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?
It's fun too. Fruits & sun glares...
Sunwah Fruit Market
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.
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
We talked to Yashar a little bit about The Organic Press.
"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
The Organic Press has various selections of cold pressed drinks; from ginger and lemon shots to healthy vegan milks.
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.
Enjoying our green juice and grapefruit heaven.
They also have warm-to-the-heart healthy soups. You'll feel like you're at home.
3. Walk in the streets and meet street performers
STREETS OF KENSINGTON | Meet Ahmed Moneka
4. Eat some wood fire bagels, just because...
KENSINGTON FOOD | Nü 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.
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.
He took us and showed us his favourite walls.
And we all joined in a self-timer shot...
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
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