog, Street Art

Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog, Kensington BIA, Patrick

BTS OF KENSINGTON MARKET | Meet Patrick


Patrick is the main person behind keeping Kensington the beating heart of downtown Toronto! Patrick lives, breathes and speaks Kensington Market. He knows pretty much every corner and person who stops by regularly.

Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog, Kensington BIA, Patrick

He took us and showed us his favourite walls.

Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

And we all joined in a self-timer shot...

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog, Street Art

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Street Art, Selftimers Blog

Toronto Kensington Market, Selftimers Blog, Street Art

If you have visited, let us know your favourite stops in Kensington down in the comments! You can also tag us and Patrick in your Kensington Instagram pictures for a chance to repost  
 (@selftimers and @kensington_bia) 
Stay gold, 

Selftimers

8 comments:

  1. I adore organic fruits from local suppliers and fresh made juices and the walls with street art looks fantastic! I haven't been there but this must be awesome place!:)

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  2. love this travel guide!! now i want to go to toronto! thank you for sharing!!

    oh, she’s lovely

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  3. Those wood fire bagels though!!!

    Tienne — www.foregathers.life

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  4. Great post
    xx
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  5. Sounds like a cool place to visit when in town. The wall art is phenomenal

    Sxx
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  6. love it guys <3

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  7. Wow, I've been wanting to visit toronto for months now (I'n from Portland, OR) and this makes me wanna go even more!

    Sam
    http://thrifttasteandheadspace.com/

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