Tag Archives: Parkdale

#90 – Glory Hole Doughnuts

Our friend Scarlet introduced us to Glory Hole, and this past family day Adam went and picked up a half dozen (yes, we’re comfortable with the ratio of two people vs six doughnuts – especially on a day when it’s -30 out).

We got Toast & Butter, S’mores, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, London Fog (Earl Grey infused cream) and the daily special; a peanut butter chocolate caramel.   My favourite was the London Fog, Adam’s was the daily special.  We both liked the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Toast & Butter is deceptively delicious.  We both would pass on the S’mores in the future, it was good, but we’d reach for the others first.


Details: Glory Hole is located in Parkdale and information about hours, menu and catering can be found here.

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Bonus #1 – Kitten & the Bear’s Valentine’s Breakfast in Bed in a Box

We had to add this as a bonus item to the list because it was just so darn lovely.  For Valentine’s Day, Adam treated me to Kitten & the Bear’s Breakfast in Bed in a Box; I’d love to say it was a surprise, but I’d been dropping pretty liberal hints for a while, so I knew it was coming.

First, it came in that pink box – I was smitten before I even opened it.  Inside was a Sloane tea caddy, two speciality pop tarts with Kitten & the Bear jam, 6 mini-scones and a mini jar of delicious Strawberry, Raspberry and Cream jam.  It was the perfect way to start a lovely day.

Mark it on your calendars folks, you definitely want to get on this train next year!


Information about The Kitten & the Bear can be found here.  And be sure to follow them on Instagram to keep up to date on specials like these, and what flavours are currently in rotation.

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Around Toronto: This Little Piggy’s Love Market

This Saturday is This Little Piggy’s Love Market.  Running from 10:00am – 5:00pm and featuring some of their favourite Queen West boutiques, there will also be a music class at 1:00pm facilitated by Music Together.  And of course, Kitten and the Bear will be serving up complimentary mini-scones and jam.  Yum, guys.  You don’t want to miss it!


Details: This Little Piggy is at 1594 Queen Street West.  Their website and blog can be found here.

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#71 – Enter a contest

Last week we entered one of those loop contests on Instagram, and guys, we won!  I was pretty pumped.  The give-away featured nine awesome Queen West boutique vendors involved in This Little Piggy’s upcoming Love Market and the winner could choose a gift certificate from the store of their choice.  It was a pretty awesome treat in the middle of dreary winter week! We are super excited to go for a mini shopping spree at the store of our choice!


Details: The Love Market is hosted by This Little Piggy Shop on Saturday, February 7th, and features The Kitten and the Bear (you know we have some serious love for them), Glory Hole Doughnuts, Uncle Peter’s Man, Ollie Jones, Mini Souls, Rumour and Gus, Bridge the Bump and Deidre Wicks.

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#64 – Go to Kitten & the Bear for scones & jam

If winter camping was an Adam list item, this one was all me.  I love jam (I’ve been known to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon), and growing up my Granny used to have us over for fresh made scones all the time.  So when I read this article about Kitten and the Bear, a Parkdale shop making small batch artisanal jams and scones, I wanted to go.  We never found time in the Fall, so when we were making our 2014 list, I sneaked it on.

We went this morning and it was so, so great.  The décor and details are beautiful, and we were lucky to grab one of the few available seats.  Adam got a cup of pour-over coffee, I got Marrakesh Mint tea (served in a vintage teapot), and we split the Jam Sampler plate.  The sampler plate comes with two scones, butter and samples of three jams.  We were lucky to be treated to all four currently on the menu; Grapefruit & Rose, Lime & Jasmine, Tangerine & Rosemary and Pear, Maple & Scotch.  It was all delicious and I am excited to make it a regular thing throughout the year!  We came home with a jar of the Pear, Maple & Scotch and our own antique silver jam spoon.  Can’t say enough great things about this shop, and the owners are super lovely.


Details: Location and hours for Kitten and the Bear can be found here.  To get sneak peeks at upcoming jams, follow them on instagram, here.

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